Asian Inspired Adult SFF Books

This is a pages with a growing list of Asian Inspired Adult SfF Book. I hope you’ll find it interesting and discover your next read. I just started so many books will be missing, please feel free to leave comments with titles to add to this list!

1. Never Die by Rob J. Hayes

Japanese inspired

Goodreads: here

2. The Reborn Empire Series by Devin Madson

Set in an Asian-inspired world with influences for ancient China and the Mongol Empire 

Goodreads: here

3. The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

Inspired by Eastern and Western history and mythology

Goodreads: here

4. The Poppy War Series by R.F. Kuang

Draws its plot and politics from mid-20th-century China, with the conflict in the novel based on the Second Sino-Japanese

Goodreads: here

5. The Sword of Kaigen by M.L. Wang


Goodreads: here

6. The Drowning Empire by Andrea Stewart

World inspired by Asian cultures

Goodreads: here

7. The Green Bone Saga by Fonda Lee

Asian inspiered city, Lee describes the novel as “The Godfather with magic and kung fu”

Goodreads: here

8. Under Heaven Duology by Guy Gavriel Kay

Setting that evokes the dazzling Tang Dynasty of eighth-century Chin

Goodreads: here

9. The Emperor’s Soul by Brandon Sanderson

Sanderson explains that he was inspired to write this story after visiting the National Palace Museum in Taiwan and also by memories from the two years he spent in Korea as an LDS missionary.

Goodreads: here

10. Spinning Silk Duology by T. Cook

Inspired by Japanese folklore

Goodreads: here

11. The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker

 Weaves strands of Yiddish and Middle Eastern literature

Goodreads: here

12. Monstress by Marjorie M. Liu

Set in an alternate matriarchal 1900’s Asia

Goodreads: here

13. The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water by Zen Cho

Asian inspired

Goodreads: here

14. The Books of Ambha by Tasha Suri

Mughal India-inspired

Goodreads: here

15. The Dandelion Dynasty Series by Ken Liu

Chinese-inspired and reimagining of the founding of China’s Han Dynasty

Goodreads: here

Shiva Trilogy by Amish Tripathi

The tale of a Tibetan tribal called Shiva, whose adventures nearly 4,000 years ago, morphed into the mythical legends of the Hindu God, Shiva.

Goodreads: here

More to come!!!

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