7 Book series that could become the next Game of Thrones

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Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen – Photo: HBO via HBO Media Relations

We are heading towards a world without Game of Thrones on television. We will need new stories and epic sagas to provide our entertainment.

George R.R. Martin is the reason that the world is now obsessed with the lands of Westeros and the families of Game of Thrones. His series of books existed for many years before the people at HBO ever took an interest in them. They have managed to get eight seasons of ground-breaking entertainment out of these novels. We need to look to the future and find new sources of inspiration for the next great television epics.

There are hundreds of thousands of novels out there that have yet to be tapped for their amazing stories. What will be the next big fantasy story to steal our hearts and minds? These are 7 of the best book series out there just waiting for a big budget live action adaptation.

7. Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time

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The Wheel of Time series has been around for a long time. It actually outlived its creator and had to be passed onto another author named Brandon Sanderson, but it is really Robert Jordan’s ultimate fantasy epic. It tells the story of a world where the past and the present are connected by a repeating history of violence, death, and rebirth. The forces of good struggle against the forces of the Dark One and his shadowy agents. There is swordplay, sorcery and even dragons here as well. Nearly all of the books in the series were New York Times Bestsellers and won a Hugo Award.

One of the nice things about this series is that there are so many books and a completed series for an adaptation to pull from. Game of Thrones became such a success because there was such a rich world to pull from and the Wheel of Time is even bigger. There are fifteen books in the series and it is already on its way to our TV screen with Sony and Red Eagle Entertainment. The TV production was only announced this year so it remains to be seen exactly when this will hit our screens.