Fantastic Fantasy Authors Every
Reader Should Know

Fantasy authors are some of the most skilled at creating diverse fictional worlds that you can escape to without effort. Fall into the pages of a masterfully written fantasy novel and lose yourself in what could only be considered a work of fiction art.

Only the best fantasy authors are capable of of weaving a tale so intricate that it provides a true escape from your everyday world and throws you into the midst of an unforgettable adventure you can't help but want to experience it again and again.

Below is a list of some of absolute favorite authors in the fantasy fiction genre. If you notice we are missing one or two of your favorites, take a moment when you are done browsing to share them at the bottom of the page for other readers to peruse.

Recommended Fantasy Authors

Authors with new or upcoming releases in the fantasy fiction genre:

  • Dead Ice by Laurell K. Hamilton
  • The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness
  • Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
  • The Magician's Land by Lev Grossman
  • The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
  • Shards of Hope by Nalini Singh
  • Tower Lord by Anthony Ryan
  • Crave the Night by Lara Adrian
  • The First Law Trilogy by Joe Abercrombie
  • Towers of Midnight by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson
  • Drink Deep by Chloe Neill
  • Dead of Winter by Kresley Cole
  • Wicked by Gregory Maguire
  • Archmage by R.A. Salvatore
  • Fool's Quest by Robin Hobb
  • Half a War by Joe Abercrombie
  • The First Confessor by Terry Goodkind
  • Dragonbane by Sherrilyn Kenyon
  • Magic Shifts by Iiona Andrews
  • Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
  • Trailor Park Fae by Lilith Saintcrow
  • Dragon Fall by Katie MacAlister

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Sherrilyn Kenyon 
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Christine Feehan 
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Lynn Flewelling I love her ability to create a truly unique world, right down to her own languages, cultures, and people. She has written …

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