8 Amazing Fiction Books in Mythology (Must-Read) – Favbookshelf

Want to read about some interesting folktales and know some best fiction myths and mythology books?

Then this article is for you.

We have read all of these books and loved them and would personally recommend them.

We have also given the link to the detailed review wherever possible.

Also, Bonus: Below each book, we have said why we recommend this book to you. And, all the books are arranged in alphabetical order. Because all are amazing and must-read fiction books on mythology.

SO, here is the list of fiction books based on mythology:

Amazing Fiction Books In Mythology
Amazing Fiction Books In Mythology

So, let’s get started!!


#1 Ahalya’s Awakening by Kavita Kane


About the book

Ahalya's Awakening by Kavita Kane
Ahalya’s Awakening by Kavita Kane

Title: Ahalya’s Awakening

Author: Kavita Kane

Genre: Indian Mythology

Publisher: Westland

Type: Standalone

Pages: 356

Goodreads rating: 3.9/ 5

It’s a well-known legend that Ahalya was cursed to turn into stone by her husband Rishi Gautum for infidelity. But is it true? Why was she cursed truly? Or did she truly commit infidelity? And if so why? In this gripping retelling, Kavita Kane tells us about Ahalya’s life from birth till after the curse and how it affected her.

Why do we recommend this book?

The author has presented this mythological story from the eye of a female lead wonderfully. Everything about this book was amazing. From its plot to its writing style, to the world-building, to the covers and characters… everything is perfect.

If you want to buy/gift Ahalya’s Awakening, click on the link below to read the first book👇


#2 Karna’s Wife: The Outcast’s Queen by Kavita Kane


About the book

Karna's Wife: The Outcast's Queen by Kavita Kane
Karna’s Wife: The Outcast’s Queen by Kavita Kane

Title: Karna’s Wife: The Outcast’s Queen

Author: Kavita Kane

Genre: Mythology

Publisher: Rupa Publications India

Pages: 310

Goodreads Rating: 3.8 / 5

P.S.: This book is available on Kindle Unlimited. If you have subscribed to it, then you can read this book for free.

Uruvi, the princess of the kingdom Pukeya fell in love with Karna during the famous archery contest in Hastinapur. In spite of the social norms and her parent’s restrictions, she still chose Karna over Arjuna in her Swayamvar. But then her marriage to the son of a charioteer made her an outcast queen in society. She didn’t let that affect her. And she tried to guide and council Karna to the best of her abilities. She tried to change his friendship with Duryodhana, as she thought it would be their ultimate downfall. But it was just beyond her power. Will she be able to save her husband’s life from the inevitable doom? Or become a mere witness of the upcoming great war of Mahabharata?

Why do we recommend this book?

I was very excited to read this book and know more about Karna and his life. And, this book didn’t at all disappoint. It was everything I thought it would be and more. If you’re looking for a mythological book with a strong female lead, then this book is definitely for you.

If you want to buy/gift Karna’s Wife: The Outcast’s Queen, click on the link below.👇


#3 Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard by Rick Riordan


About the Series

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Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard by Rick Riordan

Title: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard

Publisher: Puffin Books

Author: Rick Riordan

Genre: Fantasy Fiction, Comedy-drama, Thriller, Norse Mythology

Type: Series

No. of books: 3

Books in this series: The Sword of Summer (#1), The Hammer of Thor (#2), The Ship of the Dead (#3)

Goodreads rating: 4.5 / 5

Magnus, the main character, learns that his uncle Randolph is tracking him. His mom had told him to stay away from him. But his uncle is the only person who has the answers he searches for. When he meets his uncle, his uncle starts speaking about Norse mythology, Ragnarok, the gods of Asgard, his birthright, and other stuff. While he is processing all this, a fire giant attacks the city. He is forced to choose between his own life and those of hundreds of innocents. What would he choose? After he regains his consciousness, he realizes that he is in Valhalla, a place where the chosen warriors of Odin reside training for Ragnarok. Ragnarok is the final battle between the gods and giants. He then is told that he is the only person who can delay Ragnarok. Will he delay the Ragnarok?

Why do we recommend this book?

I don’t have words for this series. It’s just …. AWESOME!! Everything about it is just perfect. From the world-building to its plot, to its characters to its pace. It’s Awesome!

I recommend this book to every mythology and adventure fan.

If you want to buy/gift this series, click on the link below to read the first book👇


#4 Menaka’s Choice by Kavita Kane


About the book

Menaka's Choice by Kavita Kane
Menaka’s Choice by Kavita Kane

Title: Menaka’s Choice

Author: Kavita Kane

Genre: Mythology

Publisher: Rupa Publications India

Type: Standalone

Pages: 304

Goodreads Rating: 3.8 / 5

On Earth, there is a rishi called Vishwamitra. He is growing in his powers immensely. He even managed to create another heaven. And this threatens Lord Indra. So, he sends Menaka, the most beautiful apsara with quick wit, to seduce him and disrupt his meditation. Just so he won’t be able to grow his powers and might even lose them too. But what will happen when Menaka meets Vishwamitra? Will Menaka finally get the family she longs for? Or not?

Why do we recommend this book?

I was looking for more reads from Kavita Kane. And that is when I came across this one. I got to know a lot about Menaka and Vishwamitra. And only them but also about Indra and other apsaras. It’s a must-read if you’re looking for something in Indian mythology.

P.S.: This book is available on Kindle Unlimited. If you have subscribed to it, then you can read this book for free.

