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Recommended fantasy books similar to J. R. R. Tolkien

J. R. R. Tolkien has inspired generation upon generation of new fantasy writers. Readers wanting to read more books similar to Tolkien's own asterpiece, The Lord of the Rings, found themselves falling happily under the spell own new works such as Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series and Terry Brooks' Shannara trilogy.

1. The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks
The Shannara Trilogy: Book 1
Score: 126
Our rating: 5.9 | 7 positive reader reviews
Long ago, the world of the Four Lands was torn apart by the wars of ancient Evil. But in the Vale, the half-human, half-elfin Shea Ohmsford now lives in peace - until the mysterious, forbidding figure of the druid Allanon appears, to reveal that the supposedly long dead Warlock Lord lives again. [...]

2. Homeland by RA Salvatore
The Dark Elf Trilogy: Book 1
Score: 103
Our rating: 9.5 | 8 positive reader reviews
Drow ranger Drizzt Do’Urden, first introduced in The Icewind Dale Trilogy, quickly became one of the fantasy genre’s standout characters. But Homeland first reveals the startling tale of how this one lone drow walked out of the shadowy depths of the Underdark, leaving behind a society [...]

3. The Fall of Arthur by JRR Tolkien
Score: 100
Our rating: 10.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
The world first publication of a previously unknown work by J.R.R. Tolkien, which tells the extraordinary story of the final days of England’s legendary hero, King Arthur.The Fall of Arthur, the only venture by J.R.R. Tolkien into the legends of Arthur King of Britain, may well be re [...]

4. The Silent Army by James A Moore
Seven Forges series #4
Score: 98
Our rating: 9.8 | 0 positive reader reviews
The City of Wonders has been saved by nearly miraculous forces and the Silent Army is risen, ready to defend the Fellein Empire and Empress Nachia at any cost. The power that was hidden in the Mounds is on the move, seeking a final confrontation with the very entities that kept it locked away sin [...]

5. Towers of Midnight by Robert Jordan
Wheel of Time: Book 13
Score: 97
Our rating: 9.7 | 0 positive reader reviews
The Last Battle has started. The seals on the Dark One's prison are crumbling. The Pattern itself is unravelling, and the armies of the Shadow have begun to spill out of the Blight. Perrin Aybara is haunted by spectres from his past. To prevail, he must find a way to master the wolf within hi [...]

6. Sojourn by RA Salvatore
The Dark Elf Trilogy: Book 3
Score: 96
Our rating: 9.5 | 1 positive reader reviews
After abandoning the perils of the underdark, Drizzt Do-Urden, the renegade dark elf, battles to survive in the harsh surface world and to gain acceptance from the surface-dwellers. [...]

7. Queen of Fire by Anthony Ryan
Raven's Shadow: Book 3
Score: 96
Our rating: 9.5 | 3 positive reader reviews
Queen Lyrna has survived the bloody siege of Alltor. Now she must rally her troops and take back the capital from the Volarian invaders. But driving her hated enemy out of the Realm will not satisfy her lust for vengeance - she wants to pursue them across the ocean and burn their empire to ashes. [...]

8. Bearers of the Black Staff by Terry Brooks
Legends of Shannara: Book 1
Score: 95
Our rating: 9.2 | 3 positive reader reviews
Five hundred years have passed since the devastating demon-led war that almost exterminated humankind. Those who escaped the carnage were led to sanctuary by the boy saviour known as Hawk: the gypsy morph. But now, the unimaginable has come to pass: the cocoon of protective magic surrounding the [...]

9. Shadowfall by James Clemens
Godslayer: Book 1
Score: 95
Our rating: 9.4 | 1 positive reader reviews
Four millennia have passed since the gods came to Myrillia, creating the nine lands of peace as a haven from the nightmarish, accursed Hinterlands. In all this time nothing has disturbed the harmony of the nine lands.But now the goddess of the Summering Isles has been murdered. The only witness i [...]

10. Deep Into The Heart of a Rose by GT Denny
Book of Broken Bindings: Book 1
Score: 95
Our rating: 9.0 | 5 positive reader reviews
On a crisp autumn morning, in his cottage in the idyllic land of the Vale, Mr. Edward T. Cozzlebottom composed the following letter for his secret love, the graceful and lovely Mizz Ezmerelda Wimbish. "Dear Mizz Wimbish, Confessions are something to admire. Don't you agree? Far more conf [...]

11. Dragons of a Vanished Moon by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
Dragonlance
Score: 95
Our rating: 9.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
The flames of war devour Ansalon. The army of dead souls marches toward conquest, led by the mystical warrior Mina, who serves the powerful One God. A small band of heroes, driven to desperate measures, leads the fight against overwhelming odds.Two unlikely protagonists emerge. One is a dragon ov [...]

