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Books like The Last Airbender

Books like Avatar the Last Airbender

Are you a fan of this series and you are wondering if there are any books like Avatar The Last Airbender? this American animated television series was a success, and once you have watched its sequel you are probably craving for more books similar to Avatar the Last Airbender.

How should Books like Avatar the Last Airbender be?

In order to find books similar to avatar the last airbender first we should understand which are the main elements of this series:

  • Human beings being able to control at least one of the four elements earth, water, air, fire.
  • A Fictional fantasy world where these elements are relevant.
  • Lots of action and adventure.
  • Drama, humor, a bit of everything.

Are there any books like Avatar the Last Airbender then?

You might like to give The Sword’s Choice series a try. In this, there are four kingdoms: The Kingdom of Fire, The Queendom of Water, The Kingdom of Earth and the Kingdom of Air.

Each of these kingdoms have a magical weapon (a sword, or swords) which grants its wielder to power of the element that kingdom represents.

The first volume centers on Noakhail, the heir to the Kingdom of Fire; and Vienne, the heir to the Queendom of Water.

This story has action, lots of adventure and its narrated from the point of view of different characters. If I had to summarize this story in two lines it would go like this:

Magic swords, kingdoms in a similar setting to The Last Airbender, politics… and a giant.

You can buy it here:

The Sapphire Eruption (The Sword's Choice Book 1)
The Sapphire Eruption (The Sword's Choice Book 1)
The Sapphire Eruption (The Sword's Choice Book 1)
The Sapphire Eruption (The Sword's Choice Book 1)

What do reviewers say about it?

The Sapphire Eruption has a rating of 4.7 out of 5 having already more than 50 reviews.

You can check the reader’s opinions, as you can see in the reviews they loved the story. Some like Noakhail’s quest, while other fell in love with princess Vienne and her sad story.

Let’s see some of those reviews:

I quickly became enthralled by the story of this first book and didn’t want to put it down. It was thoroughly enjoyable following Noakh and watching his character grow and develop on his journey. Some of the supporting characters added to this book being such a good read, like Lumio and Cervan. The author also wonderfully describes the world which the story is set in, which makes it a more immersive read, giving great details on the lands and the people that inhabit them. And I was pleasantly surprised by some of the plot that I didn’t see coming. I’m excited to see what happens in the next book.

by Lawrence.

Do you know any other books like Avatar the Last Airbender? just leave a comment.

Hope you enjoy it. Also, take a look at The Legend of Korra books in order.

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Arthurian fantasy books

Here goes a bit list of new arthurian fantasy books you wil enjoy. As you know, arhurian fantasy novels are inspired by the legend of King Arhur and his epic sword, Excalibur.

What makes arthurian fantasy books special?

All books included in this genre have a common treat: they take elements from the arthurian legend. This influence inspires authors in different ways, some take the magical swords, others set their story in Camelot while other stories even show characters from the original story such as Merlin.

Such a legendary story has inspired many authors to write their stories. Novels in which the main elements of the arthurian legend come alive once again. Ready for some new arthurian fantasy books?

List of new arthurian fantasy books

Here goes an amazing list of new arthurian fantasy books:

The Sapphire Eruption by I.M. Redwright

The Sapphire Eruption (The Sword's Choice Book 1)
  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • Redwright, I.M. (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 375 Pages - 01/16/2020 (Publication Date)

This is the first volume of The Sword’s Choice series,a YA arthurian fantasy saga that narrates the story of Noakhail. A boy chosen by one of the twin sacred swords to be the heir to the Kingdom of Fire, but who was almost murdered when he was just a baby. Now, living in the Queendom of Water, he will embark on a journey to visit all the four kingdoms so he gets stronger.

In this tale, magic swords choose the heirs to the crown, in a similar way to what Excalibur does.

Morgan by Lavinia Collins

MORGAN: A Gripping Arthurian Fantasy - the complete trilogy
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MORGAN: A Gripping Arthurian Fantasy - the complete trilogy
  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • Collins, Lavinia (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 462 Pages - 11/19/2015 (Publication Date) - THE BOOK FOLKS contemporary women's fiction publishers (Publisher)

This is an arthurian fantasy trilogy that now you can get on a single volume both on Kindle and on paperback. Morgan is the half-sister of King Arthur, who wants to sell her into marriage to appease his enemies. It is time for Morgan to stand up for herself.

