Wings of Fire by Tui T. Sutherland is an epic fantasy series about seven dragon (yes, you read that right — DRAGONS) tribes that have been at war with one another for generations. In hopes of ending the war, five dragonets are captured and raised in a secret cave, trained to be fighters who will (hopefully) put an end to all of the fighting and bring peace to the land of Pyrrhia.
But even dragons don’t like having their destiny decided for them and these five dragons are ready to create their own destiny and see what is happening in the world outside of the mountain. There’s also the bit about not exactly knowing how they are supposed to end all of the fighting. This 13-book (and counting) series is a sure win for anyone who likes adventure, conflict, magic and DRAGONS!
But if you’ve already read the Wings of Fire series we’ve got a couple other similar books for you to try! If you need more dragons, you can always give Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke a try.
This is the tale of an orphaned boy, Ben, a lonely dragon, Firedrake, and a brownie, Sorrel, who form a unique trio. This trio is on a quest to find a new home in the valley of the dragons, which can be found in the Rim of Heaven in the Himalayan Mountains. Unfortunately it isn’t all smooth sailing as the trio make their journey, but that’s what makes for a good story, right?!
Another awesome dragon adventure is The Fire Within by Chris d’Lacey. This story tells the tale of David and a collection of clay dragons that, wait for it, COME TO LIFE. Which sounds awesome but terrifying at the same time.
Our lead character is a man named David who happens to find himself living in the spare room of Liz, our dragon sculptor, and her daughter Lucy. And when David gets his very own mini-dragon from Lucy as a gift, writing stories becomes a bit easier.
Now if you aren’t in the mood for dragons, but still want some adventure and magic, you should try Suzanne Collins’ super epic Underland Chronicles books. This tale takes place beneath New York City in a strange magical underworld of sorts. We follow Gregor, who ends up in the Underland, a place with larger than normal bats, spiders, and cockroaches, when he falls through the grate in the laundry room of the apartment building where he lives.
But, as is true in most magical tales, this wasn’t exactly unexpected or an accident. Gregor is part of a prophecy and will play a large role in the future of Underland. What is his destiny? Well, you’ll have to read to find out!
Another great epic fantasy series filled with magic and adventure is Magyk by Angie Sage, the first book in the Septimus Heap series. This series starts with a baby swap, in which Septimus Heap is stolen from his home and replaced (in a way) with a baby girl whom his family names Jenna. And for 10 years everything is fine and dandy until Jenna realizes that not only is she (kind of) adopted, but she’s actually a princess and her life is in danger. Of course, as she and her protector are running from peril they run into a mysterious orphan boy, but no spoilers from us! You’ll have to read the book to find out who he could be.
You can grab any of these books at your local Kent District Library branch or check them out as an ebook or an audiobook through the CloudLibrary app! Check out the book river below to see all of our recommended readalikes! Happy reading!