12. City of Wonders by James A Moore
Seven Forges series #3
Score: 95
Our rating: 9.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
Old Canhoon, the City of Wonders, is facing a population explosion as refugees from Tyrne and Roathes alike try to escape the Sa’ba Taalor. All along the border between the Blasted Lands and the Fellein Empire, armies clash and the most powerful empire in the world is pushed back toward the [...]

13. Dragonlance by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
Dragonlance
Score: 95
Our rating: 9.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
Lifelong friends, they went their separate ways. Now they are together again, though each holds secrets from the others in his heart. They speak of a world shadowed with rumors of war. They speak of tales of strange monsters, creatures of myth, creatures of legend. They do not speak of their secr [...]

14. Beren and Luthien by JRR Tolkien
Score: 95
Our rating: 9.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
Painstakingly restored from Tolkien’s manuscripts and presented for the first time as a continuous and standalone story, the epic tale of Beren and Lúthien will reunite fans of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings with Elves and Men, Dwarves and Orcs and the rich landscape and creatu [...]

15. Baptism of Fire by Andrzej Sapkowski
The Witcher #5
Score: 95
Our rating: 9.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
The Wizards Guild has been shattered by a coup and, in the uproar, Geralt was seriously injured. The Witcher is supposed to be a guardian of the innocent, a protector of those in need, a defender against powerful and dangerous monsters that prey on men in dark times.But now that dark [...]

16. The Witchwood Crown by Tad Williams
Last King of Osten Ard #1
Score: 95
Our rating: 9.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
New York Times-bestselling Tad Williams’ ground-breaking epic fantasy saga of Osten Ard begins an exciting new cycle! • Volume One of The Last King of Osten ArdThe Dragonbone Chair, the first volume of Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn, was published [...]

17. The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski
The Witcher #1
Score: 94
Our rating: 9.0 | 4 positive reader reviews
Geralt is a witcher, a man whose magic powers, enhanced by long training and a mysterious elixir, have made him a brilliant fighter and a merciless assassin. Yet he is no ordinary murderer: his targets are the multifarious monsters and vile fiends that ravage the land and attack the innocent. He [...]

18. In the Ruins by Kate Elliott
Crown of Stars: Book 6
Score: 93
Our rating: 9.3 | 0 positive reader reviews
The long-awaited cataclysm has reshaped the very land and seas, and disrupted the war for the empire. Now all who have survived the return of the spell-exiled Aoi lands must find a way to mend their shattered territories and take a stand against their enemies in a power struggle that may forge ne [...]

19. The Gathering Storm by Kate Elliott
Crown of Stars: Book 5
Score: 93
Our rating: 9.3 | 0 positive reader reviews
The world of Liath and Alain is breaking apart as King Henry's kingdom is savaged by earthly and supernatural forces, which they alone have the power to understand. The Eika warriors thirst for the King's land and power, their enmity sealed by generations of blood. Bitter in-fighting with [...]

20. The Children Of Hurin by JRR Tolkien
Score: 92
Our rating: 8.3 | 9 positive reader reviews
Painstakingly restored from Tolkien’s manuscripts and presented for the first time as a fully continuous and standalone story, this illustrated paperback of the epic tale of The Children of Húrin will reunite fans of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings with Elves, dragons, Dwarves a [...]

21. Beckwood Brae by David H Webb
The Chronicles of the Corriian Wars: Book 1
Score: 92
Our rating: 8.8 | 4 positive reader reviews
The grey monster disappears into the bracken. After the near encounter, Norri is left shaken and wondering. What is it? How did it come to be in the Fornvelt? He has no idea that sighting the creature is just the first portent of great events that are taking shape, much less what his part in them [...]

22. The Dragon Reborn by Robert Jordan
Wheel of Time: Book 3
Score: 92
Our rating: 9.2 | 0 positive reader reviews
The Land is One with the Dragon - and the Dragon is One with the Land. The Shadow lies across the Pattern of the Age, and the Dark One has turned all his power against the prison that binds him. If it fails he will escape and nothing will stand in the storm that blows then . . . save the man that [...]

23. Dragons of a Lost Star by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
Dragonlance
Score: 92
Our rating: 9.2 | 0 positive reader reviews
The War of Souls continues as the shield over the elven kingdom of Silvanesti falls, Mina and her forces invade that conquered nation, and Goldmoon follows the river of the dead, which now threatens to destroy all. [...]

24. Exile by RA Salvatore
The Dark Elf Trilogy: Book 2
Score: 91
Our rating: 9.0 | 1 positive reader reviews
As I became a creature of the empty tunnels, survival became easier and more difficult all at once. I gained in the physical skills and experience necessary to live on. I could defeat almost anything that wandered into my chosen domain. It did not take me long, however, to discover one nemesis th [...]

