Jestin wrote:Oh sorry forgot to mention I read those two books, they were good! But not as good as GoT I thought. Probably comparing apples to oranges. What do you guys think would be similar in quality to GoT?
Thanks for the help guys.
Depends what you mean by 'quality'?
Robin Hobb is awesome in my view, and probably similar in avoiding the fantasy tropes around absurd deus-ex-machina magic etc.. while also having great world building depth.
Red Rising is one of the most eminently readable series I've enjoyed in ages. It's not the same quality as GOT in terms of depth by any stretch, but a weirdly perfect fusion of almost fantasy-esque sci-fi.
Gentlemans Bastards is probably my favourite of the more recent fantasy series.
Great Cloaks/Powder Mage get a good shout out for readable also, but not in the same league as GOT.
Broken Earth series is fantastic if you want something a bit different than your usual swords and sorcery nonsense.
If you want old school - read Raymond E. Feist's first... 7? books?