The top fantasy novels to read in 2021
With all of us spending a lot more time than usual stuck at home these days, there is little doubt that we are all looking for fun ways to spend out free time. While most of us cannot really travel at the moment, there is one way that we can all easily be transported to another time, place and world entirely!
That’s right, cracking open a fantasy book is great for everyone from young children to eldery adults. They are fast and readable books that often keep you guessing until the very end. However, you don’t want to return to the same old fantasy books that you’ve already read over and over, do you?
For that reason, we have taken the time to break down some of the very best fantasy books that you very likely have not yet read and have possibly not even heard of yet! Let’s get started.
The Halls of Isa
Combining historical and magical elements, The Hall of Isa takes place in the fictional land of Isa and sends readers down a fantastical path of fantasy and intrigue. Beyond that, The Halls of Isa bring a new and exciting take on the fantasy genre as it is filled with a myriad of characters of different races, ages and sexual preferences, something that is quite rare in the traditional fantasy genre.
When the Tiger Came Down the Mountain
A story of animal spirits that is intertwined with human history and love. While this book is technically the author’s second novel in this world, this book functions perfectly well as a standalone. If you are interested in reading the first book in this setting, read The Empress of Salt and Fortune First.
This book is a fantastic option for readers who are not only fans of classic fantasy, but also love to delve deeply into themes that include thriller and science fiction as well. The story deals with a bioweapon that causes its victims to develop Red Hands, with a heroic science expert being called in to uncover the dark truth of it all.
D (A Tale of Two Worlds)
From the name alone, it is quite clear that this novel comes with the ticket to another world entirely for the readers. This book has earned praise from fiction giant Neil Gaiman and is probably the funniest, weirdest and perhaps even the most original option on this list.
Rhythm of War
If you know anything about the fantasy genre in recent years, you know that Brandon Sanderson is one of the heaviest of hitters currently working. That is why Rhythms of War simply has to be mentioned on this list despite the fact that it is the fourth book in The Stormlight Archive.
While you certainly want to give this book a ready, you are heavily advised to first spend the time reading the first three installments in the series, which may very well take you all of 2021 to complete!