The release of the House of the Dragon HBO series has brought George R. R. Martin’s fantasy world onto the spotlight once again. And we’re guessing you too have watched Game of Thrones at some point in the past years, right? For those who haven’t read the George R.R. Martin source material on which all these shows are based: first of all, congratulations, as you’ve got an exciting literary journey ahead.
Harry Potter, as we’ve so often heard, taught an entire generation to fall in love with reading.
The first installment in J.K. Rowling’s groundbreaking series – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – was published in 1997. Teenagers literally lined up outside of bookstores on release days to try and buy copies. Twenty years later, the original fans are now adults and show no signs of letting go of their childhood hero, and are ready to share the series with their children.
Looking for the best fantasy books of all time to read?
The following 10 fantasy books are some of the most significant and groundbreaking stories to ever hit bookshelves, books that forever defined the fantasy genre by changing conventions and styles.
These works were specifically chosen for their historical importance, their celebrated status as classics, their entertainment value, and their Goodreads average rating.