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As disappointing as the last season of Game of Thrones was, the books won’t do the same to you. Every single book and edition of this has lived up to the standards and more. If you want a change of characters, but want to read similar books like Game of Thrones, there are an ample number of options available for you to take a look into. The only thing that you need to do is ensure that you read through the summary first and see if it probes your interest or not.
But, we thought of searching through all the available options to get the list of the absolute best fiction books like that of the Game of Thrones that you can binge read without any problems.
The very first on the list has to be The Lyra Novels written by Patricia C. Wrede and focuses on the story of a world set around in a different genre of culture and religion and invaded by three non-human races.
The very first installment of the book, Shadow Magic, does focus on the character of Princess Alethia, who is kidnapped from her 20th birthday party. It is how she relies on her wits, the constant battles, and the knife-throwing skills to get herself out of the situation she is stuck in.
If you liked the Game of Thrones, you are going to love The Lord of the Rings series, which has been penned down by J.R.R Tolkein. The villain inspires the title of the book in the series, which is quite rare, but is one of the best fantasy fiction book series that you will come across.
The story follows through the Fellowship of the Ring, whose main aim is to destroy that One Ring as the same can influence the future of the middle-Earth. The constant battles and the twists will make you realize what a fun ride this book is.
The next one that we would want for you to grab is A Chorus of Dragons by Jenn Lyons. Don’t just get persuaded by the name, thinking that the book is just about dragons. It takes you through a roller-coaster ride, including royal families, politics, conflicts, and of course, DRAGONS!
If you want a medicine for the withdrawals you have been having after the Game of Thrones series, this is just what you need to spend your time reading. The story emphasizes the tale of Kirhin and is a secret prophecy, so have a world of magic to indulge in as well.
Next on the list of the books mimicking the vibe of Game of Thrones is The Fifth Season. N.K has written it. Jemisin and is one of the best antidotes for your withdrawal that you have been having. The story revolves around the Westeros and Essos and how the climate is responsible for shaping up a character’s life.
The story is mainly about a post-apocalyptic planet that contains just one primary continent, the Stillness. The constant bout of volcanic eruptions and earthquakes is what the story is all about. You can delve into fantasy and live in a world that you don’t ever want to imagine existing.
The Black Leopard, Red Wolf, is a fantastic read written by Marlon James that focuses on the rich African mythology and the history behind. The story entails the character of a hunter named Tracker, who is on a mission to find a mysterious boy with the aid of a rag-tag group of mercenaries.
The book did leave every single reader wanting never to stop flipping through the pages and has already been crowned as the best seller. So, if you need a good read, this is most definitely one.
The Reluctant Swordsman by Dave Duncan is yet another one of the best reads if you are missing the Game of Throne vibes a lot. The combination of some of the most popular characters in constant trouble, persistent battles, and the perfect dose of fantasy swirled into the mix. It does sound a tab bit similar.
The story revolves around Wallie Smith, who is just a regular boy who finds himself waking up in a completely different world consisting of priests and barbarians.
The Wheel of Time series has been written by Robert Jordan and is the perfect combination of maze and arcs that a reader needs to stay hooked from the start till the end. The series consists of fourteen books in total, so you know that you will have them for a while on your reading list.
The story highlights the era where women have magical powers while men don’t. The story follows the lead of a group of friends who have swept away from their healthy lives. They get into something that is set to change everything forever. They indulge in a battle of the light versus the Dark. You will get to know about how they overcome it in this book.
Written by John Gwynne, the Of Blood and Bone is yet another must-read for all the Game of Throne lovers. The setting of the picturization throughout the book is one of the highlights that leave every single reader with their mouth wide open.
The story features some of the different races involved in the constant fight for territorial dominance. The continuous battle scenes, along with the twists in the book, keep the readers intrigued.
The If You Love The Religions: Wizard Of Earthsea has been written by Ursula K. Le Guin, which depicts the variance of religions on a different planet. The series consists of several additions and turns that you didn’t even think was possible.
The book highlights the process by which some of the fringe religious groups have the capability of ending up isolating people based on religion. The three-part book series is a must-read if you want to get over the hangover that Game of Thrones has left behind in you.
A bit of an off-track addition, but Circe by Madeline Miller is a must-read that you need in your lifetime. The story highlights the prospects of the Greek Goddess of Sorcery. She pointedly makes use of her power to outnumber the ire of man along with the ruler of Olympus.
The book isn’t a very complicated one, but the simplicity of the story itself is the highlight that keeps you hooked without question.
If you want something a little different, but based around a similar theme, The Time of the Dark, written by Barbara Hambly, is a fantastic option. The story revolves around the medieval time grad student Gil Patterson, who starts having realistic and quite unnerving dreams about a specific kingdom under siege.
She soon finds these mere dreams turning into visions, and Gil is set to embark on a journey to save the kingdom from the constant rising threat from the Dark. It is a complex novel, unlike the previous one, but a worthy read nevertheless.
The Mistborn series, written by Brandon Sanderson, is everything about which you don’t think. While the majority of the books have the prospect about the hero of the story, this story follows through a very particular social and political structure. It is something about which nobody would have otherwise thought.
