We always say the biggest shots of 2020 won’t be on this list, but who knows? We tried to collect some interesting fantasy picks for you on this list. In 2020 we will see some very interesting dark fantasy books, along with new series.

Fantasy books are loved by millions of readers all over the world. They throw your imagination to another unbelievably interesting worlds, which were unknown before. The authors create magnificent unusual characters, who at the same time are very relatable to us, the readers. In 2020 we expect one of the best fantasy books to be released. Here is the list of top 5, which you should definitely check out.

House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas

vampire action-adventure

Amazing new story about Crescent City from NYT bestselling author Sarah J. Maas. Half-Fae and half-human Bryce Quinlan wants a revenge after a demon violently murdered her best friends and left her completely alone. In this terrible situation appears a Fallen angel Hunt Athalar, who offered the main character a great deal: to help Bryce find the demon. While wandering around Crescent City, the two discover dark power, which threatens everyone who is close to them. Also, Hunt and Bryce find a great passion in each other that can set them free, if they let it. Nerve-wracking story, which will introduce you to the new perception of love, freedom and loss.

The Stormlight Archive #4 by Brandon Sanderson

fantasy military

This book is a sequel to NYT bestselling book by Sanderson called Oathbringer. The main character – Dalinar Kholin is fighting for a year in a brutal war, which stroke after the formation of coalition against enemy invasion. This story is about how technological breakthrough discoveries change the warfare.

Shorefall by Robert Jackson Bennett

epic paranormal urban

Unique story about two characters, who work for Foundryside firm, suddenly accomplish unbelievable things by encoding sentience into everyday objects. But, of course, after that they start facing pressure of competition from rival’s company. In this book, you will learn about the struggle of Orso Igancio and Sancia Grado along with the whole Foundryside with finding the origins of scriving before the rival burns everything down.

The Empire of Gold by S.A. Chakraborty

historical sword-sorcery

This book is the last part of the bestselling trilogy called Daevabad Trilogy, where con-woman and prince join military forces in order to save the kingdom from the civil war. In this story, the main characters are commander Dara, Nahri and Ali, who struggle with a mission to remake the lost world. They realize, in order to do that they have to fight those who they once loved and cooperate with the ones they had hurt previously. Very interesting and addictive story, which you should definitely check out.

Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare

dark-fantasy

A shadowhunter called Cordelia is a talented individual who could fight with demons and mystical creatures. When her father is accused of a terrible crime, she (and her brother) travels to London in order to prevent the family’s demise. Cordelia’s mother wants her to get married, but she isn’t a housewife type personality. Cordelia soon meets childhood friends, James and Lucie, and is drawn into their world of glittering ballrooms, secret assignments, and supernatural salons, where vampires and warlocks mingle with mermaids and magicians. All the time she has to hide her secret love for James, who swears to marry someone else.

In choosing between which fantasy books to read first, we recommend you to define what you are truly interested in. In this list you will definitely find something you like more or can relate to better.