Books to lead on from "The Chronicles of Narnia"?
I've just finished the 7th of the Narnian chronicles and I'm already longing for new adventures. Can you please suggest any authors or books that are similar to the Chronicles of Narnia, or just books that you love and think should be spread?
- marqueen71Lv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
A Wrinkle in Time, A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, Many Waters, and An Acceptable Time.
The Witch Trade, The Time Witches, and The Wild West Witches.
Dragon Rider, Ingraine the Brave, and The Thief Lord
Inkheart, Inkspell, and Inkdeath
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 - Volume I includes Charmed Life and The Lives of Christopher Chant; Volume II includes Witch Week, The Magicians of Caprona, and Mixed Magics.
Howl's Moving Castle
T. A. Barron:
The Lost Years of Merlin Epic - The Lost Years of Merlin, The Seven Songs of Merlin, The Fires of Merlin, The Mirror of Merlin, and The Wings of Merlin.
The Adventures of Kate - Heartlight, The Ancient One, and The Merline Effect.
The Great Tree of Avalon Trilogy - Child of the Dark Prophecy, Shadows on the Stars, and The Eternal Flame.
Merlin's Dragon Trilogy - Merlin's Dragon Basilgarrad
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
Frank Beddor: The Looking Glass Wars and Seeing Redd
Michael Ende: Night of Wishes and 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.
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.
Elizabeth A. Lynn:
Dragon's Winter and Dragon's Treasure.
E. E. Knight:
Age of Fire Series - Dragon Champion, Dragon Avenger, and Dragon Outcast.
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.
Phantastes and At the Back of the North Wind
D. J. MacHale:
Pendragon Series - Merchant of Death, The Lost City of Faar, The Never War, The Reality Bug, Blackwater, The Rivers of Zadaa, The Quillan Games, The Pilgrims of Rayne, and Raven Rise.
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.
Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett: Good Omens
Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman:
Dragonlance Chronicles Trilogy - Dragons of Autumn Twilight, Dragons of Winter Night, and Dragons of Spring Dawning.
Dragonlance Legends Trilogy - Time of the Twins, War of the Twins, and Test of the Twins.
Bartimaeus Trilogy - The Amulet of Samarkand, The Golem's Eye, and Ptolemy's Gate.
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.
The First Chronicles of Amber - Nine Princes in Amber, The Guns of Avalon, Sign of the Unicorn, The Hand of Oberon, and The Courts of Chaos.
The Second Chronicles of Amber - Trumps of Doom, Blood of Amber, Sign of Chaos, Knight of Shadows, and Prince of Chaos.
Richard Adams: Watership Down
George Orwell: Animal Farm
Richard Bach: Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Bob Chapman: Visitors
David Gemmell: Waylander and In the Realm of the Wolf
Libba Bray: A Great and Terrible Beauty
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
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 andSource(s): http://booksandmore4kids.googlepages.com
- SybarisLv 71 decade ago
You could try Lloyd Alexander's "Chronicles of Prydain". There are five books in the series.
"The Dark is Rising" by Susan Cooper.
"The Weirdstone of Brisingamen" and "Moon of Gomrath" by Alan Garner. Also, his "Elidor" and "The Owl Service".
I loved them all.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
My son loved "The Chronicles of Narnia", then he went on to read (and love) "The Lord of the Rings"
- 1 decade ago
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
Fable Haven by Brandon Mull
Lord of the Rings by J.R.R.Tolkien
Charlie Bone by Jenny Nimo
Hope you find one of these interesting! :)