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

Nolyn (The Rise and Fall, #1)
Redemptor (Raybearer, #2)
The Desert Prince
A Dance with the Fae Prince (Married to Magic, #2)
The Wild Ones
Forestborn (Forestborn, #1)
The Pariah (Covenant of Steel, #1)
A Dragonbird in the Fern
The Hand of the Sun King (Pact and Pattern, #1)
Rise Up from the Embers (Set Fire to the Gods, #2)
The Boy with Fire (The Ravence Trilogy #1)
The Endless Skies
Sparrow Rising (Skyborn #1)
Shield & Sorrow
Knight from the Ashes (Crown and Crest #1)
A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #2)
The Wisdom of Crowds (The Age of Madness, #3)
Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows, #2)
These Hollow Vows (These Hollow Vows, #1)
The Traitor Queen (The Bridge Kingdom, #2)
How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories (The Folk of the Air, #3.5)
Serpent & Dove (Serpent & Dove, #1)
Daughter of the Pirate King (Daughter of the Pirate King, #1)
Daughter of the Siren Queen (Daughter of the Pirate King, #2)
Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass, #5)
King of Scars (King of Scars, #1)
The Savage and the Swan
Caraval (Caraval, #1)
Defy the Night (Defy the Night, #1)
The Shadows Between Us
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 — 630 voters
The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan StroudPseudo-Dragon by Cheryl MatthynssensDaughter of the Empire by Raymond E. FeistServant of the Empire by Raymond E. FeistMistress of the Empire by Raymond E. Feist
Little Known Fantasy Books
187 books — 159 voters

Shadow and Bone by Leigh BardugoFalling Kingdoms by Morgan RhodesThe Assassin's Blade by Sarah J. MaasRed Queen by Victoria AveyardA Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
Best High Fantasy Books for Young Adults
228 books — 325 voters
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. TolkienHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. RowlingA Game of Thrones by George R.R. MartinThe Name of the Wind by Patrick RothfussMistborn by Brandon Sanderson
Best Fantasy World
1,411 books — 1,603 voters

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

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You can't work in the library without going into the Old Levels," said Mirelle somberly. "At least some of the time. I wouldn't be keen on going to some parts of the Library, myself." Lirael listened, wondering what they were talking about. The Great Library of the Clayr was enormous, but she had never heard of the Old Levels. She knew the general layout well. The Library was shaped like a nautilus shell, a continuous tunnel that wound down into the mountain in an ever-tightening spiral. This m ...more
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