Best Arthurian Fantasy Books

Here you will get Best Arthurian Fantasy Books For you.This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

1. Assassin's Apprentice (The Farseer Trilogy, Book 1)

Author: by Robin Hobb

‎ 19700 KB

View on Amazon

A gorgeously illustrated anniversary edition of the book that launched the epic Farseer Trilogy, praised by George R.R. Martin as fantasy as it ought to be written and Lin-Manuel Miranda as an incredible series, featuring a new foreword by Robin Hobb and ten illustrations.

Twenty-five years ago, Robin Hobb’s first novel featuring FitzChivalry Farseer and his mysterious, often maddening friend the Fool struck like a bolt of brilliant lightning. Thus began a beloved saga spanning multiple series, full of adventure, magic, and sinister plots.

To celebrate a quarter-century of wonder, this special edition of Assassin’s Apprentice presents a modern classic as it’s never been seen before: in hardcover, with ten beautiful illustrations by Magali Villeneuve. Young Fitz is the bastard son of the noble Prince Chivalry, raised in the shadow of the royal court by his father’s gruff stableman.

He is treated as an outcast by all the royalty except the devious King Shrewd, who has him secretly tutored in the arts of the assassin. For in Fitz’s blood runs the magic Skilland the darker knowledge of a child raised with the stable hounds and rejected by his family.

2. Out of the Silent Planet (Space Trilogy (Paperback))

Author: by C.S. Lewis
Scribner (March 11, 2003)
160 pages

View on Amazon

The first book in C.S. Lewis’s acclaimed Space Trilogy, which continues with Perelandra and That Hideous Strength, Out of the Silent Planet begins the adventures of the remarkable Dr. Ransom. Here, that estimable man is abducted by a megalomaniacal physicist and his accomplice and taken via spaceship to the red planet of Malacandra.

The two men are in need of a human sacrifice, and Dr. Ransom would seem to fit the bill. Once on the planet, however, Ransom eludes his captors, risking his life and his chances of returning to Earth, becoming a stranger in a land that is enchanting in its difference from Earth and instructive in its similarity.

First published in 1943, Out of the Silent Planet remains a mysterious and suspenseful tour de force.

3. Royal Assassin (The Farseer Trilogy, Book 2)

Author: by Robin Hobb

‎ 16205 KB

Royal Assassin (The Farseer Trilogy, Book 2) Cover

View on Amazon

Fantasy as it ought to be written … Robin Hobb’s books are diamonds in a sea of zircons.George R.R. Martin Fitz has survived his first hazardous mission as king’s assassin, but is left little more than a cripple. Battered and bitter, he vows to abandon his oath to King Shrewd, remaining in the distant mountains.

But love and events of terrible urgency draw him back to the court at Buckkeep, and into the deadly intrigues of the royal family. Renewing their vicious attacks on the coast, the Red-Ship Raiders leave burned-out villages and demented victims in their wake.

The kingdom is also under assault from within, as treachery threatens the throne of the ailing king. In this time of great danger, the fate of the kingdom may rest in Fitz’s handsand his role in its salvation may require the ultimate sacrifice.

BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Robin Hobb’s Assassin’s Quest. Praise for Robin Hobb and Royal Assassin [Robin] Hobb continues to revitalize a genre that often seems all too generic, making it new in ways that range from the subtle to the shocking.

4. Assassin's Quest (The Farseer Trilogy, Book 3)

Author: by Robin Hobb

View on Amazon

An enthralling conclusion to this superb trilogy, displaying an exceptional combination of originality, magic, adventure, character, and drama. Kirkus Reviews (starred review)King Shrewd is dead at the hands of his son Regal. As is Fitzor so his enemies and friends believe.

But with the help of his allies and his beast magic, he emerges from the grave, deeply scarred in body and soul. The kingdom also teeters toward ruin: Regal has plundered and abandoned the capital, while the rightful heir, Prince Verity, is lost to his mad questperhaps to death.

Only Verity’s returnor the heir his princess carriescan save the Six Duchies. But Fitz will not wait. Driven by loss and bitter memories, he undertakes a quest: to kill Regal. The journey casts him into deep waters, as he discovers wild currents of magic within himcurrents that will either drown him or make him something more than he was.

Praise for Robin Hobb and Assassin’s Quest Fantasy as it ought to be written … Robin Hobb’s books are diamonds in a sea of zircons.George R.R. Martin Superbly written, wholly satisfying, unforgettable: better than any fantasy trilogy in printincluding mine!Melanie Rawn

5. Half Sick of Shadows

Author: by Laura Sebastian
Ace (July 6, 2021)
July 6, 2021

View on Amazon

“Laura Sebastian is the next Madeline Miller…. A fierce, fresh, lyrical tale that will enthrall until the last page.”-Kate Quinn, New York Times bestselling author of The Huntress “Magical, haunting, unique-I haven’t been so excited about an Arthur book since I read The Once and Future King .”-Tamora Pierce, #1 New York Times bestselling author The Lady of Shalott reclaims her story in this bold feminist reimagining of the Arthurian myth from the New York Times bestselling author of Ash Princess.

