Anyone have any fantasy adventure/quest type books to recommend? (ex:inkheart, inkspell, wrinkle in time series, and especially Pellinor Series). I'm trying to get this large list of fantasy books that i could read, so the more suggestions, the better!!
Thanx for your help! ^.^
- marqueen71Lv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
A Wrinkle in Time, A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, Many Waters, and An Acceptable Time.
Herge (a.k.a. Georges Prosper Remi):
The Adventures of Tintin (24 volumes)
Ingraine the Brave
Inkheart, Inkspell, and Inkdeath
The Thief Lord
Fablehaven, Rise of the Evening Star, and Grip of the Shadow Plague.
Katherine Paterson: Bridge to Terabithia
Orson Scott Card: Seventh Son
The Gammage Cup (One of my favorites when I was young)
The Whisper of Glocken
Artemis Fowl, The Arctic Incident, The Opal Deception, The Lost Colony, The Artemis Fowl Files: A Companion Book, and The Graphic Novel.
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.
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
Night of Wishes
The Neverending Story
Mary Stewart: A Walk in the Wolf Wood
The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood
Story of King Arthur and His Knights - There are several collections of stories about King Arthur.
C. S. Lewis:
The 7 volume Chronicles of Narnia is a tale of good against evil with very definite Christian influences. Lewis was an atheist who because of his friendship with Tolkien became a Christian. This strongly affected his writing.
The seven books are as follows:
The Magician's Nephew; The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe; The Horse and His Boy; Prince Caspian; The Voyage of the Dawn Treader; The Silver Chair; and The Last Battle.
Also by C. S. Lewis - The Screwtape Letters and The Great Divorce.
Philip Pullman: The Golden Compass
Maximum Ride Series - The Angel Experiment, School's Out Forever, Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports, and The Final Warning.
Mediator Series - Shadowland, Ninth Key, Reunion, Darkest Hour, Haunted, and Twilight.
The Fire Within, Icefire, Fire Star, and The Fire Eternal.
Donita K. Paul:
Dragonspell, Dragon Quest, Dragon Knight, Dragon Fire, and Dragon Light.
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.
Vampire Romance - Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn.
Joanne Harris: Runemarks
Juliet Marillier: Wildwood Dancing and Cybele's Secret
Edwin A. Abbott:
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.
At the Back of the North Wind
In the first book, Eragon, a young man finds a mysterious blue stone in the forested mountains above his home in Alagaesia. 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.
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. The title of the second book in the series will be The Hunter and the Marked.
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
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.
Though Asimov is usually thought of as a science fiction writer, Magic is a collection of his fantasy short stories.
The Dresden Files - Storm Front, Fool Moon, Grave Peril, Summer Knight, Death Masks, Blood Rites, Dead Beat, Proven Guilty, White Knight, and Small Favor.
The Sword of Shanarra, The Elfstones of Shanarra, and The Wishsong of Shanarra.
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.
Runelords - The Sum of All Men, Brotherhood of the Wolf, Wizardborn, The Lair of Bones, Sons of the Oak, and Worldbinder.
Odd Thomas Series - Odd Thomas, Forever Odd, Brother Odd, and Odd Hours.
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 - 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.
Malazan Book of the Fallen Saga - Gardens of the Moon, Deadhouse Gates, Memories of Ice, House of Chains, Midnight Tides, The Bone Hunters, Reaper's Gate, and Toll the Hounds.
R. Scott Baker:
Prince of Nothing Trilogy - The Darkness That Comes Before, The Warrior Prophet, and The Thousandfold Thought.
Joe HaldeSource(s): http://booksandmore4kids.googlepages.com
- MutlyLv 51 decade ago
Harry Potter, Penedragon, Ender's Game and Ender's Shadow, The Shadow Children Series, Key to the Kingdom Series, Chronicals of Narnia
- 1 decade ago
His Dark Materials, The Chronicles of Narnia, Pendragon, Eragon, Eldest and the The Spiderwick Chronicles.
- AnonymousLv 71 decade ago
I don't know if you count Stephen King as a fantasy writer, but his Dark Tower series were very good.
Sadly he hasn't written anything good since he finished Dark Tower Book 7, but I guess he's just run out of ideas.
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
Anything by Terry Pratchett or Fritz Leiber.