If you want to buy/gift Menaka’s Choice, click on the link below.👇


#5 Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman


About the Book

Amazing Fiction Books In Mythology. Neil Gaiman Norse Mythology.
Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

Title: Norse Mythology

Author: Neil Gaiman

Genre: Norse Mythology, Fantasy Fiction

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Type: Standalone

Pages: 282

Goodreads rating: 4.1 / 5

This book is a collection of short stories about Norse mythology. The great Norse Myths, which have inspired so much modern fiction, are dazzlingly retold by Neil Gaiman. This book tells us about the beginning of the world, the nine worlds, Odin, the all-father, the cunning and handsome Loki, mighty Thor and his hammer, the mead of poets, and many such stories. From the dawn of the world to the twilight of the gods, Neil Gaiman has given us a very vivid retelling.

It tells various Norse myths, which are very fun to read.

Why do we recommend this book?

You will absolutely fall in love with the book after you read it. The authors’ writing style is interesting. All the stories are fascinating, and it’s entertaining knowing about their myths, at least one of them. 😊

If you want to buy/gift Norse Mythology, click on the link below:


#6 Percy Jackson & Kane Chronicles Crossover by Rick Riordan


About the Series

Fiction books on Mythology.  Percy Jackson & Kane Chronicles Crossover by Rick Riordan
Percy Jackson and Kane Chronicles Crossover by Rick Riordan

Title: Percy Jackson and Kane Chronicles Crossover

Author: Rick Riordan

Genre: Short story, YA fiction, Magical Fantasy

Publisher: Puffin Books, Disney Publishing Worldwide

Type: Series

No. of Books: 3

Books in the Series: The Son of Sobek (#1), The Staff of Serapis (#2), and The Crown of Ptolemy (#3)

Goodreads rating: 4.3 / 5

In the first book, Percy and Carter meet for the first time and work together to defeat a giant crocodile. It’s also the first time they have met people from other mythologies. In the second book, Annabeth Chase teams up with Sadie Kane. The demigod daughter of Athena and the young magician work to defeat Serapis. And in the final book, they all come together to defeat Serapis for once and all.

Note: The Son of Sobek and The Staff of Serapis can be read as a standalone and it is not necessary to read the first two books in the given order. They can be interchanged.

Why do we recommend this book?

If you have read any of Rick Riordan’s books, you know that his writing style is very captivating. In this series, he lives up to the standard and even exceeds it. I wasn’t able to keep this book down after I had started it. Once, my mom had to call me three times once to get my attention🙈😁.

For a more detailed review of the first book of this series, check this: Book Review of The Son of Sobek (Spoiler Free)

If you want to buy/gift this series, click on the link below to buy the first book in it.👇


#7 The Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan


About the Series

The Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan.
The Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan by Rick Riordan

Title: Kane Chronicles

Author: Rick Riordan

Genre: Egyptian Mythology, Fantasy Fiction

Books in this Series: The Red Pyramid (#1), Throne of Fire (#2), The Serpent’s Shadow (#3)

Publisher: Puffin Books

Type: Series

No. of books in it: 3

Goodreads rating: 4.4 / 5

Everything goes wrong when Carter, the main character, his father, and his sister Sadie go to the British Museum for a private viewing of the Rosetta Stone. But there at the museum, when their dad blows the stone apart, he gets trapped in a sarcophagus. And then disappears into the floor. That’s when long-lost Uncle, Amos, helps them escape to a Brooklyn mansion. And that’s just the start! This magical read, The Kane Chronicles, involves the unleashing of the ancient Egyptian Gods, reviving the sun god Ra, and Apophis trying to swallow the sun.

Why do we recommend this book?

It is an interesting and fun read.

The storyline of the series is really enjoyable. I loved how the author kept me guessing about what is going to happen next. And I am sure that you will love these twists and turns too. Another thing I liked about this book is that, whenever I picked up the book again, I was immediately sucked into its world. Like just…poof and you are transported to its world It is an amazing read for sure.

For a more detailed review of this series check this link: Full Review of The Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan

If you want to buy/gift this series, click on the link below to read the first book👇


#8 The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller


About the Book

 The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

Title: The Song of Achilles

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Type: Standalone

Author: Madeline Miller

Genre: Greek Mythology

Pages: 389

Goodreads rating: 4.3 / 5

P.S.: This book is available on Kindle Unlimited. If you have subscribed to it, then you can read this book for free.

Patroclus, an awkward young prince, is exiled to the court of King Peleus and his perfect son Achilles. By all means, Achilles and his paths should have never crossed, but they meet. Achilles takes the shy and awkward boy under his wing. And soon they become very good friends. And slowly, their friendship blossoms into love. They both go to learn from Chiron, the centaur. But then word comes that, Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped. Torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus journeys with Achilles to Troy, little knowing that the years that follow will test everything they hold dear.

Why do we recommend this book?

I was very excited to know about Achilles’ story after reading Percy Jackson’s Greek Heroes as he is very famous in Greek mythology. And I was not at all disappointed by it. It was lovely following Achilles and Patroclus’s story. Especially during the time of war. I love this book so so much. I think that every mythology reader should read this. This book is just awesome.

If you want to buy/gift The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller, click on the link below.👇

P.S: Some books recommended here are available on Kindle Unlimited. If you have subscribed to it, then you can read these books for free. Check out this article: Is Kindle Unlimited Worth It?

SO, to conclude here is the list of the best fiction books to read in 2021.

* We have given the links to the box set here. If you want to read the first books, click on the buttons below the respective series.

1.Ahalya’s Awakening by Kavita KaneRead Now
2.Karna’s Wife: The Outcast’s Queen by Kavita KaneRead Now
3.Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard by Rick RiordanRead Now
4.Menaka’s Choice by Kavita KaneRead Now
5.Norse Mythology by Neil GaimanRead Now
6.Percy Jackson and the Kane Chronicles Crossover by Rick RiordanRead Now
7.The Kane Chronicles by Rick RiordanRead Now
8.The Song of Achilles by Madeline MillerRead Now
Best mythology books in fiction

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