Many people today consider novels as the best way to keep you engage as it not only helps you to explore your mind but also increase your reading and vocabulary skills. If you are bored and looking for an interesting time pass then the novel reading is a best way to escape from getting bored. And when it comes to novel there are many different genres but many people shows interest in fantasy genre. The clear example of this is Harry Potter series, arguably the most successful fantasy novel series of all time. So here I am with 10 other great fantasy novels of the decade
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10. The Scar by China Mieville
The scar is also one the most popular fantasy novels of decade. This novel has won several awards and was overwhelmingly received by the readers. Set in the same universe as perdido street station, it tells the story of a ship’s journey set out from the city if New Crobuzon.
9. The Ghost King by R.R Salvatore
8. Perdido Street Station by China Mieville
This novel is also one of the most acclaimed fantasy novel of this decade which follows the legend of Isaac Dan der Grimnebulin and his obsession with his pet theory of Crisis energy. It is set in the fictional city of New-Crobuzon in the fictional world of Bas-Lag where magic and steampunk technology both exists.
7. A Storm of Swords by George R.R Martin
A Storm of swords is an epic fantasy novel and the of the seven planned novels of the The Song of the Ice and Fire series. It is award winner book that focuses on the plot of the War of the five kings who are fighting to secure their crowns. Now with only 4 left (Robb Stark, Belon Greyjoy, Joffrey Baratheon and Stannis Baratheon) they fight to ensure who will be the sole survivor.
6. Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey
The award winner and critically acclaimed novel, probably on of the best of the decade. Kushiel’s Dart is a fantasy novel and the first of the Kushiel’s Legacy series and inspired by Biblical book of Genesis especially from the passage of “sons of Gods” coming into the “daughter of Men”. The novels story takes place in the fictional land of Terre D’Ange located in France.
5. The Darkness that came before by Scott Bakker
The darkness that comes before is a critically acclaimed fantasy novel and the first of a trilogy. It is complex but a very interesting fantasy story focusing on the five main characters and the school of sorcerer in the world of Earwa.
4. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by J.K Rowlings
Without any doubt, the most popular fantasy novel series of all time. The sixth installment of the Harry Potter series was also one the most popular novels of the decade and the most favorite among the kids. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince tells the story of Harry’s quest and struggle to defeat Lord Voldemort but he apart from this he has to face other challenges after he witnesses the death of Prof. Dumbledore at the hands of Prof. Snape.
3. Lamentation by Ken Scholes
Another very popular and interesting fantasy novel of the decade Lamentation follows the story of Rudolfo, Lord of the Nine Forest Houses who witnesses the destruction of the city of Windwir by ancient weapon and the only survivor of the city is young apprentice who transforms. And as the story progresses many hidden truths are uncovered.
2. American Gods by Neil Gaiman
American Gods is one of the best novels of the decade and has won many awards and remain one of the most popular novels among the readers despite being released in 2001. It is fantasy novel that has genre of American modern and ancient mythology that focuses on one character Shadow who is an ex-convict and is just released from the prison due to wife Laura’s death. He then started to work for Mr. Wednesday who is in real and incarnation of Odin the All father. As the story progresses it unveils more mythological gods and Shadow’s quest to stop them.
1. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfus
The name of the wind is a critically acclaimed novel that has won many awards at the time of its release. This dark fantasy novel revolves around Kvothe (quothe) who is an amazingly talented musician with the ability to learn extremely fast. He is a distinguish boy who is master in playing lute and voice. Kote tells his life story to Chronicler who recognizes him as Kvothe at inn. Kvothe is actually a hero who was disappeared and was presumed dead after he succeeded in doing amazing yet terrible deeds.