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Fantasy novels are fiction books that have magic or other surreal or paranormal elements that cannot happen in reality. Unlike science fiction, fantasy draws on imagination and folk myths to create new worlds. In fantasy books, the plot might revolve around magic, take place on another world, or focus on mythical creatures.

Fantasy is not to be confused with science fiction, though. Although there are science fantasy novels, science fiction novels draw on technological advancements we've already discovered in real life, while also combining scientific elements with the real world. Meanwhile, fantasy books revolve around things that aren't possible, like wizardry.

When looking for your next great adventure, you might wonder what fantasy book series you should try. A few of the best fantasy book series include:

  • Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
    The Harry Potter series is one of the most popular fantasy book series of all time. It's so popular that it inspired a movie franchise everyone knows and loves. These books are set around Hogwarts, a school for wizardry in which we follow young Harry Potter on his journey to learn magic.
  • The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
    The Lord of the Rings is a popular fantasy series for teens and adults, following the adventures of mythical creatures like hobbits, elves, dwarves, and men to destroy a ring that corrupts whoever wears it.
  • The Chronicles of Narnia by C S Lewis
    The Chronicles of Narnia is a seven-book fantasy series in which children discover a magical world in a wardrobe. These books follow the adventures of children who explore and save Narnia from different villainous characters.
  • A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin
    This is the series that spawned the popular HBO show Game of Thrones and is a fantasy series that's currently unfinished. Five out of seven books are published that you can read, and they're inspired by the real-life War of the Roses with characters that will delight you, for better or worse.

Many of the top fantasy fiction authors are those who wrote the series we listed above, but others have written single fantasy novels that were a huge hit. Good fantasy fiction authors and their books you can discover at Alibris include:

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