15 Adult Fantasy Book Series To Get You Back to Reading
Our days are often so hectic and busy, it can be difficult to find time for reading. But reading is an important (and fun) activity that we can all benefit from. It’s an incredible way to escape the stress of everyday life, to learn new things, and to be transported to new worlds. If you’ve been thinking about getting back to your favorite pastime but don’t know where to start, keep reading for our list of great adult fantasy books!
Fantasy books have a little something for everyone, which is why we recommend picking up a good fantasy book to help you rediscover your passion for reading. We’ve carefully selected fifteen adult fantasy book series that will reawaken your imagination and your appreciation for the written word. Whether you love dragons, world-building, and magic or just want to enjoy a good story, we guarantee there’s something here for you!
Why Read Adult Fantasy Books?
Fantasy is one of the most popular genres out there. For many, what’s intriguing about the genre is that it allows them to escape from their everyday lives. Fantasy books can transport you to wondrous worlds where magic is real and there are secret societies to infiltrate and ancient mysteries to solve. Readers enjoy fantasy for the same reason they enjoy action-packed science fiction or paranormal romances–it’s all about escapism. Adult fantasy books allow readers to think big, often presenting them with complex, high-stakes conflicts and problems they may not experience in their everyday lives. For example, many fantasy stories are about fighting wars and saving the world. Getting to walk in the shoes of characters who face unique, life-0r-death situations can be fun and exciting!
Another reason to read adult fantasy books is that, in this genre, the possibilities are endless. There’s really no limit to what fantasy authors can write, and many authors take advantage of that opportunity with unique worldbuilding. One book could transport you to the Netherworld, where you follow a group of talented ghost hunters, while another book might take you on a journey to explore the ruins of Atlantis, or follow a pair of young rogues who take down paranormal criminals. Fantasy allows people to live in their own imagination.
Our Top 15 Adult Fantasy Books Series
Some of the series featured on this list are older classics and some of them are newer, more modern additions to the fantasy genre. Either way, all of the series we’ve picked are guaranteed to provide readers with an escape from reality, immersing you in a world of magic, mystery, and wonder. Here are 15 of the best Adult Fantasy Book Series (listed in no particular order).
1. The Dark Magi Series by Kel Carpenter
2. The Stormlight Archives by Brandon Sanderson
3. The Broken Empire by Mark Lawrence
4. The Inheritance Trilogy by N.K. Jemisin
5. Shades of Magic by V.E. Schwab
6. A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin
7. Night Angel Trilogy by Brent Weeks
8. The Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb
9. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
10. The Daevabad Trilogy by S. A. Chakraborty
11. The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher
12. Riyria Revelations by Michael J. Sullivan
13. The Hollows by Kim Harrison
14. The Kingkiller Chronicle Series by Patrick Rothfuss
15. All Souls Trilogy by Patrick Rothfuss
We hope that some of these adult fantasy books piqued your interest! If you’re stuck in a reading slump, starting one of these series is sure to reinspire your reading habit. If you have any adult fantasy book recommendations you would like to share, be sure to leave a comment below! And, if you’re interested in finding more adult fantasy books to read (or more fantasy books for all ages), Freebooksy has plenty to offer. Be sure to sign up for our Freebooksy newsletter here to receive free adult fantasy books in your inbox every day.