Best Fantasy Series: Hidden Gems
1 Darkspire Reaches
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2 Dream Caster (Dream Cycle, #1)
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3 The Price of Creation
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4 The Crystal Cave (Arthurian...
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5 Mister Monday (The Keys to ...
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6 Pawn of Prophecy (The Belga...
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7 Charmed Life (Chrestomanci,...
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8 Fool's Errand (Tawny Man, #1)
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9 Skulduggery Pleasant (Skuld...
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10 Furies of Calderon (Codex A...
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11 A Cavern of Black Ice (Swor...
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12 Raven's Gate (The Gatekeepe...
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13 His Majesty's Dragon (Temer...
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14 So You Want to Be a Wizard ...
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14 The Book of Three (The Chro...
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16 The Cry of the Icemark (The...
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17 The Sword of Shannara (The ...
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18 How to Train Your Dragon (H...
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19 Faerie Wars (The Faerie War...
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20 Luck in the Shadows (Nightr...
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21 Ship of Magic (Liveship Tra...
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22 Magic Kingdom For Sale/Sold...
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23 Elantris (Elantris, #1)
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24 Wild Magic (Immortals, #1)
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25 Witch in the Woods (Witch i...
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26 Gregor the Overlander (Unde...
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27 The Riddle-Master of Hed (R...
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28 Nine Princes in Amber (Ambe...
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28 Camber of Culdi (The Legend...
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30 Cart and Cwidder (The Dalem...
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31 The Dragon Keeper (Rain Wil...
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31 Trickster's Choice (Daughte...
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33 First Test (Protector of th...
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34 Steelheart (Reckoners, #1)
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35 The Warded Man (Demon Cycle...
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36 Shadowland (The Mediator, #1)
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37 The Blue Sword (Damar, #2)
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38 Deryni Rising (The Chronicl...
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39 The Summer Tree (The Fionav...
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39 Dragon Rider
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41 The Curse of Chalion (Chali...
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42 The Incompleat Enchanter
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43 The Darkangel (Darkangel Tr...
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43 Shaman's Crossing (Soldier ...
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45 Mairelon the Magician (Mair...
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46 The Dragon and the George (...
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47 Peter and the Starcatchers ...
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48 The Wee Free Men (Discworld...
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49 The Diamond of Drury Lane (...
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49 A Chance Beginning: Book On...
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49 Rider (The Art of Forgettin...
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49 Knight of Light (The Watche...
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49 Aranya (Shapeshifter Dragon...
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54 Into the Dark Lands (The Su...
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55 When Lightning Strikes (1-8...
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55 Beyond the Deepwoods (Edge ...
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55 The Reluctant Prophet
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58 Gaven (Gaven, #1)
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59 Rhapsody: Child of Blood (S...
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60 Sheepfarmer's Daughter (The...
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60 Sunshine
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62 Alcatraz Versus the Evil Li...
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62 Hounded (The Iron Druid Chr...
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64 Storybound (Storybound #1)
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64 Darkover Landfall (Darkover...
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64 Seraphina (Seraphina, #1)
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67 The Wolves of Willoughby Ch...
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68 Skinwalker (Jane Yellowrock...
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69 Madwand
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70 Written in Red (The Others,...
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70 Magic Bites (Kate Daniels, #1)
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72 The Squire's Tale (The Squi...
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73 Stray Souls (Magicals Anony...
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74 The Magicians' Guild (The B...
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75 Deep Secret (Magids, #1)
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76 Bloodshot (Cheshire Red Rep...
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77 Dragon Slippers (Dragon Sli...
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78 The House of Power (Atherto...
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78 The Frog Princess (Tales of...
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78 Sir Apropos of Nothing (Sir...
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78 A New Age (Book of One, #1)
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78 Master and Apprentice (Ann ...
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78 Cirkeln (Engelsfors, #1)
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78 The Avatar of Calderia: Boo...
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78 Salvation
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78 Kendra Kandlestar and the B...
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78 The Leopard Vanguard (Leopa...
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78 Arielle: Immortal Seduction...
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78 A Madness of Angels (Matthe...
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78 Heartless (Tales of Goldsto...
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78 Jackboot Britain
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78 Theft of Swords (The Riyria...
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78 Discount Armageddon (InCryp...
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78 Games of Chance (Judgement'...
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78 The Endangered
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96 The Forests of Silence (Del...
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96 Leven Thumps and the Gatewa...
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96 Draconian Measures (Gaven, #3)
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96 Chosen (The Lost Books, #1)
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96 Hawk of May
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246 books · 201 voters · list created May 26th, 2010 by Kylee (votes) .
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Susanna - Censored by GoodReads No one's heard of A Wrinkle in Time? OK, that's funny.


message 2: by Kylee (new)

Kylee i bet people have, i am just figuaritvely saying that.
if i reccomend a book series, people will say something like " Oh, i've never herad of it.


message 3: by Cynthia (new)

Cynthia Kylee wrote: "i bet people have, i am just figuaritvely saying that.
if i reccomend a book series, people will say something like " Oh, i've never herad of it."


That always happens to me. I try to get my friends to read a book or series, and they're like "What the heck is that?" Makes me kinda angry...


message 4: by Jenn (new)

Jenn DO NOT put Harry Potter,Twilight, Percy Jackson, Eragon, or any other common books.

Someone clearly needs to edit this list then, seeing as the first book on the list is Eragon.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Kylee - is there anything you want a librarian to remove?


message 6: by Harle (new)

Harle La, I thought it was weird that Eragon was on there. Nobody doesn't know what it is, especially since they came out with that movie.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads No one's heard of A Wrinkle in Time? Are you kidding me?


message 8: by Brittani (new)

Brittani hmm well why does it have a list of books not to put on the list? I thought this was our opinions? The title even states "Best Fantasy series that no one SEEMS to have heard of" lol. well no one seems to have heard of eragon the book; Only the movie. As for percy jackson? I would have never heard of it if it wasn't for my curiosity at a friend's house which goes for eragon to. Harry Potter in my opinion seems to be common (ONLY because of the movies)but maybe someone else may disagree. I'm still voting for the books I want to vote for regardless.


message 9: by Kirsten (new)

Kirsten Rodning Sabriel has more than 50,000 ratings, but just barely, so I will leave it here. I find it really sad that DragonLance is not well known anymore. It was one of the pioneers of the high fantasy genre.


Interdimensionalbeing Wow! I am so glad that Keys to the Kingdom is on here second. I was getting worried that not enough people knew it to get it high up on any list.


message 12: by Kirsten (new)

Kirsten Rodning Wow, I'm incredibly surprised that The Borrowers ever had so few readers to begin with! It's a classic!


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads That may partially be an artifact of the average age of the GR member?


message 14: by Coolcurry (new)

Coolcurry There's so many good books on here. It's astonishing that they aren't as well known.


message 15: by Lori (new)

Lori Please have someone remove these books. I accidentally added them (too many reviews).
The Phantom Tollbooth
The Borrowers

BTW interesting list. About half older books and half new ones. Also nice is that it is short enough to actually look at the books.
I'll keep an eye on it.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads If you're the only one who voted for them, if you remove your votes they should (eventually, due to cacheing) disappear from the list.


message 17: by Lori (new)

Lori Thanks


message 18: by Mitchell (new)

Mitchell I'd like to take this list from a maximum of 50,000 to a maximum of 24,999. There is another list All fantasy with between 25,000 and 49,999 ratings. And this list should have ALL of the fantasy books on goodreads with those number of ratings. Removing those few books from this list would only make hidden gems more obvious.


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