Fantasy books seem to be most enduring and exciting fiction for a very long time now since our ancestors, and it is getting more popular with every day being passed.Also probably it is the most popular genre of fiction these days. It calls upon the inner hero inside you and encourages you in the battle of the good and the devil.It deals with one’s inner feelings and desire upon which it may have the experience of spiritual purity, ones well being and being living a better, whole and a fruitful life experience.
Fantasy novels seem to touch the heart of much more number of people than another genre around. Further, some Authors have touched the heart of millions and millions of people around the globe. So, without any adieu here is the list of top 10 best-selling fantasy books of all time.
List of the world’s top 10 most popular and best selling fantasy books in 2017
10. Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire (Net Units Sold: 55 million) (Price: $10.46)
One of the J.K.Rowling’s masterpieces and the fourth book of the high fantasy novel of the Harry Potter series.It circles the main character Harry Potter who is now in his fourth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.The story is about the involvement of Harry in the Triwizard Tournament against his will and also about his competing in the tournament forcibly.
9. Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban (Net Units Sold: 56 million) (Price: $14.94):
The third book of the Harry Potter series and here he is in his third year and along with his friend Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger they investigate about Sirius Black who is the escaped prisoner of Azkaban and also believed to be the oldest ally of Lord Voldemort.Here also Harry comes to know about Black that he is Harry’s godfather but also helped Voldemort in killing his parents.
8. Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets (Net Units Sold: 60 million) (Price: $5.97):
The list may get bored with all these harry potter books but sorry friends those were the days and J.K.Rowling’s second book of its series and proved to be a favorite once again.The story circles around Harry who is in his second year, and he along with Ron and Hermione investigates the attacks in the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft. Wizardry followed by writing on the walls about the ‘CHAMBER OF SECRETS’ being opened again and the heir of “SLYTHERIN” will kill all those who does not belong from magical families.
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7. The Alchemist (Net Units Sold: 65 million) (Price: $4.47):
The Alchemist is a novel written by the Brazilian writer named Paulo Coelho.Originally written in Portuguese in the year 1988 the novel is since translated into 67 languages.The book is also the best-selling books in history and holds Guinness World Record for most translated book by an author who is alive. The story of the Alchemist is about a shepherd named Santiago, who dreams of finding a treasure in the pyramid of Egypt and the rest of his journey experience.
6. Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince (Net Units Sold: 65 million) (Price: $10.46):
Moreover, yet again J.K.Rowling returns with her sixth novel of the famous Harry Potter series presenting the protagonist Harry Potter in his sixth year at Hogwarts, and he is preparing now for the final battle against Lord Voldemort with his headmaster and mentor Albus Dumbledore.The novel also explores the past of Harry’s nemesis who is Lord Voldemort. Also, the novel tells the man who is named the Half-Blood Prince itself. The book was well received both by the critics as well as it fans. The novel went on winning several awards and honors in the later stage.
5. The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe (Net Units Sold: 85 million) (Price: $15.05):
The fantasy novel for children by C.S.Lewis is a novel of high fantasy series The Chronicles Of Narnia. It was the most famous novel among the seven, and this is the first part of the novel. The story tells about when in World War II in London many children were being evacuated, four among them were sent to live in a countryside. The story deepens when the youngest find a magical world behind one of the wardrobe in the house they are living, and rest of the story is about them saving the Narnia and fulfilling an old prophecy.A must read for the fantasy lovers among children.
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4. She: A History Of Adventure (Net Units Sold: 100 million) (Price: $9.95):
A classic in the field of imaginative literature written by H.Rider Haggard. A first-person narrative which tells about the journey to a lost kingdom in the African interior by Horace Holly and Leo Vincey. Then there they encounter with a primitive race of natives and a mysterious white queen named Ayesha who stays as a more potent and also called “SHE”. The story express the racial and evolutionary concepts during the late Victorian era. It was both praised and also criticized for the presentation of womanhood. However, the novel is translated into 44 different languages and sold over 100 million copies worldwide since.
3. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Net Units Sold: 107 million) (Price: $5.22):
The last harry potter in this list is also the first and the best-selling novel of all time in its harry potter series.It follows the young Harry Potter who just came to know about his magical capabilities and in his first year at Hogwarts School which is famous for Witchcraft And Wizardry he made some friends and enemies.He was also being faced against Lord Voldemort whom Harry came to know about killed his parents but could not kill him for some reason when he was just a year old.
2. The Hobbit (Net Units Sold: 142 million) (Price: $4.47):
The Hobbit is a fantasy novel which is especially for the children, was written by J.R.R.Tolkien. It follows the quest of a hobbit to win a share of the treasure which is at that time guarded by the Dragon, Smaug. His life traveled from a light-hearted life to that of the sinister territory. The main character gains wisdom, pride, and maturity through the course of time. Till date, this inspirational book is also traditional and classic in the children’s literature.
1. The Lord Of The Rings (Net Units Sold: 150 million) (Price:$13.45):
The successor of the previous novel The Hobbit, J.R.R.Tolkien created a masterpiece once again. The story revolves around Dark Lord Sauron, who created a ring in his earlier and which had the capability of ruling the other rings and thus proven to be the ultimate weapon for his campaign on ruling the middle earth. With selling overall most 150 million copies worldwide till date, this masterpiece is undoubtedly the best-selling fantasy books of all time.
So if you are a bookworm, then you should read these books because these books are so exciting as well as adventurous which will change your mind and you will get refreshed, and that is the reason why these books are in the top 10 most selling list.