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Similar books?

i am interested in reading adventure/ fantasy type books. i have read the chronicles of narnia, harry potter and lord of the rings. I was wondering if there are any similar books to those or if there are any interesting adventure books people have read

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    Warning: When I copy my list from my website, Yahoo cuts the bottom off the list.

    Madeleine L'Engle:

    A Wrinkle in Time, A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, Many Waters, and An Acceptable Time.

    Herge (aka Georges Prosper Remi):

    The Adventures of Tintin (24 volumes)

    Cornelia Funke:

    Dragon Rider

    Ingraine the Brave

    Inkheart, Inkspell, and Inkdeath

    The Thief Lord

    Brandon Mull:

    Fablehaven, Rise of the Evening Star, and Grip of the Shadow Plague.

    Katherine Peterson:

    Bridge to Terabithia

    Orson Scott Card:

    Seventh Son

    Carol Kendall:

    The Gammage Cup

    The Whisper of Glocken

    Eoin Colfer:

    Artemis Fowl, The Arctic Incident, The Opal Deception, The Lost Colony, The Artemis Fowl Files: A Companion Book, and The Graphic Novel

    Andre Norton:

    The Witch World, The Web of the Witch World, Three against the Witch World, Year of the Unicorn, Warlock of the Witch World, Dragon Scale Silver, Dream Smith, The Toads of Grimmerale, Spider Silk, Sword of Unbelief, and Sarsthor's Bane.

    Ursula K. LeGuin:

    Earthsea, A Wizard of Earthsea, The Tombs of Atuan, The Farthest Shore, Tehanu, Tales from Earthsea, The Other Wind, and Voices.

    Diana Wynne Jones:

    The Chronicles of Chrestomanci - Charmed Life, The Lives of Christopher Chant, Witch Week, The Magicians of Caprona, and Mixed Magics.

    Tamora Pierce:

    The Song of the Lioness Series - Alanna: The First Adventure, In the Hand of the Goddess, The Woman Who Rides Like a Man, and Lioness Rampant.

    Protector of the Small Series - First Test, Page, Squire, and Lady Knight

    Michael Ende:

    Night of Wishes

    The Neverending Story

    Mary Stewart:

    A Walk in the Wolf Wood

    Howard Pyle:

    Story of King Arthur and His Knights - There are several collections of stories about King Arthur.

    C. S. Lewis - The Screwtape Letters and The Great Divorce.

    Phillip Pullman:

    The Golden Compass

    James Patterson:

    Maximum Ride Series - The Angel Experiment, School's Out Forever, Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports, and The Final Warning.

    Meg Cabot:

    Mediator Series - Shadowland, Ninth Key, Reunion, Darkest Hour, Haunted, and Twilight.

    Chris D'Lacey:

    The Fire Within, Icefire, Fire Star, and The Fire Eternal.

    Donita K. Paul:

    Dragonspell, Dragon Quest, Dragon Knight, Dragon Fire, and Dragon Light.

    Anne McCaffrey:

    Dragonriders of Pern Series - Dragonflight (1968; first section derived from Weyr Search), Dragonquest (1970), A Time When (1975; became the first part The White Dragon), Dragonsong (1976), Dragonsinger (1977), The White Dragon (1978), Dragondrums (1979), Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern (1983), Nerilka's Story (1986), Dragonsdawn (1988), The Renegades of Pern (1989), All the Weyrs of Pern (1991), The Chronicles of Pern: First Fall (1993), The Dolphins of Pern (1994), The Girl Who Heard Dragons (1994), Red Star Rising: Second Chronicles of Pern (1996), The Masterharper of Pern (1998), The Skies of Pern (2001), A Gift of Dragons (2002) and Dragon's Kin (2003; with her son Todd McCaffrey).

    The Crystal Singer Series - Crystal Singer (1982), Killashandra (1986), and Crystal Line (1992)

    Brian Jacques:

    Redwall Series - Redwall, Mossflower, Mattimeo, Mariel of Redwall, Salamandastron, Martin the Warrior, The Bellmaker, Outcast of Redwall, The Pearls of Lutra, The Long Patrol, Marlfox, The Legend of Luke, Lord Brocktree, The Taggerung, Triss, Loamhedge, Rakkety Tam, and High Rhulain.

    Stephenie Meyer (Vampires):

    Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn.

    Joanne Harris:

    Runemarks

    Juliet Marillier:

    Wildwood Dancing and Cybele's Secret

    Edwin A. Abbot:

    Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions (The sequel, Sphereland is by Dionys Burger. It is possible to purchase both in one volume.)

    J. R. R. Tolkien:

    The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, Two Towers, and The Return of the King; Silmarillion; also Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.

