What started as a single author prolifically writing books, has turned into an independent publishing empire that is absolutely enormous, yet a lot of people still haven’t heard about it. This is the Kurtherian Universe.
The Sword of Truth series can easily stand alongside the Wheel of Time or Game of Thrones as one of the most in-depth, immersive sags in fantasy history. With over a dozen books, and two seasons of a television show, it’s one of the best reads for epic fantasy fanatics.
Jim Butcher has written a lot of stuff, but he’s most well known for the wizard detective, Harry Dresden. Experience the series that defined much of modern urban fantasy in chronological order. This is the Dresden Files reading order. What’s on the Dresden Files Reading Order? The Dresden Files reading
Michael J. Sullivan is one of the most successful independent/hybrid authors out there right now. His Riyria universe has become his more popular world, and now you can experience that in chronological order.
In the vein of Harry Potter comes Artemis Fowl, written by Eoin Colfer who would later go on to finish the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series. It’s easily one of the best middle-grade series available. This is the Artemis Fowl timeline.