Top 10 Fantasy Novels

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6. “Dark Elf Trilogy” by R.A. Salvatore

We would love to see the dark and mythical world of Menzobarranzen light up our television screens. Don’t let the title fool you. There’s more to this story than dark elves. Filled with various creatures and races, this high-fantasy series delivers non-stop action and satisfying message that would easily translate to visual media.


7. “The Dark Tower” series by Stephen King

It’s Stephen King… What more do we need to say? Our favorite story-teller brings a macabre world to life while creating a powerful protagonist, The Gunslinger, to ground us. The various themes contained in this series – horror, sci-fi, fantasy and western – are what captivate us the most about seeing this novel realized on the small screen. Who wouldn’t want to see a fantasy series that draws upon Arthurian Legend, “The Lord of the Rings,” and “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” as inspiration?


8. “Artemis Fowl” by Eoin Colfer

While “Artemis Fowl” may not be as mature as “A Song of Ice and Fire,” it is an insanely witty and entertaining series filled with ridiculously awesome plots and a great deal more sophistication than the Potter franchise. Although we would like to see Artemis on the big screen, with the right studio and a large budget, it would fare well as a series.


9. “Chronicles of Amber” by Roger Zelazny

Focusing on the relationship between two dimensions, the ill-fated souls who meddle with magic and are transported to new and frightening planes of existence, and the gifted few who can travel between dimensions, this series is chocked-full with material that spans across decades of time. While this series could easily become the poster child for a campy Syfy channel specials, in the right hands “Chronicles of Amber” would be a fascinatingly entertaining series.


10. “The Riftwar Saga” by Raymond E. Feist

This series is the quintessential fantasy tale complete with ancient magic, good vs. evil, bickering kingdoms, fatal beauties, deception, and war. The central character, Pug, is an orphan who starts out as a magician’s apprentice and later changes the fate of two worlds. What would make this adaptation so successful is the compelling characters, including elves, dwarves, and dragons, of course.


Tell us what you think. What other series would you like to see adapted into a television series?


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