Auckland Libraries: Flights of fantasy

Flights of fantasy

​When librarian Anne wants to escape the real world, alternate worlds between the pages of these books are some of her favourite places to go.

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Pawn of prophecy

David Eddings

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The Belgariad series follows the adventures of Garion. He doesn’t believe the legends about the God Torak and the sorcerer Belgarath but sets out on a quest for the Orb. A great introduction fantasy series for those transitioning to adult fiction.

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Magician

Raymond E. Feist

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Magician is the first book in the Riftwar series, a more complex and adult world than the Belgariad above. This time it is magician’s apprentice Pug who is setting out to take on the world.

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Dragonflight

Anne McCaffrey

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Before all other dragon books, there were the Dragonriders of Pern. Dragonflight cleverly mixes both the fantasy of dragons and the science fiction of a human space colony on another world.

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Slave to sensation

Nalini Singh

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Enter the world of paranormal romance with a best-selling Kiwi author. Welcome to the world of the Psy, the Changelings and the humans, who all struggle to cohabit a very recognisable earth.

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Year one

Nora Roberts

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The Chronicles of the One is one of Nora Roberts' latest series. Dive into a magical thriller in a dystopian world that you could easily imagine happening.

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Good omens

Terry Pratchett

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Co-written by fantasy favourites Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, this witty and action-packed book chronicles the ultimate fight between good and evil, and the attempts of the demon Crowley and his angel friend Aziraphale to prevent Armageddon.

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The scorpio races

Maggie Stiefvater

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Whilst listening to this book I had to drive around the block slowly so I could find out what happened next! Mythology and fantasy combine in the tale of Puck, who is intent on being the first woman to race waterhorses in the Scorpio Race.

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Fables. [Vol. 1]

Bill Willingham

Graphic novel

Your favourite nursery rhyme and fairytale characters (Red Rose, all the Jacks, the Wolf, Pinocchio and more) have been exiled from Fableland to a Manhattan colony and a farm just outside New York in this graphic novel series.

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Beneath the dark ice

Greig Beck

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Alex Hunter combines the fast paced thrills and action of a Jack Reacher novel and the mysterious world of a Jules Verne story. Super-soldier Alex Hunter is sent to investigate a plane crash and the mystery of what lies beneath Antarctica.

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The crossing

Mandy Hager

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New Zealander Mandy Hager's award winning novel, The Crossing, is set in the future on a fictional but recognisable Pacific Island. Survival and social control are core themes in this trilogy.

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Anne Dickson

Anne

LibrarianMahurangi East Library

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