If you are looking to embark on a new fantasy oddysey then we would highly recommend these excellent, ongoing fantasy trilogies.
The Age of Madness by Joe Abercrombie
The Age of Madness is quintessential Abercrombie which draws pieces from all six First Law novels before it. It features all your returning favorites: trademark humor, horrifying violence and grim wisdom. Would you expect anything less?
A slice of genius slathered with unfiltered madness; it is an innovation on invention. I want to scrive in this world, to create and experiment with Berenice and Orso, to scale towers and improvise with Sancia, to fight battles and defend my friends with Gregor. I loved this book. Bennett is one of the brightest talents around. Read the Divine Cities trilogy. Read Foundryside. Read Shorefall. Read whatever comes next.
With The Obsidian Tower Melissa Caruso solidifies herself as a wonderful author. It is a masterpiece of character driven fantasy. Set in the same world – but in a different time period than her Swords and Fire series, this story contains all the things we’ve come to love about Caruso’s writing. There are tense political machinations and negotiations. There is witty dialog. There’s magic! And, of course, a touch of romance.
Deep and multifaceted worldbuilding of fantasy, the pace and verve of UF, and the pure, exhilarating fun of a thriller. Yet the author never limits herself in her portrayals of the complexity of the human experience. You might think in a world where there are real villains, the lesser evils of everyday prejudice and racism might fade into the background. But that is never an option, each feeds into the other until the darkness threatens to overwhelm the light.
Emotionally shocking moments, intricate and otherworldly fight scenes, and lots of loyalty, honour and tradition. The Green Bone Saga is an epic, unique and often unforgiving gangster fantasy narrative intertwined with glimpses of hope and goodness. The haunting nature of the world is also mixed with betrayals and a huge death toll.
The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man’s Fear are the two books that make up Patrick Rothfuss’s beloved The Kingkiller Chronicle. The third book, The Doors of Stone, is arguably the most anticipated fantasy book as readers wish to continue the captivating story of Kvothe.
The Unspoken Name, book one of A. K. Larkwood’s The Serpent Gates trilogy, is among the most creative, exciting, and brilliantly-told epic fantasy novels you’ll ever hope to read. Larkwood has a tremendous talent for building upon the best parts of what makes fantasy great and elevates it all with her own dash of chaos and wonder. Simply put, it is an outstanding debut.