Four Fantasies for Fans of 'The Wheel of Time' on Amazon Prime | Read-Alikes

Hand these middle grade and YA novels to students who like the high fantasy epic based on the popular Robert Jordan book series.

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The Wheel of Time

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Rosamund Pike stars as white herone Moiraine Damodred in this high fantasy epic based on the popular book series by Robert Jordan. Though published for adults, teens have read the series for decades and are likely to be watching the show.


Eragon by Christopher Paolini. Knopf. 2003.
Gr 6 Up–When white 15-year-old Eragon discovers and hatches a dragon egg, he finds himself on a quest to avenge his uncle’s death and becomes caught up in a brewing war between an evil king and those resisting him. Hand this trilogy starter to readers who enjoy lush quest fantasy with magical elements.

Sabriel by Garth Nix. Harper. 1995.
Gr 7 Up–In this vivid fantasy novel, white teen necromancer Sabriel must venture through the magical Old Kingdom to rescue her father’s soul from the Land of the Dead. Readers looking for an immersive fantasy series with powerful world-building will enjoy this one.

A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. LeGuin. Atheneum. 1968.
Gr 7 Up–After a spell gone wrong unleashes evil on the world, Sparrowhawk, a sorcerer’s apprentice with “red-brown skin,” must figure out how to tame the evil he has brought to his land. This classic fantasy series starter will appeal to fans of magical quest stories.

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi. Henry Holt. 2018.
Gr 9 Up–17-year-old West African Zélie strives to restore magic to the land of Orisha in this fast-paced, immersive fantasy. For readers who enjoy detailed magical quests.

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