Sabriel by Garth Nix

Sabriel by Garth Nix is another great Fantasy Novel which should be read by all Fantasy novel fans. I guess anyone who love the Lord of the ring series gonna love this Fantasy novel. I have to say I enjoyed the book very much. I think I’m falling for Fantasy novels.

After receiving a cryptic message from her father, Abhorsen, a necromancer trapped in Death, 18-year-old Sabriel sets off into the Old Kingdom. Fraught with peril and deadly trickery, her journey takes her to a world filled with parasitical spirits, Mordicants, and Shadow Hands. Unlike other necromancers, who raise the dead, Abhorsen lays the disturbed dead back to rest. This obliges him–and now Sabriel, who has taken on her father’s title and duties–to slip over the border into the icy river of Death, sometimes battling the evil forces that lurk there, waiting for an opportunity to escape into the realm of the living. Desperate to find her father, and grimly determined to help save the Old Kingdom from destruction by the horrible forces of the evil undead, Sabriel endures almost impossible exhaustion, violent confrontations, and terrifying challenges to her supernatural abilities–and her destiny.

Now I can’t wait to read second and third novels of  Abhorsen Trilogy. Garth Nix‘s writing style is great and he knows how to built a story well. Sabriel
is a great book for both young and adult fantasy novel fans though it was written for Young readers. If you check reviews at Amazon.com you ll find how good the book is.

The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud

The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud is a fantasy novel which I enjoyed a lot. I have justed finished reading it and now I want to find the second book of  The Bartimaeus Trilogy, which is The Golem’s Eye. This novel reminds me the Harry Potter which is the most famous Fantasy novel of all times. But There are differences specially in main characters.

When five-year-old Nathaniel’s parents sell him to the government to become a magician’s apprentice, the boy is stripped of his past and is given over for training to a grim, mid-level magician from the Ministry of Internal Affairs. Over the next seven years, Nathaniel studies the lessons given by his cold master, but in secret he delves into advanced magic books, gaining skill beyond his years: he summons a djinn to steal the powerful amulet of Samarkand. Inspired by a desire for revenge, this bold act leads to danger and death.

If you like Fantasy Novels which are about magic then you are gonna enjoy The Amulet of Samarkand a lot. The story is written in cool way, Nathaniel’s third-person narrative alternates with the first-person telling of Bartimaeus the djinn, a memorable and highly entertaining character. This is the first novel of  The Bartimaeus Trilogy and if you read this you will be want to read the second book. Amazon.com has lot of positive reviews about The Amulet of Samarkand, highly rating the book.

Celestial Passions – Brianna by Judy Mays

Celestial Passions – Brianna By Judy Mays is the first book  in the Celestial Passions series. This is the first book of Judy Mays that I’ve read. Judy Mays writes wonderful Erotica stories.

Brianna did what any other decent human being would do-rescue a pair of aliens her boss was about to dissect, and get them back to their space ship. In the process, she was captured by an alien scientist and became a experiment herself-a sexual experiment. Captain Alalakan don al’ Chardadon was not about to let Dr. Rodak don al’ Bakom conduct his ridiculous sexual experiments on an inhabitant from a newly discovered world. Even if it meant he had to marry the Earth woman to protect her. Marriages were easily dissolved on his planet, and this alien was very beautiful. Besides, he wanted her-in his bed, on the floor, against the wall, or anywhere else he could think of. Brianna had to choose-marry the captain or try to find another way to escape Bakom. Easy choice. Even though he was an alien, Char was the most desirable man she’d ever met. So, Brianna finds herself hurtling through space married to a very sexy alien-with a very flexible tail-from a planet where hedonism is the norm and there are three sexes: male, female, and hermaphrodite. But Bakom wanted Brianna too, and is willing to do anything to get her back.

Judy Mays has created the best characters in Celestial Passions – Brianna. Brianna is strong and sassy and Char is the perfect with all his sensuality and power. The passion between Char and Brianna very sensual and even a bit spicy and the things that alien can do with his tail are simply amazing and highly arousing.One particular character that i liked most is Char’s cousin Ban who is especially intriguing and I hope that there is a story about him in a future book. I enjoyed this book and hope that the other books in this series are just as enjoyable.

The Clan of The Cave Bear by Jean Auel

The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel is the first novel of  The Earth’s Children’s Series. I’m a thriller and comedy novel fan so I don’t remember why did I get this historical fantasy fiction. I don’t think The Clan of The Cave Bear is a fantasy novel but it’s a realistic Prehistoric fiction. The Clan of The Cave Bear is full of vivid details of  prehistoric cave dwellers, animals and romance and their life style. Jean Auel‘s written in The Clan of The Cave Bear way it keeps you bind to the book still you finish reading. It’s a kind of big novel but which you can enjoy start to end.

When her parents are killed by an earthquake, 5-year-old Ayla wanders through the forest completely alone. Cold, hungry, and badly injured by a cave lion, the little girl is as good as gone until she is discovered by a group who call themselves the Clan of the Cave Bear. This clan, left homeless by the same disaster, have little interest in the helpless girl who comes from the tribe they refer to as the “Others.” Only their medicine woman sees in Ayla a fellow human, worthy of care. She painstakingly nurses her back to health–a decision that will forever alter the physical and emotional structure of the clan. Although this story takes place roughly 35,000 years ago, its cast of characters could easily slide into any modern tale. The members of the Neanderthal clan, ruled by traditions and taboos, find themselves challenged by this outsider, who represents the physically modern Cro-Magnons. And as Ayla begins to grow and mature, her natural tendencies emerge, putting her in the middle of a brutal and dangerous power struggle.

The Clan of The Cave Bear is story which take you 35,000 years back into history. Jean Auel explains prehistoric peoples life styles beautifully in this story and make you want to read the next book right away. The Clan of The Cave Bear is full of adventure and it let readers see through the past, on how early humans (cro-mags) live their life. Their cultures, beliefs, custom and tradition. You won’t regret taking this lovely prehistorical novel. You can read Reviews of Amazon.com customers and see how highly they have rated Jean Auel‘s The Clan of The Cave Bear and other books of Earth’s Children series.

The Mark of Ran by Paul Kearney

The Mark of Ran by Paul Kearney is one of this many more fantasy Novels. This is the first novel of series The Sea Beggars. This is an novel about gods, pirates and magic. I think this The Sea Beggars series is sea based novel series (I have read only the first book).

According to tradition, the world of Umer was abandoned by its creator, and all things have since decayed. Traditions also speak of an ancient, powerful race, the Weren, whom some believed to be angels, and others, demons. Young Rol Cortishane, brought up by his grandfather in a remote fishing village, is of Weren blood. Forced to flee for his life at 15, he takes the first of his voyages involving discovery, in this case both of the coasts of Umer and of himself, and he finds danger, friendship, and bittersweet love.

The Mark of Ran is a Fantasy Novel filled with Romance, Dark Magic, Navel wars, Adventures, Assassins and everything you can imagine. Its a good fantasy novel. I’m looking for the second novel of The Sea Beggars, This Forsaken Earth.