Category Archives: Look alikes

You loved a particular novel. You wished it didn’t come to an end. Maybe even you would like to erase your memory so you could read it again as if it was the first time. Look-alikes is what you are looking for, a category where I write about books that are similar in terms of plot or genre to those that you loved.

Searching for a book similar to the one you loved?

Just jump into look-alikes and you will discover amazing new stories. It’s time fo feel as you felt to those you loved but different enough to feel intrigued again.

You will get in love again, do not worry about that anymore.

similar books to Kingkiller Chronicle

Books like The Kingkiller Chronicles

Looking for some books like Kingkiller Chronicles while Patrick Rothfuss writes the last volume in the series? The story of Kvothe is pretty unique, even so, there are other fantasy stories that have some similarities to Kingkiller’s.

Finding what makes this story special: the key to find books like Kingkiller Chronicle

At this point you have probably wondered the following question: are there any books similar to The Kingkiller Chronicles?

The answer is yes, but in order to find similar books to The Kingkiller Chronicles we might want to ask ourselves the following question: what makes Kvothe’s story so special? Maybe the impressive abilities and talents of Kvothe, others may say the music, the storytelling combining first and third person, the magic system. It is difficult to choose one, probably because the answer is the conjunction of all of these traits. However, having identified these, it is easy to find similar books to The Name of the Wind.

Don’t know what to read after Kingkiller Chronicles? No problem, I have a list of books like The Kingkiller Chronicle:

Top list of books like The Kingkiller Chronicle

Here goes a great list of similar books to The Kingkiller Chronicle. If you want to start reading any of these sagas and want to buy the first book in the series just click on the book cover and you will be able to buy it on Amazon:

The Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb

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Farseer Trilogy

This story takes place in a kingdom called The Six Duchies, The Farseer Trilogy centers on FitzChivalry Farseer (known as Fitz), he is a trained assassin and it is him who narrates the story (which makes it a similar book to Kingkiller Chronicle). In this story, the kingdom is attacked by the Raiders to take people from the Six Duchies and turn them into Forged Ones (creatures similar to zombies).

The Farseer Trilogy is a finished series. In addition, if you want to know more about Fitz you can read its sequel The Tawny Man Trilogy which is also finished.

Lightbringer by Brent Weeks

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Lightbringer

This series was planned to be a trilogy, but eventually was extended to a pentalogy. The author describes his series as “a story of normal brothers—who happen to be in extraordinary circumstances”.

The story follows Prism’ Gavin Guile, the most powerful person in the world. The magic system is called Chromaturgy, in this, people with magic abilities (known as drafters) can transform light into a physical substance called Luxin.

This is a finished series. The last book of Lightbringer, The Burning White, was published on October 22, 2019

The Gentlemen Bastard Series by Scott Lynch

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Gentleman Bastards

This series takes place Therin Throne Empire, it tells the story of a professional thief and master of deception known as Locke Lamora. Each of the volumes that in this series have their own plot; that is they have a beginning and an ending. However, there are tons of references to events and characters from the previous books.

The Gentlemen Bastard is composed of seven books, only three of them are published. The third volume, The Republic of Thieves , was published in 2013; so if you are looking for finished series this one is not what you are looking for.

Riyria Revelations by Michael Sullivan

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Riyria

This series narrates the story of Royce and Hadrian who together are known as Riyria. One day they a mysterious man offers them a huge amount of gold for stealing a sword owned by Count Pickering. While in the search of the sword they will find the dead body of the King and will be accused of his murder. And that is just the beginning…

Also, if you start reading this series and you like it then you can read its prequel The Riyria Chronicles, which consists of five books.

The Riftwar Saga by  Raymond E. Feisz

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The Riftwar saga

This story takes place in the worlds of  Midkemia and Kelewan. In this magicians and other creatures with magical abilities are able to create rifts and therefore travel to other planets. This is a sequence of stories that occur in the same universe and are mostly self-contained, sharing only a few characters and plot.

 Human magicians and other creatures on the two planets are able to create rifts through dimensionless space that can connect planets in different solar systems.

The Riftwar Saga is a trilogy and it is finished. This series is included in The Riftwar Cycle, the name given to the books that revolve around the fantasy worlds of Midkemia and Kelewan. As a result, if you want to read more books set in the same universe you have nine additional sagas to read.

So here you have the list. If you were Itching for a book similar to The Kingkiller Chronicle I hope these similar books to Kvothe’s worked for you. Have you decided which of these books like The Kingkiller Chronicle you will start reading? Don’t forget to comment!

Also, i you are waiting for the last volume of The Kingkiller Chronicle you definitely should read this article: When will Kingkiller 3 be published?

