What are the best books recommended by George R.R. Martin?

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    #1The 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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    #2The 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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    Christina Walsh
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "This is a fantasy type book for adults. I enjoyed this addition to the chronicles."
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    #3The Sunne in Splendour

    The Sunne in Splendour

    The Sunne in Splendour: A Novel of Richard III is a historical fiction novel for young adult written by Sharon Kay Penman. It was first released in January 2008. It is about the controversial monarch and his alleged murder of his royal nephews.

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    Humberto Madrigal
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "This is considered one of the books that may have inspired Game of thrones, some people even saying it makes game of thrones look tame in comparison. Because I'm a big fan of George R.R. Martin's books and I love the game of thrones TV show, this book is a great fit especially if you are into the old world style of bloody politics"
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    #4Best Served Cold

    Best Served Cold

    Best Served Cold is a fantasy novel by Joe Abercrombie. Set in the fictional land of Styria, it tells the story of Monza Murcatto, an infamous mercenary known as the Snake of Talins, as she seeks revenge from those who want her dead.

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    Juan Weaver
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "This is a good book. I like this book."
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    #5The Dying Earth

    The Dying Earth

    The Dying Earth is written by Jack Vance. It is the first book in The Dying Earth Series, and it was published in 1950. This science-fiction / fantasy book portrays human civilizations.

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    Beverly Morrison
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "Who doesn't love George R.R. Martin? Everything that man does is genius. This is no exception. The Dying Earth was riveting and I loved everything about it. It encompasses a very vast world it seems. Very good book!"
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    #6Ivanhoe

    Ivanhoe

    Ivanhoe is a classic historical novel by Sir Walter Scott. It was originally published in 1820 in three volumes. It is set in 12th century England and it highlights the tension between the Norman conquerors and the Saxons.

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    Debra Morris
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "Who doesn't love George R.R. Martin these days? I mean, he gave us one of the greatest shows of all time. So I was hunting for books that he recommended. Ivanhoe was one of the top on the list. It's a pretty decent book, but I'm not a big fan of period pieces. I can see how someone else would love it, but it was a bit of a bore for me. "
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    #7The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard)

    The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard)

    The Lies of Locke Lamora is the first book in the fantasy adventure series Gentleman Bastard written by Scott Lynch which centers on criminal named Chains who teaches his skills on a selected family of orphans known as the Gentlemen Bastards.

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    Mark Carroll
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "This book is extremely well written. The powerful Thorn and his band of thieves and their adventures keep you wanting to not put the book down. There are many adventures and the plot is very good. I was very involved in the characters and plot - great job!"
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    #8Watership Down

    Watership Down

    Watership Down is a book by Richard Adams about a band of rabbits who leaves their home to create a new and better one in a different place. This allegorical tale also tells the adventure and challenging journey of rabbits.

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    Harold Garrett
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "Watership Down is a book written by Richard Adams. The book tells a compelling tale of a group of wild rabbits struggling to hold onto their place in the world. The rabbits leave their home in order to create a new and better one in a different place. "
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    #9A Wizard of Earthsea (The Earthsea Cycle)

    A Wizard of Earthsea (The Earthsea Cycle)
    A Wizard of Earthsea is the first book in the Earthsea Cycle series, written by Ursula K. Le Guin.  The story is about Ged, he was the greatest sorcerer of Earthsea but he was once a reckless child.
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    #10The Return of the King (The Lord of the Rings)

    The Return of the King (The Lord of the Rings)

    The Return of the King is the third and final part of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic epic trilogy, the Lord of the Rings. It was originally published on October 20, 1955. It is about Frodo and his journey inside Mordor.

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    Teresa Long
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "He has some interesting recommendations and all good ones. Of course the Lord of the Rings series would be one of them. Very good book. But as you know it is very long and an be a bit intimidation for someone who are not avid readers. One of the books recommended by him that I think is better is "The Girl on the train" Very suspenseful, easier to read and entertaining."
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    #11The 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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    Ethan Shaw
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "The second I finished this book I was calling up bookstores asking if they had the next one. I highly recommend this book! If, like me, you found yourself hating the first half of the book, keep at it, you'll love it at the end and be begging for more!!!"
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    #12The 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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    Larry Burke
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "An often overlooked set of texts, 'The lyonesse trilogy" is a series that is sure to take anyone by their wildest whims, and pull them along through a mystical journey! An easy to approach series, and one that is equally hard to leave! Definitely don't pass this by if you have the opportunity!"
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    #13The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle)

    The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle)

    The Name of the Wind, the first book in Patrick Rothfuss' Kingkiller Chronicle series, is about Kvothe, who is in search of the meaning of life while going on many adventures, including kidnapping princesses and a burning down of a whole town.

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    Vibhore Verma
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "There are a ton of good books by George RR Martin as most of you probably already know. If you don't, well then, you're in for a treat. The Name of the Wind is a really good read. It is the first in the Kingkiller Chronicle books and it's really good. You will end up reading more after you finish because you want more from the author and see where it leads next. "

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Best What are the best books recommended by George R.R. Martin
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Lord of the RingsBooks 40 Paid
2The Kingkiller ChroniclesBooks 37 Paid
3The Sunne in SplendourBooks 30 Paid
4Best Served ColdBooks 22 Paid
5The Dying EarthBooks 20 Paid
6IvanhoeBooks 16 Paid
7The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard)Books 10 Paid
8Watership DownBooks 9 Paid
9A Wizard of Earthsea (The Earthsea Cycle)Books 7 Paid
10The Return of the King (The Lord of the Rings)Books 6 Paid
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