Dragons, dungeons, heroes, magic, worlds beyond our comprehension–that’s fantasy. Fantasy stories are high-stakes tales that carry us away into the unknown even as they touch our hearts in more familiar ways. gen lib rus ec
One of today’s most popular genres, fantasy has found open arms on the Internet where authors can tell their stories. Free fantasy books online can be found in many places, along with their sci-fi and other speculative-fiction cousins.
Scribd is a great place to find free writing of all kinds, including free fantasy books online. Authors and small publishers post their work here, and you can find many public-domain works as well. The site has a great interface and will allow readers to download some books. Scribd has been called the YouTube of documents.
BookRix is an author’s playground, a site where authors can post their work for others and get feedback. It’s another great place to find free fantasy books online, as fantasy is a hot genre and many young writers are getting into it. The interface at BookRix is clunkier than at Scribd or Authonomy, but for a fast connection it’s easy enough to use.
Authonomy is another author-centric site, but it’s great for readers as well! It is officially connected to HarperCollins UK–manuscripts that get the most reader attention may be read by HarperCollins editors. It’s a great source of free fantasy books online, along with books in many other genres. Authonomy is easy-to-use and boasts some really high-quality work.
Smashwords is an e-book publishing platform for independent authors and small publishers. Readers can download books in most e-book types, including.epub and.mobi. Smashwords has published thousands of e-books (some free, some not), and have put a huge number of free fantasy books online.
5. Project Gutenberg
Project Gutenberg, located at gutenberg.com, is the biggest and best public-domain library online. Volunteers type in thousands of texts, making them available in multiple formats (including audio!). You won’t find a lot of free fantasy books online here, but you will find some of the most interesting and historical: look for the complete fantasy works of grandfathers of the genre, like George MacDonald and H. Rider Haggard, and fairy tale collections including the works of the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Anderson and the Fairy Book collections. Get Started: Read Phantastes by George MacDonald, a book C.S. Lewis credited as having enormous impact on his life, writing, and faith.