Fantasy Books Written for Adults
Vote for your favorite books from the fantasy genre that were written for the adult reader. No children's or young-adult fantasy books.
101 The Half-Made World (The Ha...
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3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 2,496 ratings
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102 Lone Wolf Rising (The Winte...
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 357 ratings
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103 Tooth and Claw
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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 1,878 ratings
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104 Shadow & Claw (The Book of ...
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 8,615 ratings
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105 Cursor's Fury (Codex Alera,...
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4.35 of 5 stars 4.35 avg rating — 27,621 ratings
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106 The Briar King (Kingdoms of...
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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 7,826 ratings
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107 Transformation (Rai-Kirah, #1)
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 4,359 ratings
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108 A Thief of Nightshade
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 120 ratings
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109 The Succubus Gift (The Tele...
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 96 ratings
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110 Spirit Gate (Crossroads, #1)
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3.56 of 5 stars 3.56 avg rating — 2,462 ratings
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111 Legend (Drenai Tales, #1)
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4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 12,639 ratings
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112 The Eyre Affair (Thursday N...
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 72,554 ratings
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113 Princeps' Fury (Codex Alera...
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4.34 of 5 stars 4.34 avg rating — 30,998 ratings
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114 Revelation (Rai-Kirah, #2)
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 2,583 ratings
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115 Pawn of Prophecy (The Belga...
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 45,360 ratings
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116 The Lions of Al-Rassan
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4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 10,568 ratings
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117 Forest Mage (Soldier Son, #2)
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3.31 of 5 stars 3.31 avg rating — 9,552 ratings
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118 Monstrous Regiment (Discwor...
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 35,210 ratings
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119 The Silver Chair (Chronicle...
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 128,092 ratings
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120 Temple of the Winds (Sword ...
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4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 45,624 ratings
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121 Legends Reborn
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 52 ratings
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122 Born of Oak and Silver (The...
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 61 ratings
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122 ANGELWOOD. KINGS & QUEENS
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 7 ratings
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124 Shaman's Crossing (Soldier ...
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3.38 of 5 stars 3.38 avg rating — 12,255 ratings
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125 The Shadow of the Wind (The...
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 214,014 ratings
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126 Dragon Fate (War of the Bla...
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 290 ratings
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127 Dragon Blade (War of the Bl...
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 195 ratings
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128 Jitterbug Perfume
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 43,045 ratings
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129 Black Sun Rising (The Coldf...
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 11,303 ratings
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130 Mirror Mirror
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3.25 of 5 stars 3.25 avg rating — 23,292 ratings
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131 The Onion Girl (Newford, #11)
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 5,574 ratings
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132 A Cavern of Black Ice (Swor...
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3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 5,944 ratings
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133 Sailing to Sarantium (The S...
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 6,861 ratings
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134 J.R.R. Tolkien 4-Book Boxed...
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4.58 of 5 stars 4.58 avg rating — 71,501 ratings
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135 The True Game: Kings Blood ...
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 906 ratings
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136 War for the Oaks
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 6,578 ratings
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137 First Lord's Fury (Codex Al...
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138 Wolfskin (The Light Isles, #1)
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 4,417 ratings
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139 The Bones of the Earth
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3.61 of 5 stars 3.61 avg rating — 59 ratings
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139 Shadow Gate (Crossroads, #2)
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 1,316 ratings
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141 Dark Towers Boxed Set
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4.43 of 5 stars 4.43 avg rating — 3,033 ratings
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141 Shadeskin
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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 5 ratings
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143 The Last Light of the Sun
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 4,605 ratings
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144 The Master and Margarita
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4.33 of 5 stars 4.33 avg rating — 96,588 ratings
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145 Foxmask (The Light Isles, #2)
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 3,299 ratings
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146 The Austin Job (Lost DMB Fi...
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4.42 of 5 stars 4.42 avg rating — 12 ratings
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147 The Pillars of Creation (Sw...
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3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 35,437 ratings
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147 Fistful of Reefer (Lost DMB...
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3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 83 ratings
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149 Faith of the Fallen (Sword ...
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 42,140 ratings
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150 Child of the Prophecy (Seve...
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 12,617 ratings
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151 Restoration (Rai-Kirah, #3)
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 2,601 ratings
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152 Soul of the Fire (Sword of ...
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 39,358 ratings
