5 recommended fantasy literature books

Books that take us to other worlds. Books that teach us how magic can fill entire continents. Books that teach us another reality in which to lose ourselves. The fantastic genre has always been one of those refuges in which to find completely different stories and which offer the reader a new look at the world around them. Magical creatures, invented countries, the eternal struggle between good and evil. Concepts that often, in literature, are a bit scary when it comes to addressing them. For this reason, today we bring you a selection of some of the best fantasy novels, both for those who already know this type of book and for those who have not given themselves a chance. Literature is enjoyment, it is fun, it is a new adventure, and these books are full of that. You just have to read and discover your new reading.

1. The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R Tolkien

There are special readings that make us wake up to the world of books, that teach us to travel between words, to daydream, to live the best adventures sitting in our armchair or lying on our bed, hmm, well, there can also be wonderful adventures , but that's another story€ The Lord of the Rings was the book that got that young non-reader to take the definitive step that would make her, not only a reader, but also an encourager of reading; and that is why today, which is a special day for me since this is already my 100th review for LyL, I wanted to share this book with all of you, a story that I discovered in my teens and that definitely changed the course of my life. The book was lent to me by my dear and always remembered brother-in-law, Jesús, my brother, as you can already imagine, also a very dear husband.

2. The Color of Magic, by Terry Pratchett

The story begins with the arrival of Twoflowers, a tourist with the intention of seeing in Discworld everything he has always imagined. Rincewind, a talentless magician, becomes his guide through a journey in which they will find ogres, heroes, gods, princesses, dragons and all kinds of creatures, they will even maintain a curious duel with Death himself and they will know the edge of the Discworld. All this peppered with continuous references, tributes and parodies to the themes and stereotypes of the fantastic genre, using a very peculiar sense of humor, which often borders on the absurd and without causing any laughter makes you unable to stop smiling while you are reading.

3. The Name of the Wind, by Patrick Rothfuss

The pace of the narrative is beastly, incredibly fluid. Many of the chapters end at the height of the action, so it forces you to continue a little longer to find out what happens next. Between the main adventure, there are small interludes that perfectly spice up the story with the life of the hero once he has retired from adventures, and lives as a simple innkeeper. The result: You can't stop reading, unless you have a strong will, or you fall asleep after a marathon reading session.

4. Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, by Susanna Clarke

Sometimes you like a book so much that it's hard for you to write a review about it, you want to express everything that made you feel, the good times you had while reading it, the way in which the author, in this case the author, it has introduced into the story, it has made you have fun and suffer with its characters and the pain that ending it gave you because you were leaving a world that you already felt part of, you want to explain all this in the best way possible, to try to make someone else discover that book and I enjoyed it the same as you, but unfortunately I do not have the mastery when it comes to writing that Susanna Clarke does in her first novel, and yes, all this has been caused in me by a novel by a new writer, and we are in my opinion before the most impressive debut of the last years with Patrick Rothfuss and his "The name of the wind".

5. Game of Thrones, by George R.R. Martin

The raven that will carry this message into your hands will not bring anything but dire news. Winterfell is facing one of its worst times, and as our house motto says, winter is coming. I, Ned Stark, Lord of Winterfell, hand of King Robert Baratheon, sworn to protect my house and family, have achieved neither. I hope you forgive me. Dark times are coming, and rumors move swiftly through the alleys, crawl up the walls of the Seven Kingdoms, and are like vipers and spiders trying to bite the throats of the best knights. We face the night, oh gods, and not even our prayers under the weirwood can save us. The war is coming, and although the swords are the ones in charge of tearing off limbs and slitting throats, the words are just as sharp.

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