I have to admit that I haven’t finished watching Game of Thrones—I’m almost done with season six—so there won’t be any spoilers here. What I have liked about G.O.T.: strong female characters, intrigue, the creation of a new world, and, of course, dragons. I know that I will feel somewhat bereft when I finally get to the end, but I have found some books to help me (and you!) through the sadness.
If you haven’t already, you can always read the books in the series:
If you’ve already read them, or just need a slight change of pace, take a look at these:
Behind the throne (first in the Indranan War series) by K.B. Wagers—features a protagonist who doesn’t want the throne.
Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon—an amazingly imagined world with good and bad dragons, all the intrigue you could want, and a gorgeous cover.
Dragonflight (first book in the Dragonriders of Pern series) by Anne McCaffrey—this has world-building, strong women AND dragons!
Queen of the Tearling (first in the Queen of the Tearling series) by Erika Johansen—a Young Adult/Adult crossover featuring magic, adventure and fights for the crown.
If you are a fan of eBooks and audiobooks, check out this list of Game of Thrones “readalikes” published by OverDrive, WFPL’s eBook and audiobook platform.
Finally, we have two displays up in the library that you can check out: “Women Rulers” and “Fantastic Beasts: Dragons, Werewolves and Fairies, oh my!”
– Pauli, WFPL Reference Librarian