Whether you’ve read the books or binged the series, the high fantasy world of The Wheel of Time has taken us all captive with its ancient prophecies, magic-wheeling enemies, and a final battle between the light and dark.
As you indulge in the newest season and you’re looking for more adventurous reads, dive into these other prophecy-telling, fate-shaping, battle-ready tales.
The Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons
Raised as a bastard orphan, Kihrin grew up listening to stories about lost royals. It’s not until he’s kidnapped and claimed as the long-lost son of a treasonous prince that he begins to believe the tales. But reality is far worse than the fantasies painted for him as a child. From being held captive to family power struggles, dragons, demons, gods, and prophecies, nothing is as it should be. Or maybe he isn’t meant to be the hero of this story but the villain.
Blood Divided: The Felserpent Chronicles by Katie Keridan
In the second installment of the series, Kyra and Sebastian are remembering their past as Queen and King of Felserpent. As the two uncover their past and learn to be in the world as it now exists, Tallus returns. In order to fulfill their destiny, they will have to reconcile the relationship and accept their fate.
The Lost Metal by Brandon Sanderson
Former frontier lawman turned senator Waxillium Ladrian has made it his mission to stop the Set, a shady organization known for kidnapping the power of Allomancy. Wax then uncovers a weapon held by the Set, a deadly explosive ready to unleash destruction. Along his journey to stop them, he’ll encounter people like detective Marasi Colms and her partner, Wayne, who may have a new lead on weapons bound for the Outer City of Bilming, and Harmony, an immortal Kandra, who reveals earth-shattering news that forces Wax to make the ultimate decision.
In the Shadow of Lightning by Brian McClellan
Long ago, Demir Grappo abandoned his wealthy life and responsibilities as a high-ranking general. When his mother is murdered, he must return from exile and unveil the truth behind the godglass, the source that keeps the world churning. With power running out, Demir must unite allies, face powerful guild families, and uncover the looming threat to the Empire, with only his outcast companions to stop the impending catastrophe.
The Justice of Kings by Richard Swan
In the turbulent Empire of the Wolf, rebellion brews, heretics challenge authority, and powerful patricians vie for the throne. The Order of Justices, led by the feared Sir Konrad Vonvalt and his protegé Helena Sedanka, is the last defense against chaos. When they investigate the murder of a provincial aristocrat, they uncover a conspiracy reaching straight to the Imperial society. As the stakes rise and things get very personal, they must decide forsake their sworn duty to protect the Empire.
Legends & Lattes by Travis Baldree
After a life of combat, Viv is locking her sword away for a new quest and opening Thune’s first coffee shop. But facing rivals and a coffee-ignorant city, she needs help. Along the way, she’ll find unexpected companions, brought together by magic, pastries, or coffee, forming bonds deeper than she ever dreamed.
The Shadow of the Gods by John Gwynne
The land of Vigrið is shattered following the gods’ extinction. Their actions caused a cataclysm. But the bones still hold great power, enough to wield if one were to find it. Now power-hungry jarls clash, and menacing creatures lurk in the wild. Then fate brings a huntress, a noblewoman, and a thrall together to shape the new world as it threatens to fall under the shadow of gods once more.
The Rage of Dragons by Evan Winter
For nearly two centuries, the Omehi people have been trapped in an unending war, their society structured around it. Only a few women possess the gift to call upon dragons, while very few men become killing machines. Tau, giftless as he is, must escape. In fact, he has a plan to escape before he dies defenseless. Before he gets the chance, those close to him are killed. Now Tau has another mission — to become the ultimate swordsman and avenge what he lost, ending the three who betrayed him.
The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart
For decades, the emperor has ruled with bone-shard magic, maintaining law and order. Now, what once worked is failing as a revolution sweeps throughout the islands. Lin, the emperor’s daughter, imprisoned in a secretive palace, aims to prove her worth after he refuses to acknowledge her as heir to the throne. If she could master the now forbidden bone-shard magic, then she could rise out of her prison. When revolution nears the palace, Lin must decide the extent to which she’ll go to secure what belonged to her and save her people.
Jade Legacy by Fonda Lee
Jade, the once-exclusive magical substance of the Green Bone warriors of Kekon, is now sought after by the world. Governments, criminals, professionals, everyone wants a piece of the supernatural abilities it lends. As the battle for its control escalates, the Kaul family, guardians of Kekon’s ancient traditions, fears for its empire as changes in the world continue. With their way of life at risk, they must navigate tough decisions and discover who they can truly trust because their unbreakable bond of loyalty and family may not be enough to save them all.
The Jasmine Throne by Tasha Suri
Imprisoned by her dictator brother, Malini spends her days in the decaying ruins of the Hirana temple. Her solitary existence is soon disrupted when Priya, a maidservant with a perilous secret, catches her attention. Now Malini, a vengeful princess, and Priya, a concealed priestess looking to reunite with her family, have intertwined their destinies, and together, they will unite to reshape the fate of their empire.