You love the Game of Thrones, but with the delay in the rest of the books coming out, what should you read to pass the time? These epic fantasy books like Game of Thrones should satisfy your need for intense, epic fantasy until the release of the next Game of Thrones book.
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Books like Game of Thrones (that you won’t have to wait for)
Waiting for that next Game of Thrones book? These books like Game of Thrones offer all of the epic fantasy with none of the wait.
The Accursed Kings Series
The Accursed Kings of books was first published in France and is the story of the real-life events that Game of Thrones is based on. If you love epic historical fiction, you will love this series. You will find many character similarities to GRR’s own characters in this series.
Deerskin is the most morbid fractured fairy tale story I know. It all begins when a dying queen makes her husband pledge to only marry someone as beautiful as she. The resulting answer to that demand is that the demented king tries to marry his own daughter. Naturally, terrible things ensue.
The Acacia Trilogy
The Acacia Trilogy is a morally grey fantasy world similar to GRRM’s own. However, it only takes three books to wrap up, which I am pretty fond of right now.
The First Law Series
The First Law series is described as a sort of westernesque fantasy, which sounds quite intriguing. This series carries a lot of violence but tempered with humor, which is exactly what most readers need in an epic fantasy series.
Chronicles of the Deryni
If you really want some classic high fantasy, you can’t go wrong with The Chronicles of The Deryni, which first began in the 1970s. It is still unfinished to some extent, in that books are still being written in the same universe, but the original story is complete in all its high fantasy glory.
If you’re looking for a bit more modern interpretation/writing style for your epic fantasy, don’t neglect the Codex Alera series, which uses a magic system based on the elements. You’ll find this universe quite well thought out an immersive.
The Dark Tower Series
If you love epic fantasy and Stephen King, then you won’t want to miss the The Dark Tower series, which is as close to epic fantasy as Stephen King ever gets. This series of books follows the tale of The Gunslinger, who is a sort of immortal Western time lord, which is quite an interesting character to be featured in a fantasy series.
Prince of Nothing
If you want epic fantasy, don’t miss the The Prince of Nothing series which is at once typical high fantasy and completely original. The trilogy centers around a holy war, with unexpected fallout.
What are your favorite epic fantasy books like Game of Thrones?
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