“The Lord Of The Rings” and “Harry Potter” fantasy series rules every other bookshelf. No doubt they’re well deserved reads, but beyond that there exist a world of far capable fantasy reads, seeking your attention. We have given the top 6 intriguing fantasy reads here. While they are somewhat lesser known, they deserve to be read by fantasy lovers.
While it’s not easy for us (readers) to look beyond the Harry Potter and The Lord Of The Rings fantasy series, it’s time we look at the worthy fantasy book series. The somewhat lesser known fantasy book series we have given here are for the readers to explore beyond the world of Harry Potter and Lord Of The Rings.
Top 6 Fantasy Book Series
The Lion Of Farside Series by John Dalmas
The Farside series consists of three books by John Dalmas. The Lion of Farside is about the farmer Curtis Macurdy who would have been content with his life tilling plot of lands with his Wife, who is from the other world (a magical world which can sometimes be broached for the exaltation of things in the universe).
The Bavarian Gate, describes everything about the magical world his wife is from, and Curtis from our world leads the army as a well-known warrior in the eyes of their people. He is always a farmer at the heart who wish to return to his land, but there’s a war to be fought before.
Third book, The Lion Returns talks about Curtis’s another set of enemies and the war to be fought with them. Creation of doomsday weapon and steep price of peace has all the ingredients a reader is looking for, in the The Farside series.
The Stones of Power by David Gemmell
If you’re looking for action as well as fantasy, all well written from the very first word to the last, Stones Of Power is the best bet. The series consists of five books, first three stands alone as one series and the other two as one. Lots of heroic action, honor and loyalty is what you’ll find in the Stones of Power fantasy series.
Whether you are eight or eighty, these books will hold you from the very start to the last word
The Deed of Paksenarrion by Elizabeth Moon
The Deed of Paksenarrion is an epic story by the American author Elizabeth Moon. The three books included in this series are Sheepfarmer’s Daughter, Divided Allegiance and Oath of Gold, which were originally published as three volumes between 1988 and 1989 and also as one single trade edition in 1992.
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This fantasy series revolves around the medieval world of kingdoms, humans, dwarves, elves and gnomes, just like the well-known, The Lord Of The Rings. Moreover, it’s a story of a strong girl of 18 who left his home to avoid the marriage and faced a lot of hardship through her journey. And what surprised in her journey, may surprise our readers as well.
Greek Series by David Gemmell
Another fantasy series by David Gemmell will surely have you in awe. David Gemmell, in this series of two books, offers more of a fantasy elements including supernatural creatures and sorcery that goes beyond your imagination. In this series you will find some connections with historic events but I don’t think, you’re here to read history when a list is all about fantasy.
The story of this series revolves around the Macedonian general Parmenion aided Alexander in the battle between dark and light. But that’s just not the only war he’s fighting as there’s one inside and there’s one outside.
The Soldier Son Trilogy by Robin Hobb
The story of this series explains that how in a world where children’s career is influenced by their parents Nevare Burvelle, the sons of nobles has become a soldier. The first book revolves around Nevare’s education who is already destined to be a soldier and how his education covers almost everything that a soldier should be trained for.
Forest Mage, delves deep into fantasy world of Specks, a race of tree people who live on after their corporeal lives.
Third book, Renegade’s Magic, continues the sojourns with the Specks in their extensive forests near the Barrier Mountain.
These fantasy reads feels will make you feel more like that you are reading about life and is not embezzled with too much of super-natural occurrence. Nonetheless, these books are great-reads.
The Prince of Nothing by R. Scott Bakker
Prince of Nothing composed of three fantasy novels penned by the Canadian author, R. Scott Bakker. This is a story of brilliant Monastic warrior, who takes control of the holy war along with the hearts and minds of its leaders. The series also explains how he solved the war issues through his deep knowledge of rationality, cognitive biases and causality, which will truly need our readers to fumble and bend their mind to get in all information. These books also tells how he goes from military leader to divine prophet.
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This series is not just a fantasy series which is to be read and savored, but the story has well-connected importance of philosophy to the work. Most of Bakker’s work is influenced by the works of Tolkien and Frank Herbert. Here are the three fantasy reads for you to enjoy.
That ends the list of top 6 fantasy book series, which are so popular other than The Lord Of Rings and Harry Potter. They may not be the The Lord Of Rings, but are equally intriguing and will hold you from the very start. Read them all!