FallenKingdomReads’ list of 6 Books to Read if You’re Obsessed with the Cosmere.
Are you a fan of Brandon Sanderson’s Cosmere universe and looking for more books with epic worldbuilding and unique magic systems? Look no further than these modern book recommendations:
1. The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
This Hugo Award-winning book is the first in the Broken Earth trilogy, which takes place in a world constantly plagued by natural disasters. Jemisin’s intricate worldbuilding and inventive magic system will keep you hooked.
2. The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang
Inspired by Chinese history and mythology, this dark fantasy novel follows a young orphan girl named Rin as she trains in an elite military academy and discovers her own deadly powers.
3. The Gutter Prayer by Gareth Hanrahan
Set in a grimy city filled with ancient gods and strange magic, this book follows a group of thieves as they get caught up in a dangerous conspiracy. Hanrahan’s worldbuilding is top-notch, and his magic system is both unique and terrifying.
4. The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin
Another Jemisin novel, this one takes place in a version of New York City where the city itself comes alive as different boroughs with unique personalities. Jemisin’s creative worldbuilding and diverse cast of characters make this a must-read.
5. Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett
This fast-paced novel takes place in a city powered by industrialized magic, where a thief named Sancia uncovers a plot to use dangerous magic to control the city’s economy. Bennett’s magic system is both intricate and fascinating.
6. The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
This book follows the exploits of a group of thieves in a city heavily inspired by Renaissance Venice, complete with its own unique language and culture. Lynch’s worldbuilding and witty dialogue make this a fun and engaging read.