Are you still longing for the magic of Patrick Rothfuss’s The Name of The Wind, the first book in the awe-inspiring Kingkiller Chronicle Series? Are you craving for the story’s epic fantasy adventures and tragic heroism? Look no further; we’ve got you covered! In this post, we recommend five books that write like The Name of The Wind and will keep you mesmerized. From classic high fantasy to modern page-turning epics, these books have it all. Whether you’re new to the fantasy genre or a hardcore fan, read on to discover your next epic adventure.
The Sword of Shannara Trilogy by Terry Brooks – Books Like The Name of the Wind Classic
If you love The Name of The Wind, you’ll love Terry Brooks’s Sword of Shannara Trilogy. The first book in the series, The Sword of Shannara, revolves around a young hero named Shea Ohmsford, who must face evil forces and find the magical sword to save the world. The series is a classic high fantasy epic, full of magic, elves, and deadly battles. Terry Brooks has a style of pacing and world-building that would keep you glued to your seat. One Patrick Rothfuss no doubt studied when writing The Name of Wind. Get all three books in one volume here.
The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch – similar book to The Name of the Wind in tone
If you love The Name of The Wind’s witty narration, intricate world-building, and fascinating characters, then The Lies of Locke Lamora is a must-read. The book follows Locke, an expert thief, and his crew, as they pull off elaborate heists in a vividly imagined fantasy city. The book’s intricate world-building and detailed character portrayals give it an almost cinematic feel, and the story’s twists and turns will keep you guessing. One of podcast superstar Tim Ferris’s favourite reads. A great one to listen to on audio.
The Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson
If you’re looking for a fantasy series that has a well-crafted magic system and a meticulously detailed world-building, then The Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson is your perfect pick. It follows the story of the Knights Radiant, who fight to save their world and restore a broken order. The series effortlessly blends fantastic worldbuilding with an intricate magical system, and Sanderson’s writing style is sure to captivate you from start to finish. Incidentally, head here if you’re wanting to know the best way to start reading Brandon Sanderson’s books. Hint, The Stormlight Archive isn’t necessarily the best intro work to this master of fantasy.
Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss
This one may be a bit of a cheat. But! If you’re yet to read the sequel to The Name of the Wind, why on earth not? Are you waiting until the final installment is out so you can binge it? You might be waiting a while, or even forever. Who knows when Patrick Rothfuss will eventually be happy with what he’s written. It’ll for damn sure be the hottest fantasy release in decades. Regardless, read this book now. It’s every bit as good as The Name of the Wind, perhaps better. Continue the Kingkiller Chronicles here.
Empire of the Vampire by Jay Kristoff – Books Like The Name of the Wind Top Pick
Jay Kristoff actually pitched this book to his publisher as a cross between The Name of the Wind and Interview With A Vampire. True story. It’s one bloody epic read too. Following the story of legendary vampire slayer Gabriel DeLeón, it’s absolutely one of lovers of foul-mouthed dark fantasy. Our number one pick for books like Name of the Wind. Sink your teeth into it here.
If you’re a fan of The Name of The Wind, the five book recommendations listed here should scratch that itch of fantasy adventures, magic, and larger than life characters. These books will undoubtedly captivate, enchant, and entertain you! From these authors’ impressive writing style to their gripping and imaginative storylines, you’ll surely find your next epic fantasy adventure. Whether you’re a book lover or just starting, we hope these book recommendations have given you an excellent starting point for your next epic adventure. Happy reading!