Top 5 New Fantasy Books from Award-Winning Authors

We live in a world filled with amazing books, but the best part is that we are constantly given new books to read.

The downside to all of this, of course, is how to read so many books and when you realise it is not possible to read every book on the planet (a very sad realisation for my nine-year-old self) finding the books you want to read. There are of course many ways to pick books. I always enjoy recommendations from friends and family, or wandering through books stores and peering at interesting covers and reading descriptions. Then, of course, there is the internet. A place full of book reviews and descriptions that you can narrow down to look at the genres that interest you most. Here we are going to look at some of the exciting new books coming out this year, written by some of our favourite fantasy authors. So here we go:

1. Windwitch

by Susan Dennard

New York Times Best-selling author Susan Dennard brings us her sequel to Truthwitch in her newest book Windwitch. Set in a fantasy land where there are many types of magic. These books tell the adventures of the witches of Witchland as the character’s struggle to know who to trust as they try to keep war from breaking out. This book was released on January 10th, 2017.

2. Norse Mythology

by Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman is an award-winning British author known for his numerous works, most notably: Coraline, Sandman, Stardust, The Graveyard book and American Gods. His newest book, Norse Mythology was published on February 7th of 2017.  In this Novel, Gaiman is tackling the myths that create Norse mythology. Looking at the gods and the world that has inspired himself and many other fantasy writers. He has taken these myths and with his own prose turned them into an arc for readers to enjoy.

3. The Secret of Spellshadow Manor

by Bella Forrest

Bella Forrest is the bestselling author of A shade of Vampire and The Gender Game. Her new book, The Secret of Spellshadow Manor is a fantasy mystery following the journey of an ordinary boy named Alex as he finds himself trapped in a mysterious Manor. Full of magic and adventure this novel is set to be released on March 10th.

4. Oathbringer

by Brandon Sanderson

Brandon Sanderson is an epic fantasy, and science fiction, award-winning author is best known for his series Mistborn and for his work finishing the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan. His current series The Stormlight Archive is expecting its third book Oathbringer this November. It is set to follow Dalinar Kholin, focusing on his flashbacks as he navigates the epic fantasy world Sanderson has built. This book is sure to be full of complex characters, intricate places and fascinating creature and magic as his other novels have been.

5. Beren and Luthien

by J.R.R. Tolkien

Tolkien is perhaps best described as the kind of fantasy. His high fantasy series The Lord of the Rings and its prequel The Hobbit are widely regarded as the foreground for epic fantasy novels. While their story was originally written in 1917 has been through many versions since, including in the Silmarillion, Beren and Luthien’s story will finally be released on their own. With the editing done by Christopher Tolkien, the story is about two lovers in middle earth, mortal man Beren and elf maiden Luthien. The book is set to be released on June 1st, 2017.

About the Author

My name is Emerson Rose Craig. I am a creative writing student and aspiring novelist. I love fantasy, historical literature, sci-fi and classic literature but will read whatever I can get my hands on. I also write in all of these genres and more for inspiration does not limit itself and neither will I. If you ask me what my favorite book is I will not answer because picking a favorite book is, to me, like picking a favorite star.