Fantasy

The Black Prism

The Black Prism by Brent Weeks is the first novel in the Lightbringer series, and tells the story of Guile, the most powerful man in the world, being a high priest and emperor with grandiose powers. He knows when his death will come, and upon discovering that he has a son in a faraway kingdom born after the war that gave him his power, he is thrust into perhaps the most difficult stretch of his life.

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The Blinding Knife

The Blinding Knife by Brent Weeks is the second book in the Lightbringer trilogy, and it takes off where the last one ended, with Gavin Guile dying with less than one year to go, and the world standing on the verge of a great abyss, about to be swallowed whole into chaos... however, one last hope always remains, though as is eternally the case, it is the one salvation one has to venture through hell and high water for.

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The Broken Eye

The Broken Eye by Brent Weeks is the third chapter in the Lightbringer series, continuing where The Blinding Knife left off: the old gods have awakened, the satrapies lie in ruins, Gavin Guile has been captured and finds himself stripped of his powers, and all hope rests on his son Kip to stop the world from being swallowed into chaos... however, as is always case, people end up being their own worst enemies.

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The Graveyard Book

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (and illustrated by Dave McKean) tells the story of an aptly-named boy, Nobody (known as Bod), who finds himself living in a graveyard, being raised by spirits and hiding from a figure known as Jack, who already killed Bod’s entire family.

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Smoke and Mirrors

Smoke and Mirrors is a collection of short stories by Neil Gaiman, set in a fantastic and surrealistic world, one where the Holy Grail can be purchased in a shop and hitmen advertise their services in the yellow pages.

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The Golem and the Jinni

The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker tells the strange story of a Jewish clay Golem, whose master is dead, and a Syrian Jinni released from his lamp, who meet up together in New York and become very unlikely companions, with a mysterious connection keeping them drawn to each other.

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Manuscript Found in Accra

Manuscript Found in Accra is a book by Paulo Coelho in which he goes back to his beginning style, that of taking us, the readers, on a spiritual and philosophical adventure through tales and words of wisdom. More precisely, the words are coming from a mysterious herald known as The Copt, who makes his speech the day before the crusaders attack Jerusalem in 1099 AD.

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The Night Circus

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstein is the fascinating story of a quaint little town where, out of nowhere, a majestic circus appears overnight. Beneath the ornate tents and colorful stripes, however, a dark and sinister purpose lies as a priority: to enact the game known as the duel.

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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs tells the story of a sixteen year-old boy, Jacob, who following an accident finds himself on a remote island, where a house stands as Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. However, upon deeper exploration, Jacob starts to suspect that the home wasn’t designed to protect the children from the world, but that it was the other way around.

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A Discovery of Witches

A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness follows the story of Diana Bishop, a young scholar whose ancestors were witches. In an attempt to dabble with magic, she inadvertently spawns a mystical world inhabited by all types of creatures, diving and nightmarish alike.

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The Chronicles of Narnia

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis is the classic story about Polly and Digory, two children who come to discover that their closet is actually a portal which can be used in order to reach a mystical world where nothing is impossible.

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The Lightning Thief

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan is the tale of Percy Jackson, a young boy who happens to also be the son of Poseidon, making him a demigod. Once the oracle gives Percy a cryptic prophecy, he is sent on a dangerous quest to the underworld in order to prevent the Gods from going at war with each other.

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