Orson Scott Card
Set in an alternate frontier America, this story mixes fantasy, folktale and
historical figures as a young man discovers that his unique powers
put him in the center of a battle between good and evil.
Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett
The countdown to Armageddon has begun, but a motley group of characters are out
to stop it in this humorous fantasy from two irreverent and imaginative authors.
Lord of the Silver Bow
A wonderful and engrossing re-imagining of the Trojan War.
Across the Nightingale Floor*
A mythical, medieval Japan forms the backdrop for this intrigue-filled tale of revenge.
Lady of the Forest
A fanciful “prequel” to the story of Robin Hood and Maid Marian.
The Stars Dispose
Historical detail, Italian cooking and magic converge in this fantasy
revolving around Catherine de Medici’s rise to power in the 16th Century.
The Crystal Cave*
Filled with historical details of 5th Century Britain, this is the story of
Merlin’s early life. Stewart continues her classic and complex exploration
of the Arthurian legend in subsequent books.
The Book of the Dun Cow
An allegorical fantasy in which talking animals are all too human in their battle against evil.
Orphans of Chaos
John C. Wright
Five prodigy orphans, kept as prisoners at a British Boarding school, begin to suspect they are not entirely human. One reviewer likened this tale to Harry Potter “with an adult twist.”
More Fantastical Fiction titles to try:
Adams, Richard – Watership Down
Armstrong, Kelley – Dime Store Magic*
Baum, L. Frank - The Wonderful Wizard of Oz*
Bradley, Marion Zimmer – The Mists of Avalon*
Bray, Libby – A Great and Terrible Beauty*
St. Charles Public Library