Books about Heroic

  1. The Hobbit

    by J.R.R. Tolkien
    An epic adventure through Middle-earth, filled with danger and magic.

    Gandalf tricks Bilbo Baggins into hosting a party for Thorin Oakenshield and his band of twelve dwarves , (Dwalin, Balin, Kili, Fili, Dori, Nori, Ori, Oin, Gloin, Bifur, Bofur, and Bombur) who sing ... (Wikipedia)

  2. The Lord of the Rings

    by J.R.R. Tolkien
    Epic fantasy journey to save Middle-earth from a dark force and restore order.

    The prologue explains that the book is "largely concerned with hobbits", and tells of their origins in a migration from the east; of how they smoke " pipe-weed "; of how the Shire , where most of ... (Wikipedia)

  3. Beowulf

    by Unknown
    Epic poem recounting the heroic deeds of a legendary Scandinavian warrior.

    Beowulf is a major epic of Anglo-Saxon literature, probably composed between the first half of the seventh century and the end of the first millennium. The poem was inspired by Germanic and ... (Goodreads)

  4. Arrow's Flight

    by Mercedes Lackey
    An epic fantasy tale of a young archer and a magical kingdom in danger.

    Set in the medieval fantasy kingdom of Valdemar, this unique and exciting novel continues the story of Talia. Having mastered the powers necessary to a guardian of the kingdom, she faces the final ... (Goodreads)

  5. Mossflower

    by Brian Jacques
    Epic tale of adventure, courage, and friendship, set in a war-torn fantasy world.

    The story begins in the Mossflower Wood, where a community of animals suffers under the tyranny of a ruling wildcat named Verdauga . When a mouse from the north, Martin the Warrior , comes to ... (Wikipedia)

  6. Lord Foul's Bane

    by Stephen R. Donaldson
    Epic fantasy quest to save a magical land from a dark lord's evil forces.

    Thomas Covenant is a young author whose world is turned upside-down when he is diagnosed with leprosy . After six months' treatment and counselling in a leprosarium, he returns home to find himself ... (Wikipedia)

  7. The Seamstress

    by Sara Tuvel Bernstein
    A Holocaust survivor's memoir of her experiences in Nazi concentration camps, including her work as a seamstress for the SS.

    "From its opening pages, in which she recounts her own premature birth, triggered by terrifying rumors of an incipient pogrom, Bernstein ' s tale is clearly not a typical memoir of the Holocaust. She ... (Barnes & Noble)

  8. Skin Game

    by Jim Butcher
    A daring heist to steal from a powerful crime lord, with the fate of the city at stake.

    Harry Dresden , still living on the island of Demonreach, is unable to reach his allies and plagued by increasing headaches. Queen Mab demands he undertake a job, but in return offers her aid with ... (Wikipedia)

  9. The Fellowship of the Ring

    by J.R.R. Tolkien
    A fellowship of adventurers set out on a quest to destroy an evil ring and save Middle-Earth.

    One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkeness bind them In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, The Dark ... (Goodreads)

  10. City of Heavenly Fire

    by Cassandra Clare
    Dark forces threaten the Shadowhunters, who must join forces to save the world.

    Shadowhunters of the Los Angeles Institute meet to discuss the army of Endarkened Shadowhunters when the army, led by Sebastian Morgenstern , ambush the Institute, endarken some shadowhunters, and ... (Wikipedia)

  11. The High King

    by Lloyd Alexander
    An epic adventure of a young man's quest to reclaim the throne of Prydain.

    The story begins only days after the conclusion of, Taran Wanderer, . With winter approaching, Taran and his companion Gurgi return from their wanderings to Caer Dallben after getting news from Kaw ... (Wikipedia)

  12. All-Star Superman, Vol. 1

    by Grant Morrison
    Superman's heroic quest to save the world, while dealing with his own mortality.

    Dr. Leo Quintum and his team from P.R.O.J.E.C.T. are exploring the Sun when they are remotely sabotaged by Lex Luthor . Superman rescues them, and acquires the ability to project his bio-electric ... (Wikipedia)

  13. The Song of Roland

    by Unknown
    Epic poem of a knight's heroic battle against a powerful enemy.

