Discussion in 'Young Adult Fiction' started by yahooshie, Dec 25, 2006.
series only please
As this is posted in YA, I'm assuming that's approximately the age we're shooting for: Lloyd Alexander's Chronicles of Prydain comes to mind:
The Book of Three (1964)
The Black Cauldron (1965)
The Castle of Llyr (1966)
Taran Wanderer (1967)
The High King (1968)
The Foundling and Other Tales from Prydain (1970)
There's also Joy Chant's House of Kendreth set:
Red Moon and Black Mountain (1970)
The Gray Mane of Morning (1977)
When Voiha Wakes (1983)
though opinions on those differ. And, as you didn't say what (to you) comprises a series, I'll throw in Alan Garner's Alderley books:
The Weirdstone of Brisingamen (1960)
The Moon of Gomrath (1963)
Those are the ones that come to mind right off, though I'm sure others will be able to give considerably more recommendations, as this area is definitely not my strong suit.....
However, this may help:
Excellent choices, JD. Thank you very much!!!
Agree! Some good choices up there
I'll also add:
~The Spiderwick Chronicles by Holly Black
~Faerie Wars by Herbie Brennan
~Leven Thumps series by Obert Skye
~The Keys to the Kingdom by Garth Nix
~The Seventh Tower series by Garth Nix
~Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
~The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper
and, of course, Harry Potter, lol.
~The Abhorsen Trilogy by Garth Nix
~His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
~The Bartimaeus Trilogy by Jonathan Stroud
If I remember anymore I'll post them!
Jane Yolen's Pit Dragon trilogy is probably one of the best ya fantasy books I remember reading. I probably said that somewhere else. She also has a lot of other sets that are very good...but that is my favorite from my childhood.
Jane Yolen Official Web Site
Also dont forget Keys to the Kingdom by Garth NIx
C.S. Lewis's The Cronicles of Narnia?
Man,Istruggled with taht series of books and I'm 35 . I sometimes think they are children's books written for adults
you really can't beat The Famous Five for children's adventuring goodness!
"The Winter of the World" by Michael Scott Rohan.
Quite old now, original in many respects. By far the best thing he has ever done. Set during the ice age, but in a society at medieval levels of technology.
A very underappreciated fantasy, but very good.
you are all missng some of the greats
all are trilogies by raymond E feist
plus the ge of five books by trudi cavanan
and the dark magician triology to.
you will love these fantansy books
im readin a good book series called 'Daughters of the Moon'
heres what its about:
Vanessa,Catty,Serena, and Jimena seem like ordinary girls living in Los Angeles. But they each have a secret. Vanessa can become invisible. Catty travels back in time. Serena reads minds, and Jemena has premonitions. What separates them others bands them together as 'the daughters of the moon.
are there any good shortish fantacy storys (150+ pages )
Two spring to mind;
Over sea, Under Stone
The Dark is Rising
The Grey King
Silver on The Tree
i.e. The Dark is Rising sequence by Susan Cooper
And The Belgriad by David Eddings
Pawn of Prophecy
Queen of Sorcery
Castle of Wizardry
Enchanter's End Game
These series are at opposite ends of the spectrum, the former being short and easily digestible, the latter longer but quite accessible.
Lots of luck.
I've read the first book of the Belgariad, and it was good, i would recommend the Green Rider books by Kristen Britain
- Green Rider
- First Rider's Call
- the third one's out in November (can't wait!)
Chronicles of Ancient Darkness, by Michelle Paver are good as well
- Wolf Brother
hmmm....and the Icemark Chronicles by Stuart Hill
- The Cry of the Icemark
- Blade of Fire
Alan Garner's books are quite short -- within that range, I'd say. And, as this is in the YA section, I'd suggest Lloyd Alexander's and Madeleine L'Engle's books....
j. d. worthngton -what is the first book by Madeleine L'Engle ???
A Wrinkle in Time would probably be the one to start with:
Madeleine L'Engle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Though, if you're interested in finding out about all her work:
Madeleine L'Engle: Bibliography: Publication Date
okay thank you
Garth Nix Series
Keys to the Kingdom
The Old Kingdom
Dianna Wynne Jones
Snow Spider series
Charlie Bone series
Happy reading! Let us know which ones you ended up reading and liking.
The Young Wizards Series
These are excellent books. I started them when I was about 12, and I still read the latest ones when they come out.
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