The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien — Classic tale about Bilbo Baggins. If you have only seen the movie, the book is a special treat with an easy flow and a world filled with wonderment.
Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien; first book is Fellowship of the Ring–The follow-up to The Hobbit. Gorgeous language by the master of all fantasy.
Wild Seed by Octavia Butler; first book of the Seed to Harvest Series–many consider the series Science-Fiction, but the first book (a standalone) is delightful fantasy with an underlying magic system set in a historic past.
The Alera Series by James Butcher; 1st book is Furies of Calderon–Like many within the fantasy genre, Butcher’s tale is a sweeping spectacle with interesting characters (and beasts), a highly intertwined magic system coupled with military strategy.
The Deryni Series by Katherine Kurtz; 1st book is Deryni Rising–an older series exhibiting great knowledge of period clothing as a race of quasi-humans are set upon by religious fanatics.
The Belgariad Series by David Eddings; 1st book is Pawn of Prophecy–Again, an older series that is worth the read.
Suggest fantasy novels you have enjoyed by adding a post.