Auckland Libraries: Like Percy Jackson? Try these...

Like Percy Jackson? Try these...

He pai ki a koe a Percy Jackson? Tirohia ēnei…

​If you enjoyed the fantasy and mythical aspects of the Percy Jackson series you may enjoy these novels.

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Under the mountain

Maurice Gee

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A classic New Zealand adventure. It will make you look at Auckland’s numerous volcanoes in a completely different way.

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The book of three

Lloyd Alexander

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Based on Welsh / Celtic mythology, this is the first in the Chronicles of Prydain – the story of Taran, would-be hero.

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The tomorrow code

Brian Falkner

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Two Auckland teens receive messages from their future selves in order to save the world.

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The ruins of Gorlan

John (John Anthony) Flanagan

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Will wants to be a knight – but he is too little. Instead, he becomes a Ranger’s Apprentice. Fantasy adventure in a medieval-style setting.

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The sea of trolls

Nancy Farmer

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Jack travels to the land of trolls in this, the first in the Sea of trolls series, books based on Viking / Norse mythology.

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Nest of lies

Heather McQuillan

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An intriguing science-fiction story – one featuring birds as the stars (along with the occasional human).

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Fablehaven

Brandon Mull

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Imagine a world where fantasy creatures are real. Where your grandparents look after them. But it is a world where good and evil are about to clash. First in the Fablehaven series.

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Skulduggery Pleasant

Derek Landy

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A very different fantasy adventure series – a magician who is a skeleton?!

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The squire's tale

Gerald Morris

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If you like quest stories, you can’t really go ignore this series – based on the stories around King Arthur.

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Redwall

Brian Jacques

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First in a multi-volume series featuring young Matthias, a mouse with a sense of honour and adventure.

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Mark of the thief

Jennifer A. Nielsen

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Set in Ancient Rome, this series features even older gods.

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Dark Lord

Jamie Thomson

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First in a series about Dirk, convinced he is the incarnation of the Dark Lord, Supreme Lord of the Darklands. Alas, now trapped in a teenager’s body.

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The girl who circumnavigated Fairyland in a ship of her own making

Catherynne M. Valente

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From a boring, everyday existence, to Fairyland – where dragons and libraries can have babies! – meet September, determined to make her own future. First in the Fairyland series.

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The golden compass

Philip Pullman

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First in the His Dark Materials series, starring orphaned Lyra.

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Book list by:

Annie

LibrarianHelensville Library