Fantasy Worlds

A fantasy world is a fictional universe created in fiction such as literature, film or games. Typical fantasy worlds involve magic or magical abilities, non-existent technology and sometimes, either a historical or futuristic theme.

Oftentimes, fantasy worlds are parallel worlds connected to Earth via a magical portal or a wormhole. Most fantasy worlds draw heavily on our real world history, geography and also on mythology and folklore.

List of Fantasy Worlds

The Abarat – Clive Barker’s Abarat series

Abeir-Toril – Planet on which the Dungeons and Dragons’ campaign settings and novels, Forgotten Realms, Maztica, and Al Qadim are set.

Alagaësia – Christopher Paolini’s Inheritance Cycle

Alastor – Jack Vance’s Alastor stories

Alternia – Andrew Hussie’s Homestuck

All-World – Stephen King’s The Dark Tower

Amber – Roger Zelazny’s The Chronicles of Amber novels

Amtor – Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Venus series

Averoigne – Clark Ashton Smith stories

Arbre – Neal Stephenson novel Anathem

Arborea – Tera Online

Arda – J. R. R. Tolkien novels

Asgard – Marvel Comics


Avalon– Aprilynne Pike’s wings series

Azeroth – Warcraft series

Artime – The Unwanteds series

Barsoom – Edgar Rice Burroughs novels

Bas-Lag – China Miéville novels

Bedrock – Hanna Barbera’s The Flintstones

Bellezza – Mary Hoffman novels

Blest – Diana Wynne Jones Magid novels

Brief History of the Dead – Kevin Brockmeier

Broken Empire – Mark Lawrence (author) novels


Camp Half-Blood – by Rick Riordan

Charn – C. S. Lewis novels

Cloud – novels by Greer Gilman

Cittàgazze – His Dark Materials series

Planet Claire — The subject of a song by the music group The B-52’s. Claire is described as having pink air, and trees that are all red. The lifeforms do not have heads, and all live forever.

The Continent – Andrzej Sapkowski’s The Witcher series

Corona – R.A. Salvatore (The DemonWars Saga and The Highwayman)

City of Bones – Cassandra Clare- The The Mortal Instruments (series) Saga

Damar – Robin McKinley novels

Dalemark – Dalemark Quartet by Diana Wynne Jones

Darkover – Marion Zimmer Bradley novels

Demonata – the Darren Shan novels

Discworld – Terry Pratchett novels (also 3 video games)

Dinotopia – James Gurney novels

Deltora – Emily Rodda novels

The Dream Archipelago – Christopher Priest (novelist)`s novels (The Affirmation, The Islanders) and stories (The Dream Archipelago)

Dreamlands – stories by H. P. Lovecraft and others

Drool – The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl

Dying Earth – Jack Vance novels

Davy Jones’ Locker

Disney – Walt Disney’s Creations

Earthsea – Ursula K. Le Guin novels

Eärwa – R. Scott Bakker novels

The Edge Chronicles – Paul Stewart

Eidolon – Jane Johnson novels

Elendel – Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn

Ellesméra – Christopher Paolini’s Inheritance Cycle

Ember – The City of Ember

Emelan – Tamora Pierce novels

Empire of the Celestial Dragons – Alison Goodman’s Eon

Equestria – My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic TV series

Erdas – Spirit Animals – Various Authors Novel Series

Erde – L. E. Modesitt, Jr.’s Spellsong Cycle novels

Essos – A Song Of Ice And Fire

Eternia – Setting of the Masters of the Universe series

Everworld – K. A. Applegate novels

Fablehaven – Brandon Mull novels

Fairyland – Daisy Meadows’ “Rainbow Magic Series”

Faltha – Russell Kirkpatrick’s Fire of Heaven Trilogy

Fantasia – The NeverEnding Story movies

Fantastica – Michael Ende’s The Neverending Story novel

Fionavar – Guy Gavriel Kay novels

The Four Lands – Terry Brooks novels

Forgotten Realms – Dungeons and Dragons

Fillory – Lev Grossman’s “The Magicians” Trilogy

Ga’hoole – from the fantasy book series Guardians of Ga’Hoole by Kathryn Lasky

Gezeitenwelt – Magus Magellan novels

Green–sky – Zilpha Keatley Snyder novels

Glorantha – Greg Stafford’s setting used by board games, roleplaying games, novels and a computer game

Golarion – Paizo’s setting for Pathfinder roleplaying game

Gondwane – Lin Carter fantasy series

Gallifrey – Doctor Who TV

Halla – D. J. MacHale novels

Helliconia – Brian Aldiss series of novels

Hyborian Age – Robert E. Howard novels and short stories

The Hidden Land – Pamela Dean’s Secret Country trilogy

Hyrule – Nintendo’s Legend of Zelda

Hogwarts – J.K Rowling’s “Harry Potter” series of novels

Iberia – 4Story

Ithania – Trudi Canavan – the Age of the Five Saga

Idris – Cassandra Clare – the Mortal Instruments trilogy

Inkworld – Cornelia Funke – the Inkheart trilogy

Ithersta – Fran Bow – the Fran Bow Game

Jumanji– Jumanji

Karse – Mercedes Lackey – Valdemar Novels

Kelewan – Raymond E. Feist & Janny Wurts – Empire Trilogy

Keltia – Patricia Kennealy-Morrison – The Keltiad novels

Krynn – Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman, and numerous others – Dragonlance novels

