Best fantasy fiction books 2017
Top 10 Fantasy Books of | #1 Guide to the best fantasy books, games, movies, and more!Which brings us to the books below—25 titles that stood out in a particularly strong year for SFF, a year during which many of us looked to the speculative to help us grapple with the strangeness around us—or to offer us an escape from it. Taken collectively, they are: provoking, thoughtful, compelling, challenging, unique. And, most certainly, they are all so very These are the best science fiction and fantasy books of the year. Add to Bag.
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But while the world around us seem to darken as the year went by, in the universe of fantasy fiction there were hundreds of new stars born to lighten our paths! It was a great year for debuts and for series ending. There were dragons and gods, courts and assassins. Light battling dark and sometimes even dark battling dark. The whole year it seemed every week a new title came out that made our to-be-read lists that much higher. Instead, after much debate, we picked our top 20 books and 30 ish others that just missed the cut. The first 30 are listed in order of release and are tied for 21st place.
I think it really shows my personal preferences when it comes to what I read. I love fantastic world-building, and mysteries at the heart of a book. I enjoy grand stories, with poignant social commentary, that focus in on characters and family. If you want an example of incredible world-building, then The City of Brass is a perfect choice. The Stone Sky is the final installment in one of the best fantasy trilogies — not of the year, but period. The series centers on a woman named Essun who is an orogene, which means she can control the movement of stones beneath the earth.
But the 21st century has been a particularly fruitful time of fantasy literature, with J. Many readers have worked their way back from movies like the Lord of the Rings franchise or TV series like Game of Thrones to their fantasy novel origins, seeking out new authors after devouring J. Storm Front by Jim Butcher Jim Butcher layers fantasy elements on top of hardboiled mysteries, following magician-for-hire and Chicago P. Miri will steal your heart. Also, cats talk. There is a certain unevenness in tone; it wavers between absurd and dead-serious, between allegorical and dramatic, that might confuse some readers, and the middle section sags a little. But the sheer exuberance of language and unfettered whimsy of the concept are more than enough to make up for that.