If there’s one literary genre that will outlive us all, it’s Fantasy. For years, classic series such as Game of Thrones, The Chronicles of Narnia, and Lord of the Rings have filled bookshelves and reimagined on both the big and small screens. Although we adore these classics, many other books carry the genre and deserve some love! We hope you’ll add these five completed series to your Fantasy TBR!
5. Shades of Magic Series by V.E. Schwab
As one of the last Antari-magicians with the rare ability to travel between parallel Londons, Kell is living a double life. In one, he is an ambassador; in the other, he is a cunning smuggler. After running into Delilah Bard, they begin a journey to save all their worlds. The series includes three books: A Darker Shade of Magic, A Gathering of Shadows, and A Conjuring of Light.
4. Earthsinger Chronicles by L. Penelope
With her homeland at war with another nation, an orphan named Jasminda must use her magical Earthsong to spare and repair both sides from further bloodshed. This series has four books: Song of Blood & Stone, Whispers of Shadow & Flame, Cry of Metal & Bone, and Requiem of Silence. Penelope has also written three novellas in the same universe: Breath of Dust & Dawn, Hush of Storm & Sorrow, and Echoes of Ash & Tears.
3. The Folk of the Air Series by Holly Black
Holly Black’s popular series features young mortal Jude, who discovers true deception while trying to secure a place for herself in the Court. Not only is she navigating the hate surrounding her, but she must also defy her enemy and prince, Cardan. The Cruel Prince, The Wicked King, and The Queen of Nothing make up the series, along with the two novellas The Lost Sisters and How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories. Black is also releasing a duology in 2023 that takes place in the same universe.
2. The Raven Cycle Series by Maggie Stiefvater
A psychic’s daughter, a group of private schoolboys, and the promise of a legend fill the pages of this supernatural fantasy quartet. After Blue saw Gansey’s spirit and impending death on St. Mark’s Eve, she knew she was either his true love…or his killer…or both! The series consists of The Raven Boys, The Dream Thieves, Blue Lily, Lily Blue, and The Raven King. Plus, it inspired the Dreamer Trilogy within the same universe.
1. The Broken Earth Trilogy by N.K. Jemisin
It’s the end of the world as we know it…again. It’s filled with the death of a son, a missing daughter, and even more tragedy. In the Stillness, there is no mercy for anyone. With a close look at the impacts of nature and oppression, Jemisin builds a world that will stay with you long after you finish reading them. The books in the trilogy are The Fifth Season, The Obelisk Gate, and The Stone Sky.
We hope you found some new Fantasy worlds to explore! If you’re a fan of GoT, check out our article on the House of the Dragon premiere here!