Everyone knows the legend. Of Arthur, destined to be a king. Of the beautiful Guinevere, who will betray him with his most loyal knight, Lancelot. Of the bitter sorceress, Morgana, who will turn against them all. But Elaine alone carries the burden of knowing what is to come-for Elaine of Shalott is cursed to see the future.

On the mystical isle of Avalon, Elaine runs free and learns of the ancient prophecies surrounding her and her friends-countless possibilities, almost all of them tragic. When their future comes to claim them, Elaine, Guinevere, Lancelot, and Morgana accompany Arthur to take his throne in stifling Camelot, where magic is outlawed, the rules of society chain them, and enemies are everywhere.

6. The Forgotten Kingdom: A Novel (The Lost Queen Book 2)

Author: by Signe Pike
September 15, 2020

View on Amazon

From the author of The Lost Queen, hailed as Outlander meets Camelot (Kirsty Logan, the author of The Gloaming) and The Mists of Avalon for a new generation (Linnea Hartsuyker, the author of The Golden Wolf), a rich, immersive (Kirkus Reviews) new novel in which a forgotten queen of 6th-century Scotland claims her throne as war looms and her family is scattered to the winds.AD 573.

Imprisoned in her chamber, Languoreth awaits news in torment. Her husband and son have ridden off to war against her brother, Lailoken. She doesn’t yet know that her young daughter, Angharad, who was training with Lailoken to become a Wisdom Keeper, has been lost in the chaos.

As one of the bloodiest battles of early medieval Scottish history abandons its survivors to the wilds of Scotland, Lailoken and his men must flee to exile in the mountains of the Lowlands, while nine-year-old Angharad must summon all Lailoken has taught her to follow her own destiny through the mysterious, mystical land of the Picts.

7. The Eyes of the Dragon: A Novel

Author: by Stephen King
Gallery Books
384 pages

View on Amazon

It is just not possible to stop turning the pages (The Washington Post) of this bestselling classic talean epic fantasy as only Stephen King could envision it. Once, in a kingdom called Delain, there was a king with two sons.

Thus begins one of the most unique tales that master storyteller Stephen King has ever writtena sprawling fantasy of dark magic and the struggle for absolute power that utterly transforms the destinies of two brothers born into royalty. Through this enthralling masterpiece of mythical adventure, intrigue, and terror, you will thrill to this unforgettable narrative filled with relentless, wicked enchantment, and the most terrible of secrets.

8. The Buried Giant (Vintage International)

Author: by Kazuo Ishiguro
336 pages

View on Amazon

From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature and author of the Booker Prizewinning novel The Remains of the Day comes a luminous meditation on the act of forgetting and the power of memory. In post-Arthurian Britain, the wars that once raged between the Saxons and the Britons have finally ceased.

Axl and Beatrice, an elderly British couple, set off to visit their son, whom they haven’t seen in years. And, because a strange mist has caused mass amnesia throughout the land, they can scarcely remember anything about him. As they are joined on their journey by a Saxon warrior, his orphan charge, and an illustrious knight, Axl and Beatrice slowly begin to remember the dark and troubled past they all share.

By turns savage, suspenseful, and intensely moving, The Buried Giant is a luminous meditation on the act of forgetting and the power of memory.

9. The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla

Author: by Stephen King

View on Amazon

A major motion picture starring Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba Wolves of the Calla is the thrilling fifth book in Stephen King’s Dark Tower seriesa unique bestselling epic fantasy quest inspired many years ago by The Lord of the Rings.

In the extraordinary fifth novel in Stephen King’s remarkable fantasy epic, Roland Deschain and his ka-tet are bearing southeast through the forests of Mid-World. Their path takes them to the outskirts of Calla Bryn Sturgis, a tranquil valley community of farmers and ranchers on Mid-World’s borderlands.

Beyond the town, the rocky ground rises toward the hulking darkness of Thunderclap, the source of a terrible affliction that is slowly stealing the community’s soul. The Wolves of Thunderclap and their unspeakable depredation are coming. To resist them is to risk all, but these are odds the gunslingers are used to, and they can give the Calla-folken both courage and cunning.

Their guns, however, will not be enough.

10. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight; Pearl; [and] Sir Orfeo

Author: by J.R.R. Tolkien
Del Rey (July 1, 1988)
214 pages

View on Amazon

Three masterpieces of medieval poetry, translated by the author of The Lord of the Rings Comparable to the works of Chaucer, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, and Sir Orfeo weave a bright tapestry of stories from a remote age of chivalry and wizards, knights and holy questsbut unlike The Canterbury Tales, the name of the poet who wrote them is lost to time.

