4 Underrated Fantasy Books

There’s so much fantasy out there that gets lost in the endless volumes of its peers, so I thought it would be fun today to look at 4 fantasy books that I personally think are underrated. And all of which you’d thoroughly enjoy reading, of course.

Grave Mercy

I’m opening up with the most popular of my self-proclaimed underrated fantasies: Grave Mercy. This was popular back when it was released but oh my goodness, I love this story and I don’t know why people aren’t still raving about it.

This is an imagination sensory overload (well, for me anyway) with people following different saints and having different powers because them. The main character(s) in this series are begrudgingly under the protection of the saint of death – and yep, they have powers of death. So they go on all sorts of missions and AGH, the love interest, the plot – it’s all fabulous and dark.

Son of the Storm

I don’t know how more people aren’t talking about Son of the Storm, but I feel like I hardly see it anywhere. And it’s amazing! This is such an awesome fantasy book set in a world inspired by the pre-colonial empires of West Africa.

The magic is cool, the animals are different and fun, and the plot is really engaging. I’m so excited to keep reading this series and find out where it goes next.

Empire of Sand

I feel like this one is very slowly gaining some traction, but I’m here to tell you to get onto it and read it. It’s in a Mughal India-inspired world and the magic in it is very reminiscent of 1001 Nights.

There’s a really great power-play plot going on along with sisters trying to protect each other and a bid for freedom. If you like your stories where the hero is up against unbelievable odds, this one is for you.

The Eyes of Tamburah

I’m a big fan of Maria V. Snyder – let’s face it, many of us are – and I feel like this series of hers is massively underrated despite being fantastic. If you love your Sarah J. Maas and other touch-and-go romances that you’re desperate for them to work, this is definitely for you.

It’s set in a desert fantasy world where the main character is an outcast trying to make her way in the world. But stuff goes down real quick and she soon finds herself stuck in the middle of an epic power play that involves magic.


What underrated fantasy book would you recommend me?

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