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9 Great Fantasy Epics Every Game of Thrones Fan Needs to Read

If you're a fan of the series, these other epic series are a must read.

9 Great Fantasy Epics Every Game of Thrones Fan Needs to Read
Jim Menick

George R. R. Martin started writing A Game of Thrones, the first volume in the series, A Song of Ice an Fire, in 1991. When books 6 and 7—The Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring—will come out is anybody’s guess.

But how closely the TV show will match the content of those books is less of a guess, given that they’ve already shown an ability to veer in their own direction.

For fans of the books, endlessly waiting for Martin to get on with it, here’s a few suggestions for some other epic books to help pass the time.

1. Lord of the Rings
Lord of the Rings
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Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien: What is it about fantasy and the initials R. R.?

Anyhow, if you haven’t already read the classic trilogy that can be considered to have started the whole thing, now is the time.

The good news is that there is a beginning, a middle, and, yes, an end.



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