25. Dawn of Wonder by Jonathan Renshaw
The Wakening #1
Score: 91
Our rating: 8.8 | 3 positive reader reviews
When a high-ranking officer gallops into the quiet Mistyvales, he brings a warning that shakes the countryfolk to their roots. But for Aedan, a scruffy young adventurer with veins full of fire and a head full of ideas, this officer is not what he seems. The events that follow propel Aedan on a jo [...]

26. Monster Blood Tattoo: Lamplighter by DM Cornish
Monster Blood Tattoo: Book 2
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
Rossamund Bookchild has successfully negotiated the treacherous route to High Vesting. But even within the sturdy walls of the great city he is far from safe. For the path to becoming a Lamplighter is fraught with dangers - and not just from the dread monsters who lurk in the wilds. Rossamund wil [...]

27. Prince of Dogs by Kate Elliott
Crown of Stars: Book 2
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
Sanglant - the prince of dogs, King Henry's bastard son - believed dead by all who could succor him, he is being held captive in the city of Gent by Bloodheart, the Eika warlord; Liath, now one of the King's Eagles - and still grieving over the loss of Sanglant - she is desperately trying [...]

28. The Blasted Lands by James A Moore
Seven Forges series #2
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
The Empire of Fellein is in mourning. The Emperor is dead, and the armies of the empire have grown soft. Merros Dulver, their newly-appointed - and somewhat reluctant - commander, has been tasked with preparing them to fight the most savage enemy the world has yet seen. Meanwhile, a perpetual sto [...]

29. Tower Lord by Anthony Ryan
Raven's Shadow: Book 2
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 2 positive reader reviews
Vaelin Al Sorna is tired of war. He's fought countless battles in service to the Realm and Faith. His reward was the loss of his love, the death of his friends and a betrayal by his king. After five years in an Alpiran dungeon, he just wants to go home. Reva intends to welcome Vaelin back wit [...]

30. The Story of Kullervo by JRR Tolkien
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
The world first publication of a previously unknown work of fantasy by J.R.R. Tolkien, which tells the powerful story of a doomed young man who is sold into slavery and who swears revenge on the magician who killed his father. [...]

31. The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun by JRR Tolkien
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
Set 'In Britain's land beyond the seas' during the Age of Chivalry, The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun tells of a childless Breton Lord and Lady (the 'Aotrou' and 'Itroun' of the title) and the tragedy that befalls them when Aotrou seeks to remedy their situation with the ai [...]

32. The Fall of Gondolin by JRR Tolkien
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
In the Tale of The Fall of Gondolin are two of the greatest powers in the world. There is Morgoth of the uttermost evil, unseen in this story but ruling over a vast military power from his fortress of Angband. Deeply opposed to Morgoth is Ulmo, second in might only to Manwë, chief of the Val [...]

33. Empire of Grass by Tad Williams
Last King of Osten Ard #2
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
Set in Williams' New York Times bestselling fantasy world, the second book of The Last King of Osten Ard returns to the trials of King Simon and Queen Miriamele as threats to their kingdom loom...The kingdoms of Osten Ard have been at peace for decades, [...]

34. Glammenport by Kevin Lane
Score: 88
Our rating: 8.7 | 1 positive reader reviews
Timion the Black has exhausted his options. Reckless, despicable, Timion’s own band of mercenary men turn against him, leaving him for dead in a back alleyway. Fate deposits the usurped buccaneer into the hands of altruistic nuns. There he finds his way to health and into their debt. Reveng [...]

35. Elfhunter by CS Marks
A Tale Of Alterra, The World That Is: Book 1
Score: 88
Our rating: 8.8 | 0 positive reader reviews
This is the tale of Gorgon Elfhunter, a monstrous, mysterious creature who has sworn to destroy all the Elves of Alterra - until none remain. It is the story of Wood-elven heroine Gaelen Taldin, who has sworn to rid her world of the Elfhunter even as she is hunted by him. The conflict between the [...]

36. Wards of Faerie by Terry Brooks
The Dark Legacy of Shannara: Book 1
Score: 88
Our rating: 8.7 | 1 positive reader reviews
With the discovery of ancient powers, a legend begins... There was an age when the world was young. It was a time before the coming of humans, a time when magic was the dominant power - and it was named the age of Faerie. Ever since this time, a bitter war has been raging between the forces of go [...]

37. Death Angel's Shadow by Karl Edward Wagner
Score: 88
Our rating: 8.8 | 0 positive reader reviews
Kane is battling the prophet of an ancient cult of evil and confronting the demons of darkness on his journeys. He faces death duels in strange swamps, assassin's attacks and the heart freezing terror of the werewolf. [...]

