Best Indie Fantasy Books Worth a Read

Here's a list of some of the best fantasy written by independent authors. Books range from children's to adult fantasy.

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4.17 avg rating — 17,689 ratings
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4.38 avg rating — 78,213 ratings
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4.21 avg rating — 873 ratings
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4.18 avg rating — 60,665 ratings
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4.42 avg rating — 497 ratings
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4.58 avg rating — 433 ratings
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4.04 avg rating — 13,170 ratings
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4.61 avg rating — 319 ratings
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4.19 avg rating — 539 ratings
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4.40 avg rating — 9,115 ratings
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4.10 avg rating — 5,865 ratings
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4.02 avg rating — 2,689 ratings
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4.04 avg rating — 1,772 ratings
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4.21 avg rating — 61 ratings
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really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 649 ratings
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16

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4.03 avg rating — 231 ratings
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17

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4.02 avg rating — 114 ratings
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18

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3.72 avg rating — 455 ratings
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19

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3.52 avg rating — 2,723 ratings
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20

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4.11 avg rating — 177,975 ratings
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21

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4.02 avg rating — 2,456 ratings
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22

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3.66 avg rating — 1,584 ratings
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23

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3.97 avg rating — 750 ratings
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24

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3.99 avg rating — 2,830 ratings
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25

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3.65 avg rating — 1,199 ratings
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26

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4.12 avg rating — 83 ratings
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27

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3.82 avg rating — 880 ratings
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28

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3.82 avg rating — 432 ratings
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29

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4.09 avg rating — 443 ratings
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30

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3.59 avg rating — 572 ratings
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31

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4.30 avg rating — 29,628 ratings
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32

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3.96 avg rating — 93 ratings
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33

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3.80 avg rating — 506 ratings
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34

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4.06 avg rating — 140 ratings
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35

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4.67 avg rating — 45 ratings
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36

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4.17 avg rating — 1,046 ratings
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37

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4.15 avg rating — 109 ratings
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38

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4.19 avg rating — 128 ratings
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39

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3.86 avg rating — 610 ratings
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40

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4.26 avg rating — 101 ratings
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41

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3.94 avg rating — 69 ratings
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42

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3.43 avg rating — 7 ratings
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43

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4.56 avg rating — 86 ratings
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44

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3.80 avg rating — 40 ratings
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45

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4.51 avg rating — 59 ratings
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46

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4.10 avg rating — 11,181 ratings
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47

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3.90 avg rating — 51 ratings
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48

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really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 71 ratings
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49

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3.75 avg rating — 106 ratings
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50

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4.06 avg rating — 263 ratings
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51

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3.98 avg rating — 8,315 ratings
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52

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3.93 avg rating — 725 ratings
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53

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4.05 avg rating — 129 ratings
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54

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3.88 avg rating — 234 ratings
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55

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4.04 avg rating — 1,065 ratings
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55

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4.34 avg rating — 167 ratings
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57

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3.68 avg rating — 448 ratings
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58

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3.90 avg rating — 81 ratings
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59

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3.95 avg rating — 14,602 ratings
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60

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3.64 avg rating — 367 ratings
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61

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4.60 avg rating — 105 ratings
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62

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3.83 avg rating — 5,116 ratings
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63

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3.87 avg rating — 45 ratings
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64

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3.28 avg rating — 106 ratings
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65

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3.64 avg rating — 768 ratings
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66

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4.20 avg rating — 30 ratings
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67

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3.54 avg rating — 539 ratings
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68

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4.23 avg rating — 145 ratings
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68

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4.54 avg rating — 54 ratings
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68

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3.92 avg rating — 155 ratings
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71

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3.77 avg rating — 296 ratings
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72

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3.83 avg rating — 726 ratings
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73

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3.78 avg rating — 930 ratings
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73

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4.12 avg rating — 166 ratings
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75

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4.24 avg rating — 2,639 ratings
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76

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4.28 avg rating — 175,215 ratings
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77

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4.17 avg rating — 127 ratings
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77

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4.16 avg rating — 98 ratings
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79

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3.67 avg rating — 190 ratings
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80

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4.24 avg rating — 2,248 ratings
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81

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3.73 avg rating — 578 ratings
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82

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4.11 avg rating — 454 ratings
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83

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3.87 avg rating — 4,319 ratings
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84

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4.50 avg rating — 50 ratings
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85

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3.49 avg rating — 594 ratings
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86

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3.98 avg rating — 130 ratings
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87

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4.29 avg rating — 24 ratings
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88

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4.33 avg rating — 576 ratings
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89

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3.85 avg rating — 9,837 ratings
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90

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4.24 avg rating — 7,237 ratings
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91

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4.15 avg rating — 3,955 ratings
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92

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4.28 avg rating — 650 ratings
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93

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4.19 avg rating — 9,845 ratings
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94

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3.55 avg rating — 2,174 ratings
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95

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4.10 avg rating — 172 ratings
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96

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3.53 avg rating — 1,239 ratings
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97

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3.88 avg rating — 1,832 ratings
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98

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4.40 avg rating — 83 ratings
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99

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4.12 avg rating — 337 ratings
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4.39 avg rating — 18 ratings
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1,502 books · 1,616 voters · list created June 29th, 2010 by Jenna (votes) .
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Jenna 234 books
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Jason 101 books
367 friends
Danielle 17 books
290 friends
Donna 257 books
1264 friends
Rebecca 1558 books
162 friends
Debra 943 books
1085 friends
Carol 34 books
12 friends
Helen 998 books
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message 1: by Wonderly (new)

Wonderly Added new release YA Arthurian fantasy My Boyfriend Merlin


message 2: by James (new)

James Latimer There are quite a few non-indie books on this list, which would be good to remove if a Librarian comes by. I understand why Blood Song and Theft of Swords are on here, as they started that way, but Harry Potter is on the second page, and there's also Django Wexler's The Thousand Names, Daniel Abraham's The King's Blood, Robert Jordan's Eye of the World, etc...


message 4: by Sarah (new)

Sarah I've deleted Harry Potter and The Thousand Names.


message 5: by Vikarti (new)

Vikarti Why Ell Donsaii series is here at all? It's not fantasy. It would be good to remove if possible.


message 6: by James (new)

James Latimer Scourge of the Betrayer is also not Indie. Need a librarian!


message 7: by Lea (new)

Lea Vickery Can you add Good Night by L.R.W. Lee? It comes out next year. On the 14th of January


message 8: by Ginny (new)

Ginny Horn-Horn by ADT McLellan - one of those few books that you will go from the last page immediately back to the first page. Like The Sixth Sense, reading it a second time is like reading it for the first time again. It's a completely different story once all of the twists are revealed.


message 9: by Faerie_Kaelie (new)

Faerie_Kaelie Needs a search button, it's so bulky


Sadie (The Booty Queen) There are a LOT of traditionally published books on this list.


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