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12 Books With World-Building That Will Leave You Spellbound

J.R.R. Tolkien is a master of world-building. Without the extensive background information plotted and constructed by this genius of a man, The Lord of the Rings becomes a random story no one would believe.

Tolkien devoted years to mastering the world before even attempting to concoct a cohesive story. 

Which other novels besides The Lord of the Rings mastered the literary technique?

The Books of the Raksura series by Martha Wells was mentioned by one person on social media. According to them, the series has some of the most amazing world-building they've read. They also praised the characters. 

The Books of The Raksura by Martha Wells

For another reader, Red Rising‘s characters are incredibly well-drawn and layered, not to mention the story is set in a fantastic universe. This is perfect for those who want a series about politics, classism, and war. 

Red Rising by Pierce Brown

According to one reader, The Last Policeman trilogy is also worth reading. They explained that the series is a pre-apocalypse mystery where America is mere months away from being struck by an asteroid. 

The Last Policeman Trilogy by Ben H. Winter

A few users mentioned their fondness for the acclaimed late 2000 series about survival in a corrupt government. If you want an adrenaline-pumping read with likable characters, this book is for you. 

The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collin

One commenter shared they enjoyed Lockwood & Co. for its use of humor, witty characters, and element of horror. Though this is better suited for YA audiences, people of all ages can enjoy it. 

Lockwood & Co. By Jonathan Anthony Stroud

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