10 Best Selling Fantasy Novels You Should Read

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Fantasy novels take you on a journey to an entirely different world. Fantasy stories are not real but the reality in which their authors and most of us want to live in. Magic, mystic creatures, mesmerising landscape, etc. are the main elements of a fantasy story. If you search for lists of best selling fantasy novels, all you will find is a series of fantasy books. All the best selling fantasy books you may have ever heard or read are available in series.

Here Are The Best Selling Fantasy Books Of All Time

Most of these best selling fantasy novels are well known. You might have even watched movies based on these fantasy books. Apart from these best selling fantasy books, you can explore more fantasy books here at this online fantasy book store.

Let's start!

The Chronicles of Narnia, by C. S. Lewis

This is a seven book series created by C. S. Lewis. The main theme of the series is that Narnia is a mythical nation overlooked by a talking lion Aslan and many magical and mythical creatures, all inspired from Roman and Greek mythology.

The chronology of the books according to the publishing years is:

  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
  • Prince Caspian
  • The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
  • The Silver Chair
  • The Horse and His Boy
  • The Magician's Nephew
  • The Last Battle

While the series reading chronology is:

  • The Magician's Nephew
  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
  • The Horse and His Boy
  • Prince Caspian
  • The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
  • The Silver Chair
  • The Last Battle

Discworld Series, by Terry Pratchett

This series is perhaps the longest book series in the whole world with 47 titles. This list of 47 books can be chronologically placed according to the characters in 7 miniseries.

The general chronology of reading according to published dates is:

  1. The Colour of Magic (1983) (Rincewind)
  2. The Light Fantastic (1986) (Rincewind)
  3. Equal Rites (1987) (Witches)
  4. Mort (1987) (Death)
  5. Sourcery (1988) (Rincewind)
  6. Wyrd Sisters (1988) (Witches)
  7. Pyramids (1989) (One-off)
  8. Guards! Guards! (1989) (City Watch)
  9. Faust Eric (1990) (Rincewind)
  10. Moving Pictures (1990) (One-off)
  11. Reaper Man (1991) (Death)
  12. Witches Abroad (1991) (Witches)
  13. Small Gods (1992) (One-off)
  14. Lords and Ladies (1992) (Witches)
  15. Troll Bridge (1992) (Short story)
  16. Men at Arms (1993) (City Watch)
  17. Theatre of Cruelty (1993) (Short story)
  18. Soul Music (1994) (Death)
  19. Interesting Times (1994) (Rincewind)
  20. Maskerade (1995) (Witches)
  21. Feet of Clay (1996) (City Watch)
  22. Hogfather (1996) (Death)
  23. Jingo (1997) (City Watch)
  24. The Last Continent (1998) (Rincewind)
  25. Carpe Jugulum (1998) (Witches)
  26. The Sea and Little Fishes (1998) (Short story)
  27. The Fifth Elephant (1999) (City Watch)
  28. The Truth (2000) (One-off)
  29. Thief of Time (2001) (Death)
  30. The Last Hero (2001) (Rincewind, although this is debatable)
  31. The Amazing Maurice And His Educated Rodents (2001) (One-off)
  32. Night Watch (2002) (City Watch)
  33. Death and What Comes Next (2002) (Short story)
  34. The Wee Free Men (2003) (Tiffany Aching)
  35. Monstrous Regiment (2003) (One-off)
  36. A Hat Full of Sky (2004) (Tiffany Aching)
  37. Going Postal (2004) (Post Office)
  38. Once More* With Footnotes (2004) (Compilation of short works)
  39. Thud! (2005) (City Watch)
  40. Where\\\'s my cow (2005)
  41. Wintersmith (2006) (Tiffany Aching)
  42. Making Money (2007) (Post Office)
  43. Unseen Academicals (2009) (The Wizards, Rincewind)
  44. I Shall Wear Midnight (2010) (Tiffany Aching)
  45. Snuff (2011) (City Watch / Sam Vimes)
  46. Raising Steam (2013) (Post office)
  47. The Shepherd's Crown (2015) (Tiffany Aching)

The Rincewind’s Reading order:

  • The Colour Of Magic
  • The Light Fantastic
  • Sourcery
  • Eric
  • Interesting Times
  • The Last Continent
  • The Last Hero
  • Unseen Academicals

The Witches Reading Order:

