List of Top 10 Most Popular Mythological Fiction Books in 2022

Here’s a List of Most Popular Mythological Fiction Books in 2022. Today’s mythological or mythic fiction stories, like our childhood fairytales and folklore, depend on comparable cultural and imaginative themes.

They frequently write complicated stories involving dark magic, world-altering spells, and urban locations. It’s a winning combination. We’ve compiled a list of dynamic mythological fiction books for you to add to your favourite bookstagram collection.

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Mythological fiction is a literary genre that combines myth, folklore, and fantasy with fictional storytelling. It frequently entails incorporating mythological or folklore figures, concepts, and motifs into a modern or historical environment. Mythical fiction may also include retellings or reimaginings of mythological stories and people.

This genre is frequently distinguished by inventive, imaginative, and fanciful features, as well as the investigation of deeper themes and concepts based on myth and folklore.

Here are the 10 most popular mythology fiction books that should be in your reading list:

  • Akata Woman by Nnedi Okorafor
  • Wrath Goddess Sing by Maya Deane
  • Ashes of Gold by J. Elle
  • Cursed by Marissa Meyer
  • The Drowned Woods by Emily Lloyd-Jones
  • Ram – Scion of Ikshvaku by Amish Tripathi
  • The Krishna Key by Ashwin Sanghi
  • The Liberation of Sita by Volga
  • Gandhabba by Nishan Wimalachandra
  • Karna’s Wife: The Outcast’s Queen by Kavita Kane