38. Monster Blood Tattoo: Foundling by DM Cornish
Monster Blood Tattoo: Book 1
Score: 87
Our rating: 8.5 | 2 positive reader reviews
Rossamund has always dreamed of a career in the Navy, fighting tentacled monsters and rescuing damsels from hook-handed pirates. But fate has chosen him for a different path. He is being sent to train as a Lamplighter - to bring light to the inland roads of the Half-Continent, to shine the way fo [...]

39. Gauntlgrym by RA Salvatore
Neverwinter Saga: Book 1
Score: 87
Our rating: 8.5 | 2 positive reader reviews
Drizzt joins Bruenor on his quest for the fabled dwarven kingdom of Gauntlgrym: ruins said to be rich with ancient treasure and arcane lore. But before they even get close, another drow and dwarf pair stumbles across it first: Jarlaxle and Athrogate.  In their search for treasure and magic, [...]

40. Magic Casement by Dave Duncan
A Man of His Word #1
Score: 87
Our rating: 8.7 | 0 positive reader reviews
The idyllic life of Princess Inos is disturbed when a god appears, hinting that she will wed. As no eligible suitors ever visit the kingdom, Inos is exiled to learn how to be a lady, but back home the stableboy Rap develops strange powers. [...]

41. Forging of a Knight by Hugo V Negron
Score: 86
Our rating: 8.6 | 0 positive reader reviews
A battle against the forces of Those That Stand in Shadow brings an end to an old hero and a beginning for a new one. Together with a half-orc thief named Glaive, a young warrior named Qualtan must battle through undead hordes, evil druids, shape-shifting Maugs, hungry trolls and more on his jour [...]

42. Darkness Weaves by Karl Edward Wagner
Score: 86
Our rating: 8.5 | 1 positive reader reviews
Kane - indestructible swordsman, invincible sorcerer, immortal wanderer through strange worlds. Efrel, Empress of Pellin, seeks vengeance on the King of Thovnos and chooses Kane as her champion. [...]

43. Seven Forges by James A Moore
Seven Forges series #1
Score: 86
Our rating: 8.6 | 0 positive reader reviews
The people of Fellein have lived with legends for many centuries. To their far north, the Blasted Lands, a legacy of an ancient time of cataclysm, are vast, desolate and impassable, but that doesn't stop the occasional expedition into their fringes in search of any trace of the ancients who o [...]

44. Tome of the Undergates by Sam Sykes
Aeons Gate: Book 1
Score: 85
Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
Lenk and his band of murderous misfits are loathed by society, spurned by all merciful gods, and motivated only by their distrust of each other. Hired to track down a stolen book, Lenk finds his skills put to the test facing fishlike beasts, psychotic purple warrior women, and the ferocity of an [...]

45. Blue Fire Burning by Hobb Whittons
Score: 85
Our rating: 8.4 | 1 positive reader reviews
In the dead of night, a covered wagon driven by a hooded, faceless being is careering through the forest at breakneck speed. Inside the wagon, sit two jittery Goblin men: Grot and Mouldy. Suddenly, the contents of the sack they are staring at begin to glow... Consumed by the desire for revenge, t [...]

46. The Fall of Dorkhun by DA Adams
The Brotherhood of Dwarves series: Book 3
Score: 85
Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
Continues the adventures of the dwarf Roskin. Having escaped slavery, and survived the Battle for Hard Hope, Roskin returns home to a kingdom divided by war with the ogres. On one side, his father desires to restore peace. On the other, Master Sondious, hungry for revenge after having been crippl [...]

47. King's Dragon by Kate Elliott
Crown of Stars: Book 1
Score: 85
Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
The Kingdom of Wendar is in turmoil. King Henry still holds the crown, but his reign has long been contested by his sister Sabella, and there are many eager to flock to her banner. Internal conflict weakens Wendar's defences, drawing raiders, human and inhuman, across its borders. Terrifying [...]

48. Dragon Queen by Stephen Deas
Memory of Flames #4
Score: 85
Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
In the years before the Dragons laid waste to man's empire, the fearsome monsters were used for war and as gifts of surpassing wealth to buy favour in the constant political battles that tore at the kingdoms. Notorious in these battles was the Dragon Queen. And now she is a prisoner. But no-o [...]

49. The Siege of Abythos by Phil Tucker
Chronicles of the Black Gate: Book 3
Score: 85
Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
Lady Iskra and her followers have survived the onslaught of demons, forged powerful alliances, and are finally ready to wreck righteous vengeance on the Ascendant Empire. Yet even as they begin their endgame, a new danger arises that threatens to annihilate everything in its path, heretic or no: [...]

50. The Iron Circlet by Phil Tucker
Chronicles of the Black Gate: Book 4
Score: 85
Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
The war for the soul of the Ascendant Empire is coming to a head. Factions with fell intent move to undermine or destroy that which has stood for centuries, while armies muster promising slaughter.In this time of desperation, old enemies find common ground. Ancient truths emerge to shatter [...]

