If you loved the epic fantasy series “Game of Thrones,” then you’re likely in search of other books that can match its intricate world-building, political intrigue, and complex characters of the HBO show.
Whether you’re looking for epic battles, political intrigue, or complex characters, there’s something for everyone.
Here are ten books fans of “Game of Thrones” will enjoy:
1. “The Lord of the Rings” by J.R.R. Tolkien.
The cornerstone of modern fantasy. This series, like “Game of Thrones,” features a richly imagined world, a large cast of memorable characters, and a thrilling story of good versus evil.
2. “The Wheel of Time” by Robert Jordan.
This sprawling epic fantasy series follows a group of characters as they battle against a powerful evil that threatens to destroy their world.
This fantasy novel is set in a city where thieves rule the streets, and follows the rise of a con artist named Locke Lamora. It’s known for its intricate plot, memorable characters, and witty dialogue.
4. “A Song of Ice and Fire” by George R.R. Martin.
The book series that Game of Thrones was based on—a must-read for any fan of the show.
5. “The First Law Trilogy” by Joe Abercrombie.
This fantasy series has a dark and gritty tone, as well as its complex characters and political intrigue.
6. “The Kingkiller Chronicle” by Patrick Rothfuss.
This story follows the story of a young man named Kvothe and his rise from humble beginnings to become one of the most powerful figures in the world.
7. “The Malazan Book of the Fallen” by Steven Erikson.
Known for its complex world-building, richly imagined cultures, and large ensemble cast of characters, the offers a deep and sprawling fantasy epic.
8. “The Black Company” by Glen Cook.
The Black Company follows a group of mercenaries as they navigate a world of political intrigue and dark magic. It’s known for its gritty realism and complex characters.
9. “The Dark Tower” by Stephen King.
This mash-up of fantasy, horror, and Western genres follows the journey of a gunslinger named Roland Deschain as he searches for the mysterious Dark Tower.
10. “The Mistborn Trilogy” by Brandon Sanderson.
Set in a world where a small group of people have the ability to manipulate metal, the series follows their struggle against a powerful empire.