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

78 Comments
  • Damon
    Posted at 07:00h, 29 September Reply

    R.E.Howard maybe
    D. Gemmell’s waylander

  • sweetie pie
    Posted at 23:03h, 21 September Reply

    Biomedical Self-Engineering – Jon Svenson
    Fifty in Reverse: Bill Flanagan
    warlock on the magus world

  • John
    Posted at 12:47h, 31 May Reply

    Saga of the Forgotten Warrior by Larry Correia
    It is very similar to KDT as in a over powered protagonist that is somewhat confused about his objective.

  • Landon Garwood
    Posted at 07:07h, 19 May Reply

    Along with ANY book by Brandon Sanderson….. (Do you guys agree with me that Brandon should mentor Patrick Rothfuss, Scott Lynch, and G.R.R.M? I’m sure he doesn’t have the time, but does more in a year what the other three….Well, you get my point). … I heartily recommend books by Joe Abercrombie. I guess it’s considered GrimDark, but I love his realistic view on things and his dark humor.
    Also, a good audiobook I haven’t heard much about, but one that I stumbled upon and am really enjoying, is ‘The Licanius Trilogy’, by James Islington. Really good story, with the added bonus of having a great narrator.

    • Kristi
      Posted at 15:56h, 24 September Reply

      That’s funny, I actually thought the same thing about Brandon Sanderson mentoring Patrick Rothfuss! I also need to add “Dawn of Wonder” to the list of awesome books that I am waiting for the sequels to come out . . .

  • ron blasser
    Posted at 08:41h, 21 March Reply

    Kel Kade – please write more. I get you probably need to take some time off for “life”, but… Maybe you can instead write more?

    Also – are there more books coming in you KDT series? I keep checking back at audibles – no hint there will be.

    • Kel Kade
      Posted at 18:18h, 25 July Reply

      Yes, there will be many more books in KDT. This year has been crazy and miserable, and I haven’t been able to meet my goals. They WILL come, though.

      • Jennifer Champlin
        Posted at 11:12h, 12 August Reply

        Kel! Just wanted to say how much I love your writing and cannot wait for anything new to come out. You have been my favorite author since I discovered you with Book 1 of KDT. Hope you are doing well!

      • Elizabeth Hungerford-Morgan
        Posted at 22:55h, 27 September Reply

        I am so sorry it’s been a miserable year!

        Yay for 2021 – nearly around the corner (not that I am counting!!!).

        You have been a highlight for so many of us this year!

        Bless you!

        Sending love and vibes your way.

        Please take care of yourself, so important, we can definitely wait!

        Ps. I love how we can see how you are progressing on your books. Thanks for that!!!!

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