Sabin Stargem Posted October 3, 2010 Report Share Posted October 3, 2010 There is all kind of fantasy books and series out there, and they can lend the developers and players insight to how a fantasy world might be like. Let's list some of the ones we like! The Dresden Files: Based in modern New York, a detective for hire is also a mage, who investigates "spooky" cases. Often involving demons, the faeries, and many conflicts from without and within, this series is an adult and serious take of magic in the "real world" if it were secret. Quite different from Harry Potter, but no less relevant.-Book 1: Storm Front The Bartimaeus Trilogy: Nathaniel is eleven years old and a magician's apprentice, learning the traditional arts of magic. All is well until he has a life-changing encounter with Simon Lovelace, a magician of unrivaled ruthlessness and ambition. When Lovelace brutally humiliates Nathaniel in public, Nathaniel decides to speed up his education, teaching himself spells way beyond his years. With revenge on his mind, he masters one of the toughest spells of all and summons Bartimaeus, a five-thousand-year-old djinni, to assist him. But summoning Bartimaeus and controlling him are two different things entirely, and when Nathaniel sends the djinni out to steal Lovelace's greatest treasure, the Amulet of Samarkand, he finds himself caught up in a whirlwind of magical espionage, murder, and rebellion. (Cover Sleeve, Book 1)-Book 1: The Amulet of Samarkand -Book 2: The Golem's Eye -Book 3: Ptolemy's Eye Harry Potter: Following the story of a young boy who is trapped in a house of underachieving and trollish people, he wants out. Fortunately for him, he receives an invitation to the prestigious academy of magic, Hogwarts. Embarking on seven years of education, he will make friends and foes while learning the arts of magic.-Book 1: The Philosopher's Stone -Book 2: The Chamber of Secrets -Book 3: The Prisoner of Azkaban -Book 4: The Goblet of Fire -Book 5: The Order of Phoenix -Book 6: The Half-Blood Prince -Book 7: The Deathly Hollows J.R.R. Tolkien: The old master of myth and tales.-Book 0: The Hobbit, "There and Back Again" -Book 1: The Fellowship of the Rings -Book 2: The Two Towers -Book 3: The Return of the King -Book 4: The Silmarillion Xanth: The Earth and the world of Xanth are ruled by two demons, one is a cold and logical master of the Earth, while the other is an oddball who enjoys watching the troubles and trials of that his people go through. Xanth is very different from Earth, where not only Dragons, Fauns, Unicorns exist, but puns are literal and the world is actively influenced by the thoughts and beliefs of the people who walk it. The Name of the Wind: Magical university The Midkemia-Saga Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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