Fantasy books are one of my favourite genres to read. I love discovering new worlds, new magic systems, the characters and the wars/fights that happen in fantasy books are so compelling.
I’m going to talk about some of my favourite fantasy authors.
George RR Martin
Like most people, I’m not ashamed to admit that I didn’t get into the books of Game of Thrones, until I saw the TV series. A Song of Ice and Fire, is one of the more complicated stories to follow, if you are not used to adult fantasy then I wouldn’t recommend starting off with this. In the series you follow different character perspectives, and you follow so many, that sometimes it can get confusing.
George has created one of the most interesting worlds and history to that world, the story is epic and I love this series so much. If you have watched the series then I highly recommend that you read the books.
Robin Hobb is another favourite, her magic systems are always so unique. My favourite series by her is the Farseer series. The way she writes is so beautiful, and you really end up caring for the characters. She also wrote other series set within the same world as the Farseer trilogy. This is one of the best, and most inventive series I have ever read, and I have reread this series so many times, I cant even count how many.
I really recommend her books if you are looking to try adult fantasy for the first time, I honestly don’t know anyone who has read this series and didn’t like it.
One of my new favourites is Brandon Sanderson, boy can this guy write an epic fantasy. He writes in a way that doesn’t over complicate the story, and the magic systems that he invents are so unique, I just love his fantastic worlds.
I highly recommend his Mistborn series, the magic system involves metals, thats all I will say about that. His books are action packed and the characters are so interesting.
Sarah J. Maas
One of my YA fantasy authors is Sarah J. Maas, even thou I love her series A Court of Thorns and Roses, Throne Of Glass is by far my favourite series by Sarah.
I love the characters, I love the magic, I love the fighting, I just love the whole series and I can not wait until the newest and last book comes out.
I love Laini Taylor so much I can’t even put it into words, her writing is almost lyrical, it is so beautiful. She creates fantastic worlds, Strange the Dreamer is in my top ten favourite books of all time. I can not wait until Muse of Nightmares comes out.
I highly recommend Laini, if you just want to read something beautiful, pick up this book.
So there you have my favourite fantasy authors. What are some of yours leave a comment and let me know.