High Fantasy

High fantasy is defined as fantasy fiction set in an alternative, entirely fictional ("secondary") world, rather than the real, or "primary" world. The secondary world is usually internally consistent but its rules differ in some way(s) from those of the primary world. By contrast, low fantasy is characterized by being set in the primary, or "real" world, or a rational and familiar fictional world, with the inclusion of magical elements. ...more

Kingdom of the Feared (Kingdom of the Wicked, #3)
The Ballad of Never After (Once Upon a Broken Heart, #2)
Foul Lady Fortune (Foul Lady Fortune, #1)
Nona the Ninth (The Locked Tomb, #3)
Demon in the Wood (Grishaverse, #0)
The Sunbearer Trials (The Sunbearer Duology, #1)
Defend the Dawn (Defy the Night, #2)
Monsters Born and Made
One Dark Window
Last of the Talons (Talon, #1)
Silver Under Nightfall
Bone Weaver
House of Beating Wings (The Kingdom of Crows, #1)
The Gingerbread Witch
Forestfall (World at the Lake's Edge, #2)
The Ballad of Never After (Once Upon a Broken Heart, #2)
The Queen of Nothing (The Folk of the Air, #3)
The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air, #2)
The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air, #1)
Demon in the Wood (Grishaverse, #0)
Once Upon a Broken Heart (Once Upon a Broken Heart, #1)
How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories (The Folk of the Air, #3.5)
Defend the Dawn (Defy the Night, #2)
The Serpent and the Wings of Night (Crowns of Nyaxia, #1)
Fire & Blood (A Targaryen History, #1)
These Twisted Bonds (These Hollow Vows, #2)
Order of Scorpions
A Deal with the Elf King (Married to Magic, #1)
The Traitor Queen (The Bridge Kingdom, #2)
Serpent & Dove (Serpent & Dove, #1)
The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsThe Final Empire by Brandon SandersonClockwork Angel by Cassandra ClareDivergent by Veronica RothThe Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
Best Series: Trilogies
469 books — 278 voters

Words of Radiance by Brandon SandersonPrince of Fools by Mark  LawrenceTower Lord by Anthony RyanThe Broken Eye by Brent WeeksHalf a King by Joe Abercrombie
Best Fantasy of 2014
145 books — 627 voters

Eragon by Christopher PaoliniAlanna by Tamora PierceBitterblue by Kristin CashorePoison Study by Maria V. SnyderHowl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
YA Second World Fantasy
549 books — 803 voters
The Poppy War by R.F. KuangSpin the Dawn by Elizabeth LimThe Dragon Republic by R.F. KuangThe Girl with Ghost Eyes by M.H. BorosonDescendant of the Crane by Joan He
Asian Inspired Fantasy Novels
128 books — 73 voters

The Hobbit
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)
The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, #1)
The Final Empire (Mistborn, #1)
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)
The Two Towers (The Lord of the Rings, #2)
A Clash of Kings  (A Song of Ice and Fire, #2)
Shadow and Bone (The Shadow and Bone Trilogy, #1)
The Return of the King (The Lord of the Rings, #3)
A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1)
Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1)
The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive, #1)
Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle, #1)
Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass, #2)
The Eye of the World (The Wheel of Time, #1)

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