From reading and watching 100s of reviews, I have curated a list of 14 popular indie fantasy books for you to check out! By popular, I mean they are mentioned a lot online and have great reviews.
I have set myself a challenge in 2023 of only reading indie books! If you would like to see my 2023 reading schedule, click here.
Illborn by Daniel T. Jackson
The Seventh Cadence by Jim Willbourne
A Touch of Light by Thiago Abdalla
A Touch of Light by Thiago Abdalla has had so many positive reviews from basically every reviewer I follow! There must be something to it…
Of Blood and Fire by Ryan Cahill
If you go searching for popular indie fantasy books online, you will definitely see Of Blood and Fire, book 1 in The Bound and Broken series by Ryan Cahill.
The third entry, Of War and Ruin, comes out on January 19th 2023 and has already recieved glowing reviews from arc readers.
The Sword of Kaigen by M.L. Wang
The Sword of Kaigen by M.L. Wang made the rounds in the book community a while ago, and everyone loves it! It’s a standalone epic fantasy, which is rare!
Dragon Mage by M.L Spencer
Dragons! That’s the draw with Dragon Mage by M.L. Spencer – don’t lie to yourself! It’s the first book in Spencer’s Rivenworld series and there are a lot of readers eager for book 2.
Army of the Cursed by Karim Soliman
Army of the Cursed by Karim Soliman is book 1 in the War of the Last Day series. It was a SPFBO 7 Semi-finalist and has recieved glowing reviews!
The Hellborn King by Christopher G. Brenning
The Hellborn King by Christopher G. Brenning is book 1 in his The Hellborn King Saga, a gritty epic fantasy series. After the reviews I’ve watched/read, I am very excited to read this!
Gunmetal Gods by Zamil Akhtar
Gunmetal Gods by Zamil Akhtar first got my attention when Daniel Greene reviewed it on his channel. It sounds fantastic and is another book I am looking forward to reading this year!
Kings of Paradise by Richard Nell
I have heard so many good things about Kings of Paradise by Richard Nell! It’s book 1 in Ash and Sand, a dark, epic fantasy series often compared to A Song of Ice and Fire.
Voice of War by Zack Argyle
The Forgetting Moon by Brian Lee Durfee
Never Die by Rob J. Hayes
Another standalone on this list of popular indie fantasy books is Never Die by Rob J. Hayes. There are also other standalones in the same series, which is called The Mortal Techniques.
Eleventh Cycle by Kian N. Ardalan
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