6 Books to Read if You Like Joe Abercrombie

25 Oct 2016

Joe Abercrombie is a master of the unpredictable, with a career built on crafting epic fantasies that will leave you breathless. His bestselling First Law series, which includes a trilogy, three standalone novels, and several novellas, is filled with magic, battles, and bloodshed in a way that only truly epic fantasy can achieve. If you’re a fan of great empires, impending war, and the whims of unpredictable forces, we’ve got you covered with this list of recommended reads that are sure to satisfy your appetite for adventure in the vein of Joe Abercrombie.

6 Books to Read if You Like Joe Abercrombie


Akiri: The Scepter of Xarbaal

Brian D. Anderson & Steven Savile

Release Date: October 21, 2016

To wield the Scepter of Xarbaal as a mortal is to guarantee madness and death but King Zemel the Conquerer doesn’t care. He plunged his nation into war when he used to the scepter to set his lands ablaze but his most trusted servants betray him, stealing and hiding away the ancient scepter. After years of searching, the King has finally found a way to retrieve the scepter and that way is Akiri. As commander of the Dul’ Buhur — the deadliest of warriors, imbued with extraordinary abilities — he has never been defeated but it will take more than strength for Akiri to face the destiny the gods have set before him.

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The Wheel of Osheim

Mark Lawrence

Release Date: June 7, 2016

Book three in Mark Lawrence’s epic fantasy adventure has Jalan Kendeth and Snorri Ver Snagason trapped in hell desperately searching for Loki’s key. Loki’s creation can open any lock, any door, and it may also be the key to Jalan’s fortune once he’s back in the land of the living. While Snorri wants to save his family, Jalan just wants to get back to wine, women and wagering. Fate, however, has other plans.

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The Waking Fire

Anthony Ryan

Release Date: July 5, 2016

In the lands controlled by the Ironship Trading Syndicate, the blood of drakes is prized above all else. The blood, pulled from harvested or hunted Reds, Greens, Blues and Blacks, can be used to make elixers that bestow powerful abilities to rare men and women known as the Blood-blessed. But not many know that the drakes are dying out. Now their last hope is nothing more than a rumor: another breed of drake, far more powerful than the rest.

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The Blood Mirror

Brent Weeks

Release Date: October 25, 2016

In book four of Brent Weeks’ Lightbringer series, Gavin Guile, ex-emperor, ex-Prism, ex-galley slave, and formerly the one man who might have averted war, is now lost, broken, and trapped in a prison crafted by his own hands to hold a great magical genius. But Gavin has no magic at all. Worse, in this prison, Gavin may not be alone. As the White King’s forces grow, Kip Guile will make a last, desperate attempt to stop him and Karris White attempts to knit together an empire falling apart, helped only by her murderous and possibly treasonous father-in-law Andross Guile.
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Will Wight

Release Date: September 26, 2016

Volume two of Will Wight’s Cradle series begins when ancient ruins rise from the earth outside of Sacred Valley, drawing sacred artists from miles around to fight for the treasures within. Lindon has reached Copper level, taking the first step on the road to power, but the warriors of the outside world are still far beyond him. To advance, he turns to the arcane skills of the Soulsmiths, who craft weapons from the stuff of souls. With new powers come new enemies, and Lindon soon finds himself facing an entire sect of Golds.

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Book of the Night: The Black Musketeers

Oliver Pötzsch

Release Date: October 4, 2016

When the threat of war and accusations of witchcraft come to thirteen-year-old Lukas’s door he has no choice but to flee. Trained by his father who was once a famed Musketeer, Lukas is a decent swordsman but he doubts it will be enough to save his missing sister. Surviving as an outcast, he encounters thieves, mercenaries, a strange astrologer, a master swordsman and three other fencers that lead him to the Black Musketeers, the best fighters in the army. But the more he learns about the world outside his familial home, the more he realizes he knew nothing at all.

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