If you enjoyed reading A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin, the Bellingham Library suggests you might also enjoy reading the following titles. Click on the title to go to the library catalog page to reserve the book. Or, if you are in the library use the call number at the end of the description to find the title in the library!
The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie
This is the first book in the epic fantasy trilogy “The First Law.” British newcomer Abercrombie fills his muddled sword-and-sorcery series opener with black humor and reluctant heroes.
Call #SCI FIC ABE
Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb.
Book 1 of the Farseer Trilogy. As a royal bastard in the household of King Shrewd, a boy called “Fitz” spends his early years in the king’s stables. When the magic in his blood marks him for destiny, he begins receiving secret instruction, by order of the king, in the art of assassination.
Call #SCI FIC HOB
Shaman’s Crossing by Robin Hobb.
Book 1 of The Soldier Son Trilogy. Nevare Burvelle was destined from birth to be a soldier. He must endure the rigors of military training, and ultimately faces a forest-dwelling folk who possess an ancient magic.
Call #SCI FIC SAN
The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson.
First of a 10-part epic fantasy. A classic story of intrigue, magic, and war, with a large cast of characters and multiple settings lovingly detailed in a way only possible in volumes of this size.
Call # SCI FIC SAN
Shadowmarch by Tad Williams.
This is the first book in the 4-book “Shadowmarch” series. In a once turbulently conflicted land of humans, elves, and dwarves, an old truce is starting to unravel. An intricate and intriguing saga.
Call # SCI FIC WIL
Lamentation by Ken Scholes.
This will take readers away to a new world – an Earth so far in the distant future that our time is not even a memory; a world where magick is commonplace and great areas of the planet are impassable wastes. But human nature hasn’t changed through the ages.
Call # FIC SCH paperback
The White Queen by Philippa Gregory.
Brother turns on brother to win the ultimate prize, the throne of England, in this dazzling account of the wars of the Plantagenets.
Call # FIC GRE
The Black Prism by Brent Weeks.
An unloved, orphaned boy is the offspring of someone important; twins assume each other’s identities; an aged ruler clings to power. Weeks manages to ring new tunes on these old bells.
Call # FIC WEE
Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss.
First book in a trilogy. This is the riveting first-person narrative of Kvothe, a young man who grows up to be one of the most notorious magicians his world has ever seen.
Call # YA FIC ROT paperback
Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson.
First book in the Malazan Book of the Fallen series. When the last of the free cities of the Malazan Empire is targeted by the forces of the Empress Laseen, squad leader Sergeant Whiskeyjack and the mage Tattersall confront dark gods to protect the citadel of Darujhistan.
Call # SCI FIC ERI
Descriptions of books are from Publishers Weekly, Amazon.com, Library Journal, and Booklist.