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

Can any of you recommend some magical/fantasy books?

I really like books that have vampires,ghosts,and stuff but Ive read like all the books I can find. So just recommend some books like this you have read and I will see if I have read them or if I want to read them,ok. Thank you.

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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, Thief Lord, and Ingraine the Brave

    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

    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.

    C. S. Lewis:

    Chronicles of Narnia - 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.

    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.

    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, The Lord of the Rings, Two Towers, and The Return of the King; 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 (pictsies) attempt to rescue her little 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.

    Libba Bray:

    A Great and Terrible Beauty - Gemma Doyle grew up in India, but after the death of her mother the 16 year old is sent to Spence Academy in London. It is the Victorian Age and these young ladies are being trained for their future roles as wives to men they may not want to marry. As so many have experienced, initially she is an unwelcome outsider. Eventually, she makes friends with three girls and together they explore Gemma's supernatural powers and a group known as the Order.

    Sequels: Rebel Angels and The Sweet Far Thing

    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, Si

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I have answered this question so many times, I decided to dedicate a web site to answer this question. Here it is:

    http://www.life-after-harry-potter.com

    Included is a list of only the best sorcery fantasy books, grade reading level, a short review of each book along with a brief summary of adult content. There is also a "Readers' Choice" list of favorite books, and a list of heroine sorcery fantasy books, plus a full review of "The Golden Compass".

    I will add "Dracula" since you mentioned vampires. A true classic, and deserving of the label, this excellent book is free online. Warning: starts out very slowly, but by the time you've finished, you'll wonder why no one ever told you how great it is before now.

    I hope this helps.

    Jim, http://www.jimpettis.com/wheel/

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The Twilight Series by Stephanie Meyer is the best series ever. It is really good. It is about vampires and romance. I think you would like it.

    Also Cirque Du Freak is an okay series

    By Darren Shan

    Harry Potter of course

    Those would have to be the best

    maybe maximum ride also

    by James Patterson

    Hope you read them

    I am trying to find some books to read myself

    Source(s): Me
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  • ALEXIS
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    1 decade ago

    Try some of these:

    Neil Gaiman is an amazing author!

    Any books by Scott Westernfeld or Neal Shusterman are really good too.

    Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause

    Abarat by Clive Barker, Make sue you get the hardcover version though!!! If you liked the first one be sure to check out the next book in the series Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War.

    Daughters of Destiny series: Keeper of the Winds by Jenna Solitaire, If you enjoyed the first one check out the next three books in the series. Keeper of the Waters, Keeper of the Flames and Keeper of the Earth.

    The Abhorsen Trilogy (Sabriel, Lirael, Abhorsen) by Garth Nix

    The Maximum Ride series (The Angel Experiment, Schools Out Forever, Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports, The Final Warning) by James Patterson

    His Dark Materials trilogy (The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass) by Philip Pullman

    The Riddles of Epsilon by Christine Morton-Shaw

    The Cry of the Icemark by Stuart Hill, If you liked this one, check out the next two Blade of Fire and The Last Battle of the Icemark.

    The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray by Chris Wooding

    Inkheart and Inkspell and Inkdeath (coming soon!) by Cornelia Funke

    The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke

    The Morganville Vampire series (Glass Houses, Dead Girls Dance, Midnight Alley and Feast of Fools) by Rachel Cain

    The Inheritance Trilogy by Christopher Paolini

    The Chronicles of Narnia (7 books) by C.S. Lewis

    The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

    The Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien

    Twilight, New Moon and Eclipse by Stephanie Meyer

    Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

    Uglies series by Scott Westernfeld

    The Wind Singer, Slaves of the Mastery and Firesong by William Nicholson

    The Sight and Fell by David Clement-Davies

    The Prophecy of the Stones by Flavia Bujor

    Source(s): Enjoy!
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Anne Rice - The Vampire Chronicles

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  • 1 decade ago

    vampirates by justin somper is awesome and comes in a series there is three books out now the fourth is being wrote as we speak

    most books by garth nix

    sarah singleton

    mercade lackey

    terry brooks

    alan campell

    these authors write the best fanasty fiction books

    if i think of anymore i will tell you

    Source(s): BOOK WORM
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  • 1 decade ago

    there are a serise of books and it doesn't have to be read in a certain order. Their called Fear Street by R.L Stine.

    and....

    Inkheart series-by Cornelia Funke

    Faerie Path Series-by Frewin Jones

    Inhertince series-by Christopher Paolini

    House Of Night series-by P. C. Cast and Kristin Cast

    Source(s): me and they are awesome
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Chronicles_of_Nar...

