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Fantasy Novels That Subvert the Chosen One Narrative

We all know the story of the chosen one. Time and time again, we’ve watched the Fabled Hero rise from Humble Yet Noble Origins to unlock Hidden Power only to discover that their True Strength was Friendship All Along, or whatever. That’s not what we’re here to talk about today. No, today is about the books that take that familiar narrative and twist it up. Flip it on its precious, anointed head! 

And why today of all auspicious days for this task? Because we’re celebrating the release of The Discord of Gods, the thrilling conclusion to Jenn Lyons’ A Chorus of Dragons series, where chosen ones fall from grace, demons run rampant across the earth, and adventure is the most important word. 

So read on! Check out a whole list of novels that defy the heroic and shake up expectations!

What Type of Ghost Are You?

It’s a fact: the universe has been around a long, long time, so we’ll probably be ghosts for longer than we’re mortals.

We have a question: If we’re gonna spend so much time as unbound spirits, what kind are we going to be?

Here’s a quiz: In celebration of Our Lady of Mysterious Ailments, the second novel in the ghostly and exciting Edinburgh Nights series from critically-acclaimed author T. L. Huchu, we at Tor have designed a handy questionnaire that’ll provide guidance on what variety of phantom you are destined to become, plus a book recommendation to match

Check it out!

Which Scalzi Should You Read Next?

From books to burritos, author John Scalzi is an expert at delivering ingenuity, excitement, and unexpected plot twists (and ingredients).

In celebration of his recently released and monster-filled romp, The Kaiju Preservation Society, we at Tor Books have put together a helpful quiz to point you toward what Scalzi novel to read next.

This quiz IS Kaiju approved

Check it out!

The Art of The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V. E. Schwab has a stunning special edition coming out on 10/5, with a ton of goodies perfect for new and die-hard fans alike. What are you getting in this fancy new edition? In addition to a ribbon bookmark and an exclusive note from the author, the special edition of Addie has some brand new pieces of art featured throughout Addie’s story…which we’re giving you an early look at. Check out some of the amazing new art below and don’t forget to pre-order your copy of The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue today!