Do you love fantasy? Author Alisse Lee Goldberg shares her top 10 fantasy novels.
Alisse’s Top 10 Fantasy Novels
The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russel
Spirits in the Wires by Charles De Lint
American Gods by Neil Gaiman
The Song of the Lioness by Tamora Pierce
The Hunter’s Moon by O.R. Melling
Widdershins by Charles De Lint
Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling (I am referring to the entire series in one entry. I know, it’s technically cheating.)
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
Le Petit Prince (The Little Prince) by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien
All these books are fantastic, and I have read them all multiple times. For me, the true hallmark of an amazing novel is its ability to be read and reread over and over, and as a reader, I can continue to see new facets of story and character.
Alisse Lee Goldenberg is an author of Horror and Young Adult fantasy fiction having written The Strings of the Violin (Prizm Books) and Bath Salts a Zombie Novel (Severed Press). She has her Bachelors of Education and a Fine Arts degree, and has studied fantasy and folk lore since she was a child. Alisse lives in Toronto with her husband Brian, their triplets Joseph, Phillip, and Hailey, and their rambunctious Goldendoodle Sebastian. You can follow her at www.alisseleegoldenberg.com.
Everyone in the land loves Princess Sitnalta of Colonodona. Everyone except her father, the monstrous King Supmylo, whose thirst for revenge and hideous cravings, have nearly destroyed the once peaceful kingdom. He cares only for power—the more the better—and he despises Sitnalta because she wasn’t born a boy. He wanted an heir, a prince, to grow his kingdom and fulfill his own father’s legacy. But now, his only choice is to join with a neighboring kingdom, and at the tender age of 15, Sitnalta is to be married to another king who is at least as old as her own father.
But Sitnalta has other ideas. Before her father can come for her, she sneaks out of her bedroom window, scales the castle walls, and enters the magical forest that surrounds her kingdom. There she meets Najort, a kind-hearted troll, who was tasked by a wizard decades earlier to protect a valuable secret—with his life, if necessary.
But King Supmylo has vowed that nothing will stop him from returning his daughter to Colonodona, and forcing her to go through with the royal wedding. With the help of friends from both kingdoms, Sitnalta and Najort flee ahead of the rabid king. For if they are captured, Supmylo will become so invincible, no one could stand against him.
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