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Other Books Game of Thrones (ASOIAF) Fans Will Love 

Kate Kavanagh
Updated November 22, 2019 127.4k votes 18.6k voters 243.1k views 173 items

List Rules Epic fantasy novels that you would probably like if you enjoyed the ‘Game of Thrones’ books.

Are you looking for similar books to Game of Thrones? First and foremost, if you haven’t finished the entire series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin, you should. Then you can join everyone else in the world who bellyaches about how long it’s taking for the next book in the series, The Winds of Winter, to come out. If you’re all caught up on ASOIAF, however, you’re looking for alternatives, books like Game of Thrones.

This list includes several excellent recommendations by some of the best fantasy authors of all time, and chances are, you’ll find at least one or two books you like enough to delve into another epic fantasy series. And by all means, if you’re a GOT fan and you’ve got additional books that you feel must be on this list, add them. Vote up the books you think others with similar tastes will enjoy, and of course, vote down any books on this list that you think don’t necessarily belong.

If you’re into reading great fantasy series’ (and really, of course you are, you’re here), some of the best, hands down, are The Wheel of Time Series by Robert Jordan (start with The Eye of the World), the Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss (start with The Name of the Wind), the Malazan Book of the Fallen series by Steven Erikson (start with Gardens of the Moon) and The Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb (start with Assassin’s Apprentice). All of these books are filled with compelling, memorable characters and most of them are dark, gritty and intriguing (especially The Wheel of Time series).

And really, if you’re a die-hard George R. R. Martin fan, you’re going to want to read everything else he’s written, too. Don’t forget, also, to check out and vote on all of Ranker’s great Game of Thrones lists, including the best Game of Thrones characters and the hottest women from the Game of Thrones HBO TV series.
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The Lord of the Rings is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Other Books Game of Thrones (ASOIAF) Fans Will Love
J. R. R. Tolkien
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The Way of Kings is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Other Books Game of Thrones (ASOIAF) Fans Will Love
Brandon Sanderson
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The Name of the Wind is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Other Books Game of Thrones (ASOIAF) Fans Will Love
Patrick Rothfuss
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The Wheel of Time is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Other Books Game of Thrones (ASOIAF) Fans Will Love
Garvek added Robert Jordan
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Words of Radiance is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Other Books Game of Thrones (ASOIAF) Fans Will Love
Benjamin Dunn added Brandon Sanderson
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Dune is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Other Books Game of Thrones (ASOIAF) Fans Will Love
Meghan Morphy added Frank Herbert
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The Eye of the World is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Other Books Game of Thrones (ASOIAF) Fans Will Love
Robert Jordan
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Mistborn: The Well of As... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Other Books Game of Thrones (ASOIAF) Fans Will Love
Benjamin Dunn added Brandon Sanderson
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Mistborn: The Hero of Ag... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Other Books Game of Thrones (ASOIAF) Fans Will Love
Benjamin Dunn added Brandon Sanderson
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The Wise Man's Fear is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Other Books Game of Thrones (ASOIAF) Fans Will Love
Aelrindel added Patrick Rothfuss
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Assassin's Apprentice is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Other Books Game of Thrones (ASOIAF) Fans Will Love
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Mistborn: The Final Empi... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Other Books Game of Thrones (ASOIAF) Fans Will Love
Benjamin Dunn added Brandon Sanderson
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Magician is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Other Books Game of Thrones (ASOIAF) Fans Will Love
Chad Sanders added Raymond E. Feist
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The Lies of Locke Lamora... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Other Books Game of Thrones (ASOIAF) Fans Will Love
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The Blade Itself is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Other Books Game of Thrones (ASOIAF) Fans Will Love
Joe Abercrombie
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The Dragonriders of Pern... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Other Books Game of Thrones (ASOIAF) Fans Will Love
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A Wizard of Earthsea is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Other Books Game of Thrones (ASOIAF) Fans Will Love
Ursula K. Le Guin
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Pawn of prophecy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Other Books Game of Thrones (ASOIAF) Fans Will Love
David Eddings
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Dragons of Autumn Twilig... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Other Books Game of Thrones (ASOIAF) Fans Will Love
Pete Kahle added Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman
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The Malazan Book of the ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Other Books Game of Thrones (ASOIAF) Fans Will Love
Larry Caldwell added
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Wizard's First Rule is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Other Books Game of Thrones (ASOIAF) Fans Will Love
Terry Goodkind
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The Black Company is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Other Books Game of Thrones (ASOIAF) Fans Will Love
Guido Cassulo added Glen Cook
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The Once and Future King... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Other Books Game of Thrones (ASOIAF) Fans Will Love
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The Sword of Shannara is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Other Books Game of Thrones (ASOIAF) Fans Will Love
Katherine Dagold added Terry Brooks
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The Dragonlance Saga: Bo... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Other Books Game of Thrones (ASOIAF) Fans Will Love
Chris Azhocar added Roy Thomas