Fantasy books featuring wizards and magic users

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher\'s Stone

1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by JK Rowling
Harry Potter: Book 1
Score: 203
Our rating: 9.4 | 109 positive reader reviews

The Harry Potter books are both very well-written and laugh-out-loud funny, an intoxicating combination. The Philosopher’s Stone is where, for young Harry Potter, it all begins. A book infused with charm and wit it is adored by readers of all ages. The series is popular because it is very, very good and the wizarding world a wonderful place to escape to.

The Name of the Wind

2. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
The Kingkiller Chronicle: Book 1
Score: 145
Our rating: 9.6 | 49 positive reader reviews

The Name of the Wind, which is essentially an autobiography of a once famous now reclusive musician, arcanist and adventurer named Kvothe, is revolutionary in its storytelling method. Patrick Rothfuss is nothing short of a genius.

Magician

3. Magician by Raymond E Feist
Riftwar Saga: Book 1
Score: 132
Our rating: 9.0 | 42 positive reader reviews

Magician is a powerful and memorable book that any reader who derives pleasure from reading epic fantasy should read. It is classic fantasy but with many elements of originality, the character development is excellent and the reading experience effortless. In 2003 Magician was voted the 89th most popular book of all time in the BBC's Big Read Top 100.

The Earthsea Quartet

4. The Earthsea Quartet by Ursula Le Guin
Earthsea Saga: Book 1 - 4
Score: 114
Our rating: 10.0 | 14 positive reader reviews

Ursula Le Guin's Earthsea Saga is beautifully written, a reader will be left charmed by the spellbinding narrative. Like the very best books this can be read and enjoyed by any age, simply for the tale itself or also the psychological and sociological themes it explores. The beautifully imagined world of Earthsea is a place any fantasy fan should visit.

The Slow Regard of Silent Things

5. The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss
The Kingkiller Chronicle
Score: 104
Our rating: 10.0 | 4 positive reader reviews
The University, a renowned bastion of knowledge, attracts the brightest minds to unravel the mysteries of enlightened sciences like artificing and alchemy. Yet deep below its bustling halls lies a complex and cavernous maze of abandoned rooms and ancient passageways - and in the heart of it all l [...]

The Wise Man\'s Fear

6. The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss
The Kingkiller Chronicle: Book 2
Score: 102
Our rating: 9.6 | 6 positive reader reviews
Picking up the tale of Kvothe Kingkiller once again, we follow him into exile, into political intrigue, courtship, adventure, love and magic ... and further along the path that has turned Kvothe, the mightiest magician of his age, a legend in his own time, into Kote, the unassuming pub landlord. [...]

The Silvered

7. The Silvered by Tanya Huff
Score: 97
Our rating: 9.5 | 2 positive reader reviews
The Empire has declared war on the small, were-ruled kingdom of Aydori, capturing five women of the Mage-Pack, including the wife of the were Pack-leader. With the Pack off defending the border, it falls to Mirian Maylin and Tomas Hagen - she a low-level mage, he younger brother to the Pack-leade [...]

The Ring of Solomon

8. The Ring of Solomon by Jonathan Stroud
The Bartimaeus Trilogy: Book 0
Score: 96
Our rating: 9.5 | 1 positive reader reviews
The year is 950 BC and the self-proclaimed master djinni Bartimaeus is to be found causing chaos whilst serving at the court of King Solomon in Jerusalem. But with the arrival of Asmira, an assassin girl sent by the Queen of Sheba, things begin to get even more interesting and Bartimaeus must use [...]

The Midnight Mayor

9. The Midnight Mayor by Kate Griffin
Matthew Swift: Book 2
Score: 96
Our rating: 9.6 | 0 positive reader reviews
It's said that if the ravens ever leave the Tower of London, then the Tower will crumble and the kingdom will fall. Resurrected sorcerer Matthew Swift is about to discover that this isn't so far from the truth. . .One by one, the protective magical wards that guard the city are fal [...]

Seven Blades in Black

10. Seven Blades in Black by Sam Sykes
The Grave of Empires: Book 1
Score: 96
Our rating: 9.5 | 1 positive reader reviews
Among humans, none have power like mages. And among mages, none have will like Sal the Cacophony. Once revered, now vagrant, she walks a wasteland scarred by generations of magical warfare.The Scar, a land torn between powerful empires, is where rogue mages go to disappear, disgraced soldi [...]

The Magicians

11. The Magicians by Lev Grossman
The Magicians series: Book 1
Score: 95
Our rating: 9.0 | 5 positive reader reviews
Quentin Coldwater’s life is changed forever by an apparently chance encounter: when he turns up for his entrance interview to Princeton he finds his interviewer dead – but a strange envelope bearing Quentin’s name leads him down a very different path to any he’d ever imagi [...]

Year of the Unicorn

12. Year of the Unicorn by Andre Norton
Witch World: Book 3
Score: 95
Our rating: 9.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
Far from the besieged home of Simon and Jaelithe, in peaceful Norsdale, we meet Gillan, who longs to leave her dull life in a secluded country abbey. But when her wish comes true, she finds more than a little adventure. As she ventures out, not only is her life in danger, but also the power that [...]

