What are the best alternatives to Game of Thrones Books?

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    #1The First Law Trilogy

    The First Law Trilogy

    The First Law Trilogy by Joe Abercrombie is a series that took place in a fictional world that is reminiscent of medieval Europe. In this trilogy, you can see very well see his raw and adult style.


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    Rodrigo Montiel
    Written on May 1, 2017
    "I like the solution since I have read one of the books of Joe Abercrombie before; Shattered Sea trilogy. If I would recommend a book from him, I would recommend that one, since he got a really nice award for that if I recall correctly. The First Law is his first trilogy and I will take a look at it."
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    #2The Last Wish

    The Last Wish
    The Last Wish: Introducing the Witcher by Andrzej Sapkowski is the beginning of one of the most famous and known sagas of the adult fantasy in the last years. The story of Geralt of Rivia a Witcher with the purpose to destroy the monsters that plague the world. The series of books is the origin for a famous videogame and sets a new standard in the world of epic and dark fantasy.

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    Linda Lawrence
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "The Last Wish: Introducing the Witcher is a fantastic beginning to an adult fantasy series. For those who love Game of Thrones like me, the character development is on the same level. The settings are mesmerizing as are the plot lines. It will spark a whole new world to be interested in for fans of this genre."
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    #3The Malazan Book of the Fallen

    The Malazan Book of the Fallen
    The Malazan Book of the Fallen is a 10-book saga by Steven Erikson and is one of the best Game of Thrones-like epic and dark fantasy books from recent times. In this saga, you'll read about how the Malazan Empire simmers with discontent, bled dry by interminable warfare, bitter infighting and bloody confrontations.

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    Rebecca Taylor
    Written on August 6, 2017
    "I wanted something to scratch that itch for GOT since you know, GRRM is taking so dang long to finish it. This was highly recommend but honestly, I think it falls way flat. The series is convoluted and meanders all over the place, it just doesn't have the same feel as GOT at all!"
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    #4She-Wolves: The Women Who Ruled England Before Elizabeth

    She-Wolves: The Women Who Ruled England Before Elizabeth

    She-Wolves: The Women Who Ruled England Before Elizabeth is a book by Helen Castor that explains us the history of the women that ruled the kingdom of England or that were the rulers of the realm before Queen Elizabeth became the Queen of England.


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    Rachel Hanson
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "This book provides a more "real-life" prospective on women rulers. I loved the additional information on historical female rulers and how they obtained their power. It doesn't quite have the same flair as Game of Thrones, but for less than 500 pages worth of reading, I consider it time well spent."
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    #5The Kingkiller Chronicles

    The Kingkiller Chronicles
    The Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss is comprised of the books The Name of The Wind and The Wise Man's Fear. This epic fantasy saga is one of the best recent books of the genre. The story begins in the rural town of Newarre, introducing the innkeeper Kote and his assistant Bast, revealing that Kote is the renowned Kvothe: an unequaled sword fighter, magician, and musician, rumored to have killed a king and caused the present war. 

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    Kelly Barrett
    Written on February 26, 2017
    "Get this series of books if you are looking for a masterful and well-written tale. I was thoroughly entertained and enjoyed watching the saga develop throughout Book 1."
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    #6The Dragonbone Chair (Memory, Sorrow and Thorn)

    The Dragonbone Chair (Memory, Sorrow and Thorn)
    The Dragonbone Chair (Memory, Sorrow and Thorn) is from the trilogy of novels by the American writer Tad Williams. It was one of the game changers on the epic fantasy genre. The story is set in the fictional continent of Osten Ord.

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    Kimberly Howell
    Written on April 1, 2017
    "The story-line in The Dragonbone Chair (Memory, Sorrow and Thorn trilogy) by Tad Williams is something that is unique. The young character starring in the book instantly gets you wrapped up in his wild journey. A great Game of Thrones Books alternative. "
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    #7The Farseer Trilogy

    The Farseer Trilogy
    The Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb follows the adventures and story of Fitz a royal bastard and trained assasin. His uncle, the Prince Verity of The Six Duchies kingdom is trying to orchestrate a wage war on the Red-Ship Raiders from the Outlands. This faction is attacking the shores of the kingdom turning people into what is known as the Forged one, a kind of spell that makes people emotionless.


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    Kyle Nichols
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "The farseer triology is part of the fantasy genre. The main character is an illegitimate child trying to regain his kingdom and dignity. It is one of the best alternatives but a list of 22 different ones is on the following link with some other and better suggestions https://solutions.softonic.com/what-are-the-best-alternatives-to-game-of-thrones-books "
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    #8The Lyonesse Trilogy by Jack Vance

    The Lyonesse Trilogy by Jack Vance
    The Lyonesse Trilogy by Jack Vance is a trilogy set on the world of The Elder Isles a world with 10 kingdoms that fight for the supremacy on the Isles. Jack Vance, was one of the first writers to use fantasy in an adult and realistic way. 

