What are the best brutal action novels?

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    #1Storm Front (Dresden Files)

    Storm Front (Dresden Files)
    Storm Front is a supernatural paranormal mystery novel written by Jim Butcher as the first book for The Dresden Files series. With over 300 pages, this book is published in 2000 by Penguin ROC.
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    Justin Lopez
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "Jim Butcher gives us another great story as part of the Dresden Files. Storm Front kept me riveted to the pages and made it difficult to put the book down until I finished it. It's been a while since I have enjoyed a book as much as this one and may be longer before I read another such as this one. Be prepared for a "knock your socks off" experience and you won't be disappointed."
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    #2Valhalla

    Valhalla

    Valhalla is a fictional young-adult novel written by Ari Bach. Valhalla was published on February 13, 2014 by Harmony Ink Press. Valhalla is set in the year 2330, where only smart minds are valued.

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    Ryan Tran
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "I started reading this book last week and it only took me two days to get through. This is the kind of book that once you start reading, you won't be able to put it down. The writing makes the fights in the book come to life. The reading is easy to get through and every chapter leaves you wanting more. The book constantly builds anticipation for what is coming. Everyone should read this book!"
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    #3The Blade Itself (The First Law)

    The Blade Itself (The First Law)

    The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie is an epic fantasy novel published in 2006. This book follows the story of four men and how their lives will intertwine with each other. The Blade Itself is the first book in the First Law series.

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    Jordan Sims
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "If you are obsessed with action novels as much as my kids are then you have to check out the best brutal action novels out there. "The Blade Itself (The First Law)" is a top notch epic fantasy novel by Joe Abercrombie. Following the story of four men and how their lives intertwine with each other, this is the first book in the First Law series. This book is perfect for anyone who loves action novels."
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    #4The 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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    James Murray
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "This book was very well written in my opinion. The characters are well developed and easy to relate to, giving you a sense of ownership with them as they progress through the story. This is part one in a two part series and I can guarantee youll purchase the next one shortly after finishing this one. "
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    #5The Way of Shadows (Night Angel)

    The Way of Shadows (Night Angel)

    The Way of Shadows is the first book in the Night Angel trilogy written by New York Times best-selling author Brent Weeks. It is about Azoth who became an assassin under the name of Kylar Stern. 

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    Crystal Myers
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "I was looking for an action novel for my book club and I came across The Way of Shadows book written by New York Times best-selling author Brent Weeks. It was the perfect book that had the blend of drama and action as the story about Azothh, the assassin unfolds. My book club members really enjoyed it and we ha some great discussions on it later."
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    #6A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire)

    A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire)
    A Game of Thrones is the first novel in A Song of Ice and Fire, a series of fantasy novels by American author George R. R. Martin. The HBO cable network turned this series in one of he most successful TV shows ever.
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    Beverly Matthews
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "I read this after everyone was giving rave reviews to the television series (I almost always read the book first). It's a fantasy story that almost everyone can enjoy. They do contain a lot of violence and sexual/taboo topics, so it's not on the list for your children."
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    #7Killing Floor (Jack Reacher)

    Killing Floor (Jack Reacher)
    Killing Floor by Lee Child is the first book in his Jack Reacher series which was originally published in 1997. This suspense thriller novel follows the story of Jack Reacher as he searches for the murderers behind his brother's death.
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    Ao Yi
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "So I was looking for the best brutal action novels in the world, so you know I had to try out Killing Floor (Jack Reaper) and boy do i love it. I read it every night before bed and some nights i cant go to sleep its so brutal."
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    #8Daughter of Smoke & Bone

    Daughter of Smoke & Bone
    Karou, a young student from Prague, is a half-human half-monster from Elsewhere, a parallel world full of secrets. The gates to Elsewhere are closing, so Karou will have to choose between staying in the real world or dive into the darkness of Elsewhere to find out who she really is. 
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    Helen Wade
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "This is a great action book that have a different world with secrets. Karou have a big decision to make fast so be sure to check this book out."
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    #9Watchmen

    Watchmen
    Watchmen is an award-winning graphic novel created by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. It puts readers in a world where superheroes have changed the course of history such as victory during the Vietnam War, the Cold War is still happening and Nixon is still President.
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    Madison Elliott
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "Watchmen is a classic graphic novel, certainly full of action and brutality. It's still one of my favorites, even though some people will say it's overrated. Either way, as long as you're not opposed to the format, versus a traditional novel, I recommend this wholeheartedly."
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    #10The Sacred Band

    The Sacred Band
    The Sacred Band is a historical fantasy novel by Janet Morris. Set in ancient Greece, it tells the story of the remaining 23 pairs of the Sacred Band of Thebes who join the Sacred Band of Stepsons after their brothers died in battle.
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    Johnny Foster
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "This book was epic. The writing kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time. I could actually feel my heart beating as I turned the pages. The battle scenes were extremely graphic and brutal. It felt like something you would see on cable. If you like long tales full of ancient gods and battles I'd say The Sacred Band is the perfect book to read. "
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    #11The Meat Market (Jonathan Harkon Adventures)

    The Meat Market (Jonathan Harkon Adventures)
    The Meat Market is a dystopian science fiction and the first book in Jonathan Harkon Adventures series written by James Chalk. It was published in 2013 by JRH Publishing. 
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    George Gardner
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "A cyber punk novel, our hero starts out doing nefarious deeds, for a good purpose. The world has some dark secrets. "
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    #12The Land: Founding (Chaos Seeds)

    The Land: Founding (Chaos Seeds)
    The Land: Founding is the first book of the Chaos Seeds series by Aleron Kong. It is a LitRPG featuring the protagonist Richter being tricked into The Land.  This audiobook had been a nominee for the Best Book of 2017 of Goodreads.
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    Ajay Dasgupta
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "I don't think the solution provides enough clarity."
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    #13The Angel of Vengeance (A Glimpse into Hell)

    The Angel of Vengeance (A Glimpse into Hell)
    The Angel of Vengeance is a splatterpunk horror written by Wade H. Garrett as the second book in A Glimpse into Hell series. With over 600 pages, this book is published in 2014.
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    Ronald Munoz
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "This book is quite graphic in its depictions. It is a very thoroughly aggressive book. Nice!"

Summary

Best What are the best brutal action novels
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Storm Front (Dresden Files)Books 32 Paid
2ValhallaBooks 30 Paid
3The Blade Itself (The First Law)Books 28 Paid
4The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard)Books 27 Paid
5The Way of Shadows (Night Angel)Books 23 Paid
6A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire)Books 17 Paid
7Killing Floor (Jack Reacher)Books 16 Paid
8Daughter of Smoke & Bone Books 16 Paid
9WatchmenBooks 14 Paid
10The Sacred BandBooks 11 Paid
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