What are the best fantasy fiction books with gay protagonists?

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    #1 Distant Rumblings (Lords of Arcadia)

     Distant Rumblings (Lords of Arcadia)

    Distant Rumblings (Lords of Arcadia) is a fictional young-adult novel written by John Goode. Distant Rumblings (Lords of Arcadia) was published on March 15, 2012 by Harmony Ink Press.

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    Amy Franklin
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "Two young men from different worlds. Kane might be gay, a crushing weight in Athens, Iowa. He was trying to live a normal life. Hawk is an exile from another planet, a changeling bodyguard. He generally disappointed in Earth. The two marginalized boys exploring an powerful attraction, Kane has no special powers, and needs to grow up fast. The dangers close in on them. The supernatural, intense emotion, and fast-pace action, a really compulsive reading."
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    #2Mariner's Luck (Scarlet and the White Wolf)

    Mariner's Luck (Scarlet and the White Wolf)

    Mariner's Luck is a fantasy romance book written by Kirby Crow. Mariner's Luck was published on October 29, 2008 by Torquere Press. It is the second book in the Scarlet and White Wolf Series.

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    Billy Black
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "A fun adventure book with some interesting characters along the way. Have not read this in years and would like to revisit it some time soon."
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    #3Dawn of Darkness (Daeva)

    Dawn of Darkness (Daeva)

    Dawn of Darkness is the first book in the gay paranormal series Daeva written by Daniel A. Kaine which centers on Mikhail who sets out on a journey to discover and learn more things about himself.  

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    Henry Walsh
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "Dawn of darkness is the best fantasy fiction I have read so far. I loved Mikhail as a character in this book and it got interesting when he realized he has special abilities. He is taken to military for training hoping to bring down the vampires and the story continues to be fun until the end which I found fantastic."
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    #4Encounter (Encounters of the Third Kind)

    Encounter (Encounters of the Third Kind)

    Encounter is a gay romance book written by Perie Wolford. It is the first book in the Encounters Series that tells the story of Ricky. He will meet Josh and they will be hopelessly in love with each other. 

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    Edward Keller
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "I have always been intrigued by crop circles so to read a story about college kids creating them on local farms and documenting the process was interesting to me. I liked that the romance was secondary to the mystery surrounding the crop circles. The book definitely has its surprise moments and the ending is quite interesting."
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    #5The Cat in the Cradle

    The Cat in the Cradle

    The Cat in the Cradle is a paranormal fantasy romance book written by Jay Bell. The Cat in the Cradle was published on March 24, 2010 by Swimming Kangaroo Books. It is the first book in the Loka Legends.

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    Timothy Myers
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "Mystery and darkness of the hunt take this book into the unknown. The plot is very good as well as the characters throughout. I enjoyed the read and found myself rooting for Dylan."
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    #6Elian (The Marriage Groups)

    Elian (The Marriage Groups)

    Elian is the first book in the male-to-male romance series The Marriage Groups written by Vicktor Alexander which centers on Elian Glinkobia in the planet named Kardalusia after he was chosen as coracao to three kings. 

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    Sharon Lewis
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "Wow that was...um..something... Honestly judging from the cover I did not have high hopes for the book, but it was free so I figured I'd give it a go. The overall plot had some potential, but the book is just so poorly written that it reads like a someone's badly written fanfiction. And the characters seemed to be incredibly stupid I'm surprised they survived the badly written story. I fell like the author should pay people to read the book."
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    #7Scarlet and the White Wolf

    Scarlet and the White Wolf

    Scarlet and the White Wolf is a fantasy romance book written by Kirby Crow. Scarlet and the White Wolf was published on October 1, 2008 by Torquere Press. It is the first book in the Scarlet and White Wolf Series.

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    Randy West
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "This book is great read to reward your patience, as it starts slow. The series is one of my favorite fantasy books and really whisked away to another place when it got in it's stride. It's one of the only novels I'v read that really delves into gay fantasy relationship without it being superficial and fantastical in the nature of their bond growing."
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    #8Luck in the Shadows (The Nightrunner Series)

    Luck in the Shadows (The Nightrunner Series)
    Alec of Kerry has been taken prisoner for a crime he did not commit, but his cellmate, Seregil of Rhiminee manages to take him out of there as his apprentice. Together, they embark on an adventure with many obstacles, and a strong bond between them will be created.





