Fantasy Novels (4358)
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Fantasy Novels (4358)
A vividly imagined world where gods are slaves and nothing is as it seems. Author N.K. Jemisin deftly subverts all the old fantasy tropes in the course of creating a beautiful, rich world full of intriguing characters and dazzling moments that will leave you wanting more.
Less a fantasy series and more a complex dedication to world-building. The Sword of Truth series is 14 books, all of which are designed to be stand-alone stories, totally independent from the others. (Except for the final three books, which are a traditional trilogy.) They follow several key protagonists all grappling with the same antagonists bent on world domination.
From the great Guy Gavriel Kay (see also, the stunning Tigana), The Fionavar Tapestry is a high fantasy tale of princes and princesses, dragons and warriors, with an intriguing foothold in the contemporary world. Follow the adventures of five students from our world who find themselves in the middle of an epic battle in the magical Fionavar, in this riveting and deftly realized series that draws from Arthurian legend, Norse and Welsh mythology, and the very best of the fantasy traditions established by Tolkien and C.S. Lewis.
A little more adult than many of the selections on this list, the Broken Empire series is aimed at the cynical fantasy fan. The world in which these books take place is violent and brutal, and their protagonist is not particularly sympathetic. This series feels a bit like a fantasy story told from the perspective of the vile and power-hungry evil king who would usually play the part of the villain.
An exuberant twist on some standard dark fantasy tropes, A Land Fit For Heroes is almost gleeful in its violence, sexual themes, and cynical outlook. Author Richard K. Morgan brings some of his science fiction chops (see in particular the brilliant Takeshi Kovacs novels) to add color to a fantasy world full of magic, destiny, and so, so, so much violence. Also, the hero is gay, which is a refreshing change.
Based on a role-playing world originally created to compete with Dungeons & Dragons, this is classic epic fantasy. An orphan boy discovers magical abilities within himself and becomes a hero in the world of Midkemia. Rifts open up between worlds and a huge battle between order and chaos erupts, spanning 10 novels.
Witherspoon is currently assistant art director at Pencilish Animation Studios, founded by Lipscomb animation program Director Tom Bancroft. Meanwhile, Peterson is working on The Wingfeather Saga, a multi-series animated TV show distributed by Angel Studios and based on a series of four fantasy-adventure novels by Nashville author and singer-songwriter Andrew Peterson. 041b061a72