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A Spell for Chameleon
At age 25 Bink was exiled from the magic land of Xanth because he had no magic spell that was observable to his people. But both the good genie and the magic wall chart insisted that he did. How could he prove he had magic?
Adult SciFi Fantasy Book ANTHONY
Baum, L. Frank|
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
After a cyclone transports her to the land of Oz, Dorothy must seek out the great Wizard in order to return to Kansas, accompanied on her journey by the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion.
Adult Nonfiction Book 813.4 B327
Beagle, Peter S.|
The Last Unicorn
A unicorn, a haphazard wizard, and a spunky scullery woman journey to the dreaded kingdom of Haggaard, an evil ruler who, with the help of a bull-shaped demon, imprisons all the unicorns of the world.
Adult SciFi Fantasy Book BEAGLE
Bradley, Marion Zimmer|
The Mists of Avalon
Retells the legend of Arthur as perceived by Viviane, the Lady of the Lake and high priestess of Avalon, Arthur's mother Igraine, his Christian wife Guinevere, and the sorceress Morgaine
Adult Fiction Book BRADLEY
The Sword of Shannara
Long ago, the world of Shea Ohmsford was torn apart by the wars of ancient Evil. But in the Vale, the half-human, half-elfin Shea now lives in peace - until the mysterious, forbidding figure of Alanon appears, to reveal that the supposedly long dead Warlock Lord lives again, and will destroy the world.
Adult SciFi Fantasy Book BROOKS
Card, Orson Scott|
Amid the deep woods where the Red Man still holds sway, a very special child is born. Young Alvin is the seventh son, and such a boy is destined to become great - perhaps even a man with the enormous powers of a Maker. But even in the loving safety of his home, dark forces reach out to destroy him.
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Donaldson, Stephen R.|
Lord Foul's Bane
The first book in one of the most remarkable epic fantasies ever written, the Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, Unbeliever. He called himself Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever because he dared not believe in the strange alternate world in which he suddenly found himself. Yet he was tempted to believe, to fight for the Land, to be the reincarnation of its greatest hero.... THE CHRONICLES OF THOMAS COVENANT THE UNBELIEVER
Adult SciFi Fantasy Book DONALDSON
Pawn of Prophecy
Garion the farm boy did not believe in magic dooms, but then he did not know that soon he would be on a quest of unparalleled magic and danger when the dread evil God Torak was reawakened. Book 1 of the Belgariad.
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The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm
A new translation of 279 fairy tales collected by the Brothers Grimm. Also includes a listing of their oral and/or literary sources.
Adult Nonfiction Book
The magical Deryni have long been persecuted and feared in Gwynedd, but the ruling Haldane family hides a dark secret -- they have Deryni blood. Charissa, a full-blooded Deryni trained in the disciplines of sorcery and necromancy, threatens the rulership of the young King Kelson and the life of his chief advisor Morgan.
Adult SciFi Fantasy Book KURTZ
Fritz Leiber's Return to Lankhmar
Here are Leiber's first two classic sword and sorcery novels featuring Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser, and the darkly dangerous city of Lankhmar.
Adult SciFi Fantasy Book LEIBER
Lewis, C. S.|
The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
Four English schoolchildren find their way through the back of a wardrobe into the magic land of Narnia and assist Aslan, the golden lion, to triumph over the White Witch, who has cursed the land with eternal winter.
Children's Fiction Book LEWIS
Malory, Thomas, Sir|
Le Morte D'Arthur
Malory wrote the book while in Newgate Prison during the last three years of his life; it was published some fourteen years later, in 1485, by William Caxton. The tales, steeped in the magic of Merlin, the powerful cords of the chivalric code, and the age-old dramas of love and death, resound across the centuries. The stories of King Arthur, Lancelot, Queen Guenever, and Tristram and Isolde seem astonishingly moving and modern.
Adult Nonfiction Book
The Colour of Magic
The Color of Magic is Terry Pratchett's maiden voyage through the now-legendary land of Discworld. This is where it all begins--with the tourist Twoflower and his wizard guide, Rincewind.
Adult SciFi Fantasy Book PRATCHE
The Crystal Cave
Born the bastard son of a Welsh princess, Myridden Emrys -- or as he would later be known, Merlin -- leads a perilous childhood, haunted by portents and visions. But destiny has great plans for this no-man's-son, taking him from prophesying before the High King Vortigern to the crowning of Uther Pendragon ... and the conception of Arthur -- king for once and always. Book jacket.
Adult Fiction Book STEWART
Tolkien, J. R. R.|
The Fellowship of the Ring: Being the First Part of The Lord of the Rings
In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, the Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others. But the One Ring was taken from him, and though he sought it throughout Middle-earth, it remained lost to him. After many ages it fell into the hands of Bilbo Baggins, as told in The Hobbit.In a sleepy village in the Shire, young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with an immense task, as his elderly cousin Bilbo entrusts the Ring to his care. Frodo must leave his home and make a perilous journey across Middle-earth to the Cracks of Doom, there to destroy the Ring and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose. Book jacket.
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