Shadowfell

13. Shadowfell by Juliet Marillier
Score: 95
Our rating: 9.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
Sixteen-year-old Neryn is alone in the land of Alban, where the oppressive king has ordered anyone with magical strengths captured and brought before him. Eager to hide her own canny skill - a uniquely powerful ability to communicate with the fairy-like Good Folk - Neryn sets out for the legendar [...]

The Secrets of Drearcliff Grange School

14. The Secrets of Drearcliff Grange School by Kim Newman
Score: 95
Our rating: 9.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
When her mother finds her sleeping on the ceiling, Amy Thomsett is sent to Drearcliff Grange School in Somerset. Although it looks like a regular 1920s boarding school, Amy learns that Drearcliff girls are special, the daughters of criminal masterminds, outlaw scientists and master magicians. Whe [...]

The House in the Cerulean Sea

15. The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune
Score: 95
Our rating: 9.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
Linus Baker is a by-the-book case worker in the Department in Charge of Magical Youth. He's tasked with determining whether six dangerous magical children are likely to bring about the end of the world.Arthur Parnassus is the master of the orphanage. He would do anything to keep the ch [...]

The Other Wind

16. The Other Wind by Ursula Le Guin
Earthsea Saga: Book 5
Score: 94
Our rating: 9.0 | 4 positive reader reviews
The sorcerer Alder dreams of his dead wife and is able to kiss her across the stone wall that separates our world from the land of the dead. This puts Alder and Earthsea in mortal danger as the dead seek to free themselves through Alder and invade the land of the living. Alder looks to Sparrowhaw [...]

The Black Prism

17. The Black Prism by Brent Weeks
Lightbringer: Book 1
Score: 94
Our rating: 9.0 | 4 positive reader reviews
Gavin Guile is the Prism, the most powerful man in the world. His strength, wit and charm are all that preserve a tenuous peace. But Prisms never last, and Guile knows exactly how long he has left to live. When Guile discovers he has a son, born in a far kingdom after the war that put him in powe [...]

Silver Mage

18. Silver Mage by CM Debell
Score: 93
Our rating: 9.1 | 2 positive reader reviews
In the first age of Andeira, men and dragons brought together the two halves of the elemental magic of the world to create a union through which their magic, and the world, could support and renew itself. When war broke out, that union was destroyed - deliberately severed by the ancient mages in [...]

The Unbound Empire

19. The Unbound Empire by Melissa Caruso
Swords and Fire #3
Score: 92
Our rating: 9.2 | 0 positive reader reviews
While winter snows keep the Witch Lord Ruven's invading armies at bay, Lady Amalia Cornaro and the fire warlock Zaira attempt to change the fate of mages in the Raverran Empire forever, earning the enmity of those in power who will do anything to keep all magic under tight imperial control. B [...]

The Dragonbone Chair

20. The Dragonbone Chair by Tad Williams
Memory Sorrow and Thorn: Book 1
Score: 91
Our rating: 8.5 | 6 positive reader reviews
A war fueled by the powers of dark sorcery is about to engulf the peaceful land of Osten Ard—for Prester John, the High King, lies dying. And with his death, the Storm King, the undead ruler of the elf-like Sithi, seizes the chance to regain his lost realm through a pact with the newly asce [...]

Storm Front

21. Storm Front by Jim Butcher
The Dresden Files: Book 1
Score: 91
Our rating: 9.0 | 1 positive reader reviews
Lost items found. Paranormal Investigations. Consulting. Reasonable rates. No Love Potions, Endless Purses, or Other Entertainment. Harry Dresden is the best and technically the 'only' at what he does. So when the Chicago P.D. has a case that transcends mortal capabilities, they come to h [...]

Forest Mage

22. Forest Mage by Robin Hobb
The Soldier Son Trilogy: Book 2
Score: 91
Our rating: 9.0 | 1 positive reader reviews
The King's Cavalla Academy has been ravaged by the Speck plague. The disease has decimated the ranks of both cadets and instructors, and even the survivors remain sickly. Many have been forced to relinquish their military ambitions and return to their families to face lives of dependency and [...]

The Innocent Mage

23. The Innocent Mage by Karen Miller
Kingmaker, Kingbreaker: Book 1
Score: 91
Our rating: 9.0 | 1 positive reader reviews
Being a fisherman like his father isn't a bad life, but it's not the one that Asher wants. Despite his humble roots, Asher has grand dreams. And they call him to Dorana, home of princes, beggars . . . and the warrior mages who have protected the kingdom for generations.Little does [...]

Dawn of the Exile

24. Dawn of the Exile by Mitchell Hogan
The Infernal Guardian #2
Score: 91
Our rating: 9.1 | 0 positive reader reviews
For the damned, redemption may be just a mad dream…Years have passed since the demon Tarrik and his master, the sorcerer Ren, destroyed the servants of Samal and suppressed the very essence of the vile lord. The cost was greater than even a demon could have imagined. But in the [...]

