Dark Fantasy Books For Beginners you Can Start

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If you want to start reading dark fantasy but don’t know where to begin, don’t worry. I will suggest you some popular and easy-to-understand books. You can pick up one of those, and you can start your journey with dark fantasy.

These books have lots of different places, people, and stories, so everyone can find something they like. If you enjoy stories about getting back at someone, or secrets and tricks in politics, or even magical adventures, you’ll find a book here that you’ll really like.

So, grab one of these books, and get lost in a world full of amazing and sometimes scary things. You’ll be amazed at how much fun you can have reading dark fantasy stories!

1. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

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Patricks Rothfuss’s first book, You will meet Kvothe, a smart young guy who wants to learn things and get back at people who’ve wronged him. The story happens in a place where magic and music are mixed together, making everything even more interesting.

In the story, you will see about love, sadness, and trying to fix things when they go wrong. As Kvothe goes through adventures, readers are taken to a world full of secrets and amazing things. As the story moves you will be curious about what’s going to happen next.

If you’re new to dark fantasy books, this one is perfect for you. It’s easy to understand and has exciting characters and a fun story. So, if you’re curious about dark fantasy, this book is a great to start.

2. The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

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The Lies of Locke Lamora by scott lynch Come along on a journey with Locke Lamora and his friends, who are really good at stealing things. They have to go through a dangerous part of the city called Camorr, which is full of traps and tricky people.

Lynch writes in a way that makes you feel like you’re right there in the story. He creates a world that’s very detailed and interesting, and the characters are so good that you can’t stop reading.

If you’re into darker stories with lots of excitement, this book is a must-read. It’s easy to get into and has a lot of cool stuff happening. So, if you want to explore the darker side of fantasy, this book is a great choice.

3. The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie

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In Abercrombie’s story, things are not simple – everyone has good and bad parts. There are three main characters: Inquisitor Glokta, Logen Ninefingers, and Jezal dan Luthar. They all have their own stories, but they end up meeting and having adventures together.

Glokta is a person who checks if others are doing bad things, but he’s not very nice himself. Logen is a tough guy who’s been through a lot of hard times. And Jezal is a rich person who doesn’t really think about others.

Their stories are all mixed up with politics, lies, and fights. It’s a story full of surprises and excitement. If you like stories with lots of action and twists, this one is for you. So, if you’re interested in reading about complicated characters in a tough world, give this book a try.

4. The Broken Empire Trilogy by Mark Lawrence

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Prince of Thorns is the first book of The Broken Empire Trilogy. Jump into the story of Prince Jorg Ancrath, who wants to get back at people who hurt him. He lives in a world where there’s a lot of bad magic and tricky politics.

The way Lawrence writes is dark and makes you feel like you’re right there in the story. And Jorg, the main character, is very complicated – he changes a lot throughout the story.

This trilogy is a great choice if you like stories with lots of action and a dark atmosphere. If you’re a fan of dark fantasy or want to start, you’ll enjoy reading this series. So, if you’re looking for an exciting adventure in a tough world, this trilogy is perfect for you.

5. The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang

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This big adventure story is based on stories from China’s past and its myths. It’s about a girl named Rin who doesn’t have any family, and she has a power that can hurt people. But she learns to use it to become a strong fighter.

Rin’s journey is really exciting. She starts off not being well-known, but she becomes really important as she learns how to fight.

If you like stories with lots of action and big adventures, you’ll love this book. It’s easy to read and has a lot of cool stuff happening. So, if you want to read about a brave girl in a world full of magic and battles, give this book a try.

6. The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty

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This story happens in a world that’s like a dream, inspired by stories from Islamic culture. It’s Chakraborty’s first book, and it’s about a girl named Nahri who tricks people and has special abilities. One day, she finds herself in a world full of magical creatures called djinn.

The place where the story happens is really beautiful, and the plot is very detailed. The characters are interesting and make you want to keep reading.

If you’re new to this type of story, you’ll love it. It’s easy to get into, and there’s so much to discover. So, if you’re looking for a book that’s full of magic and adventure, give this one a try.

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