11 Standalone Fantasy Books for Fans of Game of Thrones
If you are a fan of Games of Thrones or A Song of Ice and Fire, you are at the right place. I would understand if you claim that George R. R. Martin rekindled your fascination for the fantasy world. Whatever it is that motivated you and made you a fan of the fantasy genre is wonderful. And, here is a list of 11 standalone fantasy books for fans of Game of Thrones. In case, you were clueless about your next read, now you know what to add to your Amazon cart.
11 Standalone Fantasy Books for Fans of Game of Thrones
- The Color of the Dragons by R. A. Salvatore & Erika Lewis
- Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge
- Jade Fire Gold by June C. L. Tan
- The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison
- The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley
- Burn by Patrick Ness
- Circe by Madeline Miller
- The Empire of Dreams by Rae Carson
- Don’t Call the Wolf by Aleksandra Ross
- Year of the Reaper by Makiia Lucier
- Long May She Reign by Rhiannon Thomas
The Color of the Dragons by R. A. Salvatore & Erika Lewis
Maggie’s abilities are unpredictable. Having no one to help her teach them how to control her magic, the life debt that she owes expands eternally over her head with no direction to repay it. Until she meets Griffin. He is the king’s champion well-known for hunting down the draignochs that cursed their realm. Both of them have no idea about their destiny or the fact that their meeting will alter every known aspect of their life.
Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge
When Rachelle was fifteen years old, her life was good. She was apprenticed to her hunt and under training to become the protector of the village from any kind of dark magic. However, she was reckless, straying from the forest path in a long to find a free world away from the darkness. After an illicit meeting goes wrong, she had to make a choice that stuck her life with the very evil she wanted to defeat. Three years later, her purpose is to serve the realm and fight the deadly creatures. When the king orders her to protect his son, Armand whom she hates the most, Rachelle forces, Armand, to help her to find the sword that can help the world.
Jade Fire Gold by June C. L. Tan
The empire is on the edge of war. Ahn has no identity, no family, and no history. Atlan is a lost heir and his future was taken away as a child. When they meet, Atlan sees in Ahn the road to reclaim the throne and Ahn finds a way to unlock her history and fathom her arcane magical capabilities. Though, that would cost them a far more lethal price than either of them could have imagined.
The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison
The half-goblin youngest son of the emperor has lived his life in exile away from the deadly intrigue that suffuses the Imperial Court. However, when his father and the three in line for the throne are dead, he has no choice but to take his place. He has no notion of the court politics; he has no friends or advisors, and the possibility of getting familiar with the assassinator of his father and sons is close. Surrounded by people who are ready to take advantage of his naivety, he can trust nobody.
The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley
Aerin can’t recall a moment in her life when she has not known the tale. She grew up knowing it. It was the tale of her mother. She was a witch woman who controlled and spelled the king into marrying her. It was to get an heir that would rule Damar. The story says that she turned her face towards the wall and died of anguish when she discovered that the heir was not a son. However, the tale is yet to be told. Aerin’s destiny was greater than she could imagine as she will be the one to wield the supremacy of the blue sword.
Burn by Patrick Ness
Sarah and her father in their little town of Frome are compelled to hire a dragon to work at their farm. Kazimir, the dragon has more in him than the eyes can see. Sarah is curious about him, a dragon with no soul, though an animal who is intent on protecting her. He has arrived with a deadly prophecy in his head. Kazimir knows things that Sarah doesn’t.
Circe by Madeline Miller
In the house of Helios, a daughter is born. However, Circe is an odd child neither dominant nor potent like her father and nor vivaciously attractive like her mother. She turned to the world of the mortals for companionship and realized her abilities. Circe discovers that she owns the power of witchcraft which can alter rivals into monsters and hazard the god. Zeus being threatened banishes her to a deserted island where she tames wild beasts and confronts several known figures in all of mythology. However, the danger is never far away from a woman who stands alone. To protect what Circe loves most, she must call upon all her strengths and choose for the last time whether she belongs with mortals or gods.
The Empire of Dreams by Rae Carson
Red Sparkle Stone is an orphan with a strange name and a masked past. She is about to be adopted by Empress Elisa of the royal family. Sixteen-year-old Red can’t believe her fate. Then, with an amazing political masterstroke, the greatest rival of the empress managed to stop the adoption. And, Red is left with no future and family. She is lost but determined to find her place, so she hatches a courageous plan. By getting into the world’s most elite fighting force the legendary Royal Guard she will be able to prove herself as no one woman has ever done this before. However, there will be someone like a shadow who would not want her to succeed. When the hazard comes near it will be up to Red and her friends to protect the empire.
Don’t Call the Wolf by Aleksandra Ross
When the golden dragon descended on Kamiena, a group of monsters followed in its wake. The forest’s young queen Ren is gradually losing her battle against them. Until she manages to rescue the last survivor of a heroic regiment of dragon slayers named Lukasz. Ren and Lukasz strike a deal. The deal was Ren will help him find his brother who disappeared into the forest of Kamiena if Lukasz vows to kill the dragon. But, promises are easily broken as well.
Year of the Reaper by Makiia Lucier
Lord Cassia was an engineer’s apprentice on an expedition entrusted by the king. However, a plague changed everything; countless deaths, devastated the kingdom and even his title couldn’t protect him from rotting in the cell. It’s been three years and Cas wants to go back home to the mountains leaving all the horror behind. However, his home is not what he can recall. The castle has now become a refuge for the royal court. When an assassin targets those who were closest to the queen, he wanted to search for a killer which led to his meeting with historian Lena. Both of them soon realize the significance is not in the attacks but in why is it happening.
Long May She Reign by Rhiannon Thomas
Freya was not supposed to be the queen. She is twenty-third in the line to claim the throne. Freya prefers to research in the laboratory, not the royal court. But, when a profligate banquet turns deadly and the king along with his close ones are poisoned. Freya suddenly finds her on the throne. The councillors are willing to control her and the nobles disrespect her. With the mystery of the murderer, she is well aware that one wrong step would cost her the realm and her life. She is determined to survive and that means discovering the murderer.