Steel Crow Saga

25. Steel Crow Saga by Paul Krueger
Score: 91
Our rating: 9.0 | 1 positive reader reviews
A soldier with a curseTala lost her family to the empress's army and has spent her life avenging them in battle. But the empress's crimes don't haunt her half as much as the crimes Tala has committed against the laws of magic... and her own flesh and blood.A prince with a [...]

The Magician\'s Guild

26. The Magician's Guild by Trudi Canavan
The Black Magician Trilogy: Book 1
Score: 90
Our rating: 8.0 | 10 positive reader reviews
The Magician's Guild is set in Imardin, where every year the magicians amass in order to rid the streets of the homeless and miscreants. The magicians believe themselves untouchable behind a magical shield but when Sonea, who is upset by the behaviour towards her friends and family, throws a [...]

Wizard\'s First Rule

27. Wizard's First Rule by Terry Goodkind
The Sword of Truth Series: Book 1
Score: 90
Our rating: 8.1 | 9 positive reader reviews
One man, Richard Cypher, holds the key to the fate of three nations and of humanity. But until he learns the Wizard's First Rule his chances of succeeding in his task are slim. And his biggest problem is admitting that magic exists at all... [...]

Tales From Earthsea

28. Tales From Earthsea by Ursula Le Guin
Earthsea Saga: Book 6
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
A collection of five magical tales of Earthsea, the fantastical realm created by a master storyteller that has held readers enthralled for more than three decades. "The Finder", a novella set a few hundred years before A Wizard of Earthsea, when he Archipelago was dark and troubled, rev [...]

Flight of the Nighthawks

29. Flight of the Nighthawks by Raymond E Feist
The Darkwar Saga #1
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
The Conclave of Shadows, the undercover organisation charged with the protection of Midkemia, have problems: the evil magician Leso Varen is still at large and thousands of portals to a parallel dimension inhabited by the cruel and fiendish Dasati, have been discovered in Novindus. Leso Varen, a [...]

The High Lord

30. The High Lord by Trudi Canavan
The Black Magician Trilogy: Book 3
Score: 90
Our rating: 8.6 | 4 positive reader reviews
In the city of Imardin, where those who wield magic wield power, a young street-girl, adopted by the Magician's Guild, finds herself at the centre of a terrible plot that may destroy the entire world ...Sonea has learned much at the magicians' guild and the other novices now treat [...]

White Cat

31. White Cat by Holly Black
Curse Workers: Book 1
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
Cassel is cursed. Cursed by the memory of the fourteen year old girl he murdered. Life at school is a constant trial. Life at home even worse. No-one at home is ever going to forget that Cassel is a killer. No-one at home is ever going to forget that he isn't a magic worker.Cassel' [...]

The Awakened Mage

32. The Awakened Mage by Karen Miller
Kingmaker, Kingbreaker: Book 2
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
Prince Gar now has the magic for weatherworking and is able to keep his enemies at bay, while Asher has become the most powerful Olken in the history of Lur. Peace and prosperity seem assured for the two of them. But Morg, the evil sorcerer mage, remains trapped inside a shattered body. He knows [...]

The Prodigal Mage

33. The Prodigal Mage by Karen Miller
Kingmaker, Kingbreaker: Book 3
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
Life has been peaceful since the tragic events of The Awakened Mage. Asher of Resthaven, the Innocent Mage, has settled down and most remains of Morg’s magic have been eradicated. But the worst is yet to come...Moods sour and tension rises as nearly ten years after the defeat of Morg [...]

Chosen

34. Chosen by Benedict Jacka
Alex Verus series: Book 4
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
Alex Verus is a diviner who can see probable futures--a talent that's gotten him out of many a tough scrape. But this time, he may be in over his head. Alex was once apprenticed to a Dark mage, and in his service he did a lot of things he isn't proud of. As rumors swirl that his old maste [...]

Faith of the Fallen

35. Faith of the Fallen by Terry Goodkind
The Sword of Truth Series: Book 6
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
The Sword of Truth series follows Richard Cypher, a young woodsman intent on tracking down his father's murderer. His quest will take him far from home, embroiling him in an ancient war, three-millennia past, that is about to re-ignite with world-shattering violence. Weary of bloodletting and [...]

Skin Game

36. Skin Game by Jim Butcher
The Dresden Files: Book 15
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
Harry Dresden, Chicago's only professional wizard, is about to have a very bad day. As Winter Knight to the Queen of Air and Darkness, Harry never knows what the scheming Mab might want him to do. Usually, it's something awful. This time, it's worse than that. Mab's involved Harry [...]

The Autumn Republic

37. The Autumn Republic by Brian McClellan
The Powder Mage Trilogy #3
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
Field Marshal Tamas has finally returned to Adopest, only to find the capital in the hands of a foreign power. With his son Taniel presumed dead, Tamas must gather his beleaguered forces and formulate a plan to defeat the Kez - no easy task when you're outnumbered and can't tell friend fr [...]

