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16 Overlooked Fantasy Novels That Will Captivate You

Fantasy lovers have already read all of the famous releases in our chosen genre.

But when you get through popular series like Harry Potter or A Song of Ice and Fire (the books Game of Thrones was based on), it can be hard to choose what to read next.

On Reddit, u/1-2-switch suggested The Abhorsen series by Garth Nix. This YA Fantasy series follows Sabriel, a teen who must become the Abhorsen in order to protect the Old Kingdom from the return of an evil entity known as Kerrigor.

The Abhorsen Series

u/blk_mmth suggested Discworld. u/lyingsander added, “GNU Terry Pratchett. Favorite series of all time; I own all the books!”


u/kirkagar replied, “I liked the chronicles of amber. It's less dungeons and dragons than many of the other titles listed here but I enjoyed it.”

The Chronicles of Amber

u/GayFemboyOmniNerd responded, “Conan by Robert E. Howard! Those stories are amazing. J.R.R. Tolkien himself loved them and took inspiration from them.”  “They inspired modern fantasy including DnD about as much as Tolkien's work did.”


u/volcano_slayer9 shared, “The First Law series by Joe Abercrombie.” “Absolute second,” affirmed u/ThePurifyingFire. “One of the best book series I’ve ever read.”

The First Law Series

u/MadScience98 responded, “The Stormlight Archive, it's by Brandon Sanderson and it's absolutely amazing.”

The Stormlight Archive

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