  • Equal Rites
  • Wyrd Sisters
  • Witches Abroad
  • Lords and Ladies
  • Maskerade
  • Carpe Jugulum
  • The Wee Free Men
  • A Hat Full of Sky
  • Wintersmith
  • I Shall Wear Midnight
  • The Shepherd's Crown

The Watch's Reading Order -

  • Guards! Guards!
  • Men at Arms
  • Feet of Clay
  • Jingo
  • The Fifth Elephant
  • Night Watch
  • Thud!
  • Snuff

Death's Reading Order:

  • Mort
  • Reaper Man
  • Soul Music
  • Hogfather
  • The Thief of Time

The Industrial Revolution Reading Order:

  • Moving Pictures
  • The Truth
  • Monstrous Regiment
  • Going Postal
  • Making Money
  • Raising Steam

The Ancient Civilisations Reading Order:

  • Pyramids
  • Small Gods

Harry Potter, by J. K. Rowling

J.K Rowling is an inspiration herself. She wrote Harry Potter on parchments of tissues and while traveling in trains as bed time stories for her children. The names of the characters are heavily influenced by the British Monarchy, Astrology, Astronomy, and Greek & Roman mythology.

The publication and reading chronology is:

  • Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone (British)/ The Sorcerer’s Stone (American)
  • Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets
  • Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban
  • Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire
  • Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix
  • Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince
  • Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows
  • Harry Potter and The Cursed Child

His Dark Materials, by Philip Pullman

This bestselling fantasy novel trilogy spans across parallel universe or multi-verse. The reading and publication chronology is:

  • Northern Lights/Golden Compass
  • The Subtle Knife
  • The Amber Spyglass

The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R Tolkien

J.R.R Tolkien is the best fantasy author in the league of C.S. Lewis. The publication and reading chronology is:

  • Lord of the Ring: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Lord of the Ring: The Two Towers
  • Lord of the Ring: The Return of the King

A Song of Fire and Ice, by George R. R. Martin

The fantasy series that inspired popular TV series, The Game of Thrones. This series is actually inspired from some of the long forgotten war called the “War of 7 Kingdoms” or “The War of Roses”

The publication and reading chronology is:

  • A Game of Thrones
  • A Clash of Kings
  • A Storm of Swords
  • A Feast for Crows
  • A Dance with Dragons
  • The Winds of Winter
  • A Dream of Spring

The Sword of Truth, by Terry Goodkind

The second longest series of books after Terry Pratchett's, this series is a list of 19 books.

The publication chronology is:

  • Debt of Bones
  • Wizard's First Rule
  • Stone of Tears
  • Blood of the Fold
  • Temple of the Winds
  • Soul of the Fire
  • Faith of the Fallen
  • Pillars of Creation
  • Debt of Bones
  • Naked Empire
  • Chainfire
  • Phantom
  • Confessor
  • The Omen Machine
  • The First Confessor: The Legend of Magda Searus
  • The Third Kingdom
  • Severed Souls
  • Warheart
  • Death's Mistress
  • Shroud of Eternity

The reading chronology is:

  • The First Confessor: The Legend of Magda Searus
  • Debt of Bones
  • Wizard's First Rule
  • Stone of Tears
  • Blood of the Fold
  • Temple of the Winds
  • Soul of the Fire
  • Faith of the Fallen
  • Pillars of Creation
  • Naked Empire
  • Chainfire
  • Phantom
  • Confessor
  • The Omen Machine
  • The Third Kingdom
  • Severed Souls
  • Warheart
  • Death's Mistress
  • Shroud of Eternity

The Bartimaeus Quadrology, by Jonathan Stroud

Written for children, this series is equally liked by adults. The reading and publication chronology is:

  • The Amulet of Samarkand
  • The Golem's Eye
  • Ptolemy's Gate
  • The Ring of Solomon

The Dark Tower Series, by Stephen King

This series has seven books and carry themes from multiple genres of dark fantasy, science fantasy and fiction, horror and Westerns.

The reading chronology is:

  • The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger
  • The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three
  • The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands
  • The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass
  • The Dark Tower: The Wind Through the Keyhole
  • The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla
  • The Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah
  • The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower

Hunger Games, by Susan Collins

This is a trilogy of book which tells the story of a reality game show The Hunger Games.

The reading and publication chronology is:

  • The Hunger Games
  • Catching Fire
  • Mockingjay

Are you a book lover? Specially the fantasy ones? I really hope this list of best selling fantasy novels helped you. If you know about a fantasy novel that you\\\'d like others to read, so let us know in comments.

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