Best Indie Fantasy Books

These books are the unsung heroes of the new wave of fantasy literature. Some make us cry,some make us laugh; they are all wonderful works of art that stir us to dream of other worlds.

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4.14 avg rating — 12,360 ratings
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4.36 avg rating — 4,335 ratings
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4.24 avg rating — 5,192 ratings
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4.15 avg rating — 175 ratings
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4.36 avg rating — 85 ratings
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4.33 avg rating — 268 ratings
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4.13 avg rating — 119 ratings
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3.62 avg rating — 293 ratings
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4.19 avg rating — 259 ratings
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4.21 avg rating — 35,073 ratings
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4.28 avg rating — 46 ratings
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3.99 avg rating — 1,668 ratings
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4.39 avg rating — 116 ratings
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4.45 avg rating — 3,176 ratings
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4.63 avg rating — 526 ratings
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3.68 avg rating — 658 ratings
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4.39 avg rating — 3,565 ratings
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4.35 avg rating — 129 ratings
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4.79 avg rating — 352 ratings
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4.21 avg rating — 8,763 ratings
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3.82 avg rating — 91 ratings
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4.13 avg rating — 813 ratings
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3.86 avg rating — 758 ratings
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4.21 avg rating — 80 ratings
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3.71 avg rating — 844 ratings
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3.91 avg rating — 25,477 ratings
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3.84 avg rating — 3,076 ratings
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4.46 avg rating — 26,385 ratings
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4.17 avg rating — 236 ratings
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4.27 avg rating — 1,501 ratings
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4.10 avg rating — 2,388 ratings
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4.04 avg rating — 414 ratings
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4.42 avg rating — 242 ratings
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3.56 avg rating — 674 ratings
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4.67 avg rating — 24 ratings
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4.20 avg rating — 353 ratings
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4.42 avg rating — 326 ratings
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3.97 avg rating — 71 ratings
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3.86 avg rating — 64 ratings
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4.15 avg rating — 52 ratings
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3.73 avg rating — 323 ratings
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3.58 avg rating — 1,982 ratings
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3.88 avg rating — 24 ratings
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4.67 avg rating — 15 ratings
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4.04 avg rating — 2,367 ratings
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3.89 avg rating — 1,646 ratings
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3.94 avg rating — 105 ratings
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4.02 avg rating — 56 ratings
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3.97 avg rating — 78 ratings
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4.16 avg rating — 182 ratings
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4.09 avg rating — 6,944 ratings
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4.18 avg rating — 2,076 ratings
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3.61 avg rating — 778 ratings
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4.17 avg rating — 106 ratings
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4.01 avg rating — 90 ratings
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3.57 avg rating — 504 ratings
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3.90 avg rating — 190 ratings
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3.91 avg rating — 149 ratings
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4.16 avg rating — 3,203 ratings
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3.89 avg rating — 19 ratings
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3.85 avg rating — 255 ratings
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3.80 avg rating — 793 ratings
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4.08 avg rating — 196 ratings
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3.81 avg rating — 353 ratings
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4.19 avg rating — 123,746 ratings
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4.29 avg rating — 468 ratings
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3.92 avg rating — 134 ratings
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4.69 avg rating — 186 ratings
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4.19 avg rating — 245 ratings
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3.78 avg rating — 395 ratings
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4.17 avg rating — 6 ratings
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3.68 avg rating — 47 ratings
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4.82 avg rating — 11 ratings
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4.10 avg rating — 502 ratings
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3.83 avg rating — 12 ratings
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3.96 avg rating — 26 ratings
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3.70 avg rating — 463 ratings
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4.16 avg rating — 334 ratings
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4.67 avg rating — 15 ratings
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4.15 avg rating — 20 ratings
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4.61 avg rating — 23 ratings
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4.82 avg rating — 44 ratings
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3.72 avg rating — 268 ratings
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3.19 avg rating — 193 ratings
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815 books · 1,338 voters · list created June 13th, 2009 by Kevis Hendrickson (votes) .
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Comments (showing 1-6 of 6) (6 new)

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message 1: by Breanne (new)

Breanne Tiger saga all the way :)


message 2: by [deleted user] (new)

The Ballad of Young Tam Lin. New in October, romance, fantasy, superior writing, humorous and thoughtful.


message 3: by Tura (new)

Tura How is Emperor's Edge so high on this? It su... was not very good. Are the other ones on the top as good?


message 5: by Zippergirl (new)

Zippergirl Tura wrote: "How is Emperor's Edge so high on this? It su... was not very good. Are the other ones on the top as good?"

Emperor's Edge probably appeals to the lowest common denominator, it's accessible and a quick read. I didn't dislike it, but it tasted like fantasy-lite to me.


message 6: by Wolfgarr (new)

Wolfgarr its a shame a lot of people who put books on this failed to understand what INDIE means. "Indie Fantasy Books" <<


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