Friday, February 24, 2012

New Children's Fantasy Series

So what are fantasy fans reading now that the popular likes of Charlie Bone, Eragon, and Harry Potter have concluded? Here are a few, relatively new series that our readers are currently enjoying:

Emerald Atlas (Stephens)

Orphans Kate, Michael and Emma must discover and master their special talents if they hope to thwart the evil Countess’ plans to steal the all-powerful “Books of Beginnings.”

The Familiars (Epstein)

It is foretold that a magical trio will rescue the kingdom from an insidious traitor; little did Aldwyn (an alley cat), Skylar (a know-it-all blue jay), and Gilbert (an insecure tree frog) realize they are the chosen saviors. A soon-to-be movie.

Lone Wolf (Lasky)

Faolan, a baby wolf abandoned by his pack because of his deformed paw, survives and embarks on a journey that will change the world of the wolves of the Beyond.

Magnificent 12: The Call (Grant)

Soon after the “Pale Queen” escapes from her 3,000-year-old prison, she will take
revenge and destroy the world … unless Mack and eleven other pre-teens team up
and stop her.

Middleworld (Voelkel)

After fourteen year old Max Murphy is summoned to San Xavier, the tiny Central American country where his father grew up, he must discover the connection between his missing parents, a Mayan criminal organization and the Jaguar Stones (five sacred stones which enabled ancient Maya kings to wield the powers of living gods).

Museum of Thieves (Tanner)

Goldie, an impulsive and bold twelve-year-old, flees the oppressive city of Jewel and
takes refuge in the extraordinary Museum of Dunt, an ever-shifting world where she discovers dark secrets that threaten her city and everyone she loves.
~ ac