    George MacDonald:

    Phantastes

    At the Back of the North Wind

    Christopher Paolini:

    In the first book, Eragon, young Eragon finds a mysterious blue stone in the forested mountains above his home in Aagaesia. Along with his blue dragon, Saphira, Eragon is stumbling about because things are happening to him which he does not understand. His inner goodness and common sense enable him to muddle through and he has some help from a couple of humans and some dwarfs. In the second book, Eldest, the dwarfs, elves, humans, Eragon, and Saphira have joined forces against evil. Eragon and Saphira have begun training to understand and improve their skills. A new, red dragon makes an appearance. I've been told that in the third book a golden dragon will appear. It has just been announced that the third book, Brisingr, will be available on September 20, 2008. Originally planned as a trilogy, Paolini has recently decided that there will be four books in his Inheritance Cycle.

    John Beachem:

    Storms of Vengeance is John's first novel and I've been told that it is part of a series of 8 to 10 books. There is a murder mystery to be solved. Who did it and why? There is a mythical Lorradda Stone to locate. There are three parallel stories as we follow the actions of three different groups of people. There are also some ogres, two elves, several sorcerers, a troll, and one very impressive river monster. The book ends with a cliff hanger. One reason that young people gave for liking Harry Potter was the detail in the stories. They will find plenty of detail here as well.

    David Eddings:

    There are three stories in Volume I of The Belgariad: Pawn of Prophecy, Queen of Sorcery, and Magician's Gambit. Volume II of The Belgariad has two stories: Castle of Wizardry and Enchanters' End Gambit. If you are looking for grand adventure and plenty of detail it is here. Some may object to the slow progression and limited action of this tale. A sorcerer and his daughter, a sorceress, have gathered together a group of individuals to fight evil. It seems that the particular make-up for this group is necessary based upon an ancient prophecy. The group includes: the Nimble Thief, the Man with Two Lives, the Blind Man, the Dreadful Bear, the Knight Protector, the Horse Lord, the Bowman, the Queen of the World, and the Mother of the Race that Died. A young boy named Garion, who was raised by his Aunt Pol, is caught up in all of this, though he doesn't know why. But then, is she really his Aunt? There is so much detail that I have not as yet confirmed there are no mistakes in the mapping of the story. I thoroughly enjoyed The Belgariad and look forward to reading the sequel, The Mallorean.

    The Mallorean Volume I: Guardians of the West, King of the Murgos, and Demon Lord of Karanda by David Eddings

    The Mallorean Volume II: Sorceress of Darshive and The Seeress of Kell by David Eddings

    Polgara, the Sorceress by David Eddings

    Belgarath, the Sorcerer by David Eddings

    Terry Pratchett:

    The Wee Free Men - Tiffany Aching and a clan of six inch tall blue men attempt to rescue her brother and stop an invasion from Fairyland.

    A Hatful of Sky - The second Tiffany Aching novel.

    Wintersmith - The third Tiffany Aching novel.

    The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents (Discworld)

    Other books in the Discworld Series - The Colour of Magic, Witches Abroad, Sourcery, Wyrd Sisters, Thief of Time, Small Gods, and Mort.

    Isaac Asimov:

    Though Asimov is usually thought of as a science fiction writer, Magic is a collection of his fantasy short stories.

    Jim Butcher:

    The Dresden Files - Storm Front, Fool Moon, Grave Peril, Summer Knight, Death Masks, Blood Rites, Dead Beat, Proven Guilty, White Knight, and Small Favor.

    Terry Brooks:

    The Sword of Shanarra, The Elfstones of Shanarra, and The Wishsong of Shanarra.

    Mercedes Lackey:

    The Mage Winds Trilogy - Winds of Fate, Winds of Change, and Winds of Fury.

    Velgarth Series - Exile's Honor, Exile's Valor, Take a Thief, Arrors of the Queen, Arrow's Flight, and Arrow's Fall

    Diana Tregarde Trilogy - Burning Water, Children of the Night, and Jinx High.

    Richard Adams:

    Watership Down

    George Orwell:

    Animal Farm

    Richard Bach:

    Jonathan Livingston Seagull

    Raymond E. Fiest:

    Magician: Apprentice and Magician: Master

    The Riftwar Saga (Magician, Silverthorn, A Darkness at Sethanon)

    Krondor's Sons (Prince of the Blood, The King's Bucaneer)

    Serpent War Saga (Shadow of a Dark Queen, Rise of a Merchant Prince, Rage of a Demon King, Shards of a Broken Crown)

    Riftwar Legacy (Krondor: The Betrayal, Krondor: The Assassins, Krondor: Tear of the Gods)

    Honored Enemy: Legends of the Riftwar

    Conclave of Shadows Saga (Talon of the Silver Hawk, King of Foxes, Exile's Return)

    Dark War Saga (Flight of the Nighthawks, Into a Dark Realm, Wrath of a Mad God)

    Raymond E. Fiest and Janny Wurts:

    Empire Trilogy - Daughter of the Empire, Servant of the Empire, and Mistress of the Empire.