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    Juan Phillips
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "Interesting book if you are into fantasy, and also has a main character who identifies as homosexual. This just happened to be a book I chose from the library that looked interesting. Luckily, I ended up enjoying the book, and would recommend it to others who are open to those sort of things."
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    #9Dreamlands

    Dreamlands

    Dreamlands is the first book in the gay fantasy romance series Dreamlands written by Felicitas Ivey which follows the romance between Keno Inuzaka and Samojirou Aboshi.

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    Russell Stanley
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "GOOD"
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    #10Wicked Gentlemen

    Wicked Gentlemen

    This book is set in a world inhabited by the Prodigals, the descendants of ancient demons who live underground and are persecuted by humans. One of this Prodigals is Belimai Sykes, who is hired by Captain William Harper to help him investigate some Prodigal murders. 

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    Danielle Dunn
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "I absolutely could not put this book down. I'm a huge fan of M/M and this was one of the more original mystery/romances I've read in a while. I found Hale's dark world atmospheric and enthralling -- an alternative steam punk version of Victorian England -- where Prodigals, the ancestors of Fallen Angels, are relegated the steaming ghettos below the streets (a world in itself) and are often persecuted by the human law enforcement called the Inquisition. The main character, a solitary Prodigal named Belimai Sykes is hired by Captain Willian Harper to help find to solve a series of Prodigal murders. But the Captain is not your ordinary member of the Inquisition. He has dark secrets of his own that draw him to Belimai. Belimai himself is a fascinating, haunted character who is both sexy, edgy and broken. Their chemistry between the two of them is hypnotic yet subtle, drawing the reader deeper into their world. As the story progresses, we see how these two unlikely men, human and demon, learn to trust and protect each other. What's interesting as neither claims to be a particularly good man. And yet, they ultimately fight to protect victims of the Inquisition and and seek revenge on evil, corrupt members of this powerful institution. Which makes being wicked more about being a rebel who will do anything, kill anyone, to get done what needs to be done. The writing is pitch perfect and beautifully descriptive. There are interesting secondary characters, but we are only given glimpses of them. I would say my only complaint about this engaging, emotionally resonating book, is that it wasn't long enough. I simply wanted MORE. And yet, in a way it also feels kind of perfect the way it is. Although I wouldn't mind a sequel!"
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    #11The Vampire Lestat (The Vampire Chronicles)

    The Vampire Lestat (The Vampire Chronicles)
    The man who once was an aristocrat in the pre-revolutionary France, has finally risen from his long sleep. Living the current days as a rock star, he will try to find answers to all his questions, including those about his own existence.





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    #12Journey's End (The Harvest)

    Journey's End (The Harvest)
    Journey's End is the second book in the male-to-male romance series The Harvest written by M.A. Church which follows the story of Dale Michaels as he settles into his new life with the Tah’Narian starship captain Keyno. 
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    Carl Jenkins
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "This book is amazing. I think the fact that the sexual preference is secondary to the actual storyline and overall world structure drew me into the book. I think if you are looking for a standard to which creating a character that is gay in a fantasy fiction world, this is the book to read. "
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    #13The Song of Achilles

    The Song of Achilles

    Song of Achilles is a book by Madeline Miller that tells a story of Achilles and his life story based from Homer's The Iliad. It contains all his sufferings and triumphs during Trojan war. 

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    Emma Tang
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "This is a good solution because the book is recent, highly rated, and a bestseller that apparently adheres directly to the topic suggested. Its both fantasy fiction and has a gay protagonist. Someone looking for a book on this topic would be pleased with this solution."
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    #14The White Road (Nightrunner)

    The White Road (Nightrunner)

    After escaping from Plenimar, Alec and Seregil just wanted to go back to their normal lives, but they met Sebrahn, a prophesied creature that was created with alchemy. Like this, the two friends start a journey to know more about this homonculus.

