Fantasy Books

 

Fascinating Fantasy Books

Fantasy is an all-encompassing genre. It can cover fantastical creatures that inhabit our own world unbeknownst to the rest of us; then there are fantasy novels that take us worlds away. fantasyThe best of these novels have rich and dynamic characters as well as a well-crafted and believable time and place.

Here is a breakdown of a few of the best fantasy books of all time:

1. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy J.R.R Tolkien

A linguist by education, created not just a world, but an entire language to accompany that world. He created vast expanses of time and space that continue to fascinate until this day. Frodo and his companions learn to overcome adversity and stand by one another in the face of complete darkness. Frodo’s tale is one of redemption and courage.

2. His Dark Materials

Phillip Pullman wrote this series for adolescents, but like many other fantasy book authors, he crafted a world and story that appealed to young readers and adults. The story of Lira and her daemon, Pan, is one of courage, friendship and love. Lira learns that sometimes one has to sacrifice the things one loves in order to serve the greater good.

3. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

C.S. Lewis is a classic fantasy author who, like Tolkien, crafts an all-encompassing world. This is the second book in the Chronicles of Narnia series, but most would agree that it stands out as the strongest and most intriguing book in the series. The four Pevensie children face and overcome adversity and temptation. The book is a Christian allegory that reveals the sacrifice of Aslan?the Christ figure of the book?to save one of the children. In today’s modern world, a great many of these books are available as fantasy ebooks. Currently more and more books are being published online, and a great deal of fantasy book authors are finding success in this mode of publication. Publishing a fantasy ebook is often a first step in securing a contract with a literary agent. Online publication is no longer a literary risk, but instead can be the beginning of a rich and potentially lucrative career