Around the World in Eighty Days, by Jules Verne It’s good sometimes to remember that not all adventures end well. Magic Forged is the first book in the Hall of Blood and Mercy trilogy, which features vampires, wizards, fae, and werewolves. Paperback This series is generally more concerned with more working class characters (although they brush with the nobility and even royalty in later books! Court of Midnight and Deception is an urban fantasy trilogy featuring fae, werewolves, vampires, and wizards. McCulley’s Mexican nobleman who dons a mask and a dashing persona to fight injustice and tyranny has had a profound influence on fiction since his first appearance in the early 20th century. $6.95. Beginning with Hornblower as a freshly-minted officer and ending with an aged Baron Hornblower appointed Admiral of the Fleet, each novel details classic adventures where Hornblower must think on his feet, risk his life, and always protect the men under his command. Combining Abraham Lincoln and a Civil War-era ironside ship, the crash and disappearance of an Amelia Earhart-like pilot in 1933, a secret gold mine and a terrifying pollutant that threatens the entire world’s ecosystem, Cussler doesn’t let you have even a moment to breathe, but you won’t notice because it’s all so much fun. Paperback Master and Commander, by Patrick O’Brian This no-nonsense plot is based on actual events, and established a template for the team of experts working together in grim determination, with plenty of danger, violence, and surprise betrayals for any fan of adventure stories. $11.95. You’d grab a friend and hop on your small sailboat to investigate on your own. The Sheltering Sky, by Paul Bowles Paperback Celebrating the idea that some things are bigger than individual needs, the story of some of the first commercial pilots and the airmail they deliver overnight in order to keep lines of communication open, and the sacrifice they must all contemplate in the service of a noble goal. It contains violence, swearing, and sexual themes. | $16.99. Sharpe’s Tiger, by Bernard Cornwell The Eiger Sanction, by Trevanian " Winter's Orbit manages the incredible feat of being the slow burn 'sad spaceboys in love' romance of your dreams, while also being a gripping political thriller. The Warriors, by Sol Yurick K. Larkwood, author of The Unspoken Name "Everina Maxwell is brilliant at creating atmosphere and drama. Hardcover A fter reading hundreds and hundreds of books over the years, I have finally determined that my absolute favorite book trope/style is the slow burn romance.. Give me all of the tension, the longing, the loaded glances, the intense feelings, the emotions that make my stomach flip… it is … Every kid (and everyone who has ever been a kid) should read Treasure Island at least once, just as every kid should spend at least one summer pretending to be a pirate hunting for secret treasure. It’s packed with humor, adventure, and a sweet, slow burn romance between a reluctant fae queen and the assassin who tried to kill her. His novels are still the gold standard when it comes to stories centered on a sense of esprit de corps and the origin of the idea people with a particular set of skills should not be mistreated. Empire of the Sun, by J.G. Told from the point of view of a non-mutineer, Midshipman Roger Byam, who remains with the Bounty because there isn’t any more room on the boats Bligh and the others are forced onto, the story has everything: near-death experiences, tropical paradises, and eventual prosecution. His novels are still the gold standard when it comes to stories centered on a sense of esprit de corps and the origin of the idea people with a particular set of skills should not be mistreated. His defeat secured via dark magic, Conan must seek unlikely allies and fight (and fight, and fight) his way back to his people in order to reclaim his throne. There’s hardly a genre better suited for audio than romance. | $24.95. All three almost die several times before they finally emerge from a volcano in Italy—but imminent death is a key feature of most adventure fiction. Verne’s famous classic has an irresistible premise: wealthy but eccentric Phineas Fogg of London makes a bet that he can travel around the world in 80 days; considering this is set in 1872, that’s quite a challenge. You might not think of this trailblazing 1965 novel (the inspiration for the famous 1979 film) as an adventure story, but that’s exactly what it is. Whether it’s in a book, film, or TV show, I just can’t seem to help myself. Five men escape from a Confederate prison during the Civil War in a hot air balloon, and crash onto an uncharted island. $6.00. Harvey slowly accepts his fate and becomes a valuable member of the crew until they finally put into port and he contacts his parents. Rachel Lynn Solomon is best known to her fans for writing heartfelt contemporary YA novels like 2020's Today Tonight Tomorrow and her 2018... 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Sovereign Sacrifice Book 4. Air Awakens: Vortex Chronicles. Paperback $8.99. The Long Ships, by Frans Gunnar Bengtsson $16.95 Ahh yes, slow-burn romances are the best!! Tarzan, orphaned in the jungle of Africa and literally raised by Apes, rises to become king of the beasts while learning about his English heritage—a story brimming with blood, violence, and the thrilling idea that a hidden world awaits. Paperback The Guns of Navarone, by Alistair Maclean $13.24 Assegai, by Wilbur Smith They hope that casting aside their lives they’ll find each other again—but what they find is madness, disease, death, and sexual assault. Wait for It (Kindle Edition) Mariana Zapata (Goodreads Author) (shelved 81 times as slow … After becoming separated from his parents in the chaos, Jamie Graham survives in feral fashion scrounging for food, and eventually surrenders to the Japanese for the relative safety of a prison camp. $4.95. It’s as old-school as an adventure novel can get, elevated by Doyle’s deft grasp of pacing, plot, and deep research into the historical period. Verne’s classic work of adventure and sci-fi isn’t exactly scientifically rigorous—at one point Captain Nemo exits his submarine and strolls about on the floor of the ocean without difficulty—but its spirit of discovery, as Nemo and companions travel to various incredible places (including the lost city of Atlantis), is unparalleled. Read 4 169 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. $16.95. List with slow burn romances. It all starts here. | $17.00. Burn for Me book. King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table are cultural icons—which means they’re often treated as cultural furniture, always there but not terribly interesting. Paperback $11.07 Slow Burn romance novels focus more on the characters and their relationship as the romance slowly builds versus the insta-love and lust variety. 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