FallenKingdomReads brings you this list of the 5 Classic Fantasy Novels That Every Fan Should Read.
Fantasy literature has a rich history and there are some classic novels that have stood the test of time and continue to be beloved by readers today. These five classic fantasy novels are a must-read for any fan of the genre:
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
This epic tale of Middle-earth is a classic of the genre, telling the story of hobbit Frodo Baggins as he sets out to destroy the One Ring and defeat the dark lord Sauron. Tolkien’s world-building and attention to detail set the standard for fantasy writing for decades to come.
Check out our reviews for Tolkien’s books.
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
This series of seven books tells the story of siblings Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy as they discover the magical world of Narnia. The books are beloved for their memorable characters, exciting adventures, and powerful Christian themes.
Check out our reviews for The Chronicles of Narnia series.
The Earthsea Cycle by Ursula K. Le Guin
This series of five books takes place in the world of Earthsea, a realm of magic and dragons. The books follow the journey of young wizard Ged as he learns to master his craft and battles dark forces threatening the world.
Check our Earthsea Cycle reviews.
The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
This classic children’s book tells the story of young Dorothy Gale as she travels to the magical land of Oz with her dog Toto. Along the way, she meets the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion, and they journey together to meet the Wizard of Oz.
The Once and Future King by T.H. White
This retelling of the King Arthur legend is a classic of the genre, telling the story of the young Arthur as he becomes king of Camelot and faces challenges from foes like the sorceress Morgause and his own son Mordred. The book explores themes of chivalry, love, and betrayal.
These five classic fantasy novels are timeless tales that have captivated readers for generations. If you’re a fan of the genre, these books are must-reads that will take you on unforgettable journeys to magical lands and beyond.