Wat are some good modern fantasy books series to read?

does anyone know of some good modern fantasy book series. i have already Artemis Fowl Series. Also i dont want to read the harry potter series

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  • 1 decade ago
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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 and The Whisper of Glocken

    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, Sign of Chaos, Knight of Shadows, and Prince of Chaos.

    Richard Adams: Watership Down

    George Orwell: Animal Farm

    Richard Bach: Jonathan Livingston Seagull

    Bob

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  • 1 decade ago

    "Pendragon" by D.J. MacHale is a sci-fi/fantasy series with nine books. The last book is coming up.

    "Twilight" by Stephenie Meyer--if you haven't already read it. :D

    "The Underland Chronicles" by Suzanne Collins. Ever wonder if there is a world below ours? Well, there is in this series. It may be labeled as "kids", but I know tons of teens who have read this series and loved it.

    "The Young Wizards" by Diane Duane. Wonderful books, but I would skip the first book if I were you. It's boring and nothing really happens, and there is an overview of the whole book in the beginning of the second book, "Deep Wizardry." That's when the adventure and action start picking up.

    "The Gatekeepers" by Anthony Horowitz (Called "The Power of Five" in Europe). Actually more of sci-fi, but very good. Anthony Horowitz also writes the "Alex Rider" series, which is adventure/action, and he has three horror collections. "Horowitz Horror", "More Horowitz Horror", and a new one that I'm not sure of the name.

    "Maximum Ride" by James Patterson. Excellent series, with a group of kids that are actually only 98% human. The other 2% is bird. They fly, and they all have some special sort of power that is unique to them. Very exciting stories, although the chapters are in that annoying two page format, the books (of which there are three) are impossible to put down.

    "Charlie Bone" by Jenny Nimmo. Again, labeled "kids", but my 18 year old brother and I both read them a couple of years ago. There are six books so far, and a seventh is coming out soon. They are very good books, with very original characters and powers.

    "Cirque du Freak" by Darren Shan. Sure, it's commonly considered horror, but it's got vampires, and that can be construed as fantasy. The series is, unfortunately, over, but it is extremely good. I loved it!

    "The Keys to the Kingdom" by Garth Nix. Very good books with an interesting concept. There are five books out right now, and the sixth is set to be released on August 1, 2008.

    "The Warrior Heir" by Cinda Williams Chima is a very good, exciting book. It also has a sequel called "The Wizard Heir".

    I've heard that Holly Black's fantasy novels are very good. Unfortunately, I have not been able to lay my hands on any of them except for the "Spiderwick Chronicles" years ago.

    Anyways, I hope you enjoy these books. They are some of my favorite fantasy series.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Why not read HP? They're great!!!!

    But anyway, try he Golden Compass series (His Dark MAterials), they''re really not as contreversial as they are made out to be. Also, try Pendragon, and...Oh crap, what is that series. It's about those clay dragons, the characters are Zanna, Lucy, Rain...Well, it's good and you should ask around to see if anyone knows the title.

    Eragon... use Twilight as a last resort unless you want to get in a horrendous albeit addicting, book. Also, Fablehaven, The sister's grimm. and, well, those are all I can think of off the top of my head. OH!!!!! Wicked is a good one if you don't mind some adul content and although not modern, try The Wizard of Oz.

    Wicked Lovely..not my style but you may like it. Percy and the Olympians are more about mythology but it's good.

    P.S: The old fantsy books aren't bad either.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Hi, you might want to try my own recently published book, entitled "The Tales of Tanglewood: The Lon Dubh Whistle".

    The first in a series, Tales of Tanglewood melds together influences of Celtic and Irish mythology with modern-day folklore, and is a fantasy novel to be enjoyed and cherished by all ages. Within the pages of this tome you will find the adventures of Colin, a child who is fully aware of the hidden world of myth and wonder hiding within the woods just beyond his home, long kept secret by old magic. Only the fey magic which runs through his veins has enabled him to find what others cannot; the Tanglewood, the wood within the woods. Full of odd characters and fey beings, the Tanglewood is a world of magnificent folklore come to life.

    For more details and to download the first three chapters for free, go to http://www.talesoftanglewood.com

    or you can check out the reviews at Amazon.com

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Why don't you want to read the Harry Potter series? It's probably one of the great phenomena to occur in our lifetime. It's one of my favorite stories ever. But anyways, I loved Garth Nix's series, the first one is called Sabriel. There's two more after that. You could also read Ender's game, which is more sci-fi, but is one of the best books around. i just read the city of bones, which was pretty good, and I know there's a sequel too. Anyway, those are my ideas.

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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 hope this helps.

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

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  • 1 decade ago

    May Bird. You can get the books really cheap at amazon.com.

    #1- May Bird and the Ever After

    #2- May Bird Among the Stars

    #3- May Bird, Warrior Princess

    Source(s): I am the flippin source!
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  • 1 decade ago

    Twilight,

    His Dark Materials,

    Lord of the Rings,

    Daughters of the Moon (if ur a girl),

    Sabriel

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