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)

I, Coriander
by Sally Gardner (2005)

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
by Robin McKinley (1978)
Wolf brother
by Michelle Paver (2004)
First book in the Chronicles of ancient darkness series
Alanna the first adventure
by Tamora Pierce (1983)
First book in the Song of the lioness 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
by Carole Wilkinson (2003)
First book in the Dragonkeeper series

The book of a thousand days
by Shannon Hale (2007)

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

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