Game of Thrones season 7 is now in full swing so now, epic fantasy is on everyone’s mind. With seven days between each episode, the wait is sometimes torturous and the best way to occupy your time is with something similar; large dusty tomes that’ll transport you to fictional worlds. The best way to spend that week long wait is with some epic fantasy reads that’ll give you the same feel as Game of Thrones. Although, the intricate world created by George R.R. Martin is one of a kind, there are a lot of other great books that are just as immersive and addicting.
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
This duology stars a group of thieves and outcasts as they attempt to pull off an impossible heist. Kaz Brekker a criminal mastermind is offered an obscene amount of money to break into a military stronghold that has never before been breached and rescue a hostage, he pulls together a crew as they face this seemingly impossible task. A tale filled with adventure and magic with a dose of politics, this duology will suck you in and leave entranced.
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
This is a great book to delve into fantasy with. Told in the voice of Kvothe our main character, we follow the life of a young, gifted boy as he grows into the most powerful wizard the world has known. This world is very intricate with a complex magic system yet very easy to follow, and the writing style is very poetic. This book is more than 600 pages long but is very well worth the read.
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin
Filled with meddling gods and politics this trilogy is addicting from the start. Jemisin creates a unique mythology and the story of this world is complex and interesting and the writing style is extremely unique. This is very Game Of Thrones-esque with there being three siblings vying for the same throne and at the end, only one will prevail.
Age of Myth by Michael Sullivan
Filled with magic and twists and turns this book had me hooked from the beginning. It opens with Raithe and his father trespassing on Fhrey, and when they’re apprehended Raithe ends up killing a god and that sets into motion a series of events that will end up changing their world forever. There many points of views and a cast of characters but although there were so many things happening in different places, you won’t end up lost or confused.