Best Fantasy Book Series

Scott Lynch

Rating Must Read Author
Yes Scott Lynch Website


Scott Lynch’s greatest strength is his narrator’s voice. In the first two books of his Gentleman Bastard Sequence series he uses an omniscient narrator who is cynical, irreverent, and humorous. This is an example of what we’re looking for when we say the best fantasy books have something extra. Scott’s narrator (and author voice) are so strong that he makes our Must Read Authors list.


Book Series Rating Must Read Number of Pages Year Published
The Lies of Locke Lamora The Gentleman Bastard Sequence Yes 736 2006
Red Seas Under Red Skies The Gentleman Bastard Sequence No 760 2007
The Republic of Thieves The Gentleman Bastard Sequence No 706 2013