I love that the LGBTQ+ community is getting a whole lot of much-needed visibility in literature and these amazing M/M historical fantasy novels are just the thing if you’ve got an itch that needs to be scratched.
So, get ready because I promise that while these books are far from time travel pieces, they’ll definitely transport you to a completely different time and place.
There’s everything from fast-paced steampunk books to sweet romance that will torture you with unrequited love and secret crushes.
1. A Marvelous Light by Freya Marske
Set in an alternative Edwardian England, this magical M/M comedy follows a baronet appointed as a liaison to a secret magical society.
Together with a hostile counterpart, they uncover a plot threatening all magicians in the British Isles.
2. Timekeeper by Tara Sim
In an alternate Victorian world controlled by clock towers, this steampunk M/M historical fantasy story revolves around a prodigy mechanic’s quest to rescue his father, mysterious bombings jeopardizing England, and a romance that challenges the foundations of time.
3. Deosil by Jordan L. Hawk
Whyborne and Griffin face their greatest challenge as they race against time to stop the return of dangerous entities and ultimately decide the fate of the world with the help of their friends.
Loved every bit of this M/M historical book (I gobbled it up in seconds), and I know you will too if you’ve been looking for something super thrilling that’s just as heartwarming.
4. The Arrangement by Alex Jane
Set in 1895 New York, Gabriel Webster enters a marriage of convenience with Nathaniel Hayward, the Alpha he has secretly loved for years.
Trapped in an unexpected arrangement, Gabriel soon finds out that sometimes unexpected beginnings can lead to something beautiful.
5. By Fairy Means or Foul by Meghan Maslow
In this M/M historical fantasy, Twig Starfig, a half-dragon, half-fairy PI, sets out on a comedic adventure to retrieve a stolen enchanted horn.
And, he’s accompanied by a charming unicorn and a cheeky human sidekick – sounds fun, right?
6. A Case of Possession by KJ Charles
Lord Crane and magician Stephen Day must protect their love even as they fear their secret will be revealed.
But when Stephen is tasked with investigating a plague of giant rats, the risk of losing everything grows and Crane faces a dilemma.
7. A Curse of Scales and Flames by Max Walker
Damien Blackthorne wants to stop a dragon-killing curse, but when Robby Diaz appears, things become even more complicated.
8. The High King’s Golden Tongue by Meghan Derr
Prince Allen’s training to become the High King’s consort fails when he’s rejected.
Meanwhile, High King Sarrica needs help because they’re in warring times and with a delicate politician thrown into the mix, everything becomes all the more complicated.
This is yet another simple brilliant M/M fantasy book with romance that will keep you glued for hours and you’ll enjoy reading.
9. Witchmark by C.L. Polk
In a world reminiscent of Edwardian England, Miles Singer, marked by magic, wants to live his own life.
And after faking his death, he becomes a doctor and starts investigating a patient’s murder.
This ultimately leads him on a journey filled with family and unexpected love.
10. Deven and the Dragon by Eliot Grayson
In this book, Deven’s mission to convince a dragon, Fiora, to give up a magical scale becomes complicated by lies, seduction, and Fiora’s curse.
How many of these books have you added to your TBR? Let me know which M/M historical fantasy novel caught your eye and I’ll give you a recommendation based on your username.
Happy reading! (Don’t forget to check out the related posts).