Veiled

38. Veiled by Benedict Jacka
Alex Verus series: Book 6
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
Alex Verus is a mage who can see the future, but even he didn't see this day coming. He's agreed to join the Keepers, the magical police force, to protect his friends from his old master, the Dark Mage Richard Drakh. Going legit was always going to be difficult for an outcast like Alex, a [...]

The House of Shattered Wings

39. The House of Shattered Wings by Aliette de Bodard
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
Paris in the aftermath of the Great Magicians War. Its streets are lined with haunted ruins, Notre-Dame is a burnt-out shell, and the Seine runs black, thick with ashes and rubble. Yet life continues among the wreckage. The citizens retain their irrepressible appetite for novelty and distraction, [...]

The Cathedral of Known Things

40. The Cathedral of Known Things by Edward Cox
Relic Guild Trilogy #2
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
Divided, hunted and short on resources, the surviving members of the Relic Guild are in real trouble. Their old enemy, the Genii, and their resurrected master have infiltrated Labrys Town and taken over the police force. So the Relic Guild must flee their home, and set off on a dangerous journey [...]

Burned

41. Burned by Benedict Jacka
Alex Verus series: Book 7
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
Alex Verus has a magic shop in Camden, London, and an uncanny ability to see the future. But suddenly everyone can see Alex's future. Because the Mage's Council of Great Britain just named him a traitor and ordered his death in seven days' time, and there's no way anyone can [...]

The Watcher of Dead Time

42. The Watcher of Dead Time by Edward Cox
Relic Guild Trilogy #3
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
Labrys Town, home to a million humans cut off from the rest of the universe, has been invaded. Those who protected it have been deposed. The Relic Guild are scattered across the worlds of the Aelfir. Many of them are dead or dying. The Genii control everything. The war is almost over. Clara, a yo [...]

Smoke and Stone

43. Smoke and Stone by Michael R Fletcher
City of Sacrifice #1
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
After a cataclysmic war of the gods, the last of humanity huddles in Bastion, a colossal ringed city. Beyond the outermost wall lies endless desert haunted by the souls of all the world's dead.Trapped in a rigid caste system, Nuru, a young street sorcerer, lives in the outer ring. [...]

The Bard\'s Blade

44. The Bard's Blade by Brian D Anderson
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
Mariyah enjoys a simple life in Vylari, a land magically sealed off from the outside world, where fear and hatred are all but unknown. There she's a renowned wine maker and her betrothed, Lem, is a musician of rare talent. Their destiny has never been in question. Whatever life brings, they w [...]

The Aware

45. The Aware by Glenda Larke
Isles of Glory: Book 1
Score: 89
Our rating: 8.8 | 1 positive reader reviews
Eleven island nations are scattered across the Isles of Glory, but Blaze, as a halfbreed, is a citizen of none of them. Tall with clear green eyes, her very appearance marks her as an outcast and an object of ridicule.But Blaze's Awareness gives her the ability to sense magic, and with [...]

Rivers of London

46. Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch
Rivers of London series: Book 1
Score: 89
Our rating: 8.7 | 2 positive reader reviews
My name is Peter Grant and until January I was just probationary constable in that mighty army for justice known to all right-thinking people as the Metropolitan Police Service (and as the Filth to everybody else). My only concerns in life were how to avoid a transfer to the Case Progression Unit [...]

A Kingdom Besieged

47. A Kingdom Besieged by Raymond E Feist
The Chaoswar Saga #1
Score: 89
Our rating: 8.9 | 0 positive reader reviews
The Darkness is coming… The Kingdom is plagued by rumour and instability. Kingdom spies in Kesh have been disappearing - either murdered, or turned to the enemy side. Information has become scant and unreliable; but one thing appears clear. Dark forces are on the move… Since Pug and [...]

OrderMaster

48. OrderMaster by LE Modesitt Jr
The Saga of Recluce #13
Score: 89
Our rating: 8.9 | 0 positive reader reviews
Kharl, the cooper has no sooner settled into the estate bestowed upon him by Lord Ghrant of Austra when he is summoned back to the capital by his friend Hagen, the lord-chancellor, who needs help in dealing with rebellious nobles. After a bloody campaign, peace is restored and Ghrant's throne [...]

Spy Glass

49. Spy Glass by Maria V Snyder
Opal Cowan Trilogy: Book 3
Score: 88
Our rating: 8.8 | 0 positive reader reviews
After siphoning her own blood magic in the showdown at Hubal, student glass magician Opal Cowan lost her powers. Immune to the effects of magic, Opal is now an outsider looking in, spying through the glass on those with the powers she once had. Powers that make a difference in the world. Suddenly [...]

50. Moon Over Soho by Ben Aaronovitch
Rivers of London series: Book 2
Score: 88
Our rating: 8.7 | 1 positive reader reviews
I was my dad's vinyl-wallah: I changed his records while he lounged around drinking tea, and that's how I know my Argo from my Tempo. And it's why, when Dr Walid called me to the morgue to listen to a corpse, I recognised the tune it was playing. Something violently supernatural had h [...]