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    Lori Salazar
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "The White Road was one of the best and most inclusive reads I've ever had. It's great for anyone who has trouble with their own identity, as the book touches on that too. "
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    #15The Steel Remains (A Land Fit for Heroes Series)

    The Steel Remains (A Land Fit for Heroes Series)
    Ringil, once a war hero and expert swordman, has been asked by his own mother to go rescue one of his cousins, who has been kidnapped and sold as a slave. Two friends of him join him in this adventure, which can change the fate of the whole country. 




    Ringil, the hero of the bloody slaughter at Gallows Gap is a legend to all who don't know him and a twisted degenerate to those that do. A veteran of the wars against the lizards he makes a living from telling credulous travellers of his exploits. Until one day he is pulled away from his life and into the depths of the Empire's slave trade. Where he will discover a secret infinitely more frightening than the trade in lives.Archeth - pragmatist, cynic and engineer, the last of her race - is called from her work at the whim of the most powerful man in the Empire and sent to its farthest reaches to investigate a demonic incursion against the Empire's borders.Egar Dragonbane, steppe-nomad, one-time fighter for the Empire finds himself entangled in a small-town battle between common sense and religious fervour. But out in the wider world there is something on the move far more alien than any of his tribe's petty gods. Anti-social, anti-heroic, and decidedly irritated, all three of them are about to be sent unwillingly forth into a vicious, vigorous and thoroughly unsuspecting fantasy world. Called upon by an Empire that owes them everything and gave them nothing.Richard Morgan brings his trademark visceral writing style, turbo-driven plotting and thought provoking characterisation to the fantasy genre and produces a landmark work with his first foray.

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    Scott Harvey
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "This is a good description of the book. It talks about critical events while still leaving the reader in mystery, thus making them curious and excited to read the book. The reviews of the book also supports the description given."
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    #16Interview With the Vampire (The Vampire Chronicles)

    Interview With the Vampire (The Vampire Chronicles)
    This thriller written by Anne Rice combines terror, suspense and erotica. The first book of The Vampire Chronicles tells the story of Louis de Pointe du Lac, a vampire who tells the story of his life to a reporter.



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    Sophia Lai
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "This is a fantasy fiction book but not for gay genre. This would still be good for the imagination."
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    #17The Vampire Armand (The Vampire Chronicles)

    The Vampire Armand (The Vampire Chronicles)
    The Vampire Armand by Anne Rice is the sixth book in The Vampire Chronicles series. This story focuses on Armand losing his religion and how he becomes "the vagabond angel child of Satan".
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    Carl Daniels
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "I have no clue about this topic. It took me to the Amazon buy page. The book has 4 out of 5 stars, so others of know about this topic believe this book to be good. Plus, I know my mother really enjoys Anne Rice the author of the book."
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    #18Man in the Crescent Moon

    Man in the Crescent Moon

    Man in the Crescent Moon is a gay romance book by M. Kei that tells the story of Isam Tangueli. He is a young man who left home to become a corsair. He will then fall in love with a slave and this might stop him achieving his dreams.

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    Shirley Hill
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "Good gay fiction is hard to come by, and when it is found, it tends to be poorly written and campy. Man in the Crescent Moon actually adds another element to what's commonly found in gay fiction by adding people of color. This gives it a bit more flavor and distinction, making it better in my opinion."

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Best What are the best fantasy fiction books with gay protagonists
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1 Distant Rumblings (Lords of Arcadia)Books 54 Paid
2Mariner's Luck (Scarlet and the White Wolf)Books 47 Paid
3Dawn of Darkness (Daeva)Books 37 Paid
4Encounter (Encounters of the Third Kind)Books 36 Paid
5The Cat in the CradleBooks 35 Paid
6Elian (The Marriage Groups)Books 31 Paid
7Scarlet and the White WolfBooks 28 Paid
8Luck in the Shadows (The Nightrunner Series)Books 18 Paid
9DreamlandsBooks 15 Paid
10Wicked GentlemenBooks 14 Paid
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