Just looking for opinions. What do you think is the best alt history book/series? That would be a book or series set in the real world (or something close to it), but with some fantasy elements, which have usually affected the course of history. Examples, Naomi Novik's Temeraire series Orson Scott Card's Alvin Maker series Susanna Clarke's Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell This does not include historical fantasies. That would be novels/series set in a fantasy world which is based on the real world/real world events. Guy Gavriel Kay does this, I believe. As for me, I love the Temeraire series, and Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell was an excellent book. I wish Clarke would write another already (but considering how long she spent on the first one, I think we're in for a wait).