What are the best gay main character fantasy books?

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    #1Luck 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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    Ann Hoffman
    Written on March 14, 2018
    "Luck in the Shadows (The Nightrunner Series) is a great romance fantasy book for any reader. The characters are richly developed and the plot is action packed. It's great that there are other well written books in the series. For those new to this genre, I recommend giving this one a read."
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    #2Casket of Souls (Nightrunner)

    Casket of Souls (Nightrunner)

    Casket of Souls is a paranormal fantasy romance book written by Lynn Flewelling. Casket of Souls was published on May 29, 2012 by Spectra. It is the sixth book in the Nightrunner Series.


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    Patrick Simpson
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "I have read a lot of fantasy books, and I have found a lot of them with gay characters. The best one where the main character is gay would be Casket of Souls. It's a fantasy romance book and it's a part of a series. I would highly recommend them all. "
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    #3The Virtu (Doctrine of Labyrinths Series)

    The Virtu (Doctrine of Labyrinths Series)
    The Virtu, a powerful orb that is the main source of magical power of the city's wizards, has been shattered. Felix Harrowgate decides to join forces with Mildmay the Fox in order to restore it, therefore achieving peace and prosperity. 


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    Ralph Morris
    Written on March 11, 2018
    "This was a very good read and will leave you satisfied if looking for the best gay main character. you will not be able to put it down once you start! "
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    #4The 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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    Alice Alexander
    Written on March 22, 2018
    "I love historical fiction, but I think this is technically mythical fiction? Or perhaps the verdict's still out on that. At any rate it was a very entertaining read told from the perspective of the titular character. It's also very true to the original ancient classic, which is always a plus in my book."
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    #5The 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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    Lawrence Diaz
    Written on March 27, 2018
    "I bought the book The Vampire Lestat (The Vampire Chronicles) for a friend of mine that likes stories about vampires, and he told me that this book was an interesting one, even if not really intriguing. In fact the book is about the story of an aristocrat vampire that lived in the pre-revolutionary France, who awakes from his sleep, and becomes a rock star.."
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    #6The 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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    Katherine Wilson
    Written on March 10, 2018
    "Fast pace, but the characters feel a little shallow."
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    #7The 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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    Harry Mitchell
    Written on March 18, 2018
    "I cannot recommend this book highly enough. It is amazingly well written and has complex LBGTQA+ characters too. If you liked the previous installments, this book will not disappoint. "
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    #8Wicked 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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    Jerry Lucas
    Written on March 9, 2018
    "I can't confirm if the main character is gay, but it has great reviews and it is listed under "gay & lesbian" literature. If you don't like it, you can return it. Otherwise, give it a shot."
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    #9The Line of Beauty

    The Line of Beauty

    Set in Britain, this novel separated in three different parts narrates the story of Nick Guest, a middle-class young male that takes part in the Fedden family's parties and holidays. Homosexuality, hypocrisy, privilege and the rise of AIDS are many of the topics covered in this 2004 book.


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    Abhinav Lobo
    Written on March 7, 2018
    "I think there are better options available. This only gets 3.6 out of 5 stars on Amazon."
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    #10The Charioteer

    The Charioteer
    After an injury during WW II, Laurie Odell finds himself in a hospital where he meets Andrew, a young conscientious objector working there. Soon they become more than friends and Laurie lives a happy life, but everything changes when Laurie mentor visits him, and takes him to an exclusive social circle of gay men. 


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    Gregory Franklin
    Written on March 8, 2018
    "Great book. Very empowering. Must read."
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    #11Lost Souls

    Lost Souls
    Lost Souls is a fantasy novel by Poppy Brite. It tells the story of a trio of vampires, Zillah, Molochai, and Twig, as they introduce a boy named Nothing to their world of sex, drugs, alcohol, and blood-drinking.

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    Marcos Martínez
    Written on March 23, 2018
    "Lost Souls is a novel that probably has the best gay main character in a fantasy book. I enjoy vampire books and this one was suggested by a close friend. It's a fast-paced story that kept me enthralled for hours. It's one of my favorite books, at the moment."
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    #12Elian (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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    Olivia Santos
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "From reading the description, I honestly believe this is more fluff than fantasy. He's the only breeder left somehow? And Married to three men? There are most definitely more strong gay leads out there in fantasy novels where they don't focus just on the fluff and write a bizarre sounding story around it."
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    #13Journey'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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    Tiffany Murray
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "Journey's End is not my type of book. I did not care for the gay romance."
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    #14The Deceivers

    The Deceivers
    The Deceivers is a book by Mel Keegan that tells the story of two men who are sailing the sea and working on a ship. They will become lovers but struggles will never be removed in a relationship.

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    Danielle Johnson
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "I don't know, the book itself was okay I guess, and the situation was interesting. But I don't consider this a fantasy book at all. Where is the magic?"
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    #15A Shadow of Wings

    A Shadow of Wings

    A Shadow of Wings is a paranormal gay romance novel written by Linda Gayle which centers between Dylan and Cam Coburn following their first meeting when Cam saved him during a violent attack. 


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    Matthew Castillo
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "A Shadow of Wings is an interesting and original fantasy book. The story is creative and unique and has memorable characters. I was a bit dissatisfied about the pacing of the story, which starts off slow and finishes with a flurry all at once. Overall, an unusual but heartwarming tale."


Best What are the best gay main character fantasy books
1Luck in the Shadows (The Nightrunner Series)Books 34 Paid
2Casket of Souls (Nightrunner)Books 28 Paid
3The Virtu (Doctrine of Labyrinths Series)Books 26 Paid
4The Song of AchillesBooks 26 Paid
5The Vampire Lestat (The Vampire Chronicles)Books 25 Paid
6The Steel Remains (A Land Fit for Heroes Series)Books 19 Paid
7The White Road (Nightrunner)Books 16 Paid
8Wicked GentlemenBooks 11 Paid
9The Line of BeautyBooks 3 Paid
10The CharioteerBooks 2 Paid

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