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14 Best Standalone Fantasy Books of All Time

Our goal: Find the best Standalone Fantasy books according to the internet (not just one random person's opinion).

    Here's what we did:
  1. Type "best standalone fantasy books" into our search engine and study the top 5+ pages.
  2. Add only the books mentioned 2+ times.
  3. Rank the results neatly for you here! 😊
    (It was a lot of work. But hey! That's why we're here, right?)

(Updated 2024)

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Last Updated: Monday 1 Jan, 2024

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    The Night Circus

    The Night Circus

    Erin Morgenstern

  2. 3
    Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell
  3. 4
    The Forgotten Beasts of Eld

    The Forgotten Beasts of Eld

    Patricia A. McKillip

  4. 5
    The Goblin Emperor

    The Goblin Emperor

    Katherine Addison

  5. 6
    Perdido Street Station
  6. 7
    Little, Big

    Little, Big

    John Crowley

  7. 8
    The Last Unicorn

    The Last Unicorn

    Peter S. Beagle

  8. 9


    Robin McKinley

  9. 10
    Fevre Dream

    Fevre Dream

    A Novel

    George R. R. Martin

  10. 11
    The Book of Lost Things
  11. 12


    Elantris, Book 1

    Brandon Sanderson

  12. 13
    The Folding Knife

    The Folding Knife

    K. J. Parker

  13. 14
    The Devourers


  • How was this Standalone Fantasy books list created?

    We searched for 'best Standalone Fantasy books', found the top 5 articles, took every book mentioned in 2+ articles, and averaged their rankings.

  • How many Standalone Fantasy books are in this list?

    There are 14 books in this list.

  • Why did you create this Standalone Fantasy books list?

    We wanted to gather the most accurate list of Standalone Fantasy books on the internet.

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