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153 The Mirror and the Maelstro...
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 43 ratings
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154 The Greyfriar (Vampire Empi...
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 3,399 ratings
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155 Ombria in Shadow
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 2,892 ratings
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155 Heart's Blood
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 7,654 ratings
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157 A Connecticut Yankee in Kin...
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3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 56,659 ratings
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158 Cold Magic (Spiritwalker, #1)
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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 4,947 ratings
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159 Dragonflight (Pern, #1)
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 70,992 ratings
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160 Who Fears Death
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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 2,787 ratings
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161 Deathless (Deathless, #1)
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 5,270 ratings
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161 Alphabet Of Thorn
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 3,463 ratings
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163 Insight (Beholders, #1)
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 96 ratings
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164 Under Heaven
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 6,808 ratings
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165 Storm Dancer
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4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 138 ratings
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165 Deliverance
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3.38 of 5 stars 3.38 avg rating — 26 ratings
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165 Within the Realm (The Gifte...
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 34 ratings
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165 Van Laven Chronicles: Thron...
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4.79 of 5 stars 4.79 avg rating — 230 ratings
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169 Exiles of Raifor
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4.69 of 5 stars 4.69 avg rating — 13 ratings
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169 The Heresy Within (The Ties...
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3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 774 ratings
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169 The Hunter's Rede (Chronicl...
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 37 ratings
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172 Academ's Fury (Codex Alera,...
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4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 28,948 ratings
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173 It Lives in The Basement
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4.33 of 5 stars 4.33 avg rating — 172 ratings
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174 The Mirror of Her Dreams
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3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 8,298 ratings
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174 Jhereg (Vlad Taltos, #1)
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 8,539 ratings
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176 Little, Big
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3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 6,230 ratings
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176 Falling: A Spirits & Shards...
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176 Bear of a Storm
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179 Beyond Sanctuary
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 1,313 ratings
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180 Keeper of the Unicorns
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4.91 of 5 stars 4.91 avg rating — 66 ratings
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181 Prince of Thorns (The Broke...
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 30,755 ratings
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182 The Night Watch (Watch, #1)
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 22,129 ratings
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182 Malice (The Faithful and th...
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182 In Memory of Michelle
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185 Wicked: The Life and Times ...
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3.47 of 5 stars 3.47 avg rating — 415,698 ratings
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185 A Storm of Swords: Steel an...
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4.5 of 5 stars 4.50 avg rating — 33,441 ratings
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185 Magician: Apprentice (The R...
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 43,265 ratings
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188 A Storm of Swords: Blood an...
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4.56 of 5 stars 4.56 avg rating — 43,760 ratings
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189 Watcher of the Dead (Sword ...
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189 The Well of Ascension (Mist...
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4.32 of 5 stars 4.32 avg rating — 85,576 ratings
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191 The Sword of Shannara Trilo...
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 12,142 ratings
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191 The High House (The High Ho...
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 241 ratings
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193 The Secrets of Jin-shei
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3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 1,076 ratings
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194 The False House (The High H...
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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 107 ratings
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194 Rosemary and Rue (October D...
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3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 14,200 ratings
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196 The Fish the Fighters and t...
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197 Voyager (Outlander, #3)
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4.37 of 5 stars 4.37 avg rating — 99,769 ratings
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197 The Sum of All Men (Runelor...
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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 11,827 ratings
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199 The Scar (Bas-Lag, #2)
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199 A Breath of Snow and Ashes ...
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598 books · 858 voters · list created July 12th, 2009 by Rora (votes) .
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Comments (showing 1-6 of 6) (6 new)

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message 1: by cacinta (new)

cacinta As much as I love the time-traveler's wife, I don't think it belongs in this list. It's more sci-fi than fantasy


message 2: by Jason (new)

Jason Reading the dark tower series was the biggest disappointment.


message 3: by [deleted user] (new)

Jason wrote: "Reading the dark tower series was the biggest disappointment."

reading anything by King is a big disappointment.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads 20 more voters than ratings - gee, that's convincing.


message 5: by Kelley (new)

Kelley Ceccato I do love The Hobbit (no. 99), but even though many adults enjoy it, it was written for children.


Emma Deplores Goodreads Censorship Hey, somebody deleted my book #3! I am not amused. Everything on my list is fantasy and written for adults--librarians, remember the rule of cautious editing judgment.


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