The story reveals and highlights the prospects of a half-Skaa thief, Kelsier. Following his journey in a prison camp, he finds that he is a Mistborn. They are the ones who possess incredible magical powers who are going to work to get rid of the brutal force of the Lord Ruler.
The Faithful and the Fallen Series, written by John Gwynne, is yet another one of the fantastic books that you can take up if you are in the mood for something different and out of the box after reading the Game of Throne series.
The series follows through the struggles faced by some of the Banished lands in a world which includes giants, wyrms, wolves, and other sinister creatures. The story converses through demons and angels belonging to the different worlds, bringing on to the battlefield.
His Majesty’s Dragon is yet another masterpiece written by Naomi Novik, which follows through the legacy of the dragons present in Game of Thrones. It is a typical historical fantasy that you need to fight through the familiar demons and the twists that it brings along with it.
The story takes you on a ride of how the intelligent dragons gradually pick up to form stronger bonds with their human riders. It is quite a surprising and fantastic adventure-filled story that you can add to your reading collection.
Written by Christopher Paolini, Eragon is yet another must include books without which you definitely can’t do. The book is a part of a series which consists of four different books in it.
The story highlights the struggles of a young farmer named Eragon, who unravels soon enough that he’s meant to be a dragon rider. The story isn’t your typical one with all levels of complexities, but for the most part, this is a fantastic option to look at.
The Crystal Gryphon is yet another addition to your list if you need a good reading after the fiasco of Game of Thrones. The book has been written by Andre Norton, who started off to write under the penmanship of a man’s name to appeal better to the male readers.
The story revolves around Kerovan, who was once born with amber eyes along with cloven hooves. The story also highlights the Old Ones and him being a descendant of the same. With the constant trail of thoughts around, the story also talks about the ongoing evil around.
Written by Joe Abercrombie, The First Law trilogy is set across a world that represents the situation of a medieval Europe. The story is more focused on the bout of constant action scenes that the readers love to read through.
It is a gory and blood and gut, including a book, so if that is something you aren’t good with, this is not your cup of tea. But, if you would tide over Game of Thrones, you can do that with this one too. The characters do lack a progressive development, but the author has ensured to include antagonist properties about which you wouldn’t even think twice.
The Worldmaker Trilogy, written by Lucy Hounsom, is one of the best fantasy coming of age tale that you need to include in your reading list without any further thoughts. The world in the story depicted is one that is propelled by magic.
The best thing about this story is how the author blends in real events and human stories in an unparalleled magical world. The world does include quite a bunch of refreshing twists about which you wouldn’t otherwise think.
When it comes to something similar but still a little different, The Other Boleyn Girl was written by Philippa Gregory is one that you need to add to your list. If you like political scheming and the twists and turns that they bring along in a book, you are going to love this without fail.
The story revolves around the protagonist Mary Boleyn, Anne Boleyn’s youngest sister. The story does involve a lot of historical twists and free reign in it about which you wouldn’t have otherwise thought.
If you want something closest to the book of Game of Thrones, the Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erickson is just what you need to catch hold of. The story is a complete fantasy fiction about the constant unrest happening around in the land of the Malazan Empire. The story walks through the ongoing struggles, wars, bloodshed, and murders for power and authority. If you are looking for ways to binge read some fantasy, this is just what you need for yourself and your leisure time.
Written by Robin McKinley, The Hero and the Crown is yet another must add to your list of reads. A must if you want something a lot similar to that of the Game of Thrones. The story is about Princess Aerin, who is an outcast in her father’s court.
She is the daughter of a reputed witch; she has to prove her capabilities back by working on wielding through the unprecedented power of the Blue Sword and defeating the last remains of the dragons. A little bit of twist and a whole lot of drama is what this book is all about.
Another masterpiece by Steven Erickson has to be The Malazan Book of the Fallen series. The set comes in two parts, another one written by Ian Cameron Esslemont. The story highlights an imaginary world that the authors created.
The story revolves around the complex history as well as the powerful magical system of the world. The only problem with this story is the fact that it doesn’t have a linear storyline. It can often be a very confusing thing for some readers in the beginning.
Written by Brian Staveley, the Chronicles of the Unhewn Throne series is yet another addition to the to-read list, if you have been missing watching Game of Thrones. The story is about the Annurian Empire, which has been under consistent unrest because of the ruler.
The story then extends onto the children of the ruler, Valyn, Kaden, and Adare, who work to unleash terrible conspiracy and then find ways to unlock the trapped power to get justice.
Last but not least, that is a must-read is The Name of the Wind, written by Patrick Rothfuss. It has been mentioned under the different sections, which are what makes it such a good option. The story revolves around the protagonist, Kvothe, and the paths he takes to become the most popular and powerful wizard in his time.
Game of Thrones is something that takes over your senses with the mind-boggling twists and turns that they have. If you have been on the lookout for reading something similar, these are some of the best options into which you can look. Every single one of them will give off the essence of the fantasy world into which you have always wanted to indulge.