Kyralia – Trudi Canavan – The Black Magician trilogy

Lavondyss – Journey to an Unknown Region – Robert Holdstock

The Land – Stephen R. Donaldson novels

Landover – Terry Brooks novels

Lilliput and Blefuscu – Jonathan Swift – Gulliver’s Travels

Lodoss – Ryo Mizuno – novels

Malazan World – Steven Erikson novels

Magic Moon – Wolfgang and Heike Hohlbein’s Magic Moon novels

Matoran Universe – Bionicle

Midcyru – Brent Weeks’ Night Angel Trilogy

Middle-earth – J. R. R. Tolkien novels

Middle Gate – Rae Bridgman children’s novels

Midkemia – Raymond E. Feist – Riftwar saga novels

Mid-World – Stephen King – The Dark Tower (series)

Mistmantle island – M.I. McAllister – Mistmantle Chronicles novels

Mithgar – Dennis L. McKiernan novels

Moonacre Valley – Elizabeth Goudge – The Little White Horse novel

Mossflower – Brian Jacques – Redwall novels

Muddle Earth – Paul Stewart

The Multiverse – Michael Moorcock novels

The Mushroom Kingdom– Nintendo’s Super Mario series

Narnia – C. S. Lewis novels

Nehwon – Fritz Leiber stories

Neverland – J. M. Barrie’s Peter Pan novel

Nevèryon – The setting of Samuel R. Delany`s Return To Nevèryon series

The New and Old Worlds – Terry Goodkind novels

Nirn – The Elder Scrolls video game series

Nyumbani – Charles R. Saunders novels

Nyusigrube – Amelia Atwater-Rhodes novels

Oerth – Gary Gygax and others – Greyhawk novels

Og – novel by Pierre Burton

Osten Ard – Tad Williams novels

Oz – novels by L. Frank Baum and others

Oompa – Loompa Land – Roald Dahl novels

Ooo – Adventure Time TV series

Panem – Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games novels

Parsua Plain – Maryam Azizi Parsua Plain series

Pellucidar – Edgar Rice Burroughs novels

Pegana – stories by Lord Dunsany

Pelamar – Through the Dragon’s Eye

Pern – Anne McCaffrey novels

Pop Star – Kirby

Prydain – Lloyd Alexander novel

Pyrrhia – Tui Sutherland novels

Pellinor – Allison Croggan novels

Quahog – Family Guy

Randland – Robert Jordan novels (The Wheel of Time series)

Rapture – a fictitious underwater city – The Bioshock Video games

The Realm – Wayne Thomas Batson’s The Door Within Trilogy

The Realm of the Elderlings – Robin Hobb novels

Riverdale (Archie Comics) – Archie Comics

Riverworld – Philip Jose Farmer novels Riverworld series

Rokugan – Legend of the Five Rings

Rondo – Emily Rodda’s The Rondo Trilogy

Runaterra – League of Legends

Shannara – Terry Brooks novels

Sartorias-deles – Sherwood Smith novels

Seven Realms novels – Cinda Williams Chima

Spiderwick– Tony Diterlizzi and Holly Black’s novels

The Shadow Isles – League of Legends

Shadowrealm – The Secret of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series

Summoner’s Rift – League of Legends

Terabithia – Katherine Paterson’s Bridge to Terabithia

Thieves World – stories by Robert Lynn Asprin and others

Thra – The Dark Crystal

Tir – Cecilia Dart-Thornton’s Crowthistle Chronicles

Toontown – Home of all the cartoon characters in Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Tortall – Tamora Pierce novels

Tralfamadore – Slaughterhouse-Five

Thedas – Dragon Age

Triumvia – Tales of Triumvia novel series

Tyria – Guild Wars

Underland – The Underland Chronicles by Suzanne Collins

Unified Realm – Blood Song by Anthony Ryan

Uriel – Wrinkle in Time by madeleine l’engle

Valdemar – Mercedes Lackey novels

Velgarth – Mercedes Lackey novels

Videssos – Harry Turtledove, The Misplaced Legion novels

Viriconium – empire-city in the works of M. John Harrison

Whandoodleland – Julie Andrews’ The last of the Really Great Whangdoodles novel

Westeros – George R. R. Martin novels

Wonderland – Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking–Glass (Looking-Glass Land is part of Wonderland)

The Wizarding World – Harry Potter series

World of the Three Moons – stories by Bradley, May, and Norton

Whoville – Stories by Dr. Seuss

Widge – Through the Dragon’s Eye

Xanadu – Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s poem Kubla Khan

Xanth – Piers Anthony novels

Zimiamvia – from the Zimiamvian Trilogy novels by Eric Rücker Eddison

Zamonia – from The 13½ Lives of Captain Bluebear, The City of Dreaming Books, and The Alchemaster’s Apprentice; all novels by Walter Moers

Zothique – Clark Ashton Smith stories