The giants behind some of the best fantasy books still loom large – nobody looks like dethroning Terry Pratchett and Philip Pullman, nor Earthsea author Ursula Le Guin, any time soon – but the popularity of the genre on TikTok has led to the emergence of new favourites, too: Erin Morgenstern’s fantastic The Night Circus and The Starless Sea; Holly Black’s Book of Night; Naomi Novik’s The Golden Enclaves; and the popularity of fantasy romance books such as K. A. Tucker’s A Fate of Wrath & Flame and its ensuing series.


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Royalty infused with magic, terrifying beasts, enemies to lovers: these fantasy novels with a romantic bent have it all.

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The late, great Terry Pratchett left an extraordinary reading legacy behind. His legendary fantasy stories have been casting spells over young readers for years and years…


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Would you be most at home in the mountains of Middle-Earth? Amidst the creatures of Narnia? Or in the pastoral paradise of Elizabeth Knox’s fantasy epic, The Absolute Book? Take our quiz to find out.

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