Fantastic Books for Fantasy Fanatics
Nicholas Eames is the author of Kings of the Wyld, which is a 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards nominee in both the Fantasy and Debut categories.
Looking for a great book for someone who devoured Game of Thrones or who longs to return to the Shire? These books are guaranteed to please both the fantasy aficionado as well as the person who has yet to discover the greatness of the genre!
We asked debut author Eames to round up a dozen fantastical books to check off your holiday list this year:
"As someone who has spent a great deal of time and effort trying to 'convert' friends into fantasy readers, I consider myself something of an expert when it comes to curating lists of books guaranteed to impress. Below are a few that would make ideal gifts for old and new fantasy fans alike!" says Eames.
"Huge, epic, sprawling, sentimental. Check their bookshelf first because this will PROBABLY be on it. If you or anyone you know still hasn't started this series, get on it. If fantasy had a yearbook, this one would be grinning in its braces above this caption: 'Most likely to be the next Game of Thrones.'"
"Besides having a great title, this book is the beginning of an incredible series featuring a cast that is refreshingly diverse and not-at-all typical of many 'classic' fantasy tropes (the heroine of book two is a blind craftswoman). These books are intriguing, complex, and often socially relevant. Jemisin is prolific, too, so there's plenty more if you like what you read."
"Expecting blood and battle and tons of killing? Look elsewhere because Age of Assassins is actually a beautifully told coming-of-age story cloaked in the vestments of a mystery novel. Complex characters and a deeply inventive world promise bright things for this series in the future!"
"Another of those 'if you haven't read this yet you will eventually' books. This story is fast-paced, clever, and all sorts of cool. A great one for 'fantasy skeptics'—it takes place throughout several alternate (and often sinister) versions of London, England."
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