The Threat of Madness by D.K. Holmberg

The Threat of Madness (The Lost Prophecy Book 1)
  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • Holmberg, D.K. (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 380 Pages - 01/03/2017 (Publication Date) - ASH Publishing (Publisher)

This is the first volume of The Lost Prophecy series, written by
D.K. Holmberg. The story centers on Jakob, an apprentice historian, and son of a priest; whose house is attacked, as a result he will embark on a journey far from his home while learning the art of the sword and also new abilities.

Meanwhile, a dark power rises in the north and with it, powers forgotten long ago will return once again. For some, the key to survive this madness is a lost prophecy, which few will be able to find.

Over Sea, Under Stone by Susan Cooper

Over Sea, Under Stone (The Dark Is Rising Book 1)
  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • Cooper, Susan (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 209 Pages - 03/06/2012 (Publication Date) - Margaret K. McElderry Books (Publisher)

This is the first volume of The Dark Rising, a fantasy series written by author Susan Cooper.

On holiday in Cornwall, the three Drew children discover an ancient map in the attic of the house that they are staying in. They know immediately that it is special. It is even more than that — the key to finding a grail, a source of power to fight the forces of evil known as the Dark. And in searching for it themselves, the Drews put their very lives in peril.

Hope you enjoyed this list, here you have all the arthurian books on the list so you don’t have to choose only one:

MORGAN: A Gripping Arthurian Fantasy - the complete trilogy
The Sapphire Eruption (The Sword's Choice Book 1)
The Threat of Madness (The Lost Prophecy Book 1)
Over Sea, Under Stone (The Dark Is Rising Book 1)
MORGAN: A Gripping Arthurian Fantasy - the complete trilogy
The Sapphire Eruption (The Sword's Choice Book 1)
The Threat of Madness (The Lost Prophecy Book 1)
Over Sea, Under Stone (The Dark Is Rising Book 1)
MORGAN: A Gripping Arthurian Fantasy - the complete trilogy
MORGAN: A Gripping Arthurian Fantasy - the complete trilogy
The Sapphire Eruption (The Sword's Choice Book 1)
The Sapphire Eruption (The Sword's Choice Book 1)
The Threat of Madness (The Lost Prophecy Book 1)
The Threat of Madness (The Lost Prophecy Book 1)
Over Sea, Under Stone (The Dark Is Rising Book 1)
Over Sea, Under Stone (The Dark Is Rising Book 1)

Also, take a look at this new fantasy book 2020 article.

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Best books for hair & beauty salon owners

Books and magazines are present in many places. It is a way of having your customers entertained, enjoying some reading while they are waiting for their turn. Of course, the kind of magazines and books you should have at your store will be different depending on the profile of the customers that frequent your business. For example, what are the best books for hair & beauty salon owners? let’s take a look.

List of best books for hair & beauty salon owners.

When you open a salon it is important to know how to deal with your customers. Books can help you with this, there are lots of Hair Salon management books that will be really useful. Here are some recommendations:

The Salon Building Bible

This is more than a book, this is a must-have business tool for first-time salon owners. In this book, you will find many useful tips about design, but it also focuses on start-up costs and will help you to plan your project. A great resource for everyone interested in building a salon.

Salon Buzz: Marketing and Management Ideas for Ultimate Success

This book will provide you many marking and management ideas so you can set yourself apart from other salons and define your brand. Also, it includes lots of social media strategies that will help to make your salon a success.

Make a Six Figure Income Doing Hair: How To Do It, Really

This book will tell you how to be a real professional in a salon, you will learn the best ways to work with clients and justify your pricing. If you know anyone who is about to graduate in the cosmetology school this will be the perfect gift.

Salon Client Attraction: Attract More Clients, Earn More Profits

An informative book that will provide you different marketing strategies in order to attract more clients. With this book, you will have a complete understanding of how to deal with your customers, so you make them come back.