- ә соӏе іLv 71 decade ago
Readwall by Jaques*
Studies Series by Snyder*
Dark is Rising by Cooper*
Children of the Red King by Nimmo*
Chrestomanci Books by Jones*
Tortall Sagas by Pierce*
Young Wizards by Duane
Septemus Heap by Sage*
Leven Thumps by Skye
Erec Rex by Kingsley
Nightmare Academy by Lorey
His Dark Materials by Pullman
Icemark Books by Stewart*
Noblewarriors by Nicholson*
The Heir Books by Chima
Pendragon Books by MacHale
Keys to the Kingdom by Nix*
The Tapestry Series by Neff
Rowan of Rin by Rodda
Last Apprentice by Delany
Children of the Lamp by Kerr
Stoneheart Trilogy by Fletcher
Moster Blood Tattoo by Cornish*
Fablehaven by Mull
Spiderwick by DiTerlizzi
Edge Chronicles by Stewart
The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Scott
Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Riordan*
Alfred Kropp by Yancey
Dragon Trilogy by D'Lacey
Inheritance Cycle by Paolini
Artemis Fowl by Colfer
Cirque du Freak by Shan
Shannara Books by Brooks
Annals of the Western Shore by Le Guin
Farsala Trilogy by Bell
Guardians of Time Trilogy by Curley
Gemma Doyle Trilogy by Bray
Nobody's Princess by Esther Friesner
Ranger's Apprentice by Flanagan*
Ropemaker by Dickenson*
Goddess of Yesterday by Cooney*
Fly by Night by Hardinge*
Horns and Wrinkles by Helgerson
Princess Academy by Creech*
Just Ella by Haddix
The Secret of Platform 13 by Ibbotson*
Wizard's Hall by Yolen
The Monsters of Morley Manor by Coville
*Ones I reccommend readingSource(s): Off the top of my head... okay, okay and I used Amazon to get some of the authors
- 1 decade ago
Piers Anthony Xanth series they are great books. I recommend his other books too because if you love fantasy/sci-fi you'll enjoy his books.
- 1 decade ago
Lord of the Rings (J.R.R. Tolkien), Harry Potter (J.K. Rowling), Inheritance Trilogy (Christopher Paolini), Chronicles of Narnia (C.S. Lewis), His Dark Materials (Philip Pullman), Sword of Truth (Terry Goodkind), Sword of Shannara (Terry Brooks), The Dreaming Dark (Keith Baker), Beowulf (Anonymous), Redwall (Brian Jacques), A
Abhorsen Trilogy (Garth Nix), Acacia: The War With The Mein (David Anthony Durham), Aegypt Series (John Crowley)
Alice Duo (Lewis Carroll)
All Hallows' Eve by Charles Williams
All the Bells on Earth by James Blaylock
Alphabet Thorn by Patricia McKillip
The Tales of Alvin Maker series by Orson Scott Card
namely, Seventh Son, Red Prophet, Prentice Alvin, Alvin Journeyman, Heartfire, The Crystal City, Master Alvin (forthcoming)
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay (apparently mainstream but has a fantasy element) by Michael Chabon
Amber series by Roger Zelazny
namely, Nine Princes in Amber, The Guns of Avalon, Sign of the Unicorn, The Hand of Oberon, The Courts of Chaos, Trumps of Doom, Blood of Amber, Sign of Chaos, Knight of Shadows, Prince of Chaos
American Gods by Neil Gaiman
Apprentice Adept series by Piers Anthony
namely, Split Infinity, Blue Adept, Juxtaposition, Out of Phaze, Robot Adept, Unicorn Point, Phaze Doubt
Arafel duo by C. J. Cherryh
namely, The Dreamstone, The Tree of Swords and Jewels
Argo by R. A. Lafferty, a complex mythos encompassing nested sub-series
namely, The Devil Is Dead series: Archipelago, The Devil is Dead; More Than Melchisedech (one novel in three volumes): Tales of Chicago, Tales of Midnight, Argo; Episodes of the Argo (possibly subsumed in Argo): How Many Miles to Babylon?; Coscuin (the final two of this quartet exist only in mss form):The Flame Is Green, Half a Sky, Dotty
The Artefacts of Power by Maggie Furey
namely, Aurian, The Harp of Winds, The Sword of Flame and Dhiammara
Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer.
