28 Series and Standalone Books Featuring Male Main Characters


Booklist: 28 Series and

Standalone Books Featuring

Male Main Characters

When book lists are compiled we are often treated to a litany of popular and/or classic literature.? There is nothing wrong with these lists but they often give the impression that people do not read science-fiction, fantasy and its? many genres, or adventure books.? There seems to be an unspoken taboo against admitting that you read these books in polite society as if the use of the imagination is something shameful.? I can tell you that I love Hamlet (which I do), but if I admit an equal love for the Dresden Files (I do) people start looking at me funny.

I was approached several times within a two weeks period for a list of books with male main characters.? Specifically these men ranged in age from 22-50+ were interested in Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Adventure novels.? Intrigued I attempted to find a book list online and, while I did find books for boys and teens; the adult book lists for men did not fit the bill at all.? This list is an attempt to fill that gap.


This book list was compiled for adults. While the main characters in all of these books are men they may also be enjoyed by women.? This list assumes the reader is familiar with Harry Potter, The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, and James Bond.

The only screening I provided for this list was that the driving character in the book was clearly the male lead.? I strongly suggest looking at the links I provided below before buying or checking out any of these books.? These books cover a wide range of topics and some people may be offended by the content of some books.

Alex Rider Series by Anthony Horowitz

The Bahzell Series by David Weber

The Belisarius Series by Eric Flint & David Drake

Codex Alera Seris by Jim Butcher

    Furies of Calderon????? ??????????? Captain?s Fury

    Academ?s Fury?????????? ????????????? Princeps? Fury

    Cursor?s Fury?????????????? ???????????? First Lord?s Fury

A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore

Dragonhaven by Robin McKinley

Dragon Prince Series by Melanie Rawn

The Dresden Files

(This series is a mystery/action/urban fantasy series.? The link above is the series homepage.? This is a long series planed to go over 20 books including a 3 book apocalyptic finale.)

The Ecolitan Matter Series by L. E. Modesitt

The Excalibur Alternative by David Weber

The Fallen by Thomas E. Sniegoski

    The Fallen




The Hurog Series by Patricia Briggs

The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin

Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

The Last Herald Mage Trilogy

Lord Darcy by Randall Garrett

Med Ship by Murray Leinster

Nightrunner Series by Lynn Flewelling

The Nightside Series by Simon R. Green

    Something from the Nightside??????????? Paths Not Taken

    Agents of Light and Darkness?????????????Sharper than a Serpent?s Tooth

    Nightingale?s Lament?? ??????????? ??????????Hell to Pay

    Hex and the City

Nursery Crimes Series by Jasper Fforde

Remy Chandler Novels by Thomas E. Sniegoski

Resonance by Chris Dolley

The Sword of Shanara by Terry Brooks

The Watch (A Series of Discworld) by Terry Pratchett

    Guards! Guards!Men at Arms

    Feet of Clay


    The Fifth Elephant

    Night Watch


The Vampire Files by P. N. Elrod

    Bloodlist? ??????????????????? ????????Chill in the Blood

    Lifeblood?? ???????????????? ???????Dark Sleep

    Bloodcircle ????????????????? ??????Lady Crymsyn

    Art in the Blood ??????? ???????? Cold Streets

    Fire in the Blood ??????? ??????? Song in the Dark

    Blood on the Water ?? ??????? Dark Road Rising

Von Neumann?s War by John Ringo

Warlock by Wilbur Smith

A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin

One thought on “28 Series and Standalone Books Featuring Male Main Characters”

  1. *Pops in, waves* Hey, girl! Found your blog through Linked In. Cool–another nice readerly hangout with virtual squashy chairs and comfy ottomans (ottomen?). This is a great compilation! I need to add at least some of these to my groaning TBR shelf on goodreads. I ain’t ‘shamed to read genres. I READ SFF AND I’M PROUD! See? The Alex Rider series is awesome, and I loved the first Dresden book–one of the new members at Laurie King’s VBC got me into that. Need to get the next one–Harry’s great! And how could anyone not like Good Omens?! Favorite line: “Do not buy bettamaz.” Hehehehe! Ah, well–back to work.

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