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Epic fantasy

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Swords and sorcerers, kings and queens, elves and dragons, myth and magic... 

If you like Game of Thrones and Lord of the Rings, then try one of these epic fantasies.

  • Magyk

    Author: Angie Sage

    Interest level: 10+

    Reading age: 10+

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  • Magyk

    Author: Angie Sage

    Interest level: 10+

    Reading age: 10+

    Enter the world of Septimus Heap, Wizard Apprentice, in this fast-paced fantastical tale.

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  • Half a King

    Author: Joe Abercrombie

    Interest level: 14+

    Reading age: 12+

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  • Half a King

    Author: Joe Abercrombie

    Interest level: 14+

    Reading age: 12+

    From the first page, Yarvi's story, set in a vividly imagined fantasy world, is gripping, fast-paced and hard to put down. Explore…

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  • Northern Lights

    Author: Philip Pullman

    Interest level: 10+

    Reading age: 10+

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  • Northern Lights

    Author: Philip Pullman

    Interest level: 10+

    Reading age: 10+

    This extraordinary fantasy is the first book in Philip Pullman's multi-award-winning His Dark Materials trilogy

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  • Shadow and Bone

    Author: Leigh Bardugo

    Interest level: 13+

    Reading age: 13+

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  • Shadow and Bone

    Author: Leigh Bardugo

    Interest level: 13+

    Reading age: 13+

    In this richly-imagined and beautifully-written novel, Leigh Bardugo has created a vivid fantasy world drawing on Russian traditio…

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  • Gormenghast

    Author: Mervyn Peake

    Interest level: 13+

    Reading age: 13+

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  • Gormenghast

    Author: Mervyn Peake

    Interest level: 13+

    Reading age: 13+

    Enter the world of Gormenghast, to which the seventy-seventh Earl, Titus Groan, is Lord and heir. It is a kingdom of Byzantine rul…

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  • Runemarks

    Author: Joanne Harris

    Interest level: 12+

    Reading age: 12+

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  • Runemarks

    Author: Joanne Harris

    Interest level: 12+

    Reading age: 12+

    The runemark on her hand has always marked Maddy as an outsider.

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  • Barefoot on the Wind

    Author: Zoe Marriott

    Interest level: 12+

    Reading age: 12+

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  • Barefoot on the Wind

    Author: Zoe Marriott

    Interest level: 12+

    Reading age: 12+

    This stylish reworking of Beauty and the Beast unfolds in mythical Japan. Beautiful visual imagery, viscerally brutal action and d…

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  • Geis

    Author: Alexis Deacon

    Interest level: 10+

    Reading age: 10+

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  • Geis

    Author: Alexis Deacon

    Interest level: 10+

    Reading age: 10+

    The chief of her tribe is dying, and has no heir. To decide the rulership of her kingdom after her death, she calls fifty warriors…

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  • Throne of Glass

    Author: Sarah J Maas

    Interest level: 13+

    Reading age: 13+

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  • Throne of Glass

    Author: Sarah J Maas

    Interest level: 13+

    Reading age: 13+

    Infamous teenage assassin Celaena Sardothien has been condemned to a life sentence of hard labour in the salt mines of Endovier, u…

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  • Seraphina

    Author: Rachel Hartman

    Interest level: 13+

    Reading age: 13+

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  • Seraphina

    Author: Rachel Hartman

    Interest level: 13+

    Reading age: 13+

    In a world in which humans and dragons have come to an uneasy truce in order to live side-by-side, shy court musician Seraphina ha…

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  • Mortal Engines

    Author: Philip Reeve

    Interest level: 11+

    Reading age: 11+

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  • Mortal Engines

    Author: Philip Reeve

    Interest level: 11+

    Reading age: 11+

    London is on the move again: the traction city trawls the world on wheels, capturing and eating smaller towns.

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  • To Hold the Bridge

    Author: Garth Nix

    Interest level: 13+

    Reading age: 8+

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  • To Hold the Bridge

    Author: Garth Nix

    Interest level: 13+

    Reading age: 8+

    Beginning with this novella set in the magical world of the Old Kingdom series; this is a fantastic collection of short stories, r…

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  • Tribute

    Author: Ellen Renner

    Interest level: 14+

    Reading age: 14+

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  • Tribute

    Author: Ellen Renner

    Interest level: 14+

    Reading age: 14+

    Zara lives in a world where magic means power and those without are forced to work as slaves - but Zara fights against this.

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  • Fire and Thorns

    Author: Rae Carson

    Interest level: 13+

    Reading age: 12+

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  • Fire and Thorns

    Author: Rae Carson

    Interest level: 13+

    Reading age: 12+

    Princess Elisa bears the Godstone, a sign that she has been chosen to perform an act of heroism, in her navel. However, her people…

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  • The Wind Singer

    Author: William Nicholson

    Interest level: 11+

    Reading age: 11+

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  • The Wind Singer

    Author: William Nicholson

    Interest level: 11+

    Reading age: 11+

    This is a stunningly original fantasy, set in the mythical city of Aramanth, where every hosehold is judged solely on its members'…

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