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Enjoyed A Game of Thrones? We’ve scoured the web for book blogs and looked at all of their recommendations for books that are similar to A Game of Thrones. Here are 46 books that you may like if you liked A Game of Thrones.

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The Name of the Wind
Patrick Rothfuss - Apr 07, 2009 (first published in 2007)
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This is the riveting first-person narrative of Kvothe, a young man who grows to be one of the most notorious magicians his world has ever seen. From his childhood in a troupe of traveling players, to years spent as a near-feral orphan in a crime-riddled city, to his daringly brazen yet successful bid to enter a legendary school of magic, The Name o...
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An Ember in the Ashes
Sabaa Tahir - Feb 09, 2016 (first published in 2015)
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This is an alternative cover edition for ISBN-13: 9781595148049.Laia is a slave. Elias is a soldier. Neither is free.Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. Those who do not vow their blood and bodies to the Emperor risk the execution of their loved ones and the destruction of all they hold dear.It is in this brutal world, inspired by...
The Way of Kings
Book One of the Stormlight Archive
Brandon Sanderson - Mar 04, 2014
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According to mythology mankind used to live in The Tranquiline Halls. Heaven. But then the Voidbringers assaulted and captured heaven, casting out God and men. Men took root on Roshar, the world of storms. And the Voidbringers followed...They came against man ten thousand times. To help them cope, the Almighty gave men powerful suits of armor and m...
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Prince of Thorns
Mark Lawrence - Jul 31, 2012 (first published in 2011)
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Before the thorns taught me their sharp lessons and bled weakness from me I had but one brother, and I loved him well. But those days are gone and what is left of them lies in my mother's tomb. Now I have many brothers, quick with knife and sword, and as evil as you please. We ride this broken empire and loot its corpse. They say these are violent ...
Black Leopard, Red Wolf
Marlon James - Feb 04, 2020 (first published in 2019)
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In the first novel in Marlon James's Dark Star trilogy, myth, fantasy, and history come together to explore what happens when a mercenary is hired to find a missing child. Tracker is known far and wide for his skills as a hunter: "He has a nose," people say. Engaged to track down a mysterious boy who disappeared three years earlier, Tracker breaks ...
The Iron King
Maurice Druon - Apr 11, 2013 (first published in 1955)
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‘This is the original game of thrones’ George R.R. MartinFrom the publishers that brought you A Game of Thrones comes the series that inspired George R.R. Martin’s epic work.“Accursed! Accursed! You shall be accursed to the thirteenth generation!”The Iron King – Philip the Fair – is as cold and silent, as handsome and unblinking as a statue. He gov...
A Wizard of Earthsea
Ursula K. Le Guin - Sep 11, 2012 (first published in 1968)
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Ged, the greatest sorcerer in all Earthsea, was called Sparrowhawk in his reckless youth. Hungry for power and knowledge, Sparrowhawk tampered with long-held secrets and loosed a terrible shadow upon the world. This is the tale of his testing, how he mastered the mighty words of power, tamed an ancient dragon, and crossed death's threshold to resto...
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A Game of Thrones
George R. R. Martin - May 28, 2002 (first published in 1996)
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Here is the first volume in George R. R. Martin’s magnificent cycle of novels that includes A Clash of Kings and A Storm of Swords. As a whole, this series comprises a genuine masterpiece of modern fantasy, bringing together the best the genre has to offer. Magic, mystery, intrigue, romance, and adventure fill these pages and transport us to a worl...
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The Fifth Season
N. K. Jemisin - Aug 04, 2015
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Original cover edition here THIS IS THE WAY THE WORLD ENDS. AGAIN.Three terrible things happen in a single day.Essun, masquerading as an ordinary schoolteacher in a quiet small town, comes home to find that her husband has brutally murdered their son and kidnapped their daughter. Mighty Sanze, the empire whose innovations have been civilization's ...
Throne of Glass
Sarah J. Maas - Aug 07, 2012
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There is an alternate cover edition for this ISBN here."Nothing is a coincidence. Everything has a purpose. You were meant to come to this castle, just as you were meant to be an assassin."When magic has gone from the world, and a vicious king rules from his throne of glass, an assassin comes to the castle. She does not come to kill, but to win her...
His Majesty's Dragon
Naomi Novik - Mar 28, 2006
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Aerial combat brings a thrilling new dimension to the Napoleonic Wars as valiant warriors ride mighty fighting dragons, bred for size or speed. When HMS Reliant captures a French frigate and seizes the precious cargo, an unhatched dragon egg, fate sweeps Captain Will Laurence from his seafaring life into an uncertain future – and an unexpected kins...
The Poppy War by R. F Kuang
The White Queen by Philippa Gregory
Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson
The Darkness That Comes Before by R. Scott Bakker
The Warded Man by Peter V. Brett
The Hero and the Crown by Robin Mckinley
The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie
The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan
The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor
The Gunslinger by Stephen King
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N. K. Jemisin
A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin
Song of the Lioness Quartet by Tamora Pierce
The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan
The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
Circe by Madeline Miller
Dune by Frank Herbert
The Dark Tower 8-Book Boxed Set by Stephen King
Red Rising by Pierce Brown
Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb
Lion of Ireland by Morgan Llywelyn
Lionheart by Sharon Kay Penman
Shadow & Claw by Gene Wolfe
Kushiel's Dart by Jacqueline Carey
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett
The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Black Company by Glen Cook
The King of Vinland's Saga by Stuart W Mirsky
The Court of Broken Knives by Anna Smith Spark