Which books could your customers read?

Let’s focus now on hair & beauty salon customers. How can you have them entertained? You want them to feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible, the better their experience the more they will want to come back for more.

As a result, if you have books or magazines in your salon you want these to make your customers stay calm. Here are some book suggestions that will keep hair and beauty salon customers relaxed and entertained.

It is important to know how to communicate with clients in a salon but also, knowing how to have them entertained is crucial as well. With these books, your customers will be turning pages like crazy, so hooked that they won’t even remember they are in a hair & beauty salon.

The Art of Racing in the Rain By Garth Stein

This adorable story centers on a dog, Enzo, who believes that he will be a human in his next life. As a result, he watches and learns from television as he wants to be as much as prepared as possible for his human life.

Enzo sees his owner, Denny Swift, go through marriage, career changes and other daily events. Narrated from the dog’s perspective, you realize how it’s like to be in such moments. A fair warning, this book might make you cry.

Twenty Love Poems: And A Song Of Despair by Pablo Neruda

Your most romantic customers will definitely choose to read this book. This poetry book is only 68 pages long, so it’s an easy read that also shows the original text in Spanish so you can also enjoy the original version.

The Little Prince By Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

An enjoyable story for both adults and kids that have made this story being one of the most read books in the world. Adults will realize that The Little Prince touches topics such as love, technological progress, consumption and the decay of modern society.  Kids instead might not understand the book, but they will enjoy a fun read that will keep them distracted.

The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway By Ernest Hemingway

This is a collection of short stories. An ideal reading while you wait for your turn at the beauty salon because, being a short story, you can finish it relatively fast so your costumers won’t leave the salon without knowing how the story ended.


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best Star Wars books

The best Star Wars books

Looking for the best Star Wars books? With the arrival of The Rise of Skywalker Star Wars film franchise seems to come to its end, difficult to believe isn’t it? True, the last Star Wars films were not of the liking of all the fans so what if I told you there is another way to enjoy Star Wars? and no, I am not talking about The Mandalorian and the super cute Baby Yoda, (which is a great series) the way I meant was…reading! The Star Wars books are a great way to enjoy this universe full of jedis, bounty hunters and robots. But are Star Wars books canon? which are worth reading? let’s answer all these questions!

Notice that, in this case, the movies came before the books. That is, Star Wars is not based on a book series, instead, since the movies were so successful and it was such a rich world the story was expanded through Star Wars novels. For this reason, there were no Star Wars books before the movies.

What are the best Star Wars books?

There are lots of Star Wars books and there are some that are more worth reading than others. Since some of you will only want to read those books that are considered canon in the Star Wars universe I will make two lists, one with the best canon Star Wars books and another list with the non canon.

The best canon Star Wars books

These Star Wars books are canon and are considered the best novels. If you only want to focus on the best Star Wars series then these are a must read.

By the way, you can buy the book by clicking on the book cover, the link will take you to Amazon.

Here you have a list of the best Star War canon books in no particular order:

Battlefront: Twilight Company

An action adventure that follows a squad of soldiers who take part in the last galactic war between the light and the dark side. If you are a fan of the Battlefront videogames developed by Electronic Arts then you will love this title.

Lost Stars

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Lost Stars

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This novel written by Claudia Gray narrates the romance story of two original characters, Thane Kyrell and Ciena Ree, during the Galactic Civil War. He is a Rebel pilot, while she is an Imperial officer, will the love win or will the duty?

A novel that proves that a Star Wars novel does not have to center on Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia or Han Solo to be awesome.

Dark Disciple

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Dark Disciple

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Dark Disciple centers on ASajj Ventress, former Sith apprentice that now works as a bounty hunter. She, together with the Jedi Knight Quinlan Vos, will have to fulfill an impossible mission: defeating the Sith Lord Count Dooku.

Aftermath trilogy

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Aftermath

The Aftermath Trilogy

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Life Debt:

The Aftermath Trilogy

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Empire’s End

The Aftermath Trilogy

This trilogy gets better book after book. Aftermath takes place after the sixth episode of the series, Return of the Jedi.