Masterfully translated from the original Middle English by J.R.R. Tolkien, the language of these great poems comes to life for modern readers. At the center of this collection is Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, a tale as lush and dark as England’s medieval forests.

Mixing romance and adventure, Sir Gawain follows King Arthur’s most noble knight on an adventure of epic enchantment, temptation, and destiny.

11. The Mists of Avalon

Author: by Marion Zimmer Bradley
Ballantine Books

View on Amazon

The magical saga of the women behind King Arthur’s throne. A monumental reimagining of the Arthurian legends … Reading it is a deeply moving and at times uncanny experience…. An impressive achievement. The New York Times Book ReviewIn Marion Zimmer Bradley’s masterpiece, we see the tumult and adventures of Camelot’s court through the eyes of the women who bolstered the king’s rise and schemed for his fall.

From their childhoods through the ultimate fulfillment of their destinies, we follow these women and the diverse cast of characters that surrounds them as the great Arthurian epic unfolds stunningly before us. As Morgaine and Gwenhwyfar struggle for control over the fate of Arthur’s kingdom, as the Knights of the Round Table take on their infamous quest, as Merlin and Viviane wield their magics for the future of Old Britain, the Isle of Avalon slips further into the impenetrable mists of memory, until the fissure between old and new worlds’ and old and new religions’ claims its most famous victim.

12. The Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah

Author: by Stephen King
Scribner (June 8, 2004)
June 8, 2004

View on Amazon

Now a major motion picture starring Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba The penultimate volume in the Dark Tower series, The Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah, a #1 New York Times bestseller, is a pivotal installment in the epic saga. Set in a world of extraordinary circumstances, filled with stunning visual imagery and unforgettable characters, the Dark Tower series is unlike anything you have ever read.

Here is the penultimate installment.

13. Perelandra (Space Trilogy, Book 2)

Author: by C.S. Lewis
192 pages

View on Amazon

The second book in C.S. Lewis’s acclaimed Space Trilogy, which also includes Out of the Silent Planet and That Hideous Strength, Perelandra continues the adventures of the extraordinary Dr. Ransom. Pitted against the most destructive of human weaknesses, temptation, the great man must battle evil on a new planet – Perelandra – when it is invaded by a dark force.

Will Perelandra succumb to this malevolent being, who strives to create a new world order and who must destroy an old and beautiful civilization to do so? Or will it throw off the yoke of corruption and achieve a spiritual perfection as yet unknown to man?

The outcome of Dr. Ransom’s mighty struggle alone will determine the fate of this peace-loving planet.

14. The Dark Tower VII

Author: by Stephen King
September 21, 2004

View on Amazon

Now a major motion picture starring Matthew McConaughey and Idris ElbaCreating “true narrative magic” (The Washington Post) at every revelatory turn, Stephen King surpasses all expectation in the stunning final volume of his seven-part epic masterwork. Entwining stories and worlds from a vast and complex canvas, here is the conclusion readers have long awaitedbreathtakingly imaginative, boldly visionary, and wholly entertaining.

Roland Deschain and his ka-tet have journeyed together and apart, scattered far and wide across multilayered worlds of wheres and whens. The destinies of Roland, Susannah, Jake, Father Callahan, Oy, and Eddie are bound in the Dark Tower itself, which now pulls them ever closer to their own endings and beginnings…

And into a maelstrom of emotion, violence, and discovery.

15. Fool's Fate: The Tawny Man Trilogy Book 3

Author: by Robin Hobb
Spectra (February 3, 2004)
February 3, 2004

View on Amazon

Fantasy as it ought to be written … Robin Hobb’s books are diamonds in a sea of zircons.George R.R. Martin FitzChivalry Farseer has become firmly ensconced in the queen’s court. Along with his mentor, Chade, and the simpleminded yet strongly Skilled Thick, Fitz strives to aid Prince Dutiful on a quest that could secure peace with the Outislandsand win Dutiful the hand of the Narcheska Elliania.

The Narcheska has set the prince an unfathomable task: to behead a dragon trapped in ice on the isle of Aslevjal. Yet not all the clans of the Outislands support their effort. Are there darker forces at work behind Elliania’s demand?

Knowing that the Fool has foretold he will die on the island of ice, Fitz plots to leave his dearest friend behind. But fate cannot so easily be defied. Praise for Robin Hobb and Fool’s Fate [Robin] Hobb’s rich, vibrant and unique world [is] filled with sentient ships, magical beasts, and fascinating characters….Highly recommended.

Library Journal Rich, enchanting fantasy from one of today’s best practitioners … Reminiscent of Ursula Le Guin’s The Other Wind [and] Anne McCaffrey’s Pern series.BookPage