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Books like Game of Thrones

Looking for some books like Game of Thrones? This epic fantasy series has become one of the most notorious sagas ever written, of course, those who want to know how A Song Of Ice and Fire ends will have to wait a bit more (but let’s hope not as much as the predicted release dates for the last two books in this series).

Yes, given that we don’t know when A Song of Ice and Fire will be finished maybe looking for alternatives for Game of Thrones is not a bad idea.

In order to find similar books to Game of Thrones we might want to ask this, what makes this series so peculiar? This series has violence, sex, power struggle all this set in a medieval social order in which fantasy creatures, such as dragons, exist. Such combination is what makes ASOIAF pretty unique.

Is there any book like Game of Thrones? Of course not exactly the same, that would be plagiarism after all, but here you have some similar books to Game of Thrones:

List of books like Game of Thrones:

Here you have a list of suggestions of books like Game of Thrones, if you want to start reading any of this series just click on the book cover so you can buy the first novel on Amazon:

Malazan Book of The Fallen by Steven Erikson

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Garden’s of the Moon

Malazan is probably the most similar book to Game of Thrones. The story is told from the point of view of different characters, there is violence, war, and even dragons. The main difference is that Malazan is not that focused on politics as GOT, focusing more on war instead. If you like long series Malazan is a great choice, since it is one of the longest fantasy series ever made.

A complex story with different plotlines.

The First Law by Joe Abercrombie

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The First Law

If you like grimdark stories, then The First Law is a good alternative. The main story is a trilogy, which is already concluded, aside from that there are some stand-alone novels and a prequel trilogy of which the first book, A little Hatred, was recently published.

The First Law has lots of action, it’s a world where there is a lot of suffering and violence. Even so, the author, Joe Abercrombie, manages to make you laugh more than once throughout his narrative.

Prince of Nothing by Scott Bakker

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The Darkness That Comes Before

A trilogy with a philosophical touch. Prince of Nothing follows the point of view of different characters and the story takes place in the continent of Eärwa. In this story, there are different kinds of magic Gnostic and Anagogic.

One of the most characteristic aspects of this work is the relevance of philosophy in any sense of this story: the plot, the characters, and even the setting.

The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan

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The Wheel of Time

A story written by Robert Jordan and finished by Brandon Sanderson. The Wheel of Time is one of those stories that follows the Hero’s Journey. The world-building in this saga is one of its most appealing aspects along with the politics and of course the story of the main character, Rand Al’Thor.

The Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson

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The Stormlight Archive

Fancy something different? The Stormlight Archive takes place in Roshar, a place in which an interesting meteorological phenomenon happens quite regularly: the highstorm. This phenomenon brings massive waves of water but this is not the most interesting thing, but the fact that highstorms provide Stormlight, an energy that can be stored and is used by the Surgebinders as a source for magic power.

This series is not finished though. The story is planned to be ten volumes long, until now only three of them have been published.

The Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone by Gregory Keyes

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The Briar King

A series that follows the story of Anne Dare, a girl destined to become the Born Queen. As most of the series already presented, the narrative is set with multiple points of views and the world building is great.

Dune by Frank Herbert

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Dune

While all the book suggestions until now belong to the High Fantasy genre, this is not so for Dune. This story written by Frank Herbert is a science fiction story. Even though George R.R Martin does not cite Frank’s Herbert work as an inspiration, there are lots of similarities between both stories that make you think that Dune has one way or another influenced the work of George R. R Martin.

I hope you enjoyed this list of similar books to Game of Thrones? Are you going to start reading any of this series? Don’t forget to comment then!

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Skyrim: Similar books

Ey Wottareaders? you love Skyrim and you are looking for book suggestions? here you go Skyrim: Similar books

Books like Skyrim?

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is one of the most acclaimed videogames in the last decade. This action RPG developed by Bethesda was released in November 2011 for different platforms (Windows, Xbox 360 and Play Station 3) and subsequently, new versions were released for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation VR.

Skyrim was successful for so many things:  a RPG that was playable both in third and first-person perspective, an open world with enormous map that you could explore freely where so many quests were at your disposal, and of course the level of character personalization with so different races and builds to make your hero unique despite not having the character class system as the previous Elder Scrolls entries (as long as many other RPG videogames) have. NPCs and their storylines, the music and let’s not forget the memes, particularly the infamous  “I Took an Arrow in the Knee”.

These are just a few of the admirable qualities of this videogame, it was not only beautiful but also its story and lore were fascinating.  The game resolves around defeating a dragon, Alduin the World Eater, for which we will previously have to complete different quests and face all kind of monsters and challenges, therefore improving our skills.

A beautiful story that might have made you ask the following questions: are there books similar to Skyrim? That is, a grimdark story, a rich and deep world with magic, different races and of course: dragons!

