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If You Like “Harry Potter”…

Like the magic and wonder of the Harry Potter series? Sad that it has come to an end? Here are five other series that might also spark your interest:

  • Green Rider series
    by Kristen Britain
    In the first book, Green Rider, Karigan G’ladheon meets a dying horseman in the forest on her way home from school. At his request, she takes on a mission to deliver a life or death message to the king. With the help of the ghost of the dead messenger and pursued by supernatural beings, she becomes a member of the Green Riders, an equestrian messenger corps that uses magic.
  • Ender’s Game and Ender’s Shadow
    by Orsen Scott Card
    Like Harry Potter, Andrew Wiggen, or Ender, is a child with a special destiny. An illegal third child, he is discovered by members of the International Fleet after a fight with a school bully and taken to a space station to train for military command. In the parallel novel, Ender’s Shadow, Bean is an orphan genetically engineered for extreme intelligence. He becomes Ender’s friend and lieutenant.
  • His Dark Materials series
    by Phillip Pullman
    Lyra Belacqua and Will Parry, two twelve-year-olds with daemon animal companions, travel between worlds to rescue kidnapped children from evil experiments, release captive spirits, and recover powerful magical weapons. They are aided by a bevy of beasts and wondrous creatures, including armored bears, former nuns, angels, and a Texas aeronaut.
  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians
    by Rick Riordan
    In the first book, The Lightning Thief, twelve-year-old Percy learns that he is the son of a mortal woman and Poseidon, god of the sea, and is sent to a summer camp for demigods like himself. He joins his new friends on a quest to prevent a war between the gods.
  • The Lost Journals of Ven Polypheme
    by Elizabeth Haydon
    Venn Polypheme was a hobbit-like, Nain explorer who traveled much of the known and unknown world where magic thrives. Recently discovered by archaeologists, a few fragments of his original journals are reproduced the books The Floating Island, The Thief Queen’s Daughter, and The Dragon’s Lair.

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