Winter Be My Shield

51. Winter Be My Shield by Jo Spurrier
Children of the Black Sun #1
Score: 88
Our rating: 8.8 | 0 positive reader reviews
Sierra has a despised and forbidden gift - she raises power from the suffering of others. Enslaved by the king's torturer, Sierra escapes, barely keeping ahead of Rasten, the man sent to hunt her down. Then she falls in with dangerous company: the fugitive Prince Cammarian and his crippled fo [...]

Wellspring of Chaos

52. Wellspring of Chaos by LE Modesitt Jr
The Saga of Recluce #12
Score: 88
Our rating: 8.8 | 0 positive reader reviews
Kharl is the best cooper in Brysta, one of the major cities in Nordla, and his life has been as ordered and dependable as his barrels. His trouble begins when he saves a neighbor's daughter from the violent advances of two upper-class men. Then he rescues an actual rape victim he finds uncons [...]

Cyador’s Heirs

53. Cyador’s Heirs by LE Modesitt Jr
The Saga of Recluce #17
Score: 88
Our rating: 8.8 | 0 positive reader reviews
Decades after the fall of Cyador, its survivors have reestablished themselves in Cigoerne, a fertile country coveted by hostile neighbors in less hospitable lands. Young Lerial, the second son of Duke Kiedron, lives in the shadow of his older brother Lephi, the heir to their father's realm. L [...]

The Defiant Heir

54. The Defiant Heir by Melissa Caruso
Swords and Fire #2
Score: 88
Our rating: 8.8 | 0 positive reader reviews
Across the border, the Witch Lords of Vaskandar are preparing for war. But before an invasion can begin, they must call a rare gathering of all seventeen lords to decide a course of action. Lady Amalia Cornaro knows that this Conclave might be her only chance to stifle the growing flames of war, [...]

The Tower of the Swallow

55. The Tower of the Swallow by Andrzej Sapkowski
The Witcher #6
Score: 88
Our rating: 8.8 | 0 positive reader reviews
The world has fallen into war. Ciri, the child of prophecy, has vanished. Hunted by friends and foes alike, she has taken on the guise of a petty bandit and lives free for the first time in her life. But the net around her is closing. Geralt, the Witcher, has assembled a group of allies determine [...]

The Riddler’s Gift

56. The Riddler’s Gift by Greg Hamerton
The Lifesong Cycle: Book 1
Score: 87
Our rating: 8.7 | 0 positive reader reviews
In a time when the world was ravaged by chaos, one kingdom remains; ordered, isolated, protected. Then Tabitha Serannon awakens an ancient power and the world begins to change. She is hunted for her talent. The Shadowcasters whisper in her ears as their evil closes around her. Soon the Riddler wa [...]

The Toy Sorcerer

57. The Toy Sorcerer by Laura Hart
Score: 87
Our rating: 8.7 | 0 positive reader reviews
Trapped as a mortal in a dimension where human dreams become reality, Alice Towers endures a journey of unmerciful persecution and excruciating self-discovery. Guided by an extraordinary realm creature named Shammerwack, she must find Magog; a boy imprisoned for over three centuries who holds the [...]

Rides a Dread Legion

58. Rides a Dread Legion by Raymond E Feist
The Demonwar Saga #1
Score: 87
Our rating: 8.7 | 0 positive reader reviews
A lost race of elves, the taredhel or 'people of the stars', have found a way across the universe to reach Midkemia. On their current home world, these elves are hard pressed by a ravaging demon horde, and what was once a huge empire has been reduced to a handful of survivors. The corners [...]

Infernal

59. Infernal by Mark de Jager
Score: 87
Our rating: 8.7 | 0 positive reader reviews
Stratus wakes alone, with no memory of his past. All he knows is his name and that he is not human. Possessing immense strength, powerful sorcery and an insatiable hunger, he sets out across a landscape torn apart by a war, as a dark magic drives the world to the brink of destruction. Disoriented [...]

Sea Glass

60. Sea Glass by Maria V Snyder
Opal Cowan Trilogy: Book 2
Score: 86
Our rating: 8.6 | 0 positive reader reviews
Like the colorful pieces of sea glass washed up on shore, Opal has weathered rough waters and twisting currents. But instead of finding a tranquil eddy, Opal is caught in a riptide. Her unique glass messengers which allow instant communication over vast distances have become a vital part of Sitia [...]

Second Sight

61. Second Sight by Greg Hamerton
The Lifesong Cycle: Book 2
Score: 86
Our rating: 8.6 | 0 positive reader reviews
Something is sucking the life out of Tabitha's song. Someone has stolen the Kingsrim. And the dire prophecy of Wry Tad Zastor is coming true.The dreaded mark of three is upon this time: the mark of Chaos. Tabitha must face the Sorcerer beyond Eyri, but he was born with hatred for magic [...]

