9 Books for Fans of
The Lord of the Rings Series

by Keith Rice

Photo credit: 'The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring,' New Line Cinema

J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings series is an indisputable watershed in fantasy literature. In many ways, it’s the wellspring for much of what we consider modern fantasy. The epic scale tempered by intimate character moments, the sweeping lore, and the beloved characters set a standard that has endured for decades — enthralling generation after generation of readers. If you have a reader who has already traveled from the Shire to Mordor and back again with the Fellowship, there are a host of other epic fantasy adventures just waiting to be read.

Featuring mysterious objects, fantastical creatures, and elaborate universes, these nine books will teleport readers to lands far, far away.