FallenKingdomReads’ list of 6 Must-Read Dark Fantasy Books for Fans of ‘The First Law’ Trilogy.
The Steel Remains by Richard Morgan
The Steel Remains is a dark and gritty fantasy that follows a retired war hero, who is forced back into action when his former lover is kidnapped by a cult of necromancers
The Darkness That Comes Before by R. Scott Bakker
The Darkness That Comes Before is a complex and immersive fantasy that follows a holy war in a world where gods and men are locked in a struggle for power.
A Cruel Wind by Glen Cook
A Cruel Wind is a dark and violent fantasy that follows a band of mercenaries who are hired to retrieve a powerful magical artifact, but must face betrayal and treachery at every turn.
Heroes Die by Matthew Woodring Stover
Heroes Die is a dark and action-packed fantasy that follows a professional assassin who is sent on a mission to a parallel world where his every move is broadcast as entertainment for the masses.
Priest of Bones by Peter McLean
Priest of Bones is a gritty and atmospheric fantasy that follows a gangster who returns home from war to find that his city has been taken over by a rival gang, and he must fight to reclaim what is his.
Legend by David Gemmell
Legend is a classic dark fantasy that follows a group of heroes who band together to defend a fortress against an overwhelming enemy army, with the fate of their kingdom hanging in the balance.