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
2. The Reborn Empire Series by Devin Madson
Set in an Asian-inspired world with influences for ancient China and the Mongol Empire
3. The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
Inspired by Eastern and Western history and mythology
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
5. The Sword of Kaigen by M.L. Wang
6. The Drowning Empire by Andrea Stewart
World inspired by Asian cultures
7. The Green Bone Saga by Fonda Lee
Asian inspiered city, Lee describes the novel as “The Godfather with magic and kung fu”
8. Under Heaven Duology by Guy Gavriel Kay
Setting that evokes the dazzling Tang Dynasty of eighth-century Chin
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.
10. Spinning Silk Duology by T. Cook
Inspired by Japanese folklore
11. The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker
Weaves strands of Yiddish and Middle Eastern literature
12. Monstress by Marjorie M. Liu
Set in an alternate matriarchal 1900’s Asia
13. The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water by Zen Cho
14. The Books of Ambha by Tasha Suri
15. The Dandelion Dynasty Series by Ken Liu
Chinese-inspired and reimagining of the founding of China’s Han Dynasty
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.
More to come!!!