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  1. Akata Woman by Nnedi Okorafor
    Sunny Nwazue sought to understand and control her powers from the time she found she had magic in her blood. Throughout her travels in Akata Witch and Akata Warrior, she had to balance almost everything in her life—America and Nigeria, the “regular” world and the one laced with juju, human and spirit, good daughter and powerful Leopard Person.
    Those difficult lessons and abilities are now put to the test in a journey so risky and fanciful that it would be insane to go…but fatal not to. Sunny sets off on a mission with the help of her pals to uncover a valuable artefact hidden deep within a magical realm. Defeating the prize’s guardians will take more from Sunny than she can give, and victory will transform her forever.
  2. Wrath Goddess Sing by Maya Deane
    Achilles has abandoned her home and the cruel Myrmidon clan to live as a woman with the kallai, Great Mother Aphrodite’s transgender priestesses. When Odysseus arrives to enlist Achilles, the “prince,” for a battle against the Hittites, she is prepared to die rather than fight as a man. Her goddess mother, Athena, intervenes, converting her body into the woman’s physique she has always desired and promising her everything: glory, power, renown, war triumph, and, most importantly, a child born of her own body. Achilles returns to war with a vengeance after reuniting with her loving cousin Patroklos and his bright wife, the sorceress Meryapi.
    However, the gods—a dysfunctional family of violent immortals who have feasted on human sacrifices for centuries—have woven old plots more blood-soaked and terrifying than Achilles can comprehend. At the heart of it all is the ruthless, eternal Helen, who, after millennia of apathy and emptiness, sees Achilles as a worthy adversary. Helen, in love with her newfound foe, sets out to ruin everything and everyone Achilles values, hoping for a battle to the death.
    This is the Trojan War unlike any other, and Achilles’ fragility is shown by the people she chooses to fight…and chooses to trust.
  3. Ashes of Gold by J. Elle
    Rue has no recollection of how she ended up in an underground prison without her magic or allies. However, she is an East Row girl. And the East Row gals don’t give up. When the girls from the East Row fall, they get back up. Girls from the East Row break through.
    Reuniting with her pals, however, is only half the struggle. Rue makes a vow when she sees them again: she will find a way to return the magic that the Chancellor has stolen from her father’s people. Even on Yiyo Peak, Rue feels out of place—with half a foot in Houston and a heart that is both human and divine, she’s not sure she’s the proper person to lead the fight to recapture a glorious past. Rue must determine who to trust and how to be the leader her people deserve after a betrayal drives her into a tailspin…Because if she doesn’t, not just Yiyo, but Rue herself, will be ruined.
  4. Cursed by Marissa Meyer
    Serilda and Gild strive to overcome the curses that bind their spirits to Adalheid’s eerie castle before the Endless Moon, when the Erlking plans to capture one of the seven gods and make a wish to return his sweetheart, Perchta, from the underworld. But it quickly becomes evident that the Erlking’s thirst for vengeance will not be fulfilled by a single wish, and his actual plans have the power to eternally alter the mortal realm. Serilda and Gild must try to foil his evil schemes while also unravelling the riddle of Gild’s forgotten name, liberating the ghosts held in servitude to the dark ones, and protecting their unborn child.
    Romance, danger, and Serilda’s struggle to discover her power as a woman, mother, and storyteller make this retelling of Rumpelstiltskin one that Meyer fans old and new will appreciate.
  5. The Drowned Woods by Emily Lloyd-Jones
    Once upon a time, the kingdoms of Wales were replete with magic and conflict, and Mererid “Mer” is well-versed in both. She is the last living water diviner and has spent years fleeing the prince who enslaved her. Under the prince’s orders, she identified his adversaries’ wells, which he poisoned without her knowledge, resulting in hundreds of fatalities. Mer went to considerable efforts to avoid being discovered for what he had done. Then Mer’s old manager reappears with an offer: utilise her skills to bring down the prince who mistreated them both.
    The only method to accomplish this is to destroy the magical well that protects the prince’s territories. Mer may be able to steal priceless freedom and peace for herself with the help of a motley gang of pals that includes a fae-cursed young man, the lady of thieves, and a corgi that may or may not be a spy. After all, a person with a knife is one thing, but a person with a cause has the power to destabilise entire kingdoms.
  6. Ram – Scion of Ikshvaku by Amish Tripathi
    Rajya Ram. The Ideal Land. But perfection comes at a cost. He paid the cost. It was around 3400 BCE. India, divisions have weakened Ayodhya. A heinous war has taken its toll. The devastation is extensive. Raavan, the demon King of Lanka, does not force his dominion on the defeated. Instead, he enforces his trade. Money is being sucked from the enterprise. Sapt Sindhu people fall into poverty, despair, and corruption. They beg for a leader to guide them out of the quagmire. They have no idea that the leader is among them. Someone they know. A tortured and shunned prince. They attempted to dethrone a prince. Ram was a prince.
    He adores his nation, even when it torments him. He is the sole defender of the law. Against the darkness of anarchy, his band of brothers, Sita, and himself. Will Ram be able to rise above the slander heaped on him by others? Will his love for Sita see him through his ordeal? Will he be able to fight Lord Raavan, the demon that devastated his childhood? Will he fulfil Vishnu’s destiny?
  7. The Krishna Key by Ashwin Sanghi
    Five thousand years ago, a mystical entity named Krishna appeared on Earth and performed numerous marvels for the benefit of mankind. Humanity feared what would happen if the Blue God died, but was persuaded that he would return in a new form when needed during the impending Dark Age—the Kaliyug. A poor young affluent boy grows up believing that he is the final avatar in modern times. Except he’s a serial killer.
    The entrance of a murderer who conducts his gruesome and beautifully planned plans in the name of God is the first hint to a dangerous conspiracy to uncover an ancient secret—valuable Krishna’s legacy to mankind—in this heart-stopping story. Historian Ravi Mohan Saini must race from the submerged ruins of Dwarka and the enigmatic lingam of Somnath to the frigid heights of Mount Kailash in search of the enigmatic location of Krishna’s most valued possession. From the sand-washed ruins of Kalibangan to a Vrindavan temple devastated by Aurangzeb, Saini must travel back in time to prevent a heinous injustice.
  8. The Liberation of Sita by Volga
    The Ramayana, written by Valmiki, is the account of Rama’s exile and return to Ayodhya as a triumphant king who would always do right by his subjects. After being abandoned by Purushottam Rama, Sita begins on a long road to self-realization in Volga’s rendition. She encounters exceptional women along the road who have broken free from all that has held them back: husbands, boys, and their conceptions of desire, beauty, and chastity. Surpanakha, Renuka, Urmila, and Ahalya, the epic’s minor female characters, guide Sita to an unexpected conclusion. Meanwhile, Rama must examine and weigh his roles as Ayodhya’s ruler and as a man profoundly in love with his bride.
    The Liberation of Sita, a strong inversion of India’s most popular morality, choice, and sacrifice story, opens up new places within the traditional discourse, allowing women to reconsider their lives and experiences. Volga is at her feminist best here.
  9. Gandhabba by Nishan Wimalachandra
    The concept of the human spirit hovering over diverse surroundings in search of sanctuary lent an ethereal quality to the story, and the depiction of love at first sight as a realistic sensation was very captivating. One of the things that struck me about “Gandhabba” was the author’s vivid vision and detailed language. I felt like I was right there with the main character, experiencing each scene’s sights, sounds, and emotions. The incorporation of the Oedipus complex as a prominent topic gave depth and complexity to the plot, and it was smoothly integrated into the romantic and fantastical parts.
  10. Karna’s Wife: The Outcast’s Queen by Kavita Kane
    Karna’s Wife: The Outcast’s Queen presents the incredible story of Karna, the Mahabharata’s unsung hero, through the eyes of his wife Uruvi, giving the reader a new viewpoint on his life. Uruvi, a talented Kshatriya princess who falls in love with and chooses the sutaputra over Arjun, must confront the societal ramifications of her marriage and learn to use her love and intelligence to gain acceptance from Karna and his family. Though she becomes his rock, counselling and advising him, his blind devotion to Duryodhana is beyond her control.
    Uruvi and Karna’s narrative unfolds against the backdrop of the conflict between the Pandavas and the Kauravas. As the events of the Mahabharata unfold, Uruvi witnesses the twists and turns of Karna’s fate, and how it is intricately related to divine purpose.

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We hope you will like some books about the fascinating history of Indian mythology. There’s a huge world of Gods and Goddesses, heroes and villains, retribution and betrayal to explore, and a never-ending supply of amazing literature to choose from, but these are a great place to start.


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