Remember, always hold your apple tight
If you're into that type of stuff try out George Macdonald's Lilith or Phantastes. George mostly wrote boring ass period drama but he stuck awesome fairy tales in them, and occasionally did a straight-up fantasy novel. Like (and IIRC, inspiring,) CS Lewis they have a decidedly religious bent, especially Lilith of course. But they're just plain not like anything else I've read. So if you dig early fantasy, give George Macdonald a try.