This story is set after the Battle of Endor, in which the Empire is defeated. Meanwhile, the Rebel Army, or the New Republic, hunt down the enemy’s scattered forces. In the remote planet Akiva a massive army is unfolding.

Thrawn series

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Thrawn

Thrawn series

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Alliances

Thrawn series

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Treason

Thrawn series

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Chaos Rising

Thrawn series

Thrawn series follows the story of Imperial Grand Admiral Thrawn. The plot centers on the campaigns of Thrawn, starting with The Destruction of the Elomin task force. In this series, lots of the most known Star Wars characters are mentioned, as are Luke Skywalker or Leia Organa Solo, since they are being chased by the Dark Jedi Joruus C’baoth to make them their apprentices.

Also, the Thrawn series introduces some of the most notable Expanded universe Characters such as Gilad Pellaeon, Mara Jade, Talon Karrde or Garm Bell.

If you want to read the Thrawn series in chronological order, it is the same as publication order.

Bloodline

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Bloodline

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Bloodline is set six years before Episode VII, The Force Awakens. The story centers on Princess Leia as she is a member of the Galactic Senate. In this story, she will have to face different threads to the Republic which will finally result in forming the Resistance shown in Episode VII.

Catalyst

A story written by James Luceno. Catalyst is the prequel to the film Rogue One.

Lords of the Sith

This story focuses on Jedi Knight Anakin skywalker or, better said, on Sith Lord Dark Vader.

The best non canon Star Wars books (Star Wars legends list)

If you want to know which Star Wars stories are not canon it is pretty simple: if its release date was before April 2014 then it will non canon, 100%. They are also easily known for their name before they were called Star Wars expanded universe and now it is called Star War Legends

Despite the fact that some Star Wars books are no longer canonical that doesn’t mean they are not great, in fact, some fans refer to these “decanonyzed” stories as Old Star Wars canon, since they were in fact canon not so long ago. So here goes a list of the best non canonical Star Wars novels:

Darth Bane trilogy

If you are looking for Star Wars books about Sith? then the Darth Bane trilogy is what you are looking for.

X wing series

A series of composed of ten novels narrating the story of the most elite fighting force, the X-Wing fighters, as they fight against the Empire. If you want space battles, here you have what you need. As always, the book covers are shown in publication order.

Shatterpoint: a Clone wars novel

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Shatterpoint

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Shatterpoint is set in the midst of the Clone Wars and narrates a story about the Jedi Master Mace Windu.

Darth Plagueis

This novel narrates the story of Darth Plagueis, you don’t know who he is? maybe Palpatine’s words will refresh your mind:

Did you ever hear the Tragedy of Darth Plagueis the Wise? It’s a Sith legend. Darth Plagueis was a Dark Lord of the Sith, so powerful and so wise that he could use the Force to influence the midi-chlorians to create life. He had such a knowledge of the dark side that he could even keep the ones he cared about from dying.”—Supreme Chancellor Palpatine,

Which Star Wars books are canon?

Lots of fans get confused regarding which Star Wars books are canon. Such confusion is more than understandable seeing that some stories that initially were considered canon ended up being declared non-canon.

Such is the case of the original Star Wars expanded universe, which in 2014 not only was rebranded as Star Wars Legends but was also declared noncanon to the franchise. As a result, several Star War novels are not canon now, some call these old canon.

In this section I will focus on Star Wars canon books and also, given that some of these stories are addressed to kids, I will make two different lists:

Canon Star Wars books for adults

These Star Wars books are canon and they are targeted to adults.

Here you have a Star Wars book list in publication order:

As you see some are stand alone books while others are part of a series, I have included the series name also so it is easy for you to know in which order chronological order you should read such series.

Canon Star Wars books for children

The following Star Wars books are canon and they are addressed to children. You will realize that the book covers are childish and cartoonized, since these Star Wars novels have a young target audience.