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    Ai Jin
    Written on May 21, 2017
    "Vance is one of the pioneers of writing fantasy for adults, and The Lyonesse Trilogy is a perfect example of why. A gripping setting with well-written characters, tragedy and enchantment make this series a real page-turner. Perfect for fans of Game of Thrones (either the book or the show)."
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    #9Chronicles of The Black Company by Glen Cook

    Chronicles of The Black Company by Glen Cook

    Chronicles of The Black Company is a tetralogy of books by Glen Cook. It tells the story of the Black Company a company of war mercenaries that fight against the darkness. This saga tells stories about war, love, blood, and decisions that are in the grey zone instead of black and white.


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    Henry Sandoval
    Written on March 7, 2017
    "After finishing Game of Thrones, I was looking for a different series to read within the same genre. Chronicles of The Black Company was a perfect fit. This story was woven into many different layers and kept you engaged in the novel."
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    #10The Last Viking Saga by Poul Anderson

    The Last Viking Saga by Poul Anderson

    The Last Viking is a saga of books by Poul Anderson that tells us the story of the Danish and Norwegian Vikings in the middle ages mixing history, Nordic sagas, mythology and epic fantasy. This famous trilogy of books has been a major influence on tv shows and modern novels.


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    Austin Freeman
    Written on June 4, 2017
    "I only know Poul Anderson because he is from Bristol. I have never read any of his books and I should be ashamed of that. Not very known book, but it looks like a nice example of an alternative to the GoT books."
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    #11The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive)

    The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive)
    The Way of Kings is the first book of The Stormlight Archive series written by Brandon Sanderson published by Tor Books in 2010. It is about the world of Roshar. 

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    Vivaan Jhadav
    Written on March 3, 2017
    "This series of novels is an excellent alternative to Game of Thrones. The series is filled with interesting characters, an engaging plot, and, most importantly, the books are published in a timely manner, unlike Game of Thrones. As a fan of fantasy novels, I personally found this series to be amazing."
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    #12The Wars of The Roses by Alison Weir

    The Wars of The Roses by Alison Weir
    The War of The Roses in the England of the XV century is the base for the Song of Fire and Ice books from George RR Martin. This book tells the story of the Lancasters, the Yorks and the Tudors dynasties to take the throne of the kingdom of England in one of the most difficult periods of the history of England.

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    Zachary Gordon
    Written on April 28, 2017
    "I loved Game of Thrones and had read the books numerous times. I was looking for something different. The Wars of the Roses was a perfect complement to my insatiable need for medieval fiction. This is a must have for those who have finished the Thrones books."
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    #13The Symphony of Ages

    The Symphony of Ages
    The Symphony of Ages by Elizabeth Haydon tells us the story of Rhapsody a talented singer in a world of fantasy that is abducted by a couple of shady characters that immerse her in an epic voyage into time and distance. This saga introduces to a new kind of epic fantasy perfect for all type of fans of the genre.

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    Humberto Rendón
    Written on June 7, 2017
    "It is hard to compare any other books to Game of Thrones. However, the Symphony of Ages is a great story that takes you on a exciting ride. Interesting characters, exciting situations, and great writing make these books a great read that is very hard to put down. I can not say this is a replacement for Game of Thrones, this is a entirely different story that is very exciting all on it's own."
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    #14Glencoe: The Infamous Massacre, 1692 by John Sadler

    Glencoe: The Infamous Massacre, 1692 by John Sadler
    Glencoe: The Infamous Massacre, 1692 by John Sadler is the passage of British history and one of the main inspirations for the Red Wedding of Game of Thrones book series. This book by John Sadler explains the history of the Campbell massacre of the McDonald Clan.

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    Crystal James
    Written on May 4, 2017
    "If you are a fan of Game of Thrones this book gives some nice backstory to one of the events in the series. The Campbell massacre in Scotland is a dark part of their history. It will also appeal to those who love to learn more about European history."
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    #15The First Book Of Lankhmar

    The First Book Of Lankhmar

    The First Book Of Lankhmar compiles the four first novels by Fritz Leiber that are set in the land of Lankhmar. The books centres in the life of the antiheroes Farfhd and the Grey Mouser a barbarian and thief that became friends in this epic land. Their adventures are full of violence, sex, death and misadventures. 


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    Ling Wu
    Written on April 9, 2017
    "Man so, With GRRM taking two forevers to release more of his novels, I started having that itch for a book similar to it. The First Book Of Lankhmar. Omnibus 1-4 is already released so you're not even waiting one forever to read the next part, they're all already released! Great alternative"
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    #16Drenai Tales by David Gemmell

    Drenai Tales by David Gemmell
    Drenai Tales by David Gemmell is a series of fantasy stories about the history of the nation of Drenai. Druss, Captain of the Axe, was the stuff of legends. But even as the stories grew in the telling, Druss himself grew older. Meanwhile, barbarian hordes were on the march. Nothing could stand in their way

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    Susan Kennedy
    Written on March 14, 2017
    "This book was slow to get started and this continued throughout the entire book. The tale was hard to follow but I finally finished the book. I'm hopeful the next book in the series will flow better."
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    #17The Ryria Chronicles

    The Ryria Chronicles
    The Ryria Chronicles is a trilogy by Michael J. Sullivan which tells us the story of Hadrian Blackwater, a warrior with nothing to fight for that is paired with Royce Melborn, a thieving assassin with nothing to lose.