The answer is yes, here goes a great list of books like Skyrim:

Malazan: Book of the Fallen  by Steve Erikson

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Malazan book covers

This series has been mentioned on Wottaread more than once, not only it’s one of the longest fantasy series ever but also we introduced it so you can start reading this series knowing the basics: Malazan’s guide.

Malazan is probably the most similar to Skyrim, however, it has a slightly darker tone and it doesn’t have a main character but the story is narrated by the perspective of a lot of different characters.

The Dark Elf series by R.A Salvatore

A story about a Dark elf, Drizzt Do U’rden, that decided to not become as evil as the rest of his race. Magic, races, conflict and, not that common, dragons. And here’s the reading order for Drizz’s adventures you need.

Dragonlance by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman

Dragon lance

A series inspired in Dungeons and Dragons, even so, you don’t need to play the board game or even know about the lore in order to enjoy this series. As it happens with Malazan, here you have a quick Dragonlance guide in order to start reading these amazing epic novels.

Guardians of the Flame by Joel Rosenberg

A group of students who play a role playing game and end up being transported to the world of the game. As you may have thought it is a similar premise to the Jumanji, of course, Guardians of the Flame has a darker tone, showing how these students struggle in order to survive in this fantasy world.

Broken Sword by Poul Anderson

If you are looking for a standalone fast-paced novel then Broken Sword is a great choice for you. It narrates the story of Skafloc, a kid raised by elves. This novel is heavily inspired in Norse mythology, as a result not only the story takes place during the Viking Ag but lots of elements of the Scandinavian folklore make their appearances such as demigods and faerie.

Elric of Melnibone by Michael Moorcock

Elric of Melnibone tell the story of the character with the same name and his sword Stormbringer, a weapon that confers him great power but as a counterpart, it must be fed by the souls of intelligent beings. The narrative takes place in an alternative Earth. This novel is heavily inspired by the previous recommendation, The Broken Sword.

Riyria Revelations by Michael J. Sullivan

This six novel series tells the story of Royce and Hadrian, together known as Riyria, who are approached by a mysterious man offering them gold for stealing a sword. While they are in the search they not only discover that the King is dead but they will be accused as the murderers. If you want to know the reading order of Riyria here you go.

Are there any Elder Scrolls books?

Yes, they are farm from being the best considered fantasy books though, they are short and they can be fun. If you want to give them a chance, here you have them:

-The Infernal City by Greg Keyes

-Lord of Souls by Greg Keyes

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What do I read after The Lord of the Rings? Check this!

 

Hello there. Lovers of reading are in luck, particularly those who love fantasy, medieval and fiction genres. These sagas have always been characterized by causing great admiration among the vast majority of readers, just as The Lord of the Rings by Tolkien caused in its time. If you just watched the movies, here are some reasons why you should read the books .

Today I wanted to take you back to a magical world, where spells are possible and heroic and warlike feats are the order of the day. So here we go:

A Song of ice and fire

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A series of heroic fantasy novels that have been awarded on multiple occasions. Written by George R.R. Martin. The first volume saw the light in 1996. Although at first it was thought that it was a trilogy, at present, there are five published volumes and it is foreseen that there are two more. You can also find prequel and short novels for specific characters. You also have Fire&Blood, the prequel of this series, learn more here.

Surely many people know the saga for the series “Game of Thrones”. It is situated in a medieval fictional world where different races exist, some more friendly than others. But also, I discovered a weird progression in George R.R Martin’s last published novels, This is why you shouldn’t read Game of Thrones….

Martin himself has cited Tolkien as one of his references on more than one occasion, so the similarities with The Lord of the Rings are served.

Dragonlance

Dragon lance

A set of epic novels, where there are several trilogies. It was created by Laura & Tracy Hickman and written almost entirely by Margaret Weis and Tracy herself.

For role lovers, like the mythical game “Dungeons & Dragon”, this saga is just mandatory, since these novels are full of references to this game.

The world of Krynn is divided into several continents, one of the most important is Ansalon. The main story is based on a group of friends and their search for any clue that allows them to prove the existence of the gods that disappeared after the Cataclysm.

A series that are not yet finished and in which you will find different similarities to the Lord of the Rings, as the journeys of its protagonists and the dangers that lurk around every corner. In case you are interested in this series, here you have the Introducing Dragonlance article for further info.

Also, these series have a 3D animated movie and 3D based on the first story in the series, dubbing includes such relevant voice actors as Kiefer Sutherland, Lucy Lawless or Phil LaMarr.

 

Kingkiller Chronicles

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Although it is a trilogy, the same author (Patrick Rothfuss) has commented that he does not exclude the idea of extending this wonderful saga. The third and last (for now at least) book still has no publishing date.