Troubletwisters

62. Troubletwisters by Garth Nix
Score: 86
Our rating: 8.5 | 1 positive reader reviews
Portland might seem like a quiet coastal town, and their grandmother is perhaps no dottier than anyone else’s, but it soon becomes apparent that the strange things going on around them are anything BUT ordinary. It’s all very well discovering that you suddenly have magical powers, but [...]

A Crown Imperilled

63. A Crown Imperilled by Raymond E Feist
The Chaoswar Saga #2
Score: 86
Our rating: 8.6 | 0 positive reader reviews
War rages in Midkemia but behind the chaos there is disquieting evidence of dark forces at work. Jim Dasher’s usually infallible intelligence network has been cleverly dismantled; nowhere is safe. He feels that the world is coming apart at the seams and is helpless to protect his nation. Qu [...]

Poltergeeks

64. Poltergeeks by Sean Cummings
Poltergeeks #1
Score: 86
Our rating: 8.6 | 0 positive reader reviews
15-year-old Julie Richardson is about to learn that being the daughter of a witch isn't all it’s cracked up to be. When she and her best friend and uber-geek, Marcus, witness an elderly lady jettisoned out the front door of her home, it’s pretty obvious to Julie there’s a su [...]

The Ruin of Kings

65. The Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons
A Chorus of Dragons #1
Score: 86
Our rating: 8.6 | 0 positive reader reviews
There are the old stories. And then there’s what actually happens.Kihrin is a bastard orphan who grew upon storybook tales of long-lost princes and grand quests. When he is claimed against his will as the long-lost son of a treasonous prince, Kihrin finds that being a long-lost princ [...]

The Magician\'s Apprentice

66. The Magician's Apprentice by Trudi Canavan
The Black Magician Trilogy
Score: 85
Our rating: 8.4 | 1 positive reader reviews
In the remote village of Mandryn, Tessia serves as assistant to her father, the village Healer - much to the frustration of her mother, who would rather she found a husband. But her life is about to take a very unexpected turn. When treating a patient at the residence of the local magician, Lord [...]

Turn Coat

67. Turn Coat by Jim Butcher
The Dresden Files: Book 11
Score: 85
Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
Harry Dresden -- urban wizard, private detective, and Chicago police consultant -- preserves the equilibrium between the human world and The Nevernever (supernatural world). When fellow wizard and nemesis, Donald Morgan, turns up at Harry's door seriously injured he pleads for Harry to hide h [...]

The Choir Boats

68. The Choir Boats by Daniel Rabuzzi
Longing for Yount: Book 1
Score: 85
Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
There are two streets in 1812 London that mark the opening passages of the Choir Boats. The first home to escaped slave Maggie who wants nothing more then her mother to be well again, the second to daydreamer Sally who wants nothing more then adventure. It doesn’t take long for Sally’ [...]

Johannes Cabal the Detective

69. Johannes Cabal the Detective by Jonathan L Howard
Johannes Cabal: Book 2
Score: 85
Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
Johannes Cabal, necromancer of some little infamy, returns in this riotously clever and terrifically twisted tale of murder and international intrigue. In this genre-twisting novel, infamous necromancer Johannes Cabal, after beating the Devil and being reunited with his soul, leads us [...]

The Minority Council

70. The Minority Council by Kate Griffin
Matthew Swift: Book 4
Score: 85
Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
Matthew Swift, Midnight Mayor, is in charge. And London is having its issues. The new drug on the market is fairy dust and it turns humans into walking drug labs. Teenage vandals are being hunted by a mystical creature. And criminals are dying by magical means. If Swift is going to save London fr [...]

Student Bodies

71. Student Bodies by Sean Cummings
Poltergeeks #2
Score: 85
Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
Whoever said being a teenage witch would be easy? For fifteen-year-old Julie Richardson and the city’s resident protector from supernatural evil, the Left Hand Path doesn't give a damn if you've found true love for the first time in your life. There’s someone lurking the halls [...]

The Relic Guild

72. The Relic Guild by Edward Cox
Relic Guild Trilogy #1
Score: 85
Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
Magic caused the war. Magic is forbidden. Magic will save us. It was said the Labyrinth had once been the great meeting place, a sprawling city at the heart of an endless maze where a million humans hosted the Houses of the Aelfir. The Aelfir who had brought trade and riches, and a future fu [...]

Shadow of the Exile

73. Shadow of the Exile by Mitchell Hogan
The Infernal Guardian #1
Score: 85
Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
Outcast and exiled, the demon Tarrik Nal-Valim has long been forgotten by the world of humans. At least, so he thinks.But when he is summoned as a last resort by a desperate sorcerer, it seems as though his past has caught up with him. Because the sorcerer is Serenity “Ren&rdquo [...]

Indentured Magic

74. Indentured Magic by James A Eggebeen
Score: 85
Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
When swords come out, magic flees, or so Medea thought. Her failure to challenge for membership in the Order sends her on a quest to find those who abduct young girls for their magic. When Medea's own sister is taken captive, the quest becomes personal. The g [...]

