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BEST Modern Fantasy Books You Must Read

There are countless Modern Fantasy courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

Modern Fantasy (2019)

 BEST Modern Fantasy Books You Must ReadA young Ranger woman who came to the city with dreams of adventure, her drug dealing reptilian wizard roommate, and her boisterous Dwarf maiden BFF embark on a modern day quest to save the world while struggling to keep their crappy day jobs and pay off their student loans.
Author(s): Rafer Roberts, Kristen Gudsnuk

A Quest of Her Own: Essays on the Female Hero in Modern Fantasy (2014)

 BEST Modern Fantasy Books You Must ReadThis collection of new essays seeks to define the unique qualities of female heroism in literary fantasy from Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings in the 1950s through the present. Building upon traditional definitions of the hero in myth and folklore as the root genres of modern fantasy, the essays provide a multi-faceted view of an important fantasy character type who begins to demonstrate a significant presence only in the latter 20th century.
Author(s): Lori M. Campbell

J.R.R. Tolkien, Robert Howard and the Birth of Modern Fantasy (Critical Explorations in Science Fiction and Fantasy) (2014)

 BEST Modern Fantasy Books You Must ReadThe birth of modern fantasy in 1930s Britain and America saw the development of new literary and film genres. J.R.R. Tolkien created modern fantasy with The Lord of the Rings, set in a fictional world based upon his life in the early 20th century British Empire, and his love of language and medieval literature.
Author(s): Deke Parsons , Donald E. Palumbo, et al.

Ascending Mage 5 Changeling Uprising: A Modern Fantasy Thriller (2019)

 BEST Modern Fantasy Books You Must ReadShe once passed as an obedient servant. Now, Senior Investigator Ember Wright shines a light on corruption wherever she finds it.But the corrupt are hitting back. They’re hitting back hard.
Author(s): Frank Hurt, RaeLea Hurt

Ascending Mage 2 Changeling Hunter: A Modern Fantasy Thriller (2019)

 BEST Modern Fantasy Books You Must ReadA brutally cunning serial killer. A relentless mage. When her changeling friends become the next target, the hunter becomes the hunted.Nobody had better get in her way.Undercover Investigator Ember Wright swore an oath to protect the powerless and serve justice in the Magic City.
Author(s): Frank Hurt, RaeLea Hurt

Ascending Mage 1: Changeling Justice: A Modern Fantasy Thriller (2019)

 BEST Modern Fantasy Books You Must ReadNo living mage has powers like hers. She does her job and keeps her true abilities secret—that is, until she discovers a dark conspiracy.They never should have underestimated her.Ember Wright hates high heels, steep staircases, and having to cook for herself. She lives mostly on instant noodles and old western novels.
Author(s): Frank Hurt, RaeLea Hurt

Best Modern Fantasy Books You Must Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some modern fantasy books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Speculative Modernism

Author(s): William Gillard, James Reitter, Robert Stauffer
ID: 3400360, Publisher: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, Year: 2021, Size: 3 Mb, Format: epub

Imagination and Fantasy in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Time

Author(s): Albrecht Classen
ID: 3112190, Publisher: De Gruyter, Year: 2020, Size: 12 Mb, Format: pdf

The Post-Soviet Politics of Utopia: Language, Fiction and Fantasy in Modern Russia

Author(s): Per-Arne Bodin (editor), Mikhail Suslov (editor)
ID: 2488970, Publisher: I.B.Tauris, Year: 2019, Size: 4 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are truly chart-busters according to Chicago Tribune, others are composed by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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