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5 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!

5 Murderously Magical Mysteries!

Everybody loves a good murder mystery! The elements of suspense, deception, and ample misdirection coalesce to form a tightly constructed narrative filled with colorful characters and wrapped up in one big murderous plot. Sweeten the pot with some fantasy magic and you’ve elevated one of storytelling’s classic formats to new genre-bending heights. Here are 5 compelling magical murder mysteries that we think you should check out.

Fantasy Series Ending in 2022

Just as we’ve got a lot of fresh, new series kicking up this year, we’ll also see the conclusion to more than a few epic sagas in 2022. So let’s give these series the firework finales they deserve! In the below list, you’ll encounter dragons, ghosts, demons, and gods, but the thru-line connecting all the flavors of fantasy is this: Whether you’re a longtime fan or just starting with these series, you’re going to have an awesome time.