Top 10 Best Books to Read in Arthurian Fantasy - August 2021



Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Arthurian Fantasy. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. The Great Council: (Path of the Ranger Book 10)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Arthurian Fantasy - August 2021

The Dark Rangers threaten the survival of Rangers and the kingdom. Will our friends be able to unmask their leader and stop them before the conspiracy is completed? An appeal has been made to convene The Great Council. The Ranger leaders will meet to study the threat of the dark secret faction and find a way to end the threat. The Snow Panthers will be immersed in the conspiracy and will play a critical role in its resolution. They will also continue their investigations to discover who is trying to end the lives of Lasgol and Egil, and the relationship between the attempts. Will they manage to catch the leader of the Dark Rangers? Will they stop the conspiracy that threatens them and the throne? Will they find out who is behind the attempts on their lives? Find out while you live fascinating adventures with a group of unique characters that will make you fall in love with them. Enjoy adventures full of action, adventure, magic and romance! Epic fantasy for the whole family! The adventure begins right now! _____________________________________________________________________ About this series: Genre: Epic fantasy, sword & sorcery, action & adventure, coming of age, fantasy & magic. Audience: Middle-grade, teen, young adult, adult. Setting: Continent in quasi-medieval times and with magic users. Reader age: 8+ Explicit language: None. Completeness: It is an ongoing series. Similar/influenced by: The Ranger's Apprentice, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Dragonlance... _____________________________________________________________________ Path of the Ranger Series:   1. The Traitor's Son   2. The King's Secret   3. Mystery in the Tundra   4. Treason in the North   5. The Secret Refuge   6. Path of the Specialist   7. The King of the West   8. The Turquoise Queen   9. Power Conspiracy 10. The Great Council    _____________________________________________________________________ A saga that will keep you gripped! *This series has been written for children and teens. It can also be enjoyed by adults young at heart *

  • Author: Pedro Urvi
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Science Fiction & Fantasy

                 

2. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, and Sir Orfeo


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Arthurian Fantasy - August 2021

SIR GAWAIN AND THE GREEN KNIGHT , PEARL , AND SIR ORFEO THREE MEDIEVAL ENGLISH POEMS, WITH TRANSLATION AND COMMENTARY BY J.R.R. TOLKIEN   It’s Christmas at Camelot and King Arthur won’t begin to feast until he has witnessed a marvel of chivalry. A mysterious knight, green from head to toe, rides in and brings the court’s wait to an end with an implausible challenge to the Round Table: he will allow any of the knights to strike him once, with a battle-axe no less, on the condition that he is allowed to return the blow a year hence. Arthur’s brave favorite for the challenge is Sir Gawain…   Accompanying Sir Gawain and the Green Knight in this book are Sir Orfeo , a medieval version of the story of Orpheus and Euridice, a love so strong that it overcame death, and Pearl , the moving tale of a man in a graveyard mourning his baby daughter, lost like a pearl that slipped through his fingers. Worn out by grief, he falls asleep and dreams of meeting her in a bejewelled fantasy world.   Interpreted in a form designed to appeal to the general reader, J.R.R. Tolkien’s vivid translations of these classic poems represent the complete rhyme and alliterative schemes of the originals. This beautifully decorated text includes as a bonus the complete text of Tolkien’s acclaimed lecture on Sir Gawain.

  • Author: Christopher Tolkien
  • Publisher: Mariner Books (July 27, 2021)
  • Genre: Literature & Fiction, Poetry
  • ISBN: 978-0358652977
  • Dimensions: 5.31 x 0.67 x 8 inches

                 

3. The Lost Queen: A Novel


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Arthurian Fantasy - August 2021