51. The Great Hunt by Robert Jordan
Wheel of Time: Book 2
Score: 84
Our rating: 8.3 | 1 positive reader reviews
The Forsaken are loose, the Horn of Valere has been found and the Dead are rising from their dreamless sleep. The Prophecies are being fulfilled - but Rand al'Thor, the shepherd the Aes Sedai have proclaimed as the Dragon Reborn, desperately seeks to escape his destiny. Rand cannot run for ev [...]

52. Shadowing: A Henchman's Tale by Kat Zantow
Moonblind: Book 1
Score: 84
Our rating: 8.4 | 0 positive reader reviews
The moon has not changed in the fifty years of the dark lord Magna’s rule – but everything else has. All too often, the servants of Dark Overlords are dispatched with a lazy flick of the hero’s sword. But in Shadowing, the job benefits of fire, mayhem, and shapeshifting almost m [...]

53. Dragon Hunters by Marc Turner
The Chronicles of the Exile #2
Score: 84
Our rating: 8.4 | 0 positive reader reviews
Once a year the Dragon Gate is raised to let a fabled beast pass into the Sabian Sea. There, the dragon will be hunted by the Storm Lords, a fellowship of powerful water-mages. Emira Imerle Polivar is coming to the end of her tenure as their leader, and has no intention of standing down. But Imer [...]

54. Gateway of the Saviours by AJ Dalton
Score: 83
Our rating: 8.3 | 0 positive reader reviews
Ancient Gods begin to stir and demand resurrection...  A naked and crazy holy man leads a young warrior into the realm of the dead... In fear for his life, a young member of an evil race flees his home... An uneasy peace has settled upon Jillan's remote corner of the Empire, but he canno [...]

55. When the Heavens Fall by Marc Turner
The Chronicles of the Exile #1
Score: 83
Our rating: 8.3 | 0 positive reader reviews
A power-hungry necromancer has stolen The Book of Lost Souls, and intends to use it to resurrect an ancient race and challenge Shroud for dominion of the underworld. Shroud counters by sending his most formidable servants to seize the artefact at all cost. However, the god is not the only one int [...]

56. Overkill by Steven L Shrewsbury
Score: 82
Our rating: 8.2 | 0 positive reader reviews
Deliverance will come... A great flood once wiped clean the earth, destroying everything upon it. Before the deluge, in a time now forgotten, the world was a place of warriors and witches, conflicts between kingdoms, and, until their extermination, dragons. In this world, men may live centuries, [...]

57. The Shadow Rising by Robert Jordan
Wheel of Time: Book 4
Score: 82
Our rating: 8.2 | 0 positive reader reviews
The seals of Shayol Ghul are weak now, and the Dark One reaches out. The Shadow is rising to cover humankind.In Tar Valon, Min sees portents of hideous doom. Will the White Tower itself be broken?In the Two Rivers, the Whitecloaks ride in pursuit of a man with golden eyes, [...]

58. Daughter of Flood and Fury by Levi Jacobs
Tidecaller Chronicles: Book 1
Score: 82
Our rating: 8.4 | 0 positive reader reviews
Aletheia was born a heresy: a girl with a man’s magic, in a city where monks and witches are mortal enemies. Training in her powers only under her father’s protection, head of the monastery, she shocks everyone by becoming the best seer in generations.Until her father is murder [...]

59. The Goblin Corps by Ari Marmell
Score: 81
Our rating: 8.1 | 0 positive reader reviews
Morthul, the dreaded Charnel King, has failed. Centuries of plotting from the heart of the Iron Keep - all for naught. Foiled at the last by the bumbling efforts of a laughable band of so-called heroes, brainless and over-muscled cretins without sense enough to recognize a hopeless cause when the [...]

60. The Cavalier by Jason L McWhirter
Score: 81
Our rating: 8.0 | 1 positive reader reviews
An ancient evil has awakened in the lands of Kraawn. An evil that threatened the lands long ago, now stirs deep in the Black Lands of the north. Cavaliers, the guardians of the righteous, have long been the protectors of Kraawn. Trained in combat and blessed with the powers of the gods, thes [...]

61. Crimson & Cream by CM Skiera
The Oxbow Kingdom Trilogy: Book 1
Score: 81
Our rating: 8.0 | 1 positive reader reviews
Hounded by watchmen, trolls, goblins, and a relentless bounty hunter, 13-year-old Jetsam dreams of the day he’ll no longer have to run for his life. In the mountain city of Dwim-Halloe, Eadriel and Elvar were born twins to teachers at the city’s revered School of Magic. When the new k [...]

