FANTASY LIST: TOP 100 FANTASY BOOKS OF OUR CENTURY
Write on: Sun, 02 Aug 2020 in Blog Read 16371

 

 

We at BookNest.eu are incredibly excited to announce that we have reached the extraordinary milestone of TWO THOUSAND reviews! That’s an incredible number, considering all of the hours that go into crafting even a single review. We are proud of our reviewers, who have worked for years with passion and dedication to deliver our reviews to the fantasy community in the hopes of increasing awareness of authors and titles we are excited about.

 

In celebration of this occasion, our reviewers have compiled a list of our picks for the top one hundred fantasy novels that have been published this century. This list is, of course, subjective, so if your favourite book is missing, we apologize in advance. We have not read every book in the world, and the taste of our reviewers may not reflect your own.

 

We at BookNest believe strongly that the books we selected for this list are exemplars of the fantasy genre, chosen not only from among the two thousand books we reviewed, but also from among thousands of others we have collectively read. There are many books we loved that did not make the cut. It’s an expansive genre, and it was difficult to limit our selection to only one hundred of our favorites. We had to make many painful, and sometimes emotional, decisions. For those authors whose books are listed, this should be considered an extraordinary level of accomplishment, and our hats are off to you.

 

Without further ado, we at BookNest.eu present to you our list of the TOP 100 FANTASY BOOKS OF OUR CENTURY.

 

NOTE: The books are sorted alphabetically.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

 

A Crucible of Souls (Sorcery Ascendant Sequence) by Mitchell Hogan

 

A Dance of Cloaks (Shadowdance) by David Dalglish

 

A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic) by V. E. Schwab

 

A Natural History of Dragons (The Memoirs of Lady Trent #1), by Marie Brennan

 

A Threat of Shadows (The Keeper Chronicles) by J.A. Andrews

 

A Time of Dread (Of Blood and Bone) by John Gwynne

 

A Wizard's Forge (The Woern Saga) by A.M. Justice 

 

Across the Nightingale Floor (Tales of the Otori) by Lian Hearn

 

Age of Assassins (The Wounded Kingdom) by R.J. Barker

 

Air Awakens by Elise Kova

 

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

 

Battle Mage by Peter Flannery

 

Beyond Redemption (Manifest Delusions) by Michael R. Fletcher

 

Black Stone Heart (The Obsidian Path) by Michael R. Fletcher

 

Blackwing (Raven's Mark) by Ed McDonald

 

Blood Song (Raven's Shadow) by Anthony Ryan

 

Chasing Graves by Ben Galley

 

Child of the Night Guild (Queen of Thieves) by Andy Peloquin

 

Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orīsha) by Tomi Adeyemi

 

Circe by Madeline Miller

 

Cold Iron (Masters & Mages) by Miles Cameron

 

Darkmage (The Rhenwars Saga) by M.L. Spencer

 

Dragon's Trail (The Outworlders), by Joseph Malik

 

Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle) by Christopher Paolini

 

Dragon School: First Flight by Sarah K.L. Wilson

 

Fool's Assassin (The Fitz and the Fool) by Robin Hobb

 

Foundryside (The Founders) by Robert Jackson Bennett

 

Frey by Melissa Wright

 

Ghost Talkers by Mary Robinette Kowal

 

The Light of All That Falls (Licanius) by James Islington

 

Godblind (Godblind) by Anna Stephens

 

Half a King (Shattered Sea) by Joe Abercrombie

 

His Majesty's Dragon (Temeraire) by Naomi Novik

 

Hope and Red (The Empire of Storms) by Jon Skovron

 

Jade City (The Green Bone Saga) by Fonda Lee

 

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, by Susanna Clarke

 

Kings of Paradise (Ash and Sand) by Richard Nell

 

Kings of the Wyld (The Band) by Nicholas Eames

 

Last Memoria by Rachel Emma Shaw

 

Malice (The Faithful and the Fallen) by John Gwynne

 

Miranda and Caliban by Jacqueline Carey

 

Moon Called (Mercy Thompson) by Patricia Briggs

 

Northern Wrath (The Hanged God) by Thilde Kold Holdt

 

Orconomics (The Dark Profit Saga, #1), by J. Zachary Pike

 

Paternus: Rise of Gods (The Paternus) by Dyrk Ashton

 

Penric's Demon (Penric and Desdemona), by Lois McMaster Bujold

 

Prince of Fools (The Red Queen’s War) by Mark Lawrence

 

Prince of Thorns (The Broken Empire) by Mark Lawrence

 

Promise of Blood (Powder Mage) by Brian McClellan

 

Red Sister (Book of the Ancestor) by Mark Lawrence

 

Senlin Ascends (The Books of Babel) by Josiah Bancroft

 

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo 

 

Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy

 

The Bear and the Nightingale (Winternight) by Katherine Arden

 

The Black Prism (Lightbringer) by Brent Weeks

 

The Blade Itself (The First Law) by Joe Abercrombie

 

The Blood-Tainted Winter (The Song of the Ash Tree) by T.L. Greylock 

 

The City of Brass (The Daevabad Trilogy) by S.A. Chakraborty

 

The Court of Broken Knives (Empires of Dust) by Anna Smith Spark

 

The Crimson Queen (The Raveling) by Alec Hutson

 

The Darkness That Comes Before (The Prince of Nothing) by R. Scott Bakker

 

The Ember Blade (The Darkwater Legacy) by Chris Wooding

 

The Empress of Salt and Fortune (The Singing Hills Cycle) by Nghi Vo

 

The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth) by N.K. Jemisin

 

The Final Empire (Mistborn) by Brandon Sanderson

 

The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison

 

The Gods of Men by Barbara Kloss

 

The Grey Bastards (The Lot Lands) by Jonathan French

 

The Guns Above (Signal Airhship) by Robyn Bennis

 

The Gutter Prayer (Black Iron Legacy) by Gareth Hanrahan

 

The Heresy Within (The Ties that Bind) by Rob J. Hayes

 

The Killing Moon (Dreamblood) by N.K. Jemisin

 

The Left Hand of God by Paul Hoffman

 

The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard) by Scott Lynch

 

The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle) by Patrick Rothfuss

 

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

 

The Warded Man (Demon Cycle) by Peter V. Brett

 

The Poppy War by R. F. Kuang

 

The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

 

The Ruin of Kings (A Chorus of Dragons) by Jenn Lyons

 

The Rules of Supervillainy (The Supervillainy Saga) by C.T. Phipps

 

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

 

The Sword of Kaigen (Theonite) by M.L. Wang

 

The Traitor Baru Cormorant (The Masquerade) by Seth Dickinson

 

The Vagrant by Peter Newman

 

The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive) by Brandon Sanderson

 

The Way of Shadows (Night Angel) by Brent Weeks

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The Winner's Curse (The Winner's Trilogy) by Marie Rutkoski

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Theft of Swords (The Riyria Revelations) by Michael J. Sullivan

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Trail of Lightning (The Sixth World) by Rebecca Roanhorse

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Traitor's Blade (Greatcoats) by Sebastien de Castell

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Trickster's Choice (Daughter of the Lioness) by Tamora Pierce

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Under Heaven (Under Heaven) by Guy Gavriel Kay

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Unsouled (Cradle) by Will Wight

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Uprooted by Naomi Novik

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Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson

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We Ride the Storm (The Reborn Empire) by Devin Madson

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Where Oblivion Lives (Los Nefilim) by T. Frohock

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Zeroes by Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, & Deborah Biancotti

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