“ Outlander meets Camelot ” (Kirsty Logan, author of The Gracekeepers ) in the first book of an exciting historical trilogy that reveals the untold story of Languoreth—a powerful and, until now, tragically forgotten queen of sixth-century Scotland—twin sister of the man who inspired the legendary character of Merlin. Intelligent, passionate, rebellious, and brave, Languoreth is the unforgettable heroine of The Lost Queen , a tale of conflicted loves and survival set against the cinematic backdrop of ancient Scotland, a magical land of myths and superstition inspired by the beauty of the natural world. One of the most powerful early medieval queens in British history, Languoreth ruled at a time of enormous disruption and bloodshed, when the burgeoning forces of Christianity threatened to obliterate the ancient pagan beliefs and change her way of life forever. Together with her twin brother Lailoken, a warrior and druid known to history as Merlin, Languoreth is catapulted into a world of danger and violence. When a war brings the hero Emrys Pendragon, to their door, Languoreth collides with the handsome warrior Maelgwn. Their passionate connection is forged by enchantment, but Languoreth is promised in marriage to Rhydderch, son of the High King who is sympathetic to the followers of Christianity. As Rhydderch's wife, Languoreth must assume her duty to fight for the preservation of the Old Way, her kingdom, and all she holds dear. “Moving, thrilling, and ultimately spellbinding” ( BookPage ), The Lost Queen brings this remarkable woman to life—rescuing her from obscurity, and reaffirming her place at the center of the most enduring legends of all time. “Moving, thrilling, and ultimately spellbinding, The Lost Queen is perfect for readers of historical fiction like The Clan of the Cave Bear and Wolf Hall , and for lovers of fantasy like Outlander and The Mists of Avalon ” ( BookPage ).

  • Author: Signe Pike
  • Publisher: Atria Books; Reprint edition (September 4, 2018)
  • Genre: Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction

                 

4. Fate of Excalibur: A GameLit/LitRPG Portal Fantasy Adventure (The Abduction Cycles Book 5)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Arthurian Fantasy - August 2021

Ethan has tracked down the sword Excalibur to an ancient tomb now controlled by the orc nation. They will let him see it, but he just has to do one simple task: Talk to a rampaging dragon! Did they forget to mention that the shamans they previously sent never returned? The companions must make it to the dragon's lair through the troll and giant infested forest while being harried by more fishmen. And there's the magic eating fairies to deal with! Supposedly, they can drain the Mana right out of a wizard! Plus, there's the threat of more Doemenagg as well, who seem intent on sucking out Ethan's brain! But Ethan is determined to get his chance to examine the sword and possibly pull it from the stone that Merlin embedded it in - if he survives that long.

  • Author: John Cressman
  • Publisher: Maverick-Gage Publishing (July 21, 2021)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Science Fiction & Fantasy

                 

5. Out of the Silent Planet (Space Trilogy (Paperback))


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Arthurian Fantasy - August 2021

The first book in C. S. Lewis's acclaimed Space Trilogy, which continues with Perelandra and That Hideous Strength, Out of the Silent Planet begins the adventures of the remarkable Dr. Ransom. Here, that estimable man is abducted by a megalomaniacal physicist and his accomplice and taken via spaceship to the red planet of Malacandra. The two men are in need of a human sacrifice, and Dr. Ransom would seem to fit the bill. Once on the planet, however, Ransom eludes his captors, risking his life and his chances of returning to Earth, becoming a stranger in a land that is enchanting in its difference from Earth and instructive in its similarity. First published in 1943, Out of the Silent Planet remains a mysterious and suspenseful tour de force.

  • Author: C.S. Lewis
  • Publisher: Scribner (March 11, 2003)
  • Genre: Literature & Fiction, United States
  • ISBN: 978-0743234900
  • Dimensions: 5.25 x 0.5 x 8 inches

                 



6. The Farseer: Assassin's Apprentice


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Arthurian Fantasy - August 2021

With unforgettable characters, a sweeping backdrop, and passionate storytelling, this is a fantasy debut to rival that of Robert Jordan. Filled with adventure and bloodshed, pageantry and piracy, mystery and menace, Assassin's Apprentice is the story of a royal house and the young man who is destined to chart its course through tempests of change. Young Fitz is the bastard son of the noble Prince Chivalry, raised in the shadow of the royal household by his father's gruff stableman. An outcast whose existence has forced his father to abdicate his claim on the throne, Fitz is ignored by all royalty except the devious King Shrewd, who has him secretly tutored in the arts of the assassin. For in the young man's blood is a heritage of magic, the talent called the Skill, as well as another, even more mysterious ability. As barbarous raiders ravage the coasts and leave behind the zombie-like husks of the townspeople to prowl the countryside, Fitz is growing toward manhood. Soon he will face his first dangerous, soul-shattering mission, a mission that poses as much a threat to himself as it does for his target---for Fitz is a threat to the throne...but he may also be the key to the survival of the kingdom.