Darkblade Assassin

75. Darkblade Assassin by Andy Peloquin
Hero of Darkness #1
Score: 85
Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
Dexter meets the Punisher. Durzo Blint meets Ezio Auditore da Firenze. An epic fantasy novel of betrayal, death, violence, and vengeance readers are calling "fearless, unique, and above all dangerous!"2017 Readers' Award Finalist2016 RONE Awards Finalist [...]

Kellanved\'s Reach

76. Kellanved's Reach by Ian C Esslemont
Path to Ascendancy #3
Score: 85
Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
The incessant war between the bickering city states of Quon Tali rages. So engrossed are the warring lords and princes in their own petty feuds that few notice that an upstart mage from Dal Hon has gained control of the southern seas. But some powers are alarmed. And in the meantime, as Purge and [...]

Kalanon\'s Rising

77. Kalanon's Rising by Darian Smith
Agents of Kalanon: Book 1
Score: 85
Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
Solve the murder. Stop the war. Save the world. Sir Brannon Kesh spent years building a new life as a physician, leaving the name Bloodhawk and the war that spawned it behind. But when the King's cousin is murdered, duty calls him back. The crime scene suggests dark magic and the evidence poi [...]

The Novice

78. The Novice by Trudi Canavan
The Black Magician Trilogy: Book 2
Score: 84
Our rating: 8.1 | 3 positive reader reviews
The second book in Trudi Canavan’s The Black Magician trilogy continues on from the first flawlessly, almost as if there should not have been a break. Sonea has decided that staying at the Guild is in the best interests of all she cares about, and is not entirely as distrustful of magic as [...]

The Rogue

79. The Rogue by Trudi Canavan
The Traitor Spy Trilogy: Book 2
Score: 84
Our rating: 8.3 | 1 positive reader reviews
Kyralia is facing threats at home and abroad, as a rogue killer stalks its capital's streets, while the neighbouring kingdom of Sachaka is breeding a rebellion that could destabilise the entire region.High Lord Akkarin and Sonea's son Lorkin has a legacy of heroism to live up to, b [...]

Dangerous Waters

80. Dangerous Waters by Juliet E McKenna
The Hadrumal Crisis: Book 1
Score: 84
Our rating: 8.4 | 0 positive reader reviews
The Archmage rules the island of wizards, enforcing a ban on the use ofmagecraft in warfare. But there is a rumour of rogue wizardry abroad, its adepts not subject to the Archmage s edicts. The Emperor of Tormalin is offering them his protectionwhile corsairs are raiding the coasts and merchants [...]

Spellwright

81. Spellwright by Blake Charlton
Spell: Book 1
Score: 84
Our rating: 8.4 | 0 positive reader reviews
Nicodemus is a young, gifted wizard with a problem. Magic in his world requires the caster to create spells by writing out the text... but he has always been dyslexic, and thus has trouble casting even the simplest of spells. And his misspells could prove dangerous, even deadly, should he make a [...]

The Raven\'s Shadow

82. The Raven's Shadow by Elspeth Cooper
The Wild Hunt: Book 3
Score: 84
Our rating: 8.4 | 0 positive reader reviews
Three moons are rising. They are rising over the snowy Archen Mountains, where Teia struggles through the high passes to carry her warning to the Empire: the Nimrothi war band is poised to invade and at their head stands Ytha. She means to release the Wild Hunt - and with it Maegern the Raven, th [...]

Death March

83. Death March by Phil Tucker
Euphoria Online #1
Score: 84
Our rating: 8.4 | 0 positive reader reviews
I sacrificed everything for my family. It wasn't enough. I lost my mother, and now I'm about to lose my brother.I've got only one thing left to gamble: my life. Which is why I'm willing to play Euphoria Online in Death March mode.If I survive six months in- [...]

Magic Study

84. Magic Study by Maria V Snyder
The Study Trilogy: Book 2
Score: 83
Our rating: 8.3 | 0 positive reader reviews
Completing her apprenticeship could prove deadly... With an execution order on her head, Yelena has no choice but to escape to Sitia, the land of her birth. With only a year to master her magic - or face death - Yelena must begin her apprenticeship and travels to the Four Towers of the Magician&# [...]

The Novice

85. The Novice by Taran Matharu
Summoner Trilogy #1
Score: 83
Our rating: 8.3 | 0 positive reader reviews
Fletcher was nothing more than a humble blacksmith's apprentice, when a chance encounter leads to the discovery that he has the ability to summon demons from another world. Chased from his village for a crime he did not commit, he must travel with his demon to the Vocans Academy, where the gi [...]

The Tethered Mage

86. The Tethered Mage by Melissa Caruso
Swords and Fire #1
Score: 83
Our rating: 8.3 | 0 positive reader reviews
In the Raverran Empire, magic is scarce and those born with power are strictly controlled - taken as children and conscripted into the Falcon Army. Zaira has lived her life on the streets to avoid this fate, hiding her mage-mark and thieving to survive. But hers is a rare and dangerous magic, one [...]

