Military Fantasy: The Top 5 Books and Series of All Time

Military Fantasy is, in many ways, the medieval equivalent of modern warfare. The sword-carrying warriors are the counterparts of today’s infantrymen, magic users represent advanced weapons systems like missile launchers and explosive ordinance, and mythical beasts serve as the tanks, transports, and aircraft. Each of the recommendations below provides superior fantasy entertainment, but for discerning fans

The 8 Best Fantasy Audiobooks of All Time

Evaluating the best fantasy audiobooks is a COMPLETELY different process than ranking their in-print counterparts because the listening experience is completely different from the reading experience. For Example: have you ever been listening to an audiobook and suddenly realized you didn’t catch a single word in the last five minutes because you were thinking about something

Top STANDALONE Fantasy Novels

We love epic fantasy series, but sometimes 8 books and 5000 pages feel like more than we are ready to tackle.  When you’re needing a great fantasy story you can enjoy over a long weekend, check out one of these amazing works!   Best Modern Standalone Fantasy American Gods Neil Gaiman Gaiman may be the

Top 7 COMPLETED Fantasy Book Series

Tired of waiting years (or decades) to find out how the story ends?  Even worse, have you ever been forced to wait so long between books in a series that you almost completely forgot the characters and plotlines?  We certainly have. For our readers who prefer fantasy series they can read from beginning to end

Best Fantasy Book for February 2017

It felt like it took much longer than a year for this one because we were so excited to read it! TITLE: A Conjuring of Light Series: A Darker Shades of Magic #3 Author: V.E. Schwab First Book: A Darker Shade of Magic A Conjuring of Light concludes V.E. Schwab’s (amazing) crossover fantasy series, Shades of

Best Fantasy Book for January 2017

This series redefines exciting (but intelligent) reading. Title: Labyrinth Author: J.P. Beaubien Series: Aeon Legion #1 There are lots of books with exciting adventures and powerful swords that can cut through anything.  There are also lots of books that tackle complex issues surrounding how “heroes” and “villains” are often defined by nothing more than personal perception.

Best Fantasy Book for December 2016

This may be the highest POV Character body-count of all time….. Title: Wrath Author: John Gwynne Series: The Faithful and the Fallen #4 First Book: Malice Status: Series Complete! Do you enjoy fantasy series with exciting endings full of twists, turns, and epic battles?  If so, The Faithful and the Fallen is for you, and

Best Fantasy Book for November 2016

The secrets revealed in this book make me want to immediately re-read all of the others to search for clues! Title: The Blood Mirror Author: Brent Weeks Series: Lightbringer #4 (5 total planned) First Book: The Black Prism The 4th installment of the Lightbringer Series keeps up the same high standard we expect from Brent Weeks, keeping

Best Fantasy Book for October 2016

This month welcomes a new Fantasy author that we predict will have a long and amazing career! Title: The Burning Isle Author: Will Panzo Series: Book #1, Series name TBD Grimdark at its core, The Burning Isle has the overall feel of Joe Abercrombie’s First Law series, combined (in a good way) with Mark Lawrence’s Broken

Best Fantasy Book for September 2016

How does one properly follow-up a Hugo Award award winning book? Title: The Obelisk Gate Author: N.K. Jemisin Series: The Broken Earth #2 The Fifth Season (Broken Earth Book #1) set a very high bar for this new series.  Does the sequel keep the pace? Here’s our analogy: Would you describe a Ferrari as slow? Probably

Best Fantasy Book for August 2016

A new Dark Fantasy novel from an incredibly talented writing duo. TITLE: The Knight Proper Release Date: 8/9/16 Authors: Adam Greven and Matt Deller Knights, zombies, necromancers…….family? While The Knight Proper contains every element fans of Dark Fantasy will love, what really sets this novel apart is the character complexity brought by our hero, Edwin. Having lost

Best Fantasy Book for July 2016

Waiting a long time for a prequel sounds oxymoronic, but that’s exactly what we’ve been doing with this series. Title: Age of Myth Series: Legends of the First Empire #1 Author: Michael J. Sullivan Publication Date: June 28 The journey of Royce and Hadrian through the Riyria Revelations series left me begging for more detail