What is progression fantasy and why should you read it?
With the advancement of technology and world politics, literary genres are in constant flux. Every day, new genres or features are introduced to old ones. Progression fantasy is a literary genre that features magic and supernatural elements. As scientific discoveries have opened new avenues of possibilities, fantasy has also taken a step forward, which can be seen in fantasy novels and series. If you have been reading fantasy stories or have recently been introduced to the genre and want to explore further, then this is the right place for you. In this article, you will find the all-time best progression fantasy series, which will surely satiate your thirst for such stories.
1.Cradle Series: Book 1 by Will Wight
Will Wight’s Cradle fantasy series centers around Lindon’s journey of acquiring power. His journey starts with a failed talent test at the age of seven, which puts him on an adventure of self-exploration and power acquisition. Lindon’s character development is a treat to read. Additionally, Will has done a wonderful job of keeping the balance between character and plot progression. The Cradle series is the best start to embark on a journey of exploring the progression fantasy genre.
2.Arcane Ascension: Sufficiently Advanced Magic by Andrew Rowe
Arcane Ascension is a deep yet fun magic fantasy story. Packed with action and subtle romance, Arcane Ascension is about a strong protagonist, Corin, working hard to improve his magic skills and combat his enemies. The plot and the magical system presented are too complex, with a bit of a realistic touch. Although the story is nothing but a work of fantasy, readers will somehow connect with the hero’s struggles and progress in life. It is going to make you crave more progression fantasy books.
3.The Legend of Randidly Ghosthound: A LitRPG Adventure by Noreet Flood
The Legend of Randidly Ghosthound: A LitRPG Adventure begins with Randidly Ghosthound’s escape from a dungeon. Preparing to combat the new earth system, he knocks himself out in the dungeon to improve his capabilities. With improvement and growth, he gets back on earth to save humanity. With fast-paced action and strong characters, Noreet Flood is a must-read for fantasy lovers.
4.Into the Labyrinth: Mage Errant Book 1 Series by John Bierce
Into the Labyrinth by John Bierce is an exemplary series from the progression fantasy genre. The protagonist of the series grows both physically and emotionally. His journey of becoming mature in the use of power is incomparable to other series. Additionally, it’s an academy-fantasy chronicle with a humorous touch. Recommended for fantasy lovers.
5.The Land: Founding: A LitRPG Saga by Aleron Kong
The Land: Foundling: A LitRPG by Aleron Kong is a great addition to the LitRPG genre. The story is a bit typical; however, the writing style makes it completely original. From character and dungeon development to town and weapon quality, everything is perfect. Similarly, the plot twists intensify the suspense to an extent that you won’t be able to put it down.
6.Metaworld Chronicles: Vol 1 by David J Wuto
David J. Wuto’s Metaworld Chronicles is set in a magical ecosystem with a complex working system. The protagonist, Gwen Song, who was originally an adult woman, awakens with a young body in a world run by magic. The series, in general, offers a description of a world run by magic rather than science and explores how humanity will survive. As Gwen makes her way to survive, she learns magic and power. If you have previously enjoyed Japanese fantasy novels and love to read such chronicles, then this series is for you.
7.Iron Prince: A Progression Sci-Fi Epic (Warformed: Stormweaver) by Bryce O’Connor
Bryce O’Connor’s Iron Prince is a high school fantasy series about Reiden Ward. Suffering from an incurable disease, Reiden Ward is initially a weak and incapable person with no powers. However, as the story progresses and his character develops, he becomes a name for god. Rooted in fantasy, yet an inspiring tale for young readers to learn and fight in unfavorable circumstances.
8.Dungeon Born: Divine Dungeon Series by Dakota Krou
Dungeon Born: Divine Dungeon Series by Dakota Krou is a journey of a protagonist conquering dungeons and using them as powerful tools. The plot and characters are well constructed, which keeps the story interesting throughout the series. With a different storyline, it provides a unique experience.
9.Dawn of Wonder: The Wakening by Jonathan Renshaw
Dawn of Wonder: The Wakening by Jonathan Renshaw is another mysterious magic story. The young leading character, Aedan, embarks on a journey to find secrets to save his fellows from impending danger. The story is full of action and suspense, and the characters are refreshing and strong, making the series a perfect recommendation for progression fantasy lovers.
10.The Cycle of Arawn: The Complete Trilogy by Edward W. Robertson
The Cycle of Arawn by Edward W. Robertson is a dark fantasy epic adventure story. Divided into three parts, it is an exploration of Dante’s love for God and magic. During this exploration, Dante comes across different creatures and incidents that assist him in self-exploration as well as improving his magical skills. Among the best-recommended books, it is a must-read for all.
I hope you liked our list of Best Progression Fantasy Books. Please let us know in the comments about your favorite book. Cheers