At Amberleaf Fair by Phyllis Ann Karr
At Swim-Two-Birds by Flann O'Brien
At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald
A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin
The Banjo Players Must Die by Josef Assad
The Bard of Sorcery by Gerard Daniel Houarner
Bardic Voices series by Mercedes Lackey
namely, The Lark and the Wren, The Robin and the Kestrel, The Eagle and the Nightingale, Four and Twenty Blackbirds
Barking (forthcoming) by Tom Holt
The Bartimaeus Trilogy by Jonathan Stroud
namely The Amulet of Samarkand, The Golem's Eye, and Ptolemy's Gate
Bas-Lag by China Miéville
namely, Perdido Street Station, The Scar
Beauty by Robin McKinley
Bedlam's Bard series by Mercedes Lackey
namely, Knight of Ghosts and Shadows with Ellen Guon, Summoned to Tourney with Ellen Guon, Bedlam Boyz with Ellen Guon, Beyond World's End with Rosemary Edghill, Spirits White as Lightning with Rosemary Edghill, Mad Maudlin with Rosemary Edghill, Bedlam's Edge with Rosemary Edghill, Music to My Sorrow with Rosemary Edghill
The Belgariad series by David Eddings
namely, Pawn of Prophecy, Queen of Sorcery, Magician's Gambit, Castle of Wizardry, Enchanters' End Game
Biography of Manuel cycle by James Branch Cabell
contains 20 (or more, depending on how counted) works; the Storisende Edition in 18 volumes is definitive
Black Cocktail (novella) by Jonathan Carroll
The Black Company saga by Glen Cook, a nested set of sub-series:
Annals of the Black Company
namely, The Black Company, Shadows Linger, and The White Rose
Books of the South
namely, The Silver Spike (not listed as a "Book of the South," but it is), Shadow Games, and Dreams of Steel
namely, Bleak Seasons, She is the Darkness, Water Sleeps, and Soldiers Live
The Black Swan by Mercedes Lackey
The Blessing of Pan by Lord Dunsany
Bloodring by Faith Hunter
The Blue Hawk by Peter Dickinson
The Blue Star by Fletcher Pratt
Boggart series by Susan Cooper
namely, The Boggart and The Boggart and the Monster
The Book of Atrix Wolfe by Patricia McKillip
Book of Enchantments by Patricia C. Wrede
The Book of Shadows by James Killus
Books of the House series by James Stoddard
namely, The High House and The False House
The Books of Parable duology by Walter Wangerin, Jr.
namely, The Book of the Dun Cow and The Book of Sorrows
The Borders of Life by G. A. Kathryns (pen name of Gael Baudino)
The Boss in the Wall by Avram Davidson
The Bitterbynde trilogy by Cecilia Dart-Thornton
namely, The Ill-Made Mute, The Lady of the Sorrows, and The Battle of Evernight.
Brisingr by Christopher Paolini
Caliban's Hour by Tad Williams
Captain Slaughterboard Drops Anchor by Mervyn Peake
The Cat's Cradle-Book by Sylvia Townsend Warner
Cats Have No Lord by Will Shetterly
Chalion series by Lois McMaster Bujold
namely, The Curse of Chalion, Paladin of Souls, The Hallowed Hunt
Chamiel by Edward Pearson
The Changeling Sea by Patricia McKillip
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
Charlie Bone Series by Jenny Nimmo
namelyMidnight for Charlie Bone, Charlie Bone and the Time Twister, Charlie Bone and the Invisible Boy, Charlie Bone and the Castle of Mirrors, Charlie Bone and the Hidden King, Charlie Bone and the Beast (some have different titles in the U.S.A and the U.K)
Chimera by John Barth
Chrestomanci series by Diana Wynne Jones
namely, Charmed Life, The Lives of Christopher Chant, The Magicians of Caprona, Witch Week, Conrad's Fate, The Pinhoe Egg
The Chronicles of Narnia by Clive Staples Lewis
Cinder by Rick DeMarinis
The Circle series by Tamora Pierce (comprises three sub-series)
Circle of Magic
namely, Sandry's Book, Tris's Book, Daja's Book and Briar's Book
The Circle Opens
namely, Magic Steps, Street Magic, Cold Fire and Shatterglass
The Circle Reforged
namely, The Will of the Empress, Melting Stones
The Circus of Dr. Lao by Charles G. Finney
Cloud's End by Sean Stewart
The Claidi Journals by Tanith Lee
