I am back with another Top Ten Tuesday hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Today’s prompt is Genre Freebie so I thought I would work with one of my favourite genre’s, Adult Fantasy. So, I’m going to give you a list of adult fantasy books for if you’re just getting into it. I will start from the easiest to get into and move down to the most high fantasy.
9. The Adventure Zone Graphic Novels
These are super fun and easy to get into graphic novels. They’re filled with fun and jokes and some light fantasy.
8. Johannes Cabal: The Necromancer
These are filled with wit and sarcasm. It is definitely on the urban fantasy side, but it definitely has some great fantasy elements and is a nice way in.
7. A Natural History of Dragons
This one is also some very light fantasy. It’s obviously got dragons, but there aren’t any huge quests or battles.
6. The Perfect Assassin
This is a very light fantasy that has intrigue and murder, with some fantasy elements splashed in. The setting is definitely different than our world and there is absolutely magic, but it is fairly easy to get into.
Havemercy is a fun adult fantasy that has mechanical dragons, magic, and some queer romance. It is not very heavy on the magic or fantasy elements. It does take place during a war, but it is not heavily focused on that and that makes it very easy to get into.
Monstress is a graphic novel series. I haven’t read all of it, but from what I read it is fairly heavy on the fantasy with fantasy creatures and so forth, but it is a graphic novel and I think it is fairly easy to get into and get lost in.
3. The Lies of Locke Lamora
The Lies of Locke Lamora is a book and series that I always say is fantasy for non-fantasy readers. It is very heavy on the wit and friendship. While it is a fantasy it is not heavy on the fantasy elements. It’s more focused on cons and heists than anything else.
Darien is the first in a series that focuses on a number of characters in a fantasy world. However, it does not follow the typical structure of the heroes quests with dragons and such. It has some great fantasy elements and goes into them a bit more than previous books I’ve mentioned.
1. The Ruin of Kings
I will be honest, I have not finished this one yet. It is a big chunker of a fantasy which it is why it’s here at the end of the list. If you have tried some light adult fantasy I think this is a great next step. It is deeper into fantasy with fantasy creatures and races and magic, but I think it is fairly engaging and interesting to get into.