What are some good fantasy books / horror books to read?

I’ve read comics for over a decade. I’m looking to dive into the realm of fantasy / horror books. Where is a good place to start / your favorite fantasy/horror books? Thanks!

7 Responses to “What are some good fantasy books / horror books to read?”

  • Tonnina:

    Neil Gaiman’s Sandman

  • enemany:

    Well of course there is twilight ;) LOL
    It depends how old you are but there is a series about a witch hunter or something( sounds lame I know but I=it is very good) called the rachel Morgan series by Kim Harrison. those are adult books but teens can read it too :)
    Also my brother is really into steven King lately He loves the Dark Tower series and It so try him aswell

    answer mine???

  • Nemmy:

    Books by Darren Shan. Eon, The Naming, Need, The Mediator series or the 1-800-Where-R-You series by Meg Cabot. The City of Bones series. Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. The Summoning, and The Hunger Games. There are many more :)

  • Julie:

    Try every Stephen King go with:
    Everything’s Eventual (a short story collection that includes 1408 (movie adapted) and my favorite Riding The Bullet which was good)
    The Shining
    From A Buick Eight
    The Dark Tower Series Stephen King again
    There’s always Dracula by Bram Stoker
    or Anne Rice vampire novels
    If you are younger you might like House of Night Series by P.C Cast(teen-fantasy)
    The Twilight Series by Stephenie Meyer (teen-fantasy)
    Stephen King is the master of horror fantasy so you will like him

  • Kelley:

    Stephen King
    Robert McCammon
    H.P. Lovecraft
    Edgar Allen Poe
    Clive Barker

    George R.R. Martin
    Robert Jordan
    Anne McCaffrey
    Terry Goodkind

    You might try King’s Dark Tower series. It combines fantasy/science fiction with horror and there are also graphic novels available. The Gunslinger is the first one.

    Favorites are hard for me to pick because I enjoy so many. Salem’s Lot and The Stand by Stephen King, The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks, Swan Song by Robert McCammon. The Strain by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan was a really good, fast paced vampire (definitely not the sparkly kind) thriller. Another one I just recently finished is Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane…I highly recommend that one, especially if the idea of being locked in an insane asylum bothers you at all.

    For fantasy I prefer Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time, Stephen R. Donaldson’s Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, King’s Dark Tower, and of course Tolkien. Those are all epic fantasy adventures which is the type I enjoy the most.

  • Anna:

    Though I’ve never read him myself, I’ve heard Stephen King is good for horror books.

    Personally, I prefer Ted Dekker. His books are interesting exploration of good versus and evil and everything. His best fantasy series is “the Circle”, although you might read Skin, too.

    Gideon’s Dawn by Michael Warden is also a favorite of mine in the fantasy genre.

  • Fittings Doc:

    In FANTASY here are some I (Fittings Doc) would recommend:

    “The Dark Tide” (1984) by Dennis L. McKiernan
    (first book of the “Mithgar” series)

    “The Crystal Shard” (1988) by R.A. Salvatore.
    (the first book of “The Icewind Dale Trilogy”)

    “Legend” (1984) by David Gemmell
    (first book of the “Drenai Saga”)

    “The Misplaced Legion” (1987) by Harry Turtledove
    (first book of the “Videssos” series)
    One of Julius Caesar’s legions is transported to a world with magic.

    “Pawn of Prophecy” (1982) by David Eddings
    (first book of the “Belgariad” series)

    “An Oblique Approach” (1998) by Eric Flint & David Drake
    (first book of the “Belisarius” series)

    “The Sword of Shannara” (1977) by Terry Brooks
    (first book in the Original “Shannara Trilogy”)

    “Magician” (1982) by Raymond E. Feist
    (first book in “The Riftwar Saga”)

    “The Riddle-Master of Hed” (1976) by Patricia A. McKillip
    (first book of “The Riddle-Master trilogy”)

    “The First Book of Swords” (1983) by Fred Saberhagen
    (first book of the “Books of the Swords” series)

    “Lord Valentine’s Castle” (1981) Robert Silverberg

    “A Spell for Chameleon” (1977) by Piers Anthony
    (the first book of the “Xanth” series)

    “Sheepfarmer’s Daughter” by Elizabeth Moon
    (first book of the “Deed of Paksenarrion” trilogy)
    It has a FEMALE main character.

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