Adventure fiction is an exciting literary genre with an action-packed plot and a strong element of danger. These books tell a story with a series of events that occur outside the normal course of the protagonist's life, usually involving danger and often physical action. Adventure stories are almost always fast-paced, and the pacing of the plot is at least as important as characterisation, setting and other creative elements. Popular adventure fiction authors include Lee Child, George R R Martin and Robert Harris. From Game of thrones to the Lord of the Rings, here you’ll find our collection of best adventure books.