Game of Thrones

    • The Bear and the Nightingale
      Katherine Arden

      As her village's defenses weaken and evil from the forest creeps nearer, Vasilisa must call upon dangerous gifts she has long concealed--to protect her family from a threat sprung to life from her nurse's most frightening tales.

    • The Black Elfstone
      Terry Brooks

      Across the Four Lands, peace has reigned for generations. But now, in the far north, an unknown enemy is massing. More troubling than the carnage is the strange and wondrous power wielded by the attackers--a magic unfamiliar even to the Druid order. Fearing the worst, the High Druid dispatches a diplomatic party to confront the mysterious force.

    • City of Lies
      Sam Hawke

      A master poisoner works beside his sister to defend their city-state when the chancellor he worked undercover to protect is assassinated with an unknown poison at the same time an army lay siege to the city.

    • An Ember in the Ashes
      Sabaa Tahir

      Laia is a slave. Elias is a soldier. Neither is free. Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. Those who do not vow their blood and bodies to the Emperor risk the execution of their loved ones and the destruction of all they hold dear.

    • The Fifth Season
      N.K. Jemisin

      When her husband murders their son and abducts their daughter, grief-stricken and vengeful Essun pursues him across The Stillness, a vast and dynamic super-continent on the brink of catastrophe.

    • Foundryside
      Robert Jackson Bennett

      A thief in a city controlled by industrialized magic joins forces with a rare honest police officer to stop an ancient evil ritual that endangers thousands of lives.

    • The Half-Drowned King
      Linnea Hartsuyker

      Surviving his stepfather's plot to have him killed, Ragnvald Eysteinsson vows to seek revenge and reclaim his stolen birthright. The young warrior pledges his loyalty to Harald of Vestfold, a king determined to unite Norway under his rule, while Ragnvald's sister Svanhild, faced with an arranged marriage, must make a difficult decision about her future.

    • The Iron King
      Maurice Druon

      The saga about the Hundred Years’ War that inspired George R.R. Martin’s epic work. This sweeping first volume is set in 1314, taking place during the reign of despotic French King Philip the Fair. Steeped in sex, violence, and political intrigue, this book will captivate readers of sprawling, dramatic, and intricately plotted historical fiction.

    • The Poppy War
      R.F. Kuang

      An epic historical military fantasy, inspired by the violent history of China's 20th century, follows the efforts of an unexpected, dark-skinned war orphan to obtain an education at Nikan's most elite military school in spite of prejudice and the challenges of her lethal shaman skills, which raise her awareness about the existence of gods and the imminence of war.

    • The Queens of Innis Lear
      Tessa Gratton

      A fantasy inspired by Shakespeare's "King Lear" depicts a once-bountiful isle decimated by a prophecy-obsessed king's erratic decisions, where three rival princesses prepare for a war that will determine their realm's leadership and survival.

    • The Ruin of Kings
      Jenn Lyonns

      Raised on storybook tales of royal adventure, Kihrin discovers his identity as the illegitimate son of a treasonous prince and is rendered a pawn in the royal family's power schemes before embracing his anti-hero destiny.

    • Sins of Empire
      Brian McClellan

      As loyalties are tested, revealed, and destroyed, a grim specter as old as time has been unearthed in this wild land, and the people of Landfall will soon discover that rebellion is the least of their worries.

    • The Witchwood Crown
      Tad Williams

      The original Memory, Sorrow and Thorn series is a seminal work of modern epic fantasy, and is credited by quite a number of authors with inspiring their own series, including George R.R. Martin. Now Williams returns to his saga of the realm of Osten-Ard. Thirty years have passed and the world has reached a critical turning point once again. The realm is threatened by divisive forces – old allies are lost, others are lured down darker paths, and a long-vanquished foe is stirring once again.

    • A Wizard of Earthsea
      Ursula K. Le Guin

      During a spell recalling the dead, the boy Sparrowhawk, a sorcerer's apprentice, unwittingly unleashes evil on the land. He grows to manhood while attempting to subdue the evil he unleashed on the world.

    • The Wolf
      Leo Carew

      Set in an alternate medieval Britain which is shared by various races. In the north are an ancient race of giants who live for centuries, scorning wealth and comfort. The human residents of the south have fleeting lives and crave power. The uneasy peace is broken when the southerners attack the north, bringing the fight to a young, unprepared leader. The brisk and engaging narrative, with its mixture of violence and political intrigue is recommended for fans of the grittier end of the epic-fantasy spectrum.