Lord of the Rings is every fantasy lover’s ultimate fandom – it is unmatched, unequalled and inimitable. But unfortunately, it is not unlimited. So instead of rereading the same Lord of the rings book for the hundredth time, scourge a book from this list that appeals to you because of its similarities to Lord of the Rings and read it. Here are 8 book recommendations for lord of the rings fans, don’t forget to check it out.
Book Recommendations For Lord Of The Rings Fans:
The Ill Made Mute by Cecilia Dart-Thornton
This is the first book in the Bitterbynde trilogy and draws on medieval British and Celtic folklore to craft a masterful story, giving a LOTR-esque vibe. This book is the protagonist’s journey to find three important things, which eventually becomes a quest for so much more.
A Wizard of the Earthsea by Ursula K Le Guin
The introduction to the epic fantasy Earthsea series takes us through the life of the world’s greatest sorcerer Ged. As a youth, Ged was power hungry and reckless, unleashing a great demon onto the world. This is the story of his redemption, with a setting akin to LOTR.
The Fifth Season by N K Jemisin
This is a geological fantasy, wherein the world passes through five phases or seasons. As the series opens, the season of Stillness has set in, and our protagonist finds her that her husband has murdered their son and kidnapped their daughter. Now she seeks to unravel the truth in the darkest season.
Sabriel by Garth Nix
This book follows Sabriel, who has been kept away from Free Magic and the Dead for all her life. But when her father goes missing, she has no option left but to begin a grand adventure (much like Gandalf) to find something (or someone) very precious.
The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
This epic fantasy series follows a grand heist and rebellion that takes place in a world that has segregated a certain section of its people. With a feudal style society, a villainous dark lord and powerful priests, this has aspects of typical fantasy. However with its wonderful execution of the plot and the giant scope of its world that makes you get lost in it, this one’s a must read for fantasy lovers, especially LOTR.
The Iron King by Maurice Druon
This book follows Meghan Chase, our protagonist, as she attempts to fulfil her destiny as the daughter of a faerie king. She must locate her father and stop everyone for using her as a pawn for war. The journey and the destiny angle liken it to LOTR. With its rich worldbuilding and plot action, this book is a must have for LOTR lovers.
The Naming by Alison Croggon
The first of the Books of Pellinor series, this book explores the life of Maerad, who works as a slave after the death of her family in her childhood. She unexpectedly becomes a student at the School of Pellinor, where her destiny and roots are revealed. She is now plunged into the heart of terror, where she must battle dangerous forces to come to terms with her destiny. With excellent, engrossing worldbuilding, this fantasy saga is one to watch out for.
The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks
Unknown to Shea, a dark warlord and his malevolent powers are on the rise. And the only way to refute and destroy this darkness is to use the Sword of Shanarra, a powerful weapon that can only be wielded by the heirs of Shanarra dynasty. And our Shea is the last of these heirs, placing him in a position of immense responsibility and power. This book is full of twists and turns, and embodies the classic fantasy struggle between good and evil, making this a perfect and easy book for fantasy lovers.
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