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Animal Fantasy Suggestion

Discussion in 'Book Search & Suggestions' started by dddstephen, May 11, 2008.

  1. dddstephen

    dddstephen New Member

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    Hey, i'm looking for animal fantasy books. This includes most fantasy animals. What I REALLY enjoy is when the animals have a partner linked in mind or soul. Some of the books that have this and I enjoyed were...
    Eragon
    Eldest
    The Golden Compass
    The Subtle Knife
    The Amber Spyglass
    Cast Away of the Flying Dutchman

    Please suggest more!
     
  2. Jez

    Jez New Member

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    You might like the Wolf/Firekeeper Saga series by Jane Lindskold. The books, in order, are:

    Through Wolf's Eyes
    Wolf's Head, Wolf's Heart
    The Dragon of Despair
    Wolf Captured
    Wolf Hunting
    Wolf's Blood
     
  3. dddstephen

    dddstephen New Member

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    Yeah, sure, i'll look into it!
     
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    Hope you like them :)
     
  5. Canker

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    Second the Firekeeper series. The books get a little weak later on but the first couple are pretty good.

    Dragon Riders of Pern by Anne McCaffrey. Ton of books in that series.
    An Introduction to Anne McCaffrey's Pern

    Wolf Brother by Michelle Paver Yet another series. I only read the 1st of these and wasn't crazy about it and haven't bothered to read the rest yet.

    The Sight, Fell, and Fire Bringer by Clement Davies The first two are a series with the 3rd being in the same universe. Anthropomorphic fantasy and I really like them although Fell was a little weak.

    The Wolves of Time 1 and 2 by Williams Horwood. More straight up anthropomorphic then fantasy but I like them.

    Watership Down by Richard Adams Think everybody knows that one.

    Wolf and Iron by Dickson Gordon Some dude traveling around in a post apocalyptic US with a wolf as a buddy.
     
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    You might like Tailchaser's Song by Tad Williams then.
     
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    Robin Hobb with the Fraser's books.The hero is bond to a wolf,very good books
     
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    The Wild Road and The Golden Cat by Gabriel King is like Watership Down but with cats.
     
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    The Valdemar series by Mercedes Lackey has heralds with connections to their Companions, which are sort of horses but not exactly, as well as the Tayledras (nomadic magi) who have bondbirds. Some of the later books also introduce firecats, which are sort of a feline equivalent to Companions but much more superior (in their opinion at any rate). There are a lot of books in the series, but most of them are pretty much stand-alone trilogies. They're a fairly easy read and not all that deep, but they're entertaining.
     
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    Some more books you might like (the first book in the series is listed):
    Wolfwalker by Tara K. Harper
    The Ghatti's Tale: Book One: Finders-Seekers by Gayle Greeno
    Beastmaster by Andre Norton
    Rider at the Gate by C. J. Cherryh
    Summon the Keeper by Tara K. Harper
     
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    The Book of the Dun Cow by Walter Wangerin, Jr.
     
  12. Migey

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    try michelle paver's chronicles of ancient darkness,they rock!

    they go in order,from first to last

    Wolf Brother
    Spirit Walker
    Soul Eater
    Outcast
    Oathbreaker
    Ghost hunter

    oathbreaker and ghost hunter are not released yet,they are coming this year and next,these books are set in ancient europe,VEERY ancient europe,when the land was a 100% different shape and dominated by clans and forests,the main character,torak,has a pet wolf,and torak can speak wolf language

    dick king smith or micheal morpurgo,while not my fav authors,often write about,or from the view of, animals

    Katherine roberts 'seven ancient wonders' books are all from different perspectives,and in the second book(although it doesnt matter which order you read them,they are all unrelated),the babylon game,the main character has a special bond with some sort of creature(a magical one)

    julia goldings 'companions quartet' are directly about bonds and relationships with mythical creatures,theres this society of people who are companions,they all are a companion to a mythical creature,that seiries is good...

    cant think of anything more,unless you consider a freinship with a werewolf to count..
     
  13. Gilgamesh

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    Currently Reading:
    Journey to the West by Wu Cheng'en
    Poppy series by Avi
    Redwall Series by Brian Jacques

    Following books wouldn't be fantasy, but involve animals and men:
    The Dog Who Wouldn't Be by Farley Mowat
    Life of Pi by Yann Martel
    Julie's Wolf Pack (Julie of the Wolves), Series by Jean Craighead George
     
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    While it may not be your typical fantasy, Orwell's Animal Farm fits your criteria and certainly is a good read.
     

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