Empire of Sand

87. Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri
The Books of Ambha #1
Score: 82
Our rating: 8.2 | 0 positive reader reviews
The Amrithi are outcasts; nomads descended of desert spirits, they are coveted and persecuted throughout the Empire for the power in their blood. Mehr is the illegitimate daughter of an imperial governor and an exiled Amrithi mother she can barely remember, but whose face and magic she has inheri [...]

The Lost Gate

88. The Lost Gate by Orson Scott Card
Mithermages: Book 1
Score: 81
Our rating: 8.0 | 1 positive reader reviews
Danny North knew from early childhood that his family was different, and that he was different from them.  While his cousins were learning how to create the things that commoners called fairies, ghosts, golems, trolls, werewolves, and other such miracles that were the heritage of the North f [...]

Cloak of Magic

89. Cloak of Magic by SA Rule
Shaihen Heritage: Book 1
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
Somewhere along the line where human nature meets human imagination, myths are created. Somewhere in that space lives the spirit that created and sustains Shehaios, the Fair Land. One man embodies the gifts of the spirit. A man all too susceptible to the human flaws that lie beneath the cloak of [...]

Fool Moon

90. Fool Moon by Jim Butcher
The Dresden Files: Book 2
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
Nothing can ever be easy for Jim Butcher's lovable knock about wizard, Harry Dresden. Fool Moon, picks up a few months after the first book of the Dresden files, Stormfront, but it isn't necessary to have read the first installment to enjoy Foolmoon. [...]

Ilfayne\'s Bane

91. Ilfayne's Bane by Julia Knight
Oathcursed: Book 1
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
Condemned to four thousand years of loneliness and regret, Ilfayne finds a rare thing in Hilde: a friend. For that, he will do anything to keep her safe. Just as he gathers the courage to reveal the tender feelings he thought he’d lost, her kyrbodan blood forces her to bond with a man of he [...]

Storm Glass

92. Storm Glass by Maria V Snyder
Opal Cowan Trilogy: Book 1
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
As a glassmaker and a magician-in-training, Opal Cowen understands trial by fire. Now it's time to test her mettle. Someone has sabotaged the Stormdancer clan's glass orbs, killing their most powerful magicians. The Stormdancers—particularly the mysterious and mercurial Kade—r [...]

Trinity Rising

93. Trinity Rising by Elspeth Cooper
The Wild Hunt: Book 2
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
As Gair struggles with grief over the loss of the only home he had known, and his beloved, he is walking into a conflict that's greater and more deadly than he or his mentor ever anticipated. A storm of unrest is spreading across the land and they are going to be caught up in it—at a mo [...]

A Crucible of Souls

94. A Crucible of Souls by Mitchell Hogan
Sorcery Ascendant Sequence #1
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
When Caldan’s parents are brutally slain, he is raised by monks and taught the arcane mysteries of sorcery. Vowing to discover for himself who his parents really were, and what led to their violent end, he is thrust into the unfamiliar chaos of city life. With nothing to his name but a pair [...]

Shadow and Bone

95. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
The Grisha #1
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
Lonely orphan Alina discovers a power that could be the key to saving her kingdom. But can she trust the seductive, powerful Darkling? And what about Mal, the childhood best friend she can't quite forget? [...]

Arrow's Fall

96. Arrow's Fall by Mercedes Lackey
The Heralds of Valdemar #3
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
With Elspeth, the heir to the throne of Valdemar, come of marriageable age, Talia, the Queen's Own Herald returns to court to find Queen and heir beset by diplomatic intrigue as various forces vie for control of Elspeth's future. But just as Talia is about to uncover the traitor behind al [...]

Stranger of Tempest

97. Stranger of Tempest by Tom Lloyd
The God Fragments #1
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
Lynx is a mercenary with a sense of honour; a dying breed in the Riven Kingdom. Failed by the nation he served and weary of the skirmishes that plague the continent's principalities, he walks the land in search of purpose. He wants for little so bodyguard work keeps his belly full and his mag [...]

Princess of Blood

98. Princess of Blood by Tom Lloyd
The God Fragments #2
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
There's a new Card in the Mercenary Deck - one Lynx isn't sure if he's happy to see or not. The assassin Toil now wears the Princess of Blood on her jacket and even Lynx would admit she's a woman cloaked in chaos and bloodshed. Their new mission is to escort a dignitary to the pio [...]

Sufficiently Advanced Magic

99. Sufficiently Advanced Magic by Andrew Rowe
Arcane Ascension series #1
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
Five years ago, Corin Cadence’s brother entered the Serpent Spire — a colossal tower with ever-shifting rooms, traps, and monsters. Those who survive the spire’s trials return home with an attunement: a mark granting the bearer magical powers. According to legend, those few who [...]

Bloodwitch

100. Bloodwitch by Timandra Whitecastle
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
They say blood is thicker than water. They're wrong.An ancient priesthood recruited Jan from the parlours of Babuk. They said it was because she had talent at waterwielding.They'll live to regret it.Jan survived something she shouldn't have. But she doesn't re [...]