The Best Fantasy Novels You’ve Never Heard Of

I am honoured to be included in Andrea Lundgren’s list of The Best Fantasy Novels You’ve Never Heard Of! There are some really good reads here, and others that are new to me (but won’t be for much longer!)

Andrea Lundgren

I frequently get questions from fellow readers for fantasy book recommendations. I have well-known favorites (The Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Hobbit) but then my list goes off to books that are less known, so I wanted to share the best with all of you. These have been picked based on the quality of writing, world-building, characterization, and the fact that…well, I love them all! 🙂

  • Wind Rider Chronicles by Allison D. Reid. The first book, Journey to Aviad, is available to read for free and tells the story of Elowyn and her older sister, Morganne.

Their mother pushes them to work hard and work quickly, but Elowyn loves to explore the woods…until she encounters the strangest creatures, wolf-like hounds that prowl along her city, their presence an omen of evil things to come. Slowly, she and her sister are drawn into the changes in…

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Author: marianlthorpe

Not content with two careers as a research scientist and an educator, Marian L Thorpe decided to go back to what she’d always wanted to do and be a writer. Author of the alternative world medieval series Empire’s Legacy, Marian also has published short stories and poetry. Her life-long interest in Roman and post-Roman European history informs her novels, while her avocations of landscape archaeology and birding provide background to her settings. As well as writing and editing professionally, Marian oversees Arboretum Press, a small publishing imprint run as a collective. Marian is currently writing Empire's Heir, the sixth title in the Empire's Legacy series.

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