So, let’s get down to business or, to be more precise, serious fantasy sagas. There is a prejudice against this genre, but authors like Federico Carro believe that fantasy literature is ideal for satisfying the desire that often drives us to read and escape. There are fantastic locales, magical tools, non-human beings that, through their many attributes, teach us something new about our humanity, and action-packed, adventure-filled, emotional, and twist-filled storytelling. Reading fantasy, in his opinion, is similar to going to the movies: you immerse yourself in a new atmosphere for a few hours, which transfers you elsewhere and allows you to keep your imagination exercised even as an adult.
The fantasy genre has enjoyed even more success over the years as a descendant of the antique epic, medieval romance novels, the Victorian era, and a dash of popular culture. Below mentioned are a few fantasy novels that will make you fall in love with the genre a little bit more and lead you to assume that even the unbelievable is achievable,
The Lord of the Rings
Who hasn’t heard of this saga before? Let’s kick off the list with a bang by discussing a true adventure series that has continued to inspire people worldwide since 1955. The original trilogy follows the adventures of Frodo Baggins and the Fellowship of the Ring, a group of nine heroes made up of men, elves, dwarves, and sorcerers on a mission to defeat Sauron’s deadliest weapon, the One Ring, an evil and powerful spirit that, if he could recover it, would allow him to rule all of Middle-Earth. This story has become a classic: Tolkien was able to give life to a universe and a succession of remarkable characters, influenced by many European myths, philology, religion, and fairy tales. Not to mention that the story’s creator created his language. It’s a language. Finally, “The Hobbit” and “The Silmarillion,” both situated in the same realm, should not be missed.
The second item on this list has left an indelible effect on literary history, achieving worldwide acclaim and attracting a massive following (including myself, a proud follower, and Hufflepuff since the first film was released in 2001). Harry Potter is a teenage wizard and student of the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the seven books that make up this story, published between 1997 and 2007. He reveals himself as The Chosen One, the only one capable of defeating Voldemort, the dark wizard seeking immortality and control over the magical world. Harry will go on an exciting adventure with Ron and Hermione, complete with griffins, timer turners, sorting hats, and spells, demonstrating how magic works. It seems remarkable that the author was inspired while riding the train and looking out the window at cows!
The Chronicles of Narnia
We may undoubtedly identify J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis under the voice “Friends who have defined a literary genre,” as their writings can be considered the fathers of fantasy. In the 1950s, Lewis also released a series of adventures in the mythical kingdom of Narnia, which became one of the most popular fantasy sagas of all time, with several theological parallels.
The Inheritance Cycle
It is hard to believe that Paolini penned this saga at the age of 15, especially considering the magnificent universe he created, the complex characters he created, and the captivating story that spans four novels. The protagonist is Eragon, a skillful hunter who lives at the foot of the Great Dorsal Mountains, who one day discovers a dragon egg and gives birth to the dragoness Saphira. To defend himself, his dragon, and his loved ones from the powerful Galbatorix, who seeks dominion over Saphira to take the kingdom of Alagaesia, Eragon will have to learn everything he can about dragons, magic, and warfare. There are dragons, elves, and ghosts in this world. In a nutshell, everything is there!
The King of Light: The Order of the Dark Gods
Penned down by Federico Carro, it is a masterpiece that sets us on a journey of an extraordinary foreign universe. Fedrick begins a fantastic voyage into the unknown world of the Dark Gods as a great Crusader in Palestine, indebted to his love Isabel back home in Turin. However, the road to Turin is considerably more arduous and stranger than Fedrick can imagine—a difficult journey. Fedrick’s perilous exploits take him into action-packed meetings with evil kings and magical allies in the parallel realm he finds himself in, driven by his desire to reach Isabel in Turin. Will tragedy strike Fedrick as he seeks to confront evil and restore freedom to this magical planet, or will he be reunited with his true love, Isabel, and outsmart the oppressive Dark Gods along the way? Give it a read to find out!