Best Fantasy Books to Gift to the Wannabe Wizard

23 Nov 2015

So many of the top fantasy books feature magic or sword and sorcery – and for good reason. Magic is awesome. If you need gifts for book lovers who waited for their Hogwarts letter, watched Sword in the Stone on repeat, and dressed up as a knight every year for Halloween, keep reading. We’ve pulled together the best fantasy books with magic, nobility, knights, and epic quests to gift to fantasy readers in 2015. All of these books are new this Fall!

Best Fantasy Books to Gift to the Wannabe Wizard

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A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

George R. R. Martin

True, Game of Thrones is a little more sword than sorcery. Fantasy readers shouldn’t miss George R.R. Martin’s new release in the Game of Thrones universe. This book takes place a century prior to Eddard Stark’s beheading and features the Targaryen family’s era of rule. The memory of dragons is still raw amongst Westeros, and adventures are awaiting.

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Rules for a Knight

Ethan Hawke

Ethan Hawke (yes, as in the Oscar-nominated actor) wrote a new book that blends the metaphysical with life lessons – all in the frame of a knight’s quest. This book is an excellent gift for book lovers who are into philosophy. Fun fact: two of Ethan Hawke’s Academy Award nominations are for writing.

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Shadows of Self (Mistborn)

Brandon Sanderson

Brandon Sanderson’s books are favorites among fantasy fans, and his new epic fantasy release will delight book lovers. Shadows of Self exists in a realm that mirrors late 19th-century America. The protagonists are legendary magical figures in a world where magic and technology mix and collide. Don’t miss this powerful read.

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Gatefather: A Novel of the Mithermages

Orson Scott Card

The Mither Mages series by Orson Scott Card (of Ender’s Game fame) follows a group of exiled Mages in our world. Magic is heavily engrained into the microsociety in western Virginia where our protagonist lives. Gatefather is book 3 in the series (and is brand new). A bundle of all three books is a great gift idea for fantasy readers!

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Bohemian Gospel: A Novel

Dana Chamblee Carpenter

Bohemian Gospel follows a girl named Mouse in thirteenth-century Prague – hardly the ideal time and place to be a young woman. Mouse has an incredible intellect and unnatural abilities that further threaten her. This original tale will appeal to readers who love historical fiction, fantasy, female protagonists, and magical realism.

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Taylor loves books with a heavy dose of absurdity, hilarity, and beautiful prose. She is a marketer, adventurer, nature-lover, Hufflepuff, wannabe world traveler, and advocate of laughter.