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Books that contain magical elements and hidden worlds.

Fantasy overview

Looking to fight (or ride) dragons, become a witch or an all-powerful wizard? You're in the right place mellon! Fantasy stories take place in either our world or an alternate one, and both are filled with magic. If you enjoy novels that include elaborate descriptions of setting, magical elements, quests and a good vs. evil storyline then you'll love the Fantasy genre. These authors will often take mythological and folkloric elements to create fantastical worlds and characters. Get lost in these novels and look no further for your next great read! 

"Science fiction deals with improbable possibilities, fantasy with plausible impossibilities." - Miriam Allen de Ford 

Classic fantasy

The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey
The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan
Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain

Epic fantasy

The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
Upon a Burning Throne by Ashok Banker
Sorcerer of the Wildeeps by Kai Ashante Wilson
The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
Shadow of a Dark Queen by Raymond E. Feist
Sword of Shannara Trilogy by Terry Brooks

Historical fantasy

All the Seas of the World by Guy Gavriel Kay
A Master of Djinn by Djèlí. P. Clark
A Marvellous Light by Freya Marske
The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow
The Angel of the Crows by Katherine Addison
Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Circe by Madeline Miller
Prudence by Gail Carriger
Witchmark by C.L. Polk
A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan
Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
Clash of Eagles by Alan Smale

Fantastic heroines

All the Murmuring Bones by A.G. Slatter
Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir
Fireheart Tiger by Aliette de Bodard
The Empress of Salt and Fortune by Nghi Vo
Kushiels' Dart by Jacqueline Carey
Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K. Hamilton
Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
Cast in Shadow by Michelle Sagara
Warrior Women by Paula Guran
Uprooted by Naomi Novik
The Serpent's Shadow by Mercedes Lackey

Books to movies/tv

The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien
Fire & Blood by George R.R. Martin
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Son of a Trickster by Eden Robinson
Blood of Elves by Andrzej Sapkowski
Bitten by Kelley Armstrong
Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
The Magicians by Lev Grossman
A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: A new verse translation by Simon Armitage

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