100+ Fantasy Authors

Looking for some great fantasy fiction? Here are a mix of authors and titles that span the all the subgenres of fantasy. Whether you like swords and sorcery, world-building epics, or tales of revenge and political machination there is something on this list for you.

  • Lynn Abbey -- Out of Time
  • Richard Adams -- Watership Down
  • Piers Anthony -- A Spell for Chameleon
  • Robert Asprin -- Another Fine Myth
  • Peter Beagle -- The Innkeeper’s Song
  • Curt Benjamin -- The Prince of Shadows
  • Anne Bishop -- Daughter of the Blood
  • Marion Zimmer Bradley -- Lady of Avalon
  • Kristen Britain -- Green Rider
  • Terry Brooks -- The Sword of Shannara
  • Steven Brust -- The Phoenix Guards
  • Lois McMaster Bujold -- The Curse of Chalion
  • Emma Bull -- War for the Oaks
  • Orson Scott Card -- Seventh Son
  • Jacqueline Carey -- Kushiel’s Dart
  • Jonathan Carroll -- Sleeping in Flame
  • C.J. Cherryh -- Fortress in the Eye of Time
  • James Clemens -- Wit’ch Fire
  • David B. Coe -- Rules of Ascension
  • Eoin Colfer -- Artemis Fowl
  • Glen Cook -- The Black Company
  • Charles De Lint -- Memory and Dream
  • Pamela Dean -- The Secret Country
  • Tom Deitz -- Bloodwinter: a Tale of Eron
  • Stephen R. Donaldson -- Lord Foul’s Bane
  • Sara Douglass -- The Wayfarer Redemption
  • David Drake -- Lord of the Isles
  • Diane Duane -- The Book of Night With Moon
  • David Eddings -- Pawn of Prophecy
  • Kate Elliott -- King’s Dragon
  • David Farland -- The Runelords
  • S.L. Farrell -- Holder of Lightning
  • Raymond E. Feist -- Magician (or Magician: Apprentice)
  • Jeffrey Ford -- The Physiognomy
  • Maggie Furey -- Aurian
  • Neil Gaiman -- Neverwhere
  • David Gemmell -- Legend
  • Lisa Goldstein -- The Red Magician
  • Terry Goodkind -- Wizard's First Rule
  • Ed Greenwood -- The Kingless Land
  • Barbara Hambly -- Dragonsbane
  • Thomas Harlan -- The Shadow of Ararat
  • Elizabeth Haydon -- Rhapsody: Child of Blood
  • Robin Hobb -- Assassin’s Apprentice
  • Robert Holdstock -- Celtika
  • Tanya Huff -- Wizard of the Grove
  • Barry Hughart -- Bridge of Birds
  • Brian Jacques -- Redwall
  • Diana Wynne Jones -- Dark Lord of Derkholm
  • J.V. Jones -- A Cavern of Black Ice
  • Robert Jordan -- The Eye of the World
  • Guy Gavriel Kay -- Tigana
  • Katharine Kerr -- Daggerspell
  • J. Gregory Keyes -- The Waterborn
  • J. Robert King -- Mad Merlin
  • Katherine Kurtz -- Camber of Culdi
  • Mercedes Lackey -- Arrows of the Queen
  • Steve Lawhead -- The Paradise War
  • Ursula K. LeGuin -- The Wizard of Earthsea
  • Fritz Leiber -- Swords and Deviltry
  • Jane Lindskold -- Through Wolf’s Eyes
  • Holly Lisle -- Diplomacy of Wolves
  • Elizabeth Lynn -- Dragon’s Winter
  • John Marco -- The Eyes of God
  • Juliet Marillier -- Daughter of the Forest
  • George R.R. Martin -- A Game of Thrones
  • Dennis McKiernan -- Dragondoom
  • Patricia McKillip -- Riddle-Master: the Complete Trilogy
  • Robin McKinley -- Beauty
  • China Miéville -- King Rat
  • L.E. Modesitt -- The Magic of Recluce
  • Michael Moorcock -- Elric of Melniboné (in The Elric Saga)
  • Robert Newcomb -- The Fifth Sorceress
  • Garth Nix -- Sabriel
  • Andre Norton -- Witch World
  • Christopher Paolini -- Eragon
  • Mervyn Peake -- Titus Groan
  • Terry Pratchett -- Mort
  • Phillip Pullman -- The Golden Compass
  • Melanie Rawn -- Dragon Prince
  • Mickey Zucker Reichert -- The Last of the Renshai
  • Jennifer Roberson -- Shapechanger’s Song
  • J.K. Rowling -- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • Kristin Kathryn Rusch -- The Black King
  • Sean Russell -- The One Kingdom
  • R.A. Salvatore -- The Dark Elf Trilogy (Homeland)
  • Elizabeth Ann Scarborough -- The Godmother
  • Jan Siegel -- Prospero’s Children
  • Christopher Stasheff -- Her Majesty’s Wizard
  • Mary Stewart -- The Crystal Cave
  • Sean Stewart -- Mockingbird
  • Judith Tarr -- The Isle of Glass
  • Sheri S. Tepper -- Beauty
  • J.R.R. Tolkien -- The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Eric Van Lustbader -- The Ring of Five Dragons
  • Jeff VanderMeer -- Veniss Underground
  • Paula Volsky -- Illusion
  • Jo Walton -- Tooth and Claw
  • Lawrence Watt-Evans -- Dragon Weather
  • Margaret Weis (with Tracy Hickman) -- Dragon Wing
  • Martha Wells -- City of Bones
  • T.H. White -- The Once and Future King
  • Tad Williams -- Tailchaser’s Song
  • Janny Wurts -- Curse of the Mistwraith
  • Roger Zelazny -- Chronicles of Amber or The Great Book of Amber
  • Sarah Zettel -- A Sorcerer’s Treason