Best Fantasy Book Series

Must Read Fantasy Authors

These fantasy authors set the standard for the genre. They've written at least one exceptional series that helped define great fantasy -- be it; world building, character development, magic systems, or nature of the conflict. We also include authors who have written a single book that expands the genre, has beautiful prose, or includes philosophy that makes us think about the world they've built and how it relates to ours. These authors write great stories with something extra.

Author Rating Must Read
Robert Jordan Yes
Steven Erikson Yes
Terry Goodkind Yes
George R. R. Martin Yes
Rachael McKay Yes
Brandon Sanderson Yes
Robin Hobb Yes
Sonya Bateman Yes
Scott Lynch Yes