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    Judith Martinez
    Written on June 23, 2017
    "I was looking for something like Game of Thrones and I found it with The Ryria Chronicles. I loved the interplay between Hadrian and Royce as they tried to steal the unstealable. I would definitely recommend this to all my friends."
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    #18Hadrian and the Triumph of Rome by Anthony Everett

    Hadrian and the Triumph of Rome by Anthony Everett

    Hadrian and the Triumph of Rome featured the wall of Hadrian in the north of Britain which was built during the dominion of the Island by the Roman Empire is the main influence for the Wall of the North on Song of Fire and Ice. The Wall was built by the Roman Emperor Hadrian in the First Century and this book tells us the story of this emperor and how he made it through those complex times bringing peace to the Empire.


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    Kyle Carter
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "With all the buzz with Game of Thrones, and the lack of books, we are all looking for something else that will capture that feeling we get when we read about dragons or sword fighting. Anthony Everett delivers a great series of books that will have you wanting to keep reading till you are done. A must read for anyone that calls themselves a Game of Thrones fan."
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    #19The Lord of the Rings

    The Lord of the Rings

    The Lord of the Rings is written by J.R.R. Tolkien which is the sequel to the 1937 novel The Hobbit. This follows the course of the War of the Ring after the Dark Lord Sauron created the One Ring to rule the other Rings of Power. 


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    Daniel Fuller
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "After finishing up the Game of Thrones series last month, I got quite a hankering for more fantasy-drama to help me get my fix until this new season starts back up on HBO. After talking to my best friend since high school about how he was spending his time, he recommended I re-read the Lord of the Rings series. Then I made my confession to him... "I've never actually got through the first book yet since something always seemed to come up half-way through...". After about 45 minutes of straight verbal (but playful) assault, I finally ordered this series from Amazon and just got my package in the mail yesterday. 10 hours later and I can already tell this is going to be one of the finest staples in my book collection until my final breath. "
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    #20The Broken Sword

    The Broken Sword
    The Broken Sword is an epic fantasy masterpiece by Poul Anderson which tells the story of the sword Tyrfing, broken by Thor and needed to be used against the trolls that are at war against the elves. This book was influenced by the Norse eddas.

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    Sara Parker
    Written on March 24, 2017
    "I really enjoyed this fantasy novel. It weaves Norse mythology with basic fantasy in a gripping, engaging story. I have often been disappointed by overly-ambitious fantasy stories that just can't live up to the genre, but this story was a pleasant surprise."
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    #21His Dark Materials

    His Dark Materials
    His Dark Materials is a trilogy by Philip Pullman comprised of the books The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass explains the story of the two children, Lyra and Will through shimmering haunted otherworlds.

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    Roy Alvarez
    Written on April 4, 2017
    "One of the most iconic book series of all times - named some of the best reads ever by Newsweek and Entertainment Weekly. Pullman's trilogy is technically teen literature, but it's so gripping you'll be too immersed to care."
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    Outlander is the first book in the historical romance series by Diana Gabaldon. It tells the story of Claire Randall a nurse from 1945 that is suddenly transported to the Scotland of 1743. There she meets Jamie Fraser a gallant Scottish warrior that will forever change her destiny.


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    Socorro Martínez
    Written on June 30, 2017
    "This series is a fantasy lovers dream. The story arcs are long and believable. There is awesome plot and fantasy like Game of Thrones."
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    #23Wolf Hall

    Wolf Hall

    Wolf Hall is a historical fiction book set in England in the beginnings of the XVI century in the court of Henry VIII. The King wants a male heir to his throne and tries to annul his marriage with Catherine of Aragon and marry Anne Boleyn. This historic period is one of the historical sources that Martin has taken as an inspiration for The Song of Fire and Ice saga.


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    Lisa Wagner
    Written on October 24, 2017
    "These books are wonderful. You start reading and you don't want to put them down. I couldn't stop reading them. "


Best What are the best alternatives to Game of Thrones Books
1The First Law TrilogyBooks 45 Paid
2The Last WishBooks 39 Paid
3The Malazan Book of the FallenBooks 38 Paid
4She-Wolves: The Women Who Ruled England Before ElizabethBooks 36 Paid
5The Kingkiller ChroniclesBooks 36 Paid
6The Dragonbone Chair (Memory, Sorrow and Thorn)Books 33 Paid
7The Farseer TrilogyBooks 32 Paid
8The Lyonesse Trilogy by Jack VanceBooks 28 Paid
9Chronicles of The Black Company by Glen CookBooks 27 Paid
10The Last Viking Saga by Poul AndersonBooks 25 Paid

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