Join the story of Kvothe, a famous and adventurous prodigy in practically everything who disappears from public life and is found in a remote village, where a character known as Chronicler persuades him to tell him the story of his life, a story of how he became a legend. Read in more detail here.

 

The Pendragon Cycle

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Stephen R. Lawhead was commissioned to make a fantastic novel, which is based on Welsh and Atlantean mythology. The story takes place in Britain when the Western Roman Empire is coming to an end.

The last of the five books came to light in 1997, formed by the trilogy and two prequels thanks to the great success of his novels.

As in The Lord of the Rings, you will have magic, cruel battles and an adventure that deserves to be read.

 

Forgotten Realms

 

A fictional universe that is also based on the role play “Dungeons & Dragons”. Ed Greenwood was in charge of giving life to this story.

Faerûn is the continent chosen for the most famous characters, with hundreds of places, organizations, plots, and nods to different video games, such as Baldur’s Gate.

You will be able to find a great number of Races like: Humans, Elves, Dwarfs, Gnomes, Orcs, Dragons, Centaurs, Satyrs, Goblins, Lycanthropes, Trolls, Demons, Wyverns, and a long etcetera.

Currently, there are more than 30 books that count thousands of adventures that you can not miss.

 

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⚡What’s next to Harry Potter Books? Suggestions here!

Hello there, I just wanted to start with this wonderful saga, maybe because I’m rereading these books as they are amazing. I don’t think this saga needs an introduction? Harry Potter, the boy who defeated You-Know-Who being only a baby and his adventures in Hogwarts of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

I assume we are all here because of the same, we grew reading these books while we loved the world J.K Rowling created.  But how are we to blame? They had something special, and I’m not talking about magic only, where the author made a great job being so convincing and fascinating we all wanted to have our own wand. Also, the characters, being so particular and unique; the plot, gradually getting more mature and adult book after book; and let’s not forget the way non-magic and magic world coexist, leading to such fun and amazing gags.

So, we want more magic and a plot which is fascinating intriguing.  I have some book suggestions for you, none of them is Harry Potter of course (as none expects to be) but they have they own charm, and that’s the thing isn’t it? Since I don’t want to spoil you the books, allow my descriptions to be a bit vaguer than they usually would.

With no further ado, let’s do this:

-The Magicians by Lev Grossman

This is a three-book saga (being The magicians the first book title) telling the story of Quentin, a high school student who discovers he is a magician and attends a college of magic in the city of New York. It is a way more adult approach to magic, being much more explicit all along the plot. Nonetheless, unlike the Harry Potter series, this story is not that much held in the college of magic but also in the magic world of Fillory.

Honestly, I couldn’t describe these books better than George R.R Martin did:

The Magicians is to Harry Potter as a shot of Irish whiskey is to a glass of weak tea.” We’ll take the hard stuff.” Exactly this.

 

-The Bartimaeus Trilogy by Jonathan Stroud

These series also consist of a trilogy (and also a prequel).  While The Magicians is more focused toward adults, this one is more for teenagers. These novels,  not only have a consistent magic system but they also have an interesting approach.  This story mixes actual history relevant events, such as the Roman empire or the American revolution, with magic;  the events of history being really affected by this one (just imagine the possibilities)

 

The novel tells the story of Nathaniel, an eleven-year-old boy apprentice of magic. He will learn how to summon Bartimaeus, a djinn (or genie), to help him during his dangerous journey.  This amazing story is set in an alternative history, where London city begins its domination of the world thanks to magic.

 

-His Dark Materials by Phillip Pullman

Another trilogy, these fantasy novels are set in a fantasy world or, better said, in multiple worlds.  Despite the fact of being a fantastic story, the author makes it somehow sound really realistic. A bit more mature than Harry Potter, due to the relevance of concepts such as physics, philosophy or theology in the plot. Even so, the story is not as complex to remain accessible.

This story features the journey of Lyra Belaqua to different worlds (including ours). His dark materials don’t have only magic, but also has a religious and philosophical undertone. And if this was not enough, there are also polar bears with armor (cool uh?)

 

-Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson

These are non-finished series (having already 7 books and the next one planned to be published in 2009).  This saga is the most different from the Harry Potter series, but it deserved to be in the list. And here is why,  these series are very much plot driven with a magic system based on disciplines.  The way the magic system works is what makes it both complex and fascinating.

The story is set is the magic world of Scadrial . Vin, a mistborn, is the main protagonist in the series. She will use her magic power (alomancy) to defeat the Lord Ruler. If you are curious about this series, you can learn more about the Mistborn trilogy here.

 

Hope you will enjoy these books, I´m certain you will! I’m afraid there’s only a proper way to end this: Finite Scripturam!

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