5 Must-Read Fantasy Books to Help You Escape Reality
As humans, we all have moments in our lives when we simply want to escape reality and immerse ourselves into the wonderful world of fantasy. Whether it’s to cope with anxiety, depression, or simply for leisure, there’s nothing quite like a good fantasy book to transport us to another world and help us forget about our problems. In this article, we’ll be taking a closer look at five must-read fantasy books that are not only entertaining, but also have the potential to change your life.
1. The Lord of The Rings, J.R.R Tolkien
J.R.R Tolkien’s iconic book series, The Lord of The Rings, is at the top of our list of must-read fantasies. This book was first introduced to me when I was just eight years old, and I remember smuggling it to school to read under my calculus book. The Lord of The Rings is a book that reads like a symphony, allowing you to paint the picture and watch it move. You’re able to picture every detail of the Nazguls in your head, and this book doesn’t only capture the world of medieval fantasy, but also allows you to picture yourself in it.
The spirit, soul, and world of J.R.R Tolkien have been clearly visualized in the trilogy of movies, but the books most powerfully evoke the spirit of the beautiful writer. You don’t want to miss out on this epic adventure.
2. The Magician, Lev Grossman
Lev Grossman’s The Magician is another must-read fantasy that deserves your attention. Grossman manages to put his emotions as a human being into this book, with the hero sitting in the corner struggling with PTSD. This story doesn’t always end with Cinderella and the Prince, but instead encompasses a range of true human emotions. For someone who’s used to a successful conclusion, this book is a breath of fresh air.
If you’re looking for a twist, then The Magician is definitely the book you want to read. It’s a rollercoaster of emotions that will keep you engaged to the last page.
3. Game of Thrones, George R.R Martin
Another iconic book series that can’t be left out is Game of Thrones. The series was given to me as a gift, and what better gift to be presented to a bookworm? It’s unstoppable, sexual, vulgar, and increasingly addictive. The story builds on you, increasing your curiosity. It’s a book that offers sex scenes that allow you to color your imagination, and the gore in the series becomes vivid as you accompany it with the books.
For those who are watching the series, the true essence of emotion can’t be felt unless they read the books. You don’t want to miss out on this epic masterpiece that has captured the hearts of millions.
4. The Night Watch, Sergei Lukyanenko
The Night Watch is a tale told in a unique perspective that depicts an urban, Russian fantasy. It brings upon the spirit of dark, gloomy, versatile Russia into play, portraying the presence of a bloodsucker in the midst of the night. In these twisted fairy tales, you’ll witness a gritty twist where traditional fantasy meets horror.
This book series is for those who want a glimpse into non-conventional stories told by a culture that holds a unique entitlement to the literary world. For those who want to delve into their dark side, The Night Watch is definitely worth a read.
5. Harry Potter, J.K Rowling
Last but not least, we couldn’t finish this list without including one of the world’s most beloved books, Harry Potter. This mysterious and magical world kept many waiting for their letters from Hogwarts. The story portrayed the importance of magic, friendship, bravery, and relationships, teaching us to love if viewed in the perspective of real life.
Harry Potter is a book that brought tears to my eyes and allowed my imagination to fly high. It’s a book that allows you to feel the illusion the movies wished to portray. Whether you’re reading it for the first or hundredth time, Harry Potter will always be a staple in the world of fantasy.
In conclusion, these books are a must-read for anyone who loves fantasy or simply wants to escape reality for a while. They’ve helped me cope with my anxieties and given me a purpose to live. I hope they can do the same for you. Happy reading!
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