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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.

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Books similar to 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). Are there any similar books to Game of Thrones? it is time to find out!

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.

What makes GOT unique? the key to find Books like Game of Thrones

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: a must in a list about books like Game of Thrones

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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 Swords Choice: an indie book like Game of Thrones

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The Sapphire Eruption

This series narrates the story of a exiled boy with a sword of fire, he knows he is the heir of one of the kingdoms but he is not yet strong to clame the throne, so he has decided to face the most powerful enemies in the four kingdoms.

In a parallel story, she is a princess who has been chosen as the heir of the Queendom of Water, but she is not happy about it, will she even be able to awake the powers of the sword of water?

The First Law by Joe Abercrombie: seeking similar books to Game of Thrones but grimdark? this one is for you

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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: looking for books like Game of Throne mixed with philosophy? try this one!

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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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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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Books like Skyrim

Books like elder scrolls

If you are seeking for books like Skyrim it’s because you like both this videogame and reading, so you thought “there has got to be some books similar to Skyrim“, yes, there are and you will find a list of books like Elder Scrolls here.

Also, you will be able to get the first volume of any of the novels suggested in this list with books like Skyrim.

Understanding the series to find 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.

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! But not all of books like Elder Scrolls must have dragons, or have they?

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

Malazan: Book of the Fallen  by Steve Erikson: a must in a list of books like Skyrim

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 books in order.

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 Sword’s Choice by I.M Redwright: an indie book like Skyrim

A story of a boy with a fire sword who has decided to meet the most powerful enemies in the four kingdoms. This series takes place in a similar setting to Avatar the Last Airbender and it has lots of action, adventure, and humor.

In this list of books like Elder Scrolls this is the only series that is written by an indie author, so give it some love!

The Dark Elf series by R.A Salvatore: similar books to Skyrim

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 Drizzt reading order you need.

Dragonlance by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman

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?

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.

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

Which you can get here:

Take a look at this list: Best Star Wars books.

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Similar books to Lord of The Rings

Looking for some books like The Lord of The Rings? Here you will find a list of books similar to lotr, one of the best fantasy series ever written. Lots of authors are influenced by J.R.R Tokien and his work, LOTR, as as result, there are lots of similar books to Lord of The Rings.

The fact that The Lord of the Rings started everything is not a secret. Tolkien’s story changed the fantasy genre forever. Here you will find lots of good books like Lord of The Rings , are you ready?

Defining the genre to find books like The Lord of The Rings

Lotr narrates the story of a journey full of dangers, epic characters in a medieval fantasy setting.

It is time 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.

Are there any fantasy books like The Lord of the Rings? let’s take a look.

List of books like The Lord of The rings

If you are looking for adventure, here you have a list of books similar to Lotr:

A Song of ice and fire: this one had to be in a list of books like The Lord of The Rings

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.

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.

The Swords Choice: an indie book like Lord of the Rings

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The Sapphire Eruption

Noakhail is the heir to the throne of the Kingdom of Fire, he lives exiled and has only his sword of fire to prove he is the heir to the throne. He has decided to visit the four kingdoms and face the most powerful enemies, an impossible quest for which he must survive, so one day he can meet his destiny.

In a parallel story, finally a princess has been chosen to succeed the throne. But for this, she will have to prove that she is not only to wear the crown, but also to awake the powers of the sword of water.

Dragonlance: the most different among these books like Lord of The Rings

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 are 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: similar books to Lord of The Rings

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. when is The Doors of Stone coming?

The Pendragon Cycle

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 narrate thousands of adventures that you can not miss. If you are interested in this series take a look at this post with the Drizzt books in order.

Hope you enjoy these fantasy books like Lord of The Rings, which will you start reading? don’t forget to leave to comment! You can also take a look at this list with books like Harry Potter.

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Books like Harry Potter

Hello there, are you looking for books like Harry Potter? 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.

In this post you will find both books for adults who like Harry Potter and books like Harry Potter for kids. Do you think therar are books similar to harry potter series but addressed to adults? let’s take a look.

Why are we searching books like Harry Potter?

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. Having said this, let’s find some series like harry potter

Are there any books like Harry Potter?

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 any of these books, allow my descriptions to be a bit vaguer than they usually would. In this post you’ll find a list of good books if you like Harry Potter.

With no further ado, let’s take a look at these books like Harry Potter:

Books like Harry Potter for adults

Here go some books for adults who like Harry Potter:

The Magicians by Lev Grossman: a series like Harry Potter but way more adult

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 Red Magician by Lisa Goldstein: a must in a list of adult books like harry potter

A story that reimagines the Holocaust . The story centers on a young Jewish girl named Kicsi, she will have to choose between the rabbi she respects and a newcomer magician.

Just by seeing the scenerario, you might have already noticed why this is an adult book like Harry Potter.

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab: books like Harry Potter but way darker

A fantasy series that centers on one of the last Antari, Kell.

The Great Library by Rachel Caine: books like Harry Potter for adults who enjoy fantasy a lot

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Ink and Bone

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These are really good books if you like Harry Potter.

Books like Harry Potter for kids

Here you have some books like Harry Potter for kids:

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. Really good books if you like Harry Potter.

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 find Mistborn reading order here.

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

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