Suggested Reading

Readers often ask me for reading suggestions or about books that are like KDT, so I have put together a list of books you might enjoy. The list is far from complete, but I could probably go on for days. For most of these, I’ve fallen behind in the series and haven’t read all the books. I’ve been busy. 😃

Please feel free to comment and add your favorites to the list!

Sort of Like KDT

Riyria Revelations series by Michael J. Sullivan

The Society of the Sword Trilogy by Duncan M. Hamilton

The Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb

Gentleman Bastards by Scott Lynch

Weapon of Flesh Trilogy by Chris A. Jackson

The Shadow Sisters series by C. R. Daems

The Night Angel Trilogy by Brent Weeks

Storm and Fire, series by Anthony Gillis


Not like KDT, but still great reads

The Arthurian Saga, series by Mary Stewart (My first true fantasy love)

Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan

Books by Brandon Sanderson

Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind

Raven series by Giles Kristian

Schooled in Magic, series by Christopher Nuttall

Take the Body and Give me the Soul, by Julius Schenk (Unfortunate title, pretty good book)

The Book of Deacon series by Joseph Lallo

The Broken Prism, series by V. St. Clair

Spellscribed, series by Kristopher Cruz

The Godling Chronicles by Brian D. Anderson

Imp Series by Debra Dunbar

The Warden’s War Trilogy by Robert W. Michael

The Blue Dragon’s Gaes by Cheryl Matthynssens

The Academy series by Chad Leito

The Maestro Chronicles by John Buttrick (🎶Particularly appealing to musicians 🎶)

The Staff and the Sword by Patrick W. Carr

The Enchanters of Xarparion series by Michael T. Ford

The Legends of Dimmingwood by C. Greenwood

Legends of Windemere by Charles E. Yallowitz

The Spellmonger series by Terry Mancour

Godspeaker Trilogy by Karen Miller

The Art of Forgetting by Joanne Hall

The Harven Legacy by Jeremy Brooks

Legends of Muirwood by Jeff Wheeler

The Broken Empire by Mark Lawrence

The High King: A Tale of Alus by Donald Wigboldy

The Sorcerer’s Path by Brock Deskins

The Five Kingdoms seres by Toby Neighbors

Mageborn by Michael G. Manning

The Young Ancients by P. S. Powers

Sovereign of the Seven Isles series by David A. Wells

The Wielder Trilogy by T. B. Christensen

Raven’s Shadow by Anthony Ryan

Wind in the Stone by Andre Norton

The Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss (Sorry, Book 3 has been long coming in this one)

Updated 2/16/2017

43 thoughts on “Suggested Reading

  1. Thank you for your reading suggestions. There are so many and time is limited so it’s great to have a list to refer to when I’m looking for a new fantasy series.
    Take care,


  2. I’ve read quite a few of the titles you have on this list, I’m rereading the sorcerers path at the moment (incredible series) and I will recommend the sorcerers ring series, it’s a great sword and sorcery series with an insane amount of books. If you like the underdog who almost immediately gets beat down then suddenly is one of the most powerful people in the kingdom,(magic and social status and he’s a soldier) so not just magic stuff it’s all kinds of crazy.


  3. My favorite series at the moment are
    Stormlight Archives by Brandon Sanderson
    Lightbringer series by Brent Weeks
    All the Riyera series and the prequel of the prequel series

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  4. I recommend the series NightLord by Garon Whited, all POV of the main character and full of magic, knights and vampire stuff. Cool plot twists early on.


  5. Just finished KDT and was struggling to find a new book so thanks for the list!! Also to other readers I thoroughly reccommend ‘Jorundyrs Path’ by Duncan M. Hamilton (the authors mentioned on Kade’s list)


  6. Great list!
    Anthony Ryan is publishing an new series called the Draconis Memoria which is a must read in my opinion.

    Can’t wait for the next KDT audio book!

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  7. Someone mentioned Jorundyrs Path by Duncan Hamilton, I wasn’t sure if you realized that was a trilogy that starts with Wolf of the North. All three books are great.


  8. If you want a really great series to listen to I would have to agree Robin Hobb’s series (all 9 books) surrounding Fitz. Simply amazing. Probably the best complete series I’ve listened to so far. Still waiting for other authors to finish other series but I think hers will still be one of my favorites of all time.


  9. As I finish book 1, and am starting book 2, I cannot find where to leave a review but continue to search as this series deserves a high 5, for sure. As I have begun following I found your homepage and am grateful for the recommendations herein. Another great series, Whispers of War duology, just released book 2, by Sean Rodden. Superb, I place his books along with the LOTR, Tales of Mazetan (this series is only for the truly devout Military Fantasy fan), among all those listed above and would add the series by Elspeth Cooper who has denied her following of The Wild Hunt a conclusion for too long , ( totally unacceptable unless crisis has occurred, lots of tender spent for an incomplete tale of worth), and I do not see mention of Dennis L McKiernans Tales of Mithgar, but I rank this series highly as full of ingenuity and a great tale needing to be told. Thank you for the invitation to your site, and appreciate fellow readers suggestions.


  10. Ilana C. Myer has begun an intriguing bard’s tale with “Last Song before Night” and the soon to be released “Fire Dance”. Lovers of music, magic and court intrigue will be entranced by this story.


  11. I also personally recommend The Night Angel trilogy by Brent Weeks. Its a very good series, just sad that there was only three of them. Should help fill up your time before KDT 4. On my 7th read of the first three KDT. Unfortunately for me, most of the series I am reading, like KDT, are working on the next book.


  12. Thank goodness for this post! I just finished book 3 and was wondering what to read next…
    One book I would add to the list is “Dawn of Wonder” by Jonathan Renshaw. But I also should caution you, it is only book 1, and it has been a long time since it came out, but I desperately hope the next book will be published…eventually…


  13. Daughter of smoke and bone, Dragon Kin, Elder Races , Our chemical hearts, Lux Series, Cassandra Clare books are some of the books I like.


  14. Zecharia Sitchin books are must read if you want to understand origin of human race, very informative, fun and interesting read.


  15. The warhammer 40k books (part of the black library) are excellent fantasy fan reads also; especially the Eisenhorn and Ravenor series.


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