The First Law Series by Joe Abercrombie. Heavier on the comedy, much lighter on the incest/molestation (as in none that I can remember). I highly recommend the audiobook. Definitely has kings, politics, and a touch of magic.


The Dandelion Dynasty series by Ken Liu


You could always try the books that inspired GRR Martin to write ASOIAF. These being Memory, Sorrow, Thorn by Tad Williams. I ALWAYS suggest Guy Gabriel Kay too. Historically inspired fantasy. Most of his works are stand alone, and occur in a variety of settings inspired by ancient China, Spain, Italy, Wales to name a few.


Dude Guy Gavriel kay seems like my next binge- writer!! His themes are almost exactly what Is wanted especially 'Tigana'. What about his writing style and readability? Lotr is my maximum range of understanding so tougher language than that is not good for me


His writing is not hard to read. It is poetic and beautiful. Just a heads up, if you’re someone who can be emotionally affected by stories, he can really tug at the heart strings. He is one of the few writers who I buy pretty much everything they release in preorder. He is just that consistently quality.


His books are easy to read and well paced, much easier to read than LoTR, and not as much blood, sex, and gore as GoT. I don’t know how to describe it but they have that rare combination of easy readability, lyrical writing, and still well paced plot. I recommend Tigana and Lions of Al Rassan in particular if you liked GoT


If you're open to switching genres take a look at the Samson books by Len Deighton. The series spans an epic collection of 10 books - a trilogy of trilogies plus a related prequel of sorts called *Winter*. Like ASIOAF: the story spans several years following a big cast, beautiful prose, piles of twists and turns, a great re-read. Unlike ASOIAF: set in 20th century, no in-story magic, the complete story has been published


I’m currently 75% into The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon and I think it’s exactly the kind of thing you’re looking for. I’m really enjoying it!


{{The Lies of Locke Lamora}} and the whole Gentleman Bastards series by Scott Lynch


[**The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard, #1)**](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29588376-the-lies-of-locke-lamora) ^(By: Scott Lynch | 752 pages | Published: 2006 | Popular Shelves: fantasy, fiction, owned, series, dnf) >An orphan’s life is harsh—and often short—in the mysterious island city of Camorr. But young Locke Lamora dodges death and slavery, becoming a thief under the tutelage of a gifted con artist. As leader of the band of light-fingered brothers known as the Gentleman Bastards, Locke is soon infamous, fooling even the underworld’s most feared ruler. But in the shadows lurks someone still more ambitious and deadly. Faced with a bloody coup that threatens to destroy everyone and everything that holds meaning in his mercenary life, Locke vows to beat the enemy at his own brutal game—or die trying. ^(This book has been suggested 28 times) *** ^(40326 books suggested | )[^(I don't feel so good.. )](https://debugger.medium.com/goodreads-is-retiring-its-current-api-and-book-loving-developers-arent-happy-11ed764dd95)^(| )[^(Source)](https://github.com/rodohanna/reddit-goodreads-bot)


Has Martin finished the series yet?


The Name of the Wind was my rebound book. But much like ASOIAF, it does not yet have an ending.


>Historic fiction involving kings and wars with a touch of magic and a lot of politics... {{Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell}} is going to be *completely* different in tone, but fits this description really well.


[**Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell**](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/14201.Jonathan_Strange_Mr_Norrell) ^(By: Susanna Clarke | 1006 pages | Published: 2004 | Popular Shelves: fantasy, fiction, historical-fiction, owned, books-i-own) >Sophisticated, witty, and ingeniously convincing, Susanna Clarke's magisterial novel weaves magic into a flawlessly detailed vision of historical England. She has created a world so thoroughly enchanting that eight hundred pages leave readers longing for more. > >English magicians were once the wonder of the known world, with fairy servants at their beck and call; they could command winds, mountains, and woods. But by the early 1800s they have long since lost the ability to perform magic. They can only write long, dull papers about it, while fairy servants are nothing but a fading memory. > >But at Hurtfew Abbey in Yorkshire, the rich, reclusive Mr Norrell has assembled a wonderful library of lost and forgotten books from England's magical past and regained some of the powers of England's magicians. He goes to London and raises a beautiful young woman from the dead. Soon he is lending his help to the government in the war against Napoleon Bonaparte, creating ghostly fleets of rain-ships to confuse and alarm the French. > >All goes well until a rival magician appears. Jonathan Strange is handsome, charming, and talkative-the very opposite of Mr Norrell. Strange thinks nothing of enduring the rigors of campaigning with Wellington's army and doing magic on battlefields. Astonished to find another practicing magician, Mr Norrell accepts Strange as a pupil. But it soon becomes clear that their ideas of what English magic ought to be are very different. For Mr Norrell, their power is something to be cautiously controlled, while Jonathan Strange will always be attracted to the wildest, most perilous forms of magic. He becomes fascinated by the ancient, shadowy figure of the Raven King, a child taken by fairies who became king of both England and Faerie, and the most legendary magician of all. Eventually Strange's heedless pursuit of long-forgotten magic threatens to destroy not only his partnership with Norrell, but everything that he holds dear. ^(This book has been suggested 22 times) *** ^(40506 books suggested | )[^(I don't feel so good.. )](https://debugger.medium.com/goodreads-is-retiring-its-current-api-and-book-loving-developers-arent-happy-11ed764dd95)^(| )[^(Source)](https://github.com/rodohanna/reddit-goodreads-bot)


The Wheel of Time. Robert Jordan. I'm on the third book, and really enjoying it so far. There are a lot of books though.


Yeah I enjoyed wheel of time too but it had more magic elements than I wanted... I am becoming too picky these days... anyways for the reply


How about between two fires? Great book. Sort of historical fiction and horror. Excellent read.


1.The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie 2. The Traitor Baru Cormorant 3.The Poppy War by RF Kuang


I always thought the Accursed Kings series by Maurice Druon was George’s inspiration. I haven’t read them but gather they are very good. [[The Iron king]]