    The Chronicles of Narnia present the adventures of children who play central roles in the unfolding history of the fictional realm of Narnia, a place where animals talk, magic is common, and good battles evil. Each of the books (with the exception of The Horse and His Boy) features as its protagonists children from our world who are magically transported to Narnia, where they are called upon to help the lion Aslan handle a crisis in the world of Narnia .

    Inheritance series by Christopher Paolini

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inheritance_cycle#Syn...

    Fifteen year-old Eragon discovers his destiny as a Dragon Rider. With only an ancient sword and the advice of an old storyteller for guidance, Eragon and his dragon must navigate the dangerous terrain and dark enemies of an Empire ruled by a king whose evil knows no bounds.

    Uglies Trilogy by Scott Westerfeld

    http://www.scottwesterfeld.com/books/uglies.htm

    UGLIES trilogy follows the high-tech adventures of Tally Youngblood. As an ugly, then a pretty, and finally a special, Tally works to take down a society created to function with perfect-looking people who never have a chance to think for themselves.

    His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman

    http://www.philip-pullman.com/pages/content/index....

    Lyra and Will, children from different worlds, share two common bonds, the loss of parents and the possession of objects which give them unique access to knowledge. One is an object which communicates truth about any situation to any person wise enough to be able to read it and the other an instrument which can cut open windows to other worlds.

    Forgotten Realms books by R. A. Salvatore

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forgotten_Realms

    There is no easy way to summarize these books, the scope is just too large. Best I can do is say they are full of adventure, elves, magic, and alternate worlds. Once you start reading these you will find yourself hooked.

    Dragon Riders of Pern by Anne Mcaffery

    http://www.iblist.com/series130.htm

    Anne Mcaffery is one of those authors whose books just leave you feeling good once you read the last page. While a combination of Sci-fi and Fantasy (the argument continues about which one it is) they sit on my fantasy shelf. Anyone who has ever dreamed of riding a dragon should read these.

    Xanth Series by Piers Anthony

    http://www.amazon.com/Xanth-nbsp-Series/lm/RDF5340...

    Fun series full of fantastic creatures, a unique world and a magic system based on puns. Yes I said puns! These are a light read and funny as heck (by the rules of the Adult Conspiracy if I say the other word really bad things will happen.)

    Valdemar series by Mercedes Lackey

    http://www.mercedeslackey.com/biblio_series.html

    This is a large collection and every book in it is excellent. The concept of being *chosen* by a companion, which is essentially a telepathic horse with amazing powers, is delightful. Once chosen you become one of the elite heralds, protectors of the realm. Start with Arrows of the Queen.

    The Belgariad (5), The Malloreon(5), The Elenium (3), The Tamuli(3) by David and Leigh Eddings

    http://www.eddingschronicles.com/index.html

    I can't say enough good about these books. They are full of rich content, fantastic worldbuilding and plenty of sorcery. One of my biggest draws is the humor, the interaction between characters can be side splitting at times. They are rift with dry wit, affectionate banter and personal quirks. My favorite books hands down.

    Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mists_of_Avalon

    I've always loved her writing, even her Sci-fi books and I'm not a huge Sci-fi fan. In this book she gives a whole new light on the Celtic era where Merlin reigned supreme. In a topic that has been done to death, somehow she manages to make it all fresh and new, and a great read.

    Source(s): More on my blog, can also check out the lists. http://dragonsheroesandwizards.blogspot.com/
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  • 1 decade ago

    Harry Potter Series---J.K. Rowling

    Inheritance Cycle ---Christopher Paolini

    The Sign of Seven ---Nora Roberts

    There is one....I forgot the name of the series. The first book is, I think, "Dragonspell". It was really good.

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  • 3 years ago

    first of all.. i admire you promptly for liking the Poison learn trilogy, I purely reread those books some month in the past. the author Tamora Pierce has some somewhat marvelous magical/fable books. She used to jot down in quartets specifically, with distinctive quartets contained in the comparable international(she has 2 of them) having characters from different quartets so as that they have got been all o.k. interconnected jointly as on the comparable time ought to stand on my own purely nice. jointly as her later works(extremely her Beka Cooper books Terrier and Bloodhound) are lots extra useful(shall we face it, after a decade of writing anybody could get extra useful) her early books are nevertheless large and its relaxing to study them so which you would be able to get all of the characters and the interconnections between e book groupings.

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