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  Cover Art: A Spell for Chameleon Anthony, Piers
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?
1977
Adult SciFi Fantasy Book
  Cover Art: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Baum, L. Frank (Lyman 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.
2000
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Last Unicorn Beagle, Peter S.
The Last Unicorn
Recounts the quest of the last unicorn, who leaves the protection of the enchanted forest to search for her own kind, and who is joined by Schmedrick the Magician and Molly Grue in her search.
2008
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Mists of Avalon 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
2001
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Sword of Shannara Brooks, Terry
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.
1977
Adult SciFi Fantasy Book
  Cover Art: Seventh Son Card, Orson Scott
Seventh Son
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.
1987
Adult SciFi Fantasy Book
  Cover Art: Lord Foul's Bane 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
1977
Adult SciFi Fantasy Book
  Cover Art: Pawn of Prophecy Eddings, David
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.
1997
Adult SciFi Fantasy Book
  Cover Art: The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm Grimm, Jacob
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.
2003
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Deryni Rising Kurtz, Katherine
Deryni Rising
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.
2004
Adult SciFi Fantasy Book
  Cover Art: The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe 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.
1994
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Le Morte D'Arthur : King Arthur and the Legends of the Round Table Malory, Thomas, Sir.
Le Morte D'Arthur : King Arthur and the Legends of the Round Table
Presents the epic story of King Arthur, the wizard Merlin, his Knights of the Round Table, the sword Excalibur, and his tragic and poetic death, in a prose translation of the classic legend, featuring an introduction by acclaimed poet Robert Graves.
2010
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: A Game of Thrones Martin, George R. R.
A Game of Thrones
A tale of court intrigues in the land of Seven Kingdoms, a country blessed by golden summers that go on for years, and cursed by cruel winters that can last a generation. Treachery, murder, incest.
1996
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Colour of Magic Pratchett, Terry
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.
1989
Adult SciFi Fantasy Book
  Cover Art: The Crystal Cave Stewart, Mary
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.
2003
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Fellowship of the Ring : Being the First Part of the Lord of the Rings 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 Elvensmiths, 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, still it remained lost to him . . .
2004
Adult Fiction Book
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AUTHORS
• Anderson, Poul
• Anthony, Piers
• Beagle, Peter S.
• Blaylock, James P.
• Borchardt, Alice
• Bradbury, Ray
• Bradley, Marion Zimmer
• Brooks, Terry
• Brust, Steven
• Bujold, Lois McMaster
• Bull, Emma
• Card, Orson Scott
• Carroll, Jonathan
• DeLint, Charles
• Diana , Gabaldon
• Dickson, Gordon R.
• Donaldson, Stephen R.
• Drake, David
• Eddings, David
• Ellison, Harlan
• Farmer, Philip Jose
• Feist, Raymond E.
• Foster, Alan Dean
• Gaiman, Neil
• Goodkind, Terry
• Hambly, Barbara
• Hand, Elizabeth
• Haydon, Elizabeth
• Hobb, Robin
• Jones, J. V.
• Jordan, Robert
• Joyce, Graham
• Kay, Guy Gavriel
• Keyes, J. Gregory
• Kiernan, Caitlin
• King, Stephen
• Kurtz, Katherine
• Kushner, Ellen
• Lackey, Mercedes
• Lawhead, Stephen R.
• Le Guin, Ursula
• Lee, Tanith
• Marillier, Juliet
• Martin, George R. R.
• McKillip, Patricia
• McKinley, Robin
• Modesitt, L. E.
• Moorcock, Michael
• Norton, Andre
• Pratchett, Terry
• Radford, Irene
• Rawn, Melanie
• Roberson, Jennifer
• Saberhagen, Fred
• Scarborough, Elizabeth Ann
• Shetterly, Will
• Stewart, Mary
• Tarr, Judith
• Tolkien, J. R. R.
• Vance, Jack
• Walton, Jo
• Weis, Margaret
• Williams, Tad
• Windling, Terri
• Wolfe, Gene
• Wrede, Patricia C.
• Yarbro, Chelsea Quinn
• Yolen, Jane
• Zelazny, Roger
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