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In this graphic novel Maika Halfwolf and her friends reach a safe refuge from those chasing them, and begin to find answers. But their respite from danger is not to last.
Maika travels to find out more about her dead mother, Moriko, and about the monster inside her. As she crosses the sea to a land shrouded in mist ghosts, ghouls, and the bones of a dead god increase eerie mood in this graphic novel.
A group of girls discover their summer camp is a hotbed of mystery, supernatural monsters, and dodgy puns. A graphic novel.
A group including a ghul hunter and his zealous assistant investigate supernatural killings. The first in the Crescent Moon Kingdoms series.
Most of the magic has left England, until two magicians appear in the nineteenth century. But they become rivals.
New York is full of legendary characters hiding in plain sight. When a flat is found full of blood, Snow White and a wolf detective set out to discover who is responsible. A graphic novel.
The third novel in the His Dark Materials trilogy.
A young wizard returns to Hogwarts, only to find other pupils are being turned to stone. The second novel in the Harry Potter series.
A young orphan boy discovers he is actually a wizard. The first novel in the Harry Potter series.
Destructive Thread falls from the sky, threatening the planet. A kitchen girl hopes her bond with a dragon will help her save the world. The first novel in the Pern series.
An impressionist begins to suspect that he is only playing at being human, and that he is being followed by malevolent fairies who want him back.
A collection of short stories. It features stories about God and linked souls, the magic of money, and houses that remember.
An elderly ghoul-hunter who would like nothing better than to retire is forced to confront an ancient sorcerer threatening to seize the Throne of the Crescent Moon.
A young man steals an ancient book that transports him to a different version of reality. But a supernatural war is brewing, and nothing is as it seems in this complex narrative. The first volume in The Book Of All Hours series.
The Malazan Empire is locked in perpetual warfare as mages, soldiers, and the Empress engage in a battle for supremacy. The first book in the Malazan Book Of The Fallen series.
When an odd old lady is taken ill, workmen enter her house and clear a carpet that seems to contain a world.
A young dragonrider impresses an unusual white dragon with interesting abilities. Part of the Dragonriders of Pern series.
As deadly Thread threaten the planet, a dragonrider looks for a better solution to the problem. Part of the Dragonriders of Pern series.
In the third episode of the Rat Queens series the Queens travel to a mage university in search of answers. A graphic novel.
Wizard Drusilla Jaco faces an undead serial killer mimicking the Axeman of New Orleans turns up in the city. The third in the Sentinels of New Orleans series.
Sookie faces intense family problems when her awkward supernatural relatives turn up. The tenth Sookie Stackhouse novel.
Werewolves and shifters announce their presence to the world, whilst Sookie learns more about her distant relatives. The ninth Sookie Stackhouse novel.
Will steps through a portal into another world in the second novel in the His Dark Materials trilogy.
Five companions must band together and summon a cursed warrior from his resting placein order to protect the land of Fionavar from evil. Book two of The Fionavar Tapestry.
A young singer faces an uncertain future when his voice breaks. But when he comes into contact with dragons his life takes a different path. Part of the Dragonriders of Pern series, and the Harper Hall trilogy.
Sinister grey men have arrived and are stealing time. It is up to the ragged Momo, with the help of some friends, to stop them.
An illegitimate prince discovers he has the Sight. The first novel in the Merlin series.
Four children travel through a wardrobe into the land of Narnia, which is being kept in perpetual winter by a witch.
A blacksmith teams up with the pirate Jack Sparrow to save Elizabeth Swann, his love, from a crew of undead pirates. The first film in the series.
Chihiro is displeased when her parents decide the family will move to the suburbs. On the way they stop off at an abandoned theme park, and are pulled into a world of demons and monsters.
An aristocrat has fantastic adventures whilst trying to save a town from attack by Turkish soldiers.
A family come across a friendly bigfoot and decide to adopt him. But keeping Harry the sasquatch hidden and safe will be a challenge.
A young man must rescue his true love from an unwanted marriage in this story of sword fights, pirates, and yucky kissing.
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Featured Fantasy BooksSurvivors by G. X. Todd
A man wakes in a shallow grave to go on a quest across post-apocalyptic America to find someone at the instruction of a voice in his head. The third part of the Voices series.
9th August 2019
Spectred Isle by K. J. Charles
In 1923 a sceptical archaeologist looks into occult happenings around London, only to get caught up in more danger than he bargained for. The first in the Green Men series.
9th May 2020
Monstress Volume One: Awakening by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda
A teenager searches for answers about herself and her war-torn past, whilst a monster stirs inside her. A graphic novel.
26th August 2016
Sinful Cinderella by Anita Valle
Cinderella is used to being mistreated by her step family, but little is as it first appears in this twisted version of the classic Cinderella story. The first book in the Dark Fairy Tale Queen series.
15th January 2019
Rat Queens Volume One: Sass And Sorcery by Kurtis J. Wiebe and Roc Upchurch
A group of young women would rather get drunk and slay trolls than call their parents. A graphic novel.
9th August 2016
Rat Queens: Volume Two: The Far Reaching Tentacles Of N'Rygoth by Kurtis J. Wiebe, Roc Upchurch and Stjepan Sejic
The second instalment of the Rat Queens series the Queens take on demons from another dimension who are destroying their town. A graphic novel.
17th August 2016
Radiance by Grace Draven
Two minor royals marry to secure an alliance between their countries, although they find each other hideous and others will scheme to tear them apart. The first novel in the Wraith Kings series.
