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

86 Comments
  • Cena
    Posted at 19:41h, 16 April Reply

    Kel, you are such an amazing author! Can’t wait for your new work ❤❤ hope you are doing well and taking care. Love from Michigan.

  • Ari Staffilino
    Posted at 17:54h, 12 March Reply

    Hi! Your books are my favorite books. My favorite series is probably KDT. Can you please try to get that book out faster? If not, can you try to get the books able for purchase in person, not just eBooks?

    Thanks!!!

  • Anthony Hall
    Posted at 06:25h, 20 February Reply

    I just finished book four of KDT on audible and i must say, that was awesome. love the characters, the story, love the ideals in it, just everything. when book 5 is available, purchasing it will be my primary purpose in life. I was gasping at everything at the end. i hope this year will be easier on you and that you enjoy writing your story. thank you again for another great book.

  • Dee Smyth
    Posted at 11:59h, 11 January Reply

    I just did a full re-read of KDT – a great way to get my mind off of this absolutely crap time, so thank you! I’m waiting a week to start your new series as KDT is too fresh in my mind at the moment. I will make my way through some of the suggested readings here while I wait for book 5. I can’t wait!! It’s so difficult to find a good read nowadays. I wish Amazon would make a separate category for the romance that has infiltrated fantasy/sci-fi. Love, love, love KDT, but I have to say the editing in the later books, at least on Kindle, could have been better. KDT is definitely one of those series that will be re-read over and over again. Mary Stewart’s The Arthurian Saga was one of my favorites in early high school, as well as Anne Mc Caffrey’s Harper Hall trilogy and Dragonriders of Pern. The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant by Stephen R. Donaldson were also a favorite. I wish I had saved all of my old books!

  • Ricardo Se Cestari
    Posted at 20:31h, 07 December Reply

    Hi Kel,
    You are an amazing writer!
    KDT is now officially one of the top all-time fantasy series for me, alongside Riyria Revelations, The Stormlight Archive and Wheel of Time.
    I listened to it in Audiobook and I can also say that Nick Podehl’s narration is nothing short of an Oscar (or whatever they have for audiobooks).
    Like everyone here, I’m longing to listen to the continuation of the story but I understand that an author needs creative variety as well, so I’ll not complain. I’ll just wait eagerly 🙂
    I love the light and engaging feel of your stories, the way you develop your characters, and the positive character lessons.
    I’ll put your new series on my listening pipeline but will go for an existing finished series before as I feel I need some closure.
    Thank you for this list of recommendations. I’ll probably go for The Society of the Sword or Night Angel and see how it goes.
    Cheers!

  • Max
    Posted at 13:20h, 02 November Reply

    I do appreciate the update on the progression of your current writings. BUT I hope your playing a trick on us and will suddenly have book 5 in KDT series available on Audible for Christmas!!! I have been Great kid this year ( well I have been good well maybe not good but ok well maybe not ) never mind this is not about me. Its about Rezkin and he deserves to be finished with his Quest so he can relax and enjoy a great Book 5 written by his favorite author well 2nd favorite well ) never mind this isn’t about you either. Its about all the great boy and girl Bibliophiles and there Christmas wishes.
    P.S. Sorry about your tough year but suck it up buttercup we need Rezkin.

    All kidding aside I hope your year gets better and you have a fantastic 2021.

    • Kel Kade
      Posted at 10:31h, 04 December Reply

      It won’t be making it this year, but I just finished up the new installment in the Shroud of Prophecy series and am diving back into KDT as we speak!

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