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Fantasy books involving politics.

Discussion in 'Books' started by Envir, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. Envir

    Envir Cadet

    Dec 27, 2009
    New Zealand
    Hey could anyone recommend some good fantasy books that deal heavily with political scheming and the like?
  2. booktags

    booktags Scout

    Dec 4, 2009
    George R. R. Martin's series named A Song of Ice and Fire has a lot of political stuff in it. It's probably my favorite series for human scheming. He does a great job of character building where he writes from each character's perspective. So you see their justification for their actions.

    However, the series isn't finished and it seems that he's stopped writing. The last book in the series was published in 2005 and now 5 years later he hasn't written anything. So even though it's a good read you may never see the ending.
  3. mindcolour

    mindcolour Scout

    May 11, 2011
    Orson Scott Card's Ender's Shadow series is actually scifi, but it deals very heavily in politics. Also, Graceling by Kristin Cashore has quite a bit of political intrigue.
  4. screenersam

    screenersam This is news, Vincenzo, NEWS!

    Jan 30, 2009
  5. The Traveller

    The Traveller Scout

    May 12, 2011
    The Dune series is Sci Fi but does deal heavily with politics, some great insights in there too. On fantasy, Zavant is pretty good, Hobb's assassin books, the Lies of Locke Lamora as well. For just sheer vicious byzantine political maneuvering in Sci Fi though, you cannot beat the Gap series.
  6. Simon Tall

    Simon Tall Tall Englishman

    Jun 8, 2011
    norwich uk
  7. Kevin

    Kevin Code Monkey Staff Abductee

    Mar 20, 2004
    The Hunger Games (movie adaption coming soon) may also be a good candidate.
  8. Wolfrunner

    Wolfrunner Rocket Ranger

    Mar 12, 2010
    I think that some of the Discworld books deal with politics in a comical way.
  9. Azhria Lilu

    Azhria Lilu Rocket Ranger

    Nov 18, 2002
    Derbyshire, UK
    Terry Goodkind's Sword of Truth series addresses his own personal political views while writing a phenomenal piece of High Fantasy. I highly recommend them... the bonus is he's just released a new book in the series too - The Omen Machine.. which is now on my kindle just waiting for me to stroke.. *ahem* read :D

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