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WANTED: Epic Fantasy with uncommon creatures


Last December I fell in love with epic fantasy when I read the first book in Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn series. Since then I’ve always been looking out for more epic fantasy books that can blow my mind with awesome new ideas like that series. I already found a bunch of those and have a pretty long list of books to read but I’m still searching for a specific kind of book.

I recently finished the Daughter of Smoke and Bone series by Laini Taylor. One of the main aspects I LOVED about this series are the creatures Laini Taylor made up/used for her story. It is so much fun to read about creatures I have never read about before and not only discovering a new world like every epic fantasy story has, but a whole new background story around these creatures. I WANT MORE BOOKS LIKE THOSE.

One of the books I came across that I thought might be like this was Rjurik Davidson’s Unwrapped Sky. That one has Minotaurs in it!!! I was SO excited to read this. Sadly they weren’t that big a part of the story and I didn’t like the book a lot.

Another one I found is The Golem and the Djinni. I already got it but haven’t read it yet. I really hope that both Golem and Djinni will make an interesting read. I never read about either before.

And that’s pretty much all I have but I want more. That’s where you come in! I’m in desperate need of your recommendations!

Can you come up with more books like these? Books about unusual creatures as main characters/a big part of the story?