Doddery old wizards, wart-encrusted witches, pyromaniac
dragons, cryptic prophecies, over-ambitious Arthurian
knights, smug fairies and sickenly cute elves. Bring it on!!












The Sea of Trolls
by Nancy Farmer (2004)
First book in The Sea of Trolls series
   
The ruins of Gorlan
by John Flanagan (2004)
First book in the Ranger's apprentice series







The graveyard book
by Neil Gaiman (2008)







Across the nightingale floor
by Lian Hearn (2002)
First book in the Tales of the Otori series
   
Charmed life
by Diana Wynne Jones (1977)
First book in the Chrestomanci series
   
A wizard of Earthsea
by Ursula Le Guin (1968)
First book in the Earthsea series
   
Wolf brother
by Michelle Paver (2004)
First book in the Chronicles of ancient darkness series
   
Northern lights
by Philip Pullman (1995)
First book in the His dark materials series
   
Harry Potter and the philosopher's stone
by J.K. Rowling (1997)
First book in the Harry Potter series
   

The amulet of Samarkand
by Jonathan Stroud (2003)
First book in the Bartimaeus series
The new policeman
by Kate Thompson (2005)
First book in the Liddy series
   

   
Coraline
by Neil Gaiman (2002)
   
City of masks
by Mary Hoffman (2002)
First book in the Stravaganza series


The wind singer
by William Nicholson (2000)
First book in the Wind on fire series



Eragon
by Christopher Paolini (2002)
First book in the Inheritance series
   
The dark horse
The dark horse
by Marcus Sedgwick (2002)
   
The fellowship of the ring
by J.R.R. Tolkien (1954)
First book in the Lord of the rings series
















The lost years
by T.A. Barron (1996)
First book in the Merlin series