With so many books coming out each year, it can be hard to keep track of them all. It is especially easy for self-published releases to slip under the radar, but we got you covered! Here are 6 Self-Published Fantasy Books that released in 2021. All books on this list are standalone novels or the first book in the series to make it easy to pick up and jump in.
Demons, Ink by Clayton Snyder
Jack Nyx is down on his luck. Demons bound to his flesh, his ex's soul in a jar, and on his last dime, he takes the one job he shouldn’t.
But a quick buck never comes easy, and Jack is in the deep end of the fecal pool. Desperate, he enlists the help of street witch, Ivy Sosye.
In over their heads, trapped between the demons they know and the devil they don't, the last thing Jack needs is to fall for his best friend.
Hunted, cursed, and in love is no way to go through life. Then again, it's better than dead.
Breach of Peace by Daniel B Greene
An imperial family is found butchered. Officers of God are called to investigate. Evidence points to a rebel group trying to seed fear into the very heart of the empire itself. Inspector Khlid takes the case and begins a harrowing hunt for those responsible. But when a larger conspiracy comes to light, will Inspector Khlid be able to trust those working within her own precinct?
Rise of the Tobian Princess by D L Gardner
Erika, the youngest daughter of a legendary king, aspires to be a warrior and follows her brother to war against an evil wizard's minions. She makes a fatal mistake during her first battle and kills a king of an allied island whose magic is needed to win the war. When she attempts to right her wrongs, she falls in love with the king's heir and is afraid to admit her mistake. The king's son now thrust upon a throne he never wanted, pitted against an enemy he never asked for, falls in love with a woman he is forced to exile.
Meanwhile, Erika's brother is captured and held prisoner by the enemy, her father's health is failing, and the survival of the kingdom falls on her shoulders. Can the young leaders of these two nations forget their hostilities in time to rescue their nations?
Ad Hominem by Eric Gay
God is dead. Killer at large.
In a world filled with powerful witches and wizards, Professor Marcus Orren is about as magical as your average brick, leading to a life of rampant cynicism coupled with mild-to-moderate alcohol abuse.
While his contemporaries are content in their sorcerous ways, Marcus dares to ask the important questions in life, such as: “How can a pyromancer summon fire without fuel and a spark?” or, “What, exactly, is so special about a simple chalk circle that people assume it will ever turn iron into gold?”
His latest theory, an academic rebuttal of a God named Tomas, stands so air-tight that the Universe itself is forced to agree, promptly erasing the actual Tomas straight from existence. Unfortunately for Marcus, there are hundreds of Gods roaming the heavens above, and nearly all are the type to hold a grudge.
Spirits of Vengeance by Rob J. Hayes
He'll die as many times as it takes.
The Ipian Empire was once a land that welcomed dragons and spirits alike, but a century of war and bloodshed saw them all but vanish. Now, the lost things are returning and the Onryo have gathered. Five legendary spirits with mysterious powers, bent on freeing an ancient evil that would wreak havoc on humanity.
Haruto swore his soul to the God of Death for the chance to hunt down the vengeful ghost of his wife. Now an onmyoji, he’s tasked by the Imperial Throne to hunt down monsters and malicious spirits. But he knows not all spirits are evil and not all deserve the peace of the sword.
Kira is a student at Heiwa, an academy for children with dangerous techniques. But she has a secret, she’s not like the other students. When the school is attacked, she flees with one of the tutors, determined to hide both from those who would kill her, and those who would use her.
As a plague of spirits sweeps across the land, the Onryo leave a bloody trail for Haruto to follow. But who’s hunting who?
Non-Player Character by Victoria Corva
Not all fantasy worlds live only in our imaginations.
32-year old Tar feels like a Non-Player Character in their own life. They’ve been utterly sidelined by their anxiety and they spend all their spare time playing video games. Then they get invited to play Kin, a tabletop role-playing game their friend swears will change their life. And it does, but not in the way Tar expects. Friendship, it turns out, is even better than escapism.
But what none of them knew was that it would change their life a second time. Because the world of Kin is real. And the whole party soon discovers that changing your setting doesn’t change you.