namely, Law of the Wolf Tower, Wolf Star Rise, Queen of the Wolves, Wolf Wing
College of Magics series by Caroline Stevermer
namely, A College of Magics, A Scholar of Magics
Conclave of the Shadows trilogy by Raymond E. Feist
namely, Talon of the Silver Hawk, King of Foxes and Exile's Return
Coraline by Neil Gaiman
The Course of the Heart by M. John Harrison
The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant series by Stephen R. Donaldson - see at T, below
Crane's View series by Jonathan Carroll
namely, Kissing the Beehive, The Marriage of Sticks, The Wooden Sea
Cray Ormoru by Phyllis Eisenstein
namely, Sorcerer's Son, The Crystal Palace, The City in Stone (forthcoming)
The Crock of Gold by James Stephens
Curdie series by George MacDonald
namely, The Princess and the Goblin, The Princess and Curdie
The Curse of the Wise Woman by Lord Dunsany
Cygnet series by Patricia McKillip
namely, The Sorceress and the Cygnet, The Cygnet and the Firebird
Cyrion by Tanith Lee
Dalemark Quartet by Diana Wynne Jones
namely, Cart and Cwidder, Drowned Ammet, The Spellcoats, The Crown of Dalemark
The Dalkey Archive by Flann O'Brien
Damiano series by R. A. MacAvoy
namely, Damiano, Damiano's Lute, Raphael
Dark Castle, White Horse (two novellas) by Tanith Lee
Dark Cities Underground by Lisa Goldstein
The Dark Lord of Pengersick by Richard Carlyon
The Dark Is Rising sequence by Susan Cooper
namely, Over Sea, Under Stone, The Dark Is Rising, Greenwitch, The Grey King, and Silver on the Tree
Darkangel series by Meredith Ann Pierce
namely, The Darkangel, A Gathering of Gargoyles, The Pearl of the Soul of the World
Daughter of the Lioness series by Tamora Pierce
namely, Trickster's Choice and Trickster's Queen
The Death of the Necromancer by Martha Wells
Deliverers of Their Country by E. Nesbit
Derkholm series by Diana Wynne Jones
namely, Dark Lord of Derkholm and Year of the Griffin
Descent Into Hell by Charles Williams
The Devil Wives of Li-Fong by E. Hoffmann Price
Dirk Gently series by Douglas Adams
namely, Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul
Discworld series by Terry Pratchett
30 titles, starting with The Colour of Magic, the latest being Thud!
The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye by A. S. Byatt
Djinn Rummy by Tom Holt
The Door in the Hedge by Robin McKinley
Dorothea Dreams by Suzy McKee Charnas
Dragon Raja by Lee Yeongdo
Dragon Slippers by Jessica Day George
Dragons in Our Midst series by Bryan Davis
namely, Raising Dragons, The Candlestone, Circles of Seven, and Tears of a Dragon
Dragonvarld trilogy by Margaret Weis
namely, Mistress of Dragons, The Dragon's Son', and Master of Dragons
The Drawing of the Dark by Tim Powers
Dread Empire series by Glen Cook]], With Mercy Toward None (prequel), The Fire in His Hands (prequel), A Shadow of All Night Falling, October's Baby, All Darkness Met, Reap the East Wind, [[An Ill Fate Marshalling
Drinker of Souls series by Jo Clayton
namely, Drinker of Souls, Blue Magic, A Gathering of Stones
Druid's Blood by Esther Friesner
The Dying Earth series by Jack Vance
namely, The Dying Earth (aka Mazirian the Magician), The Eyes of the Overworld (aka Cugel the Clever), Rhialto the Marvelous, and Cugel's Saga (aka Cugel: Skybreak Spatterlight)
(The Cry of the Icemark)
Earthsea series by Ursula K. Le Guin
namely, The Word of Unbinding (a short story), The Rule of Names (a short story), A Wizard of Earthsea, The Tombs of Atuan, The Farthest Shore, Tehanu, Tales from Earthsea and The Other Wind
Elantris by Brandon Sanderson
The Element of Fire by Martha Wells
The Elephant and the Kangaroo by T. H. White
The Eleventh Hour by Brian Stableford
The Empire Trilogy by Raymond E. Feist
namely, Daughter of the Empire, Servant of the Empire, and Mistress of the Empire
The Enchanted Castle by E. Nesbit
Enchanted Forest series by Patricia C. Wrede
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