  • Author: Robin Hobb
  • Genre: Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Fantasy

                 

7. Monster Acadamia 2: An Arthurian Magical Portal Harem series.


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Arthurian Fantasy - August 2021

“You’re a Wizard, Har—err, Ian.” Those were the words spoken by an old man, inside a book that Ian read. But being a Wizard was something that Ian never expected or asked for. He was happy to learn that Magic was real, and that he could do it! But now, that comes with a huge responsibility. The Darkbeasts were sent by someone. Because they are back again. But who? Was it someone who knew his secret? That he was the first known Wizard in existence in over 2,000 years? Some people don’t like that idea very much, because the last Wizard, Merlin, had made their lives sheer Hell. Throw in a school full of females, three stunning women who are ensuring that his eyes (and other parts!) aren’t wandering elsewhere, more than 3.4 million people he can’t control, but for whom he is responsible and has oversight, and you have some fun times. But Ian is about to learn there is a significant flaw in the Stone of Truth, one that even the great Merlin himself could not foretell. This series contains the unabridged text (meaning lots of language, sex, and f-bombs), mayhem, monster girls, lots of tails, and Magic the likes of which have not been seen in ages from a Magician.

  • Author: D. Levesque
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Science Fiction & Fantasy

                 

8. The Mists of Avalon


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Arthurian Fantasy - August 2021

A posthumous recipient of the World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement, Marion Zimmer Bradley reinvented - and rejuvenated - the King Arthur mythos with her extraordinary Mists of Avalon series. In this epic work, Bradley follows the arc of the timeless tale from the perspective of its previously marginalized female characters: Celtic priestess Morgaine, Gwenhwyfar, and High Priestess Viviane.

  • Author: Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • Genre: Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction, Historical

                 

9. Assassin's Quest: The Farseer Trilogy, Book 3


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Arthurian Fantasy - August 2021

From an extraordinary voice in fantasy comes the stunning conclusion to the Farseer Trilogy, as FitzChivalry confronts his destiny as the catalyst who holds the fate of the kingdom of the Six Duchies...and the world itself. King Shrewd is dead at the hands of his son Regal. As is Fitz - or so his enemies and friends believe. But with the help of his allies and his beast magic, he emerges from the grave, deeply scarred in body and soul. The kingdom also teeters toward ruin: Regal has plundered and abandoned the capital, while the rightful heir, Prince Verity, is lost to his mad quest - perhaps to death. Only Verity's return - or the heir his princess carries - can save the Six Duchies. But Fitz will not wait. Driven by loss and bitter memories, he undertakes a quest: to kill Regal. The journey casts him into deep waters, as he discovers wild currents of magic within him - currents that will either drown him or make him something more than he was.

  • Author: Robin Hobb
  • Genre: Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Fantasy

                 

10. Harley Merlin and the Secret Coven


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Arthurian Fantasy - August 2021

When a rogue 19-year-old witch is recruited to help guard an ancient magical Bestiary, mystery and danger ensue... _____________________________________________ Being an empath has its advantages. Harley Merlin can sense people’s emotions, among other things. It’s how she snagged her first job pinpointing cheaters at a casino. But she has no clue where she got these freakish powers because she spent her childhood jumping from home to home in the foster system, and her father left her with nothing more than a cryptic note. Then she crosses paths with a terrifyingly real monster. Which is when a mysterious and annoyingly arrogant young warlock named Wade Crowley steps in, introducing her to a hidden world of beasts, magicals, and covens riddled with secrets—as well as clues about her murky past. Whether she likes it or not, this new world is where she belongs. But after a disturbing twist of events, Harley quickly realizes that her past is darker than she could ever have imagined. And that someone in the coven is out for her blood. With the help of Wade and her new friends, she must figure out who the traitor is and why they’re targeting her... Before the human and magical worlds dangerously collide. Potter fans, welcome to an exciting new world. _____________________________________________ *What Early Readers Are Saying:* "I love the Harry Potter series. This first book here made me realize I could love another series. It's great!!" ★★★★★ “Harley grabs you by the hand and drags you right into her world.” ★★★★★ “Enchanting! A fantastic new take on magic and monsters.” ★★★★★ "Heart warming story line with intrigue and suspense.” ★★★★★ “Well written, funny, and refreshingly different. ” ★★★★★ “Would recommend it for teens and adults alike.” ★★★★★ Over 38,750 worldwide 5 star reviews of the series. _____________________________________________ If you're a fan of J.K. Rowling or Cassandra Clare, this will be a ride you won't want to miss. Buy now and start turning the pages... *Beware of spoilers in the reviews below that are without spoiler alerts.*

  • Author: Bella Forrest
  • Publisher: Nightlight Press (August 27, 2018)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Teen & Young Adult