62. The Eyes of the Dragon by Stephen King
Score: 81
Our rating: 8.1 | 0 positive reader reviews
While evidence is gathered, and the land of Delain mourns, Flagg the King's magician, unscrupulous, greedy and powerful, plots. Soon the King's elder son, Peter, is imprisoned in the needle, the top of a high tower, for his father's murder. And Thomas inherits the throne. Only Peter k [...]

63. The Gift by Alison Croggon
The Books of Pellinor: Book 1
Score: 80
Our rating: 7.3 | 7 positive reader reviews
Maerad is a slave in a desperate and unforgiving settlement, taken there as a child when her family is destroyed in war. She is unaware that she possesses a powerful Gift, a Gift that marks her as a member of the School of Pellinor. It is only when she is discovered by Cadvan, one of the great Ba [...]

64. The Pirate King by RA Salvatore
Transitions: Book 2
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
Captain Deudermont has sailed to the pirate city of Luskan on a mission--a mission to once and for all defeat the true power behind the corrupt city: a wicked lich and his cabal of evil wizards from the Host Tower of the Arcane. But the Host Tower has some tricks up its sleeve, as do the pirate c [...]

65. Perfect Shadow by Brent Weeks
A Night Angel Novella
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
"My way is hard, but I serve unbroken. In ignobility, nobility. In shame, honor. In darkness, light. I will do justice and love mercy." So speaks the Night Angel, Durzo Blint, as he heads towards a meeting of the Nine to set Gwinvere Kirena as Shinga. [...]

66. The Cellar Beneath the Cellar by Lee Duigon
The Bell Mountain Series: Book 2
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
A world's future lies buried in its distant past. Barbarian armies swarm across the mountains, driven by a terrifying vision of a merciless war god on earth. While a nation rallies its defenses, a boy and a girl must find the holy writings that have been concealed for 2,000 years; and the man [...]

67. Thanquol's Doom by CL Werner
Warhammer
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
Thanquol is caught in a deadly net of treachery and intrigue as he is caught up in the rival plans of clans Mors and Skyre to destroy the dwarf hold of Karak Angkul. In order to escape with his life and a magical relic of awesome power he will not only have to betray both his Skaven allies, but a [...]

68. Red Sky at Dawn by DA Adams
The Brotherhood of Dwarves series: Book 2
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
Crushaw, Molgheon, and Vishghu have liberated the Slithesythe Plantation, and now, they must make their way to safe lands before being caught and returned to certain bondage. Across the orc lands, they and Roskin recruit and train an army of freed slaves, for between them and freedom are thousand [...]

69. Amazing & Extraordinary Facts: J.R.R. Tolkien by Colin Duriez
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
Amazing & Extraordinary Facts: J.R.R. Tolkien is the authoritative collection of facts about the man behind Middle-earth, and his remarkably detailed imaginative world of Hobbits and Elves. Though undoubtedly an academic, there was much more to J.R.R. Tolkien. He was ‘kidnapped’ a [...]

70. Orcs War Fighting Manual by Den Patrick
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
Written in the form of a soldier's manual on strategy, tactics and weapons THE ORCS WAR-FIGHTING MANUAL is an innovative and fun way for readers and gamers to add colour and excitement to their knowledge of fantasy's premier villains. Translated from the original Orcish the book contains [...]

71. Elves War Fighting Manual by Den Patrick
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
A manual, complete with illustrations, that looks at the Elvish race and the way they fight war. With a history of the race, an assessment on how they, as immortals, face death, and accounts of famous engagements, this is the perfect companion for any fantasy wargamer or roleplayer, as well as be [...]

72. Catchfire by Graham Dunstan Martin
Feydom #2
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
The young king Ewan and the witch-girl Catchfire set out to break the spell which prevents the life-giving rain from falling on the realm of Feydom. [...]

73. A Threat of Shadows by JA Andrews
The Keeper Chronicles #1
Score: 79
Our rating: 7.8 | 1 positive reader reviews
Do some choices change us too much for us to ever change back? There was a time when Alaric was a Keeper, one of the men entrusted with counseling the queen, protecting the people’s histories and ancient stories, and working magic in defense of the land. But in a desperate attempt to save h [...]

74. Legacy of the Eldric by David Burrows
The Prophecy of the Kings: Book 1
Score: 78
Our rating: 7.8 | 0 positive reader reviews
Long ago the Eldric mysteriously disappeared from the land, shortly after the Krell Wars when Drachar’s shade was finally banished from the world. Perhaps they believed the threat was gone, but in leaving they took with them sorcery, the only effective means of defeating demons. Then came t [...]

75. Dragon Rider by David Burrows
The Prophecy of the Kings: Book 2
Score: 78
Our rating: 7.8 | 0 positive reader reviews
Vastra has dealt a cruel blow to the very men who befriended him, but even he cannot predict the outcome of his betrayal. Armies threaten Thrace and an alliance must be forged but Trosgarth has been busy, which nations can be trusted is in doubt. Friend is set against friend whilst the enemy, no [...]

