Best Selling Fantasy Books
Looking for the best selling Fantasy Books? It all depends on what list you look at but here is a compiled list I have created for you. I have here various lists from Publishers Weekly and from Amazon.com.
They are the defacto expert on book sales and they publish a lot of great lists in a variety of genres. I have sorted through their lists to bring you the best fantasy books.
Publishers Weekly best books of the week as of December 10th:
The Gathering Storm (Wheel of Time) by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson - Tarmon Gai'don, the Last Battle, looms. And mankind is not ready. The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow.
First Lord's Fury (Codex Alera, Book 6) -
For years he has endured the endless trials and triumphs of a man whose skill and power could not be restrained. Battling ancient enemies, forging new alliances, and confronting the corruption within his own land, Gaius Octavian became a legendary man of war-and the rightful First Lord of Alera.
But now, the savage Vord are on the march, and Gaius must lead his legions to the Calderon Valley to stand against them-using all of his intelligence, ingenuity, and furycraft to save their world from eternal darkness.
Publisher's Weekly best Science Fiction & Fantasy of 2009
Lovecraft Unbound - The 16 new and four reprint stories Datlow (Poe) assembles for this outstanding tribute anthology all capture what Dale Bailey praises as horror master H.P. Lovecraft's gift for depicting the universe as inconceivably more vast, strange, and terrifying than mere human beings can possibly imagine. Bailey and Nathan Ballingrud, in The Crevasse, evoke this alien sensibility through an Antarctic expedition s glimpses of an astonishingly ancient prehuman civilization preserved in the polar ice. Laird Barron's Catch Hell depicts a Lovecraft-type backwoods community in the grip of a profoundly creepy occult mythology. Selections range in tone from the darkly humorous to the sublimely horrific, and all show the contributors to be perceptive interpreters of Lovecraft's work. Readers who know Lovecraft s legacy mostly through turgid and tentacled Cthulhu Mythos pastiches will find this book a treasure trove of literary terrors. (Starred Review - Oct.) --Publishers Weekly
The Devil's Alphabet From Daryl Gregory, whose Pandemonium was one of the most exciting debut novels in memory, comes an astonishing work of soaring imaginative power that breaks new ground in contemporary fantasy.
This subtle, eerie present-day horror novel mercilessly dissects and reassembles the classic narrative of a man returning to his smalltown birthplace, where the familiar folks have become strange creatures.
The City & The City
Putting a quasi-fantastical twist on a classic police procedural story, Miéville delves deep into the psyches of city dwellers and the ways people blind themselves to reality.
Cherie Priest (Tor)
The dramatic first novel in PriestThe Gathering 's Clockwork Century universe sends a determined 35-year-old single mom into a ruined city full of zombies and poison gas, where she must save her son from a mad inventor.
Amazon.com Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of 2009
Amazon.com has released its best of 2009 books and there are some great books on the list. Here are the ones that I have selected.
The Other Lands (Acacia, Book 2) A few years have passed since the conquering of the Mein, and Queen Corinn is firmly in control of the Known World--perhaps too firmly. With plans to expand her empire, she sends her brother, Daniel, on an exploratory mission to the Other Lands. There Daniel discovers a lush, exotic mainland ruled by an alliance of tribes that poses a grave danger to the stability of the Known World. Is Queen Corinn strong enough to face this new challenge? Readers of this bold, imaginative sequel will not be disappointed in the answer. If you haven't read the first novel in this bold new series it's here: Acacia: The War with the Mein (Acacia, Book 1)
The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson & the Olympians, Book 5) - All year the half-bloods have been preparing for battle against the Titans, knowing the odds of victory are grim. Kronos's army is stronger than ever, and with every god and half-blood he recruits, the evil Titan's power only grows. While the Olympians struggle to contain the rampaging monster Typhon, Kronos begins his advance on New York City, where Mount Olympus stands virtually unguarded.
Beautiful Creatures - (Teen) - Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she's struggling to conceal her power and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever.Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town's oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them.
Here is the Complete Amazon list of top ten in Science Fiction & Fantasy for 2009:
The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson & the Olympians, Book 5)
The Red Tree
The Other Lands (Acacia, Book 2)
American Fantastic Tales Boxed Set
Boneshaker (Sci Fi Essential Books)
The Other City (Eastern European Literature) (Eastern European Literature Series)
Yellow Blue Tibia
Eclipse 3: New Science Fiction and Fantasy
Interfictions 2: An Anthology of Interstitial Writing
The Sad Tale of the Brothers Grossbart
A Note from Will: I also have a list of Amazon.com's Fantasy best selling books that is updated hourly so if you want the absolute hottest books as of right now you can check it out here. Amazon's Top Ten Fantasy books