    Dave Farland:

    Runelords: The Sum of All Men, Brotherhood of the Wolf, Wizardborn, The Lair of Bones, Sons of the Oak, and Worldbinder.

    Dean Koontz:

    Odd Thomas Series - Odd Thomas, Forever Odd, Brother Odd, and Odd Hours.

    Robin Hobb:

    Farseer Trilogy - Assassin's Apprentice, Royal Assassin, and Assassin's Quest.

    Patricia A. McKillip:

    The Riddlemaster of Hed, Heir of Sea and Fire, Harpist in the Wind, Riddle Master's Game, and Riddle of Stars.

    Susanna Clarke:

    Jonathon Strange and Mr. Norrell

    George R. R. Martin:

    A Song of Fire and Ice Saga includes - A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows, A Dance of Dragons, The Winds of Winter, and A Dream of Spring.

    Steven Erikson:

    Malazan Book of the Fallen Saga includes -

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    If you enjoy adventure/fantasy/sci fi books, I'm sure you'll love:

    "His Dark Materials" by Philip Pullman.

    It's the best, I tell you. It consists of The Golden Compass (now a major motion picture), The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass. It has a touch of both fiction (entertainment) and science (fact). I would say I enjoy that series because I like to think on a much deeper scale than the simple words on a page. It's like Harry Potter, but it's much darker, it reached many subtle levels that I think Harry Potter hasn't reached. No offense to the HP fans, though. I like HP too, but I think it's really for pure entertainment only and is now very overrated.

    Source(s): I'm an avid fan of His Dark Materials....
  • 1 decade ago

    Along the lines of Narnia and LOTR, you might enjoy The Belgariad andMallorean series' by David Eddings. It tells the story of an impending war between to Gods and the people who follow them. There is action, fighting, magic, an epic prophecy and even a little romance. Definetly worth reading. Start with Pawn of Prophecy and work your way along.

  • Holly
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    You should totally read abook called "Sunshine." It is by Robin McKinley (National Bestselling Author). The info on the back is: There are places in the world where darkness rules, where it's unwise to walk. But there hadn't been any trouble out at the lake for years, and Sunshine just needed a spot where she could be alone with her thoughts. Vampires never entered her mind. Until they found her... It is a really good book, it deals with vampire romance and courage, with all the other good moral things. Here are some comments about the book: "A smart, funny tale of suspense and romance."---San Francisco Chronicle "Before reading Sunshine, I had no idea that blood and dessert could go together so well."---Amber Benson "McKinley [balances] the dark drama with light touches of humor. Fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer will feel at home, but McKinley's novel has its own originality and depth."---Orlando Sentinel "A dark, sensual vampire fairy tale."---This Week Newspapers (Ohio) "A luminous, entrancing novel with an enthralling pair of characters at its heart."---Booklist "Pretty much perfect."---Neil Gaiman "Fabulous."---Jayne Ann Krentz All of these authors share my point of view about the book, if you like The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer or The Vampire Chronicles by Ann Rice, then you will feel at home with this book and author. :D

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  • OMG this is so my area. You have to read The Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer. You have never read a good book till you have read this one. You could also try The Bartimeaus Trilogy by Jonathan Stroud, The tomorow series by John Marsden and The Old kingdom trilogy by Garth Nix. These are my faves but seriously PLZ read Twilight it is my GOD!!!

    Source(s): Me!!!
  • 1 decade ago

    I read a book one time called Z for Zacharia.........It was based on this girl that lives in a valley...when she leaves the valley she discovers that the world had been under a nuclear attack....her whole family dies from being exposed to the radiation...the girl on the other hand stayed at her house in the valley...The radiation never reached the valley therefor she survived ..... so she was eventually left by herself to survive with barely any food, no clean water, and no people....this man in a radiation suit comes out of nowhere and when he drinks from a stream he gets radiation poisoning...the girl takes him in and helps him....she gets in touch with her spirituality, physicality and mentality skills as she fight to survive...when the man gets better he starts to take advantage of the girl and rapes her....her fight for survival then becomes harder.......she leaves the house and sets off on a journey for existence.

    Source(s): My head
  • 1 decade ago

    His Dark Material, by Phillip Pullman. If you saw the movie, don't be fooled, the books are sooo much better.

    So is the book of Eragon. Though it's a bit of a cliche, it's still enjoyable.

  • 1 decade ago

    spiderwick and series of unfortunate events. also there are the odd thomas books from dean koontz

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    the chronicles of prydain by lloyd alexander

    http://www.lloydalexanderbooks.com/

    the black cauldron, which is one of his books, was turned into an animated film by disney. go check it out: http://www.amazon.com/Black-Cauldron-Disney-Classi...

  • 1 decade ago

    series of unfortunate events

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