I want more books about powerful wizards
February 11, 2012 11:56 AM Subscribe
BookRecommendation Filter: More books that follow a character from youth through adulthood, to become someone powerful, famous and influential. ie- I'm looking for more books like Robin Hobb's Farseer trilogy and Patrick Rothfuss' Kingkiller Chronicle.
posted by ThaBombShelterSmith to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (39 answers total) 36 users marked this as a favorite
I recently discovered that I love books that follow a character from youth through life as an influential powerful person. In Rothfuss' books, we follow Kvothe from his early childhood and hear his story to becoming one of the most (in)famous wizards in the world. I'm almost done with the first Farseer book, and I love how we follow Fitz from his early days through his adolescence becoming a clearly powerful assassin/wizard who will have a great deal of influence on the world as a whole.
This focus on a single character who is very three-dimensional and also very powerful is scratching a literary itch I didn't realize I had, and I want more. I've read both of the Kingkillers so far, and I've got all three of the Farseer books on my Nook, but what else is there to read? I mostly read fantasy series', but I'm open to sci-fi and literary fiction as well. If there are any amazing biography/autobiographies that would fit this mold, I'd be interested in those as well.