You blazed through The Chronicles of Narnia, Redwall, and the Ranger’s Apprentice. Now what? While your favorite books will probably stay your favorites for all your life, fasten your seat belts because there are great fantasy novels ahead!
If your teen devours every fantasy novel you can find, or if you are looking for a book that will give you an escape for this world, here’s your list! May it act as a map to guide you through new dangers, passed hungry trolls, and over the mountains to a safe haven.
Check out this information first!
- I’ve included some of my “to read” list. If I haven’t read a book, I put a star at the end of the author’s name.
- These links are affiliate links. (That helps pay for web site costs.)
- Not all books from all authors are listed. If you like an author, check out the rest of his/her books.
- While the books are organized by age groups, don’t hesitate to read up or down a level.
- Not all books are written by Christian authors. If there is something objectionable that I know about, I note them at the bottom of their section.
- The PDF comes with a handy box in front of each box for you to check off when you have finished reading it.
- There are currently 66 books on this list! But it’s not finished! I will continue to add books as more fantasy novels come to my attention. To get updates, sign up for my newsletter here.
- There is another list for grade school kids and tweens called The Ultimate Fantasy Book List for Christian Kids (and those who wish they were). Check that out to grow up more kids that love fantasy.
Now gird thyself in armor! Take up your sword, your arrows. Prepare to ride your dragon or slay it (whatever may be your adventure). Brave the mountains with their hazards of snow and treacherous caves that lead to goblins. Prepare to ride into battle with no hope of surviving.
(Or I should say… Enough talk. Now it’s time to read.)
Fantasy Books for Teens (Currently 48 Books)
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini
The Lost Books by Ted Dekker*
Kingdom Book Series by Chuck Black*
The Knights of Arrethtrae by Chuck Black*
- Sir Kendrick and the Castle of Bel Lione
- Sir Bentley and Holbrook Court
- Sir Dalton and the Shadow Heart
- Lady Carliss and the Water of Moorue
- Sir Quinlan and the Sword of Valor
- Sir Rowan and the Camerian Conquest
Legends of the Guardian-King by Karen Hancock
Books of the Infinite by R.J. Larson*
Seventh World Trilogy by Rachel Starr Thomson*
Tales of Goldstone Wood by Anne Elisabeth Stengl*
The Kinsman Chronicles by Jill Williamson
Wren by Rachel Rossano
Hind’s Feet on High Places by Hannah Hurnard
Arena by Karen Hancock
Notes: Eragon: Inheritance Cycle has some eastern religion weaved into the second book as well as violence in all the books. I included Hind’s Feet on High Places, even though it’s not necessary a fantasy, because it’s an amazing book. Also, Arena falls more under science fiction, but you’ll love it.
Fantasy Books for Adults (Currently 20 Books)
The Staff and the Sword by Patrick W. Carr*
The Books of Allelon by Elaine H. Baldwin
Follower of the Word by Morgan L. Busse*
The Theodoric Saga by Rachel Rossano*
The Song of Albion Trilogy by Stephen Lawhead*
The Dragonriders of Pern by Anne McCaffrey
The Circle Series by Ted Dekker
Again, the Dragonriders of Pern series isn’t purely fantasy, but it’s a series I have enjoyed. There are some adult scenes in it, so prepared to skip that part. If you like them, there are 21 of them in the whole series.
Click here to down the PDF list of The Ultimate Fantasy List for Christian Teens and Adults.
And don’t forget to check out The Ultimate Fantasy Book List for Christian Kids (and those who still think they are)!
What books did I miss? Let me know in the comments!