2nd January 2017
Solatium by Becca Mills
Beth Ryder has hidden powers that mark her out for a different life, but she is about to find out how different when she embarks on a fantastic and dangerous journey. The second novel in the Emanations series.
11th October 2015
Sleeping Late On Judgement Day by Tad Williams
Bobby Dollar has already been to Hell, but his toughest test will come when he takes on a rogue angel who outranks him many times over. The third Bobby Dollar novel.
8th June 2017
Copperhead by Tina Connolly
Helen is beautiful, but what good are perfect looks if people use them to keep her powerless? The sequel to Ironskin.
29th October 2013
All Is Fair by Emma Newman
Cathy wants to change a magical society that has not altered for centuries, but she discovers that even those at the top are little more than puppets. The third volume in the Split Worlds series.
19th May 2014
Between Two Thorns by Emma Newman
A young woman rebels against her family whilst trying to resist the will of the fae lord. The first novel in the Split Worlds series.
4th February 2013
Any Other Name by Emma Newman
Cathy feels trapped by marriage, whilst her friend Sam feels unable to save his own. The second book in the Split Worlds series.
23rd October 2013
Apocalypse Now Now by Charlie Human
Baxter is trying to lead a normal life as a high school racketeer when his girlfriend goes missing, and he has to hire a supernatural bounty hunter to retrieve her. The first in the Apocalypse Now Now series.
27th October 2015
Cobweb Empire by Vera Nazarian
Death has ceased in the kingdoms, but this is far from the only problem facing their inhabitants as their world is broken by growing dark magic. The second novel in the Cobweb Bride trilogy.
24th December 2019
Some Kind Of Fairy Tale by Graham Joyce
A young woman returns to her family after a long absence. But can she walk back into her old life after all she has seen?
5th November 2013
The Grass King's Concubine by Kari Sperring
A privileged young woman goes searching for the reason her life is charmed, but her curiosity takes her to another world, and mortal danger.
9th December 2015
Ironskin by Tina Connolly
A cursed woman becomes a governess to a very peculiar child in this dark fairytale.
30th October 2012
Crown Thief by David Tallerman
Trouble is brewing for the thief who once stole a giant, and his developing conscience is not helping him to escape it. Book two of the Tales of Easie Damasco.
23rd December 2012
Suited by Jo Anderton
Tanyana wonders who she can trust with her secrets when even her body seems intent on betraying her. The second in The Veiled Worlds series.
6th August 2012
Harbinger of the Storm by Aliette de Bodard
The Revered Speaker has died, and the High Priest for the Dead must keep order so that his successor has an empire left to rule over. The second book in the Obsidian and Blood series.
22nd March 2011
Johannes Cabal: The Fear Institute by Jonathan L. Howard
The acid-tongued necromancer journeys to the Dreamlands and takes on ghouls, gods, and furry menaces with a society who want to defeat fear itself.
20th September 2011
Debris by Jo Anderton
When a fall destroys her latest grand project, magical architect Tanyana feels like she has lost everything.
1st September 2011
Angelfall by Susan Ee
When a teenager's little sister is abducted by angels, she sets out on a journey across an apocalyptic wasteland to retrieve her. Book one in the Penryn and the End of Days series.
7th April 2014
Restoration by Guy Adams
Can a group of stranded time travellers fix history and recapture an ancient evil being capable of destroying the world? The sequel to The World House.
7th June 2011
The Last Four Things by Paul Hoffman
Thomas Cale is supposed to be the Angel of Death, but will he give the Redeemers the destruction they crave? The sequel to The Left Hand of God.
31st May 2011
Cold Fire by Kate Elliott
Cat and her cousin Bee are on the run from those who want to use their abilities for their own ends, and those who would destroy them. The second novel in the Spiritwalker series.
10th March 2020
The Enterprise Of Death by Jesse Bullington
A story of necromancy, warfare and painting in Renaissance Europe.
10th March 2011
Featured Fantasy FilmsMoana directed by Ron Clements and John Musker
A young woman in ancient Polynesia sets off on an epic quest with the demigod Maui to restore her island, against the wishes of her father.
29th December 2016
Coraline directed by Henry Selick
Coraline Jones feels bored and neglected, and is ready to swap her workaholic parents for more attentive and loving substitutes.
21st June 2009
The Dark Knight directed by Christopher Nolan
In the second instalment of Christian Bale's take on Batman, the caped vigilante of Gotham City takes on The Joker.
Pirates of the Caribbean : At World's End directed by Gore Verbinski
In the third film in the Pirates of the Caribbean series can the crew rescue Jack Sparrow and keep Lord Beckett from eliminating piracy forever?
Day Watch directed by Timur Bekmambetov
The second episode in the series adapting Sergei Lukyanenko's Night Watch novels.
Batman Begins directed by Christopher Nolan
The story of the origins of the Dark Knight is retold.
Mirrormask directed by Dave McKean
Weirdness abounds in this story of a girl, her mother, and a very peculiar dream.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets directed by Chris Columbus
The boy wizard begins his second term at Hogwarts.
A Knight's Tale directed by Brian Helgeland
A peasant poses as a knight in this adaptation of a story by Chaucer.
Time Bandits directed by Terry Gilliam
A boy is entangled in the adventures of a group of robbers who have stolen a map that allows them to travel through time.
Double World directed by Teddy Chan
A deadly contest to find the best warrior from a number of clans attracts hopefuls from across the kingdom in this fast paced martial arts fantasy.
6th August 2020
The Old Guard directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood
A group of immortals set out to hunt hostage takers, only to find that they themselves are being hunted and their secret identities are at risk of exposure.
17th July 2020