10 Final Books in a Fantasy Series Better Than ‘Assassin’s Quest’ - The Fantasy Review

10 Final Books in a Fantasy Series Better Than ‘Assassin’s Quest’

The Fantasy Review‘s list of 10 Final Books in a Fantasy Series Better Than ‘Assassin’s Quest’.

Assassin’s Quest is book three in Robin Hobb’s Farseer Trilogy, which is the first series to take place in her Realm of the Elderlings series. Assassin’s Quest currently has a ranking of 4.20 on Goodreads, which is a decent score! But, these other 10 final books in a fantasy series are ranked higher. What do you make of these results?

There may be spoilers in the blurb excerpts below.

The Dark Tower by Stephen King (The Dark Tower #7)

Final Books in a Fantasy Series Better Than ‘Assassin’s Quest’

Goodreads Rating: 4.27

From the blurb:

Roland Deschain and his ka-tet have journeyed together and apart, scattered far and wide across multilayered worlds of wheres and whens. The destinies of Roland, Susannah, Jake, Father Callahan, Oy, and Eddie are bound in the Dark Tower itself, which now pulls them ever closer to their own endings and beginnings…and into a maelstrom of emotion, violence, and discovery.

Seal of the Worm by Adrian Tchaikovsky (Shadows of the Apt #10)

Final Books in a Fantasy Series Better Than ‘Assassin’s Quest’

Goodreads Rating: 4.38

From the blurb:

An ancient enemy stirs once more . . .

The Empire has vanquished its enemies at last, but at a terrible price. With her chief rival cast into the abyss, Empress Seda must face the truth of what she’s unleashed in her hunger for power. Now the Seal has been shattered, the ancient Worm stirs towards the light for the first time in a thousand years. Already it is striking at the surface, consuming everything in its voracious path. Unchecked, it will ravage the world.

The Crippled God by Steven Erikson (Malazan Book of the Fallen #10)

Final Books in a Fantasy Series Better Than ‘Assassin’s Quest’

Goodreads Rating: 4.50

From the blurb:

Savaged by the K’Chain Nah’Ruk, the Bonehunters march for Kolanse, where waits an unknown fate. Tormented by questions, the army totters on the edge of mutiny, but Adjunct Tavore will not relent. One final act remains, if it is in her power, if she can hold her army together, if the shaky allegiances she has forged can survive all that is to come. A woman with no gifts of magic, deemed plain, unprepossessing, displaying nothing to instill loyalty or confidence, Tavore Paran of House Paran means to challenge the gods – if her own troops don’t kill her first.

Wrath by John Gwynne (The Faithful and the Fallen #4)

Final Books in a Fantasy Series Better Than ‘Assassin’s Quest’

Goodreads Rating: 4.51

From the blurb:

Events are coming to a climax in the Banished Lands, as the war reaches new heights. King Nathair has taken control of the fortress at Drassil and three of the Seven Treasures are in his possession. And together with Calidus and his ally Queen Rhin, Nathair will do anything to obtain the remaining Treasures. With all seven under his command, he can open a portal to the Otherworld. Then Asroth and his demon-horde will finally break into the Banished Lands and become flesh.

The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson (Mistborn Era 1, #3)

Goodreads Rating: 4.53

From the blurb:

Who is the Hero of Ages?

To end the Final Empire and restore freedom, Vin killed the Lord Ruler. But as a result, the Deepness–the lethal form of the ubiquitous mists–is back, along with increasingly heavy ashfalls and ever more powerful earthquakes. Humanity appears to be doomed….

A Memory of Light by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson (The Wheel of Time #14)

Goodreads Rating: 4.56

From the blurb:

‘And it came to pass in those days, as it had come before and would come again, that the Dark lay heavy on the land and weighed down the hearts of men, and the green things failed, and hope died.’ – Charal Drianaan te Calamon, The Cycle of the Dragon.

In the Field of Merrilor the rulers of the nations gather to join behind Rand al’Thor, or to stop him from his plan to break the seals on the Dark One’s prison – which may be a sign of his madness, or the last hope of humankind. Egwene, the Amyrlin Seat, leans toward the former.

The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien (The Lord of the Rings #3)

Goodreads Rating: 4.56

From the blurb:

The Dark Lord has risen, and as he unleashes hordes of Orcs to conquer all Middle-earth, Frodo and Sam struggle deep into his realm in Mordor.

To defeat Sauron, the One Ring must be destroyed in the fires of Mount Doom. But the way is impossibly hard, and Frodo is weakening. The Ring corrupts all who bear it and Frodo’s time is running out.

Will Sam and Frodo succeed, or will the Dark Lord rule Middle-earth once more?

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter #7)

Goodreads Rating: 4.62

Assassin’s Fate by Robin Hobb (Fitz and the Fool Trilogy #3)

Goodreads Rating: 4.65

From the blurb:

Prince FitzChivalry Farseer’s daughter Bee was violently abducted from Withywoods by Servants of the Four in their search for the Unexpected Son, foretold to wield great power. With Fitz in pursuit, the Servants fled through a Skill-pillar, leaving no trace. It seems certain that they and their young hostage have perished in the Skill-river.

Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas (Throne of Glass #7)

Final Books in a Fantasy Series Better Than ‘Assassin’s Quest’

Goodreads Rating: 4.66

From the blurb:

Aelin Galathynius has vowed to save her people-but at a tremendous cost. Locked in an iron coffin by the Queen of the Fae, Aelin must draw upon her fiery will as she endures months of torture. The knowledge that yielding to Maeve will doom those she loves keeps her from breaking, but her resolve unravels with each passing day.

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