QUESTION: Is there a book fantasy series better than Game of Thrones?
After the last episode of Game Of Thrones (GOT) I decided to re-watch the entire series from the beginning in order to get more context into what I am planning to watch til the end. (I am still on season 1)
I already watched a few seasons of GOT back then but It was hard to wait for the new episodes so I decided to read the book, only to find out after finishing the first book of the series, that the author George RR Martin “lazily” decided not to finish it.
(Note: I was so pissed that I subconsciously forgot the entire first book altogether. I have that weird habit when I don’t like something or if a particular incident affected me in some way)
I say lazily because for whatever reason he had, the least he should’ve done is to finish the damn series.
What good is it to call oneself a writer if you can’t even finish what you’ve started?
Even if the ending is crappy at least finish the damn thing so that people who are reading it will at least make it worth their time reading your work.
It is true what Genghis Khan said: “There is no good in anything until it is finished'”
So I decided to throw away reading the other books and decided to read other books instead
With that being said, I decided to ask the question.
Is there a book fantasy series better than the Game of Thrones or otherwise known as A Song of Ice & Fire?
I found the answer from Reddit and the answer are listed below:
Depends on what you want.
If what you like about Game of Thrones is the epic scale and depth of history, I’d say go with Malazan Book of the Fallen by Steven Erikson.
If your favorite POVs were Jon Snow, Arya, and Dany then you might like The Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb.
If you wish you had more Tyrion but also wish he had been crueller and more disfigured, go with The First Law Trilogy by Joe Abercrombie.
If you wanted to live inside a character who might be Joffrey Baratheon if he was raised as an Ironborn, check out The Broken Empire by Mark Lawrence.
If you enjoy the richness of the world, its history, its cultures, its myths, and its mysteries, check out Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey.
If you liked deconstructions of tropes and want to know how someone in Fleabottom might live their every day life, check out The Neveryon series by Samuel R Delany.
If you wish there were more dragons, that they could talk, and that magic was a bit wilder, check out the Earthsea Series by Ursula K Le Guin.
If you really wanted to see the what Arya may have been like had she tried to become a maester and bard after the end of the first or third book, you may like The Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss. This series is also currently unfinished.
If you wanted more monsters and otherworldly aspects with a world that gets downright strange, check out the Baslag Trilogy by China Mieville.
If you wanted the whole series to fit into one book, try out Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay.
If you wish the series had had more monsters and been from the POV of someone who kills those monsters, check out The Witcher Saga by Andrzej Sapkowski.
If you liked everything about Game of Thrones but wish it were PG/PG13 instead and had a lot more magic, check out The Wheel of Time or Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson.
If you like the politicking and minutiae of government, check out The Long Price Quartet by Daniel Abraham.
If you wish there were more gay swordsmen and bitter infighting between petty aristocrats, check out the Riverside novels and Tremontaine by Ellen Kushner.
If you want a weirder, more violent kind of epic fantasy, check out the Worldbreaker Trilogy by Kameron Hurley. Currently unfinished, though the last book is scheduled to come out next fall.
If you wish the series had been a bit more Tolkienesque with an ever deeper sense of history and myth and mystery, check out Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn by Tad Williams. Martin describes this as a big influence on Game of Thrones.
If you wish all the fantasy elements were stripped out and it was told as a straight history, check out The Plantagenets and The War of the Roses by Dan Jones.
If you wish Sansa had a real advocate at King’s Landing and that the series was about that person, check out The Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold.
Hopefully that helps give you some direction.
How about you?
What do you think is a book fantasy series that is better than Game of Thrones?
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