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Oriental Fantasy: Part I

A Shadow in Summer by Daniel Abraham
A Betrayal in Winter by Daniel Abraham
Maia by Richard Adams

This prequel revisits the setting of Shardik. I didn’t think it was as good as Shardik, but it was fun to revisit the setting, and it has some good political intrigue, which is always welcome in my reads.
Shardik by Richard Adams

This has a bronze age, Middle East setting. It’s much darker and more challenging than Watership Down, so some people don’t like it, I guess. But I found it to be powerful and challenging in a good way.
Daughter of the Empire by Raymond E. Feist and Janny Wurts

Tales of the Otori by Lian Hearn

It’s a fantasy adventure in a far east Asian setting.
Romance of the Three Kingdoms by Guanzhong Lou

A Chinese novel about the events leading up to and part of the Three Kingdoms period of their history.

The Tale of the Heike by Helen McCullough

Simply put, this is the Japanese equivalent to the Illiad.
China Mountain Zhang by Maureen McHugh

This is SF and not feudal, but a damn underrated book.
The Famished Road by Ben Okri
Twelve Kingdoms by Fuyumi Ono

A series of Japanese novels set in a mythical realm based off of ancient China, but with a unique mythology.
Worshiping Small Gods by Richard Parks




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