76. Shadow of the Demon by David Burrows
The Prophecy of the Kings: Book 3
Score: 78
Our rating: 7.8 | 0 positive reader reviews
The threat from Trosgarth is growing and betrayal is in the air. The Priests of Ryoch, no longer a minor faction, now include warrior priests with empathic powers. Armies are marching to war and the balance is no longer in the favour of the allies, for without the Eldric and their sorcery they ca [...]

77. Drachar’s Demons by David Burrows
Score: 78
Our rating: 7.8 | 0 positive reader reviews
Drachar, banished by his own people, forges an unholy alliance with the demons by offering them ten thousand souls, but the demons demand one hundred thousand and without quibbling Drachar accepts. War threatens. A war like no other. [...]

78. Sword of Destiny by Andrzej Sapkowski
The Witcher #2
Score: 78
Our rating: 7.8 | 0 positive reader reviews
Geralt is a witcher, a man whose magic powers, enhanced by long training and a mysterious elixir, have made him a brilliant fighter and a merciless assassin. Yet he is no ordinary murderer: his targets are the multifarious monsters and vile fiends that ravage the land and attack the innocent. He [...]

79. Beggar's Rebellion by Levi Jacobs
Resonant Saga: Book 1
Score: 78
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
The Councilate controls everything except the truth. I have nothing save my discovery - but with this shall I destroy an empire.Tai Kulga lost the rebellion and his best friend on the same day, stripping him of everything even as a strange power flooded his bones. When the friend returns a [...]

80. Pauper's Empire by Levi Jacobs
Resonant Saga: Book 2
Score: 78
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
Our secrets stopped an unstoppable empire. But did they awaken something much worse?Against all odds the rebels have defeated the Councilate, combining Ella’s insight into magic with Tai’s resonant strength. But barely a month into independence, smugglers begin to report strang [...]

81. The Sundering by Ruthanne Reid
Score: 77
Our rating: 7.7 | 0 positive reader reviews
Harry Iskinder knows the rules. Don't touch the water, or it will pull you under. Conserve food, because there’s no arable land. Use Sundered slaves gently, or they die too quickly to be worthwhile. With extinction on the horizon and a world lost to deadly flood, Harry searches for a cu [...]

82. The Riddle by Alison Croggon
The Books of Pellinor: Book 2
Score: 77
Our rating: 7.7 | 0 positive reader reviews
Maerad is a girl with a tragic and bitter past, but her powers grow stronger by the day. Now she and her mentor, Cadvan, hunted by both the Light and the Dark, must unravel the Riddle of the Treesong before their fractured kingdom erupts in chaos. The quest leads Maerad over terrifying seas and v [...]

83. The Wishsong of Shannara by Terry Brooks
The Shannara Trilogy: Book 3
Score: 76
Our rating: 7.6 | 0 positive reader reviews
The Druid Allanon needs Brin Ohmsford to help win through the vile growth that protects the Ildatch, ancient source of evil--for only Brin holds the magic power of the wishsong, which can make plants bloom instantly, or turn trees to autumn gold. [...]

84. Black Halo by Sam Sykes
Aeons Gate: Book 2
Score: 76
Our rating: 7.6 | 0 positive reader reviews
The Tome of the Undergates has been recovered, and the gates of hell remain closed. Lenk and his five companions set sail to bring the accursed relic away from the demonic reach of Ulbecetonth, the Kraken Queen, but their ship crashes upon an island made of the bones left behind from a war long d [...]

85. The Elfstones of Shannara by Terry Brooks
The Shannara Trilogy: Book 2
Score: 75
Our rating: 7.4 | 1 positive reader reviews
Thousands of years after the destruction of the age of man and science, new races and magic now rule the world, but an imminent danger threatens. A horde of evil Demons is beginning to escape and bring death upon the land. Only Wil Ohmsford, the last of the Shannara bloodline, has the power to gu [...]

86. The Brotherhood of Dwarves by DA Adams
The Brotherhood of Dwarves series: Book 1
Score: 75
Our rating: 7.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
Roskin, heir to the throne of a remote, peaceful kingdom of dwarves, craves excitement and adventure. Outside his own kingdom, in search of fortune and glory, he finds a much different world, one divided by racial strife and overrun by war. The orcs to the south want to conquer all dwarves and se [...]

87. Giftwish by Graham Dunstan Martin
Feydom #1
Score: 75
Our rating: 7.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
A peasant lad from the coast of Feydom, said to fulfill an ancient prophecy but really intended to be a sacrificial victim, travels to the mountains where he confronts the Necromancer, the shadow of evil. [...]