The following list is in publication order:

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Rise of the Rebels

Star Wars Rebels

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Ezra’s Gamble

Star Wars Rebels

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Edge of the Galaxy

Servants of the Empire

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Rebel in the Ranks

Servants of the Empire

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Imperial Justice

Servants of the Empire

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The Secret Academy

Servants of the Empire

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The Snare by Cavan Scott

Adventures in Wild Space

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The Nest

Adventures in Wild Space

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 The Heist (The Steal in the UK)

Adventures in Wild Space

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The Darkness

Adventures in Wild Space

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The Escape

 Adventures in Wild Space (prequel)

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The Cold

Adventures in Wild Space: 

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Join the Resistance

Join the Resistance series

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The Rescue

 Adventures in Wild Space (prequel)

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Daring Adventures

Forces of Destiny

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Escape from Vodran

Join the Resistance series

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 The Leia Chronicles

Forces of Destiny

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The Rey Chronicles

Forces of Destiny

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Attack on Starkiller Base

Join the Resistance

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A Luke & Leia Adventure

Flight of the Falcon 

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Lando’s Luck

Flight of the Falcon 

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Pirate’s Price

Flight of the Falcon 

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Spark of the Resistance

Journey to Star Wars

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Resistance Reborn

Journey to Star Wars

If you want to know the timeline of these Star Wars books addressed to kids most of them are set before the Battle of Yavin, which takes place at the end of the original 1977 Star Wars movies.

There are some of these series that take place after the Battle of Yavin, which are the following:

  • Journey to Star Wars.
  • Join the Resistance.
  • Forces of Destiny.

🚀 What Star Wars books should I start with?

If you don’t know what Star Wars book read first I suggest you begin with Thrawn series or Lost Stars. They are canon and they are among the best star wars novels, so it is a safe place to start.

I am sorry this list does not include Star Wars graphic novels or comic books which are awesome and you will definitely enjoy them if you like this sci-fi saga.

Will you start reading these books? don’t forget to comment!

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Best stand alone books

Best Standalone Books in Fantasy

The Fantasy genre is known for its long series, sagas that have several volumes in order to tell a story. Long stories are great, but fantasy readers also are able to enjoy shorter stories. In this article, we will have a list of the best standalone books in fantasy.

List of Best Standalone Books in Fantasy

Here you have seven of the best standalone books in fantasy. If you want to buy one of those you only have to click on their book cover (Wottaread is an Amazon Affiliate so we would get a commission for the sale):

Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay

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Tigana

This story has magic, politics, war… everything to be a great story. A tale of a land ruled by a despotic king and cursed by black sorcery that wants to be free.

Battlemage by Peter Flannery

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Battle Mage

In Battle Mage, humankind is besieged by cruel Black Dragons. Falco Dante is not a warrior, he will attend the Academy of War but his insecurities control him. Will he finally unlock the power trapped inside him or will fear win this time?

The Swordbearer by Glenn Cook

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The Swordbearer

A story about an ill boy that has the dream of becoming a hero some day. After scaping home he will find a magic sword, the one that will make his dream come true.

Elantris by Brandon Sanderson

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Elantris

What before was a powerful capital where magnificent and powerful beings lived eventually transformed into a crumbling place where powerless creatures dwelled. Elantris had lost its power, and so did the Elantrians. In the new capital of the kingdom, Kae, the prince will be stricken by the same curse as the Elantrians and therefore he will be exiled to their very same city.

The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon 

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The Priory of the Orange Tree

If you like novels with different points of view then The Priory of the Orange Tree is what you are looking for. In this story, we will meet Ead, a court lady who is secretly loyal to a society of mages and who will protect queen Sabran. Tané is a woman who dedicated her life to become a dragonrider but who will make a choice that will change her life forever.

Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson

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Warbreaker

A story of two sisters that are princesses in a world where those who die return as gods.

The Sword of Kaigen by M.L. Wang

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The Sword of Kaigen

The Sword of Kaigen is a Japanese-inspired military fantasy in all its glory. Great duels, elemental magic and breathless moments.

If you prefer long series, you can check this list of the longest series in fantasy.

Hope you enjoyed this list of best standalone books in fantasy. Will you read any of them? don’t forget to comment!

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