Rok asked in Arts & HumanitiesBooks & Authors · 1 decade ago

Can anyone suggest a nice fantasy novel or series for me to read?

something like the narnia series or LOTR series.....

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    Madeleine L'Engle:

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

    Michael Molloy:

    The Witch Trade, The Time Witches, and The Wild West Witches.

    Herge (a.k.a. Georges Prosper Remi):

    The Adventures of Tintin (24 volumes)

    Cornelia Funke:

    Dragon Rider, Ingraine the Brave, and The Thief Lord

    Inkheart, Inkspell, and Inkdeath

    Brandon Mull:

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

    Katherine Paterson: Bridge to Terabithia

    Orson Scott Card: Seventh Son

    Carol Kendall:

    The Gammage Cup (One of my favorites when I was young)

    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, Gifts, Voices, and Powers.

    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:

    Tree Girl

    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 Merlin 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

    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

    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

    Howard Pyle:

    The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood

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

    Philip Pullman:

    His Dark Materials - The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass.

    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.

    Anne McCaffrey: (a.k.a. Anne Geddes)

    Dragonsong Trilogy - Dragonsong, Dragonsinger, and Dragondrums.

    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.

    Elizabeth A. Lynn:

    Dragon's Winter and Dragon's Treasure.

    E. E. Knight:

    Age of Fire Series - Dragon Champion, Dragon Avenger, and Dragon Outcast.

    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:

    Vampire Romance - Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn.

    Joanne Harris: Runemarks

    Juliet Marillier: Wildwood Dancing and Cybele's Secret

    George MacDonald:

    Phantastes and At the Back of the North Wind

    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, Silmarillion; also Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.

    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.

    Christopher Paolini:

    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.

    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. The title of the second book in the series will be The Hunter and the Marked.

    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.

    Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett: Good Omens

    Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman:

    Dragonlance Chronicles - Dragons of Autumn Twilight, Dragons of Winter Night, Dragons of Spring Dawning, and Dragons of Summer Flame.

    Dragonlance Legends Trilogy - Time of the Twins, War of the Twins, and Test of the Twins.

    Jonathan Stroud:

    Bartimaeus Trilogy - The Amulet of Samarkand, The Golem's Eye, and Ptolemy's Gate.

    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.

    Roger Zelazny:

    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; Rebel Angels; and The Sweet Far Thing

    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, Kron

  • 1 decade ago

    His Dark Materials series by Philip Pullman

    The Dark is Rising series by Susan Cooper (but don't read the first book at all)

    Dragonriders of Pern series by Anne McCaffrey

    The Once and Future King by T. H. White

    The Earthsea series by Ursula K. LeGuin

    several series of Mercedes Lackey

    The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley

    (even A Wrinkle in Time series by Madeleine L'Engle, I guess)

    There are really a ton of fantasy series out there, so I hope others will come up with some good ones....

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Great books & series

    1-800-WHERE-R-YOU Series

    The Mediator Series

    The Blue Girl,

    The Body of Christopher Creed,

    A Brief Chapter in My Impossible Life,

    Breaking Point,

    The Outsiders,

    Memoirs of a Geisha,

    A Certain Slant of Light,

    The Children of Hurin,

    The Chocolate War,

    Chronicles of Narnia,

    Crow Lake,

    A Northern Light,

    East (by Edith Pattou),

    A Series of Unfortunate Events,

    Eragon,

    Esperanza Rising,

    Fahrenheit 451

    Hope that helps. I have very strange tastes, so you might hate some of these books

  • cloud9
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    The Shannara series by Terry Brooks, The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan, the Icewind Dale trilogy{or any Dark Elf Book} by R.A. Salvatore any Raymond E. Feist book, any Conan book by robert E. Howard. i hope this helps! if I were you id start with Terry Brooks....

    Source(s): terrybrooks.net
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  • piner
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    3 years ago

    i'm going to tell you what the sequence is and then placed the books so as. =) Percy Jackson & the olympian sequence by potential of Rick Riodan: The Lightning Thief the sea of Monsters The Titan's Curse The conflict of the Labyrinth The final Olympian The Heroes of Olympus sequence by potential of Rick Riordan (examine this sequence AFTER the percy jackson sequence so which you already realize it) The lost Hero The Son of Neptune (comes out this autumn) The Kane Chronicals sequence by potential of Rick Riordan: The pink Pyramid The Throne of fireplace those books are spectacular!

  • 1 decade ago

    Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula LeGuin

  • 1 decade ago

    "Beka Cooper" by: Tamora Pierce (my favorite author)

    "1-800-Where-R-You" series by: Meg Cabot

    "Eragon" by: Paolini (has many links to LOTR like writing, dragons and all)

    "Sons of the Dark" series

    "The Golden Compass" series by: Pullman (great books, fast paced and interesting)

    "Harry Potter" by: you know who (or at least you should)

  • Lexy
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    You should try the Dragonlance series. They're about 500 pages each and there's like a million of them. (well, more like 200)

  • 1 decade ago

    Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind

    http://www.terrygoodkind.com/

    Check it out there good.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Percy Jackson and the Olympians or Harry Potter i would say inrtiguing with humor and action

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