As we know, books have been considered an informative and source of knowledge for decades. There are also books in the world that take readers to a different world, in which everything is imaginary, and these books are called fantasy books or novels. Everyone has some fantasy; have you ever thought of expressing your imagination in words?
Through these novels, we get to know the imaginations of novelists. Let’s see and read about the illusion of authors:
10. A song of ice and fire
|Author:||George R.R. Martin|
|Series First book:||A Game of Thrones|
Description: This epic fantasy novel’s first volume, Game of Thrones, was written by Martin in 1991 but published in 1996. The last edition of this series, A Dance with Dragons, was published in 2011, but he took six years to write it. He is planning to publish two more volumes, The Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring.
9. The Vampire Chronicles
|Series First book:||Interview with Vampire|
The Vampire Chronicles series revolves around the life of the fictitious character Lestat de Lioncourt, a French nobleman who transformed into a vampire. From this novel series, Anne Rice unveils many facts about vampires that can be destroyed by sunlight and fire. Vampires can read other people’s minds and Cry tears of blood. One vampire doesn’t demolish another one. In 1994, this novel was adapted into Interview with the Vampire. This novel has been adapted into movies and TV shows to date.
8. The hunger games trilogy
|Series First book:||The Hunger Games|
Description: All books of this series were transformed into a movie, and the series’s first two books were the best-selling books. In the NPR poll, this book was ranked second after the Harry Potter series. The novel’s themes include uncertainty of authority, class and caste discrimination, resistance, entertainment ethics, and the conceptions and impacts of war.
|Series First book:||The Colour of Magic|
Description: A comic fantasy book series follows four elephants who stand on the back of a giant turtle-balanced flat planet. It ranked first on the list of Sunday’s best sellers. In 1990, Pratchett was the best-selling author in the UK. Discworld also won multiple accolades, such as the Carnegie Medal and the Prometheus Award. Four Discworld novels were included in the top 100, and fourteen in the top 200 in BBC’s Big Read.
|Series First book:||Twilight|
Description: from its first book, this novel got popular and saleable success all over the world. It is one of the favorite books of children and won multiple awards, including the British Book Award, Kids Choice Award, and also in the list of New York Times Best Seller. Summit Entertainment adapted this series into The Twilight Saga. As per the author’s point of view, her books are based on life and love but not death and lust. Once, She mentioned that this book’s idea came from her dream, where she saw a girl and her lover as a vampire.
5. His Dark Materials
|Series First book:||Northern Lights|
It describes two children, Lyra Belacqua and Will Parry, as they roam through a series of similar galaxies. This novel series has achieved several accolades, such as the Carnegie Medal for Northern Lights in 1995 and The Amber Spyglass got Whitbread Book of the Year in 2001. On the BBC’s “The Big Read” survey, this trilogy series novel was ranked third in 2003. It is also included in the list of 100 most influential books.
|Author:||Edgar Rice Burroughs|
|Series First book:||Tarzan of the apes|
This book series is regarded as the classic of literature, and its main character Tarzan is one of the world’s best literary characters. It has been adapted multiple times for TV, radio, movies, and stage shows. The son of a British lord and Lady is Tarzan, who died by mutineers on the West coast of Africa. Due to natural causes, his mother died, and Kerchak killed his father when he was one year old. The leader of the ape tribe adopted Tarzan.
3. The Chronicles of Narnia
|Series First book:||The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe|
A children’s literature and best-selling book of Lewis the Chronicles of Narnia series is about four children, Ann, Martin, Rose, and Peter. But it is mainly based on Peter, who was the youngest. They all had to go out from London abruptly because of Air Raids, and their father worked for the Army and left them for the War. They were living with their mother only, who was an old professor and lived in the country by herself.
2. The Wheel Of Time
|Author:||Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson|
|Series First book:||The Eye Of The World|
Robert started writing its first edition in 1984 but published it in 1990. Its author was writing the last book of this series but died before completing it. The wheel of time is well-known for its extensive fantasy world, well-refined magic, and characters. Its eight to fourteen volume reached number one on the New York Times Best Seller list. This book series was selected for a Hugo Award after its completion. Recently, Amazon and Sony announced that they are going to adapt this book into TV series.
1. Harry Potter
|Series First book:||Philosopher’s Stone|
The seven series novel portrays the tales of a young wizard, Harry Potter, and his buddies Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley. All of them are students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The book is all about Harry’s struggle and the fight against Lord Voldemort, a dark wizard who aims to become immortal. He wants to defeat a wizard named the Ministry of Magic, subduing all wizards and the muggles.
If you want to start to read the book series, then you can read any of the fantasy stories above because all of them are the best-selling books of all time. The story of these novels will take you to another fictional world.