Magical Books

Six for Sunday is the brainchild of Steph (@eenalol). See her website for the full details. I’m very late to the party but have really enjoyed creating my own lists according to her prompts.

This week’s prompt is Magical books which immediately means that there are way too many to choose from. I was brought up on a diet of fairy stories before moving onto Narnia and Lord of the Rings. Fantasy and books involving magic remain a huge love of mine. Just choosing 6 books about magic was definitely much harder than finding six books with snakes. Initially there was a common theme of a young boy discovering or coming into his power and female heroines seemed poorly represented but I think that’s because a lot of my original choices are quite old now. There are a lot more fantasy books with female leads now than there were 20 years ago so I had another look at my bookshelves and the list is now more balanced.

You can’t have a collection of magical books without including Merlin. This is his back story before King Arthur was even thought of.
The Magic’s Price trilogy were the first books I read by Mercedes Lackey and Vanyel remains my favourite character. This trilogy is quite dark and shows the danger of magic.
Possibly one of the best fantasy books ever written. It has elves, dragons, dwarves and other worlds. What’s not to love?
Love the magic system in this series and Vin is a terrific character.
I just love this Venetian based trilogy. Two great female protagonists and a brilliant story.
I couldn’t have a set of magical books that didn’t include one by LEModesit. A strong female mage in a world dominated by men.

So that’s my six magical books for Sunday. I can’t wait to see what choices other people make. Let me know what you think of the books I have chosen. Are any of them your favourites too?


Author: Janette

Recently retired Ex-Assistant Head of a large primary school in Leicestershire although I seem to be in school teaching quite a bit still.

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