88. Altered Creatures Trilogy by Anthony G Wedgeworth
Altered Creatures: Books 1 - 3
Score: 74
Our rating: 7.4 | 0 positive reader reviews
Young Polenum Thorik Dain lives contently in the village of Farbank, learning from the scrolls and trying to be a good student to his teacher Fir Brimmel. But when the mysterious human Ambrosius arrives, Thorik’s world is turned upside down as he is catapulted onto a journey to save the Dov [...]

89. Thrall: Twilight of the Aspects by Christie Golden

Score: 73
Our rating: 7.3 | 0 positive reader reviews
When Azeroth was young, the noble titans appointed the five great dragonflights to safeguard the budding world. Each of the flights’ leaders was imbued with a portion of the titans' vast cosmic powers. Together, these majestic Dragon Aspects committed themselves to thwarting any force t [...]

90. The Crystal Shard by RA Salvatore
The Legend of Drizzt: Book 1
Score: 72
Our rating: 7.1 | 1 positive reader reviews
Ten-Towns is in peril. The mage Akar Kessel has set in motion events leasing to the discovery of the crystal shard, a magical device that might be capable of utterly defeating Ten-Towns. It is left to the dark elf Drizzt, the dwarf Bruenor and the barbarian Wulfgar to stave of the forces of the c [...]

91. The Haunting Duet by James Stills
Score: 72
Our rating: 7.2 | 0 positive reader reviews
A tenuous pact between two rival organizations - a guild of powerful and ambitious wizards called the Prismatic Brotherhood and a reclusive dragon-worshipping cult of clerics known as the Order of the Silver Talon - is all that stands in the way of the Gobra’s conquest of Reaping Tides. How [...]

92. The Orc King by RA Salvatore
Transitions: Book 1
Score: 72
Our rating: 7.2 | 0 positive reader reviews
An uneasy peace between the dwarves of Mithral Hall and the orcs of the newly established Kingdom of Many-Arrows can't last long. The orc tribes united under Obould begin to fight each other, and Bruenor is determined to finish the war that nearly killed him and almost destroyed everything he [...]

93. Sauron Defeated by JRR Tolkien
The History of The Lord of the Rings: Part 4
Score: 71
Our rating: 7.0 | 1 positive reader reviews
In the first section of Sauron Defeated Christopher Tolkien completes his fascinating study of The Lord of the Rings. Beginning with Sam’s rescue of Frodo from the Tower of Cirith Ungol, and giving a very different account of the Scouring of the Shire, this section ends with versions of the [...]

94. The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún by JRR Tolkien

Score: 70
Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun contains 800 narrative verses adapted from Old Norse by Tolkien when he was professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford University during the 1920s. The text was hidden away for years but has been released by the writer's reclusive 84-year-old son Christopher, who has e [...]

95. Counterpoint by Rachel Haimowitz
Score: 70
Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
It is the twilight of mankind. Depleted by generations of war with a dark race, the human kingdoms and their ancient alliance stand on the brink of extinction. The outlands are soaked with the blood of the fallen. The midlands are rotting with decadence and despair. Elfkind, estranged by past cri [...]

96. The Fallen Herald by Simon P Edwards
Heavens War: Book 1
Score: 70
Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
Thorn and Alazla are promising students and have little more on their minds than enjoying life, that is, until Thorn witnesses the murder of an Avatar, herald to one of the nine gods.Unknown to Thorn, the seed of the fallen herald takes root in him. Hidden forces seeking to overthrow the pantheon [...]

97. The Goblin Invasion by Dan DeBono
A Book of the Lands: Book 1
Score: 70
Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
Young Djar, son of the Duke of Mahhrain, is spared by goblin invaders after the murder of his father. His unwelcome task is to help keep order in the conquered city. Escaping with his constant companion, Kara the sprite, he embarks on a perilous journey to find the powerful but reclusive sorceres [...]

98. The Wrong Way Down by Jake Elliot
Score: 70
Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
Sometimes the right way turns all wrong. I saw his body lying there. My teacher, my mentor, my friend - face down in a pool of his own blood. His white robes were starched brown with dried blood, his throat cut open by the thieves who'd stolen the spiritual artefact we'd been entrusted to [...]

99. Dance of the Goblins by Jaq D Hawkins
Score: 70
Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
Haghuf, respected elder among the unseen goblins, has only scorn for humans. Yet he is drawn into friendship with a human aristocrat by The Dance, the spiritual exaltation of life that is integral to the goblin species existence. When an unwitting human wanders into the caverns, a series of event [...]

100. The Hunter's Rede by FT McKinstry
The Chronicles Of Ealiron: Book 1
Score: 70
Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
Lorth of Ostarin is a hunter of men. Lawless, solitary and obscure, he is trained in magic and its inherent order. This uneasy combination of pitilessness and structure has made him the highest paid assassin in the land. It is also about to throw his life into chaos. The trouble begins when Lorth [...]