    On 15 August 778, Charlemagne’s army was returning from a successful expedition against Saracen Spain when its rearguard was ambushed in a remote Pyrenean pass. Out of this skirmish arose a stirring ... (Goodreads)

  14. The Return of Superman

    by Dan Jurgens
    Superman returns from the dead to find a world that has moved on without him. He must reclaim his place as Earth's protector.

    The Return of Superman" collects "Reign of the Superman" and concludes the epic story begun in "The Death of Superman" and continued in "World Without a Superman. ... (Goodreads)

  15. The Black Tulip

    by Alexandre Dumas
    A thrilling tale of justice and revenge set in 17th-century Holland.

    'To have discovered the black tulip, to have seen it for a moment...then to lose it, to lose it forever!', Cornelius von Baerle, a respectable tulip-grower, lives only to cultivate the elusive black ... (Goodreads)

  16. The Legend of Sigurd & Gudrún

    by J.R.R. Tolkien
    A retelling of the Norse epic poems, "The Saga of the Volsungs" and "The Lay of Gudrún".

    After the creation of the Nine Worlds by the Aesir , the walls of Asgard are besieged by an army of jötunns and trolls . Wielding the hammer Mjöllnir , Thor succeeds in driving these "foes immortal" ... (Wikipedia)

  17. Return of the Jedi

    by James Kahn
    The epic conclusion to the original Star Wars trilogy, as the Rebel Alliance battles the Empire and Luke Skywalker confronts Darth Vader.

    It was a dark time for the Rebel Alliance... Han Solo, frozen in carbonite, has been delivered into the hands of the vile gangster Jabba the Hutt. Determined to rescue him, Luke Skywalker, Princess ... (Goodreads)

  18. Salamandastron

    by Brian Jacques
    An epic adventure of friendship and courage, set against the backdrop of an epic battle.

    The book follows the tale of the Badger Lord Urthstripe the Strong and his battle against Ferahgo the Assassin . Mara, Urthstripe's young adopted daughter, and her hare friend, Pikkle, decide to ... (Wikipedia)

  19. Superman: Birthright

    by Mark Waid
    The origin story of Superman, his evolution from a young boy to a superhero.

    The story begins with a retelling of the destruction of planet Krypton . Jor-El laments the fact that his world accomplished "miracles no one will remember" while he is busy preparing infant Kal-El's ... (Wikipedia)

  20. Elephant Company: The Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Hero and the Animals Who Helped Him Save Lives in World War II

    by Vicki Constantine Croke
    The true story of James Howard "Billy" Williams, who trained elephants in Burma during WWII to aid in transportation and rescue missions.

    NEW YORK TIMES, BESTSELLER • A, NEW YORK TIMES, NOTABLE BOOK,The remarkable story of James Howard “Billy” Williams, whose uncanny rapport with the world’s largest land animals transformed him from a ... (Barnes & Noble)

  21. Saint George and the Dragon

    by Margaret Hodges
    A classic tale of a brave knight who saves a princess from a fierce dragon, with themes of courage and heroism.

    This story begins with a nameless knight riding around the plain who has never been to battle. Despite this the Queene of Faeries sends him to fight a dragon who has been terrorizing their land. He ... (Wikipedia)

  22. All-Star Superman, Vol. 2

    by Grant Morrison
    Superman battles Lex Luthor and his evil plans, while racing against time to save the world.

    Dr. Leo Quintum and his team from P.R.O.J.E.C.T. are exploring the Sun when they are remotely sabotaged by Lex Luthor . Superman rescues them, and acquires the ability to project his bio-electric ... (Wikipedia)

  23. Batman, Volume 5: Zero Year - Dark City

    by Scott Snyder
    Batman faces off against the Riddler in a post-apocalyptic Gotham City, while flashbacks reveal his origin story.

    Before the Batcave and Robin, The Joker and the Batmobile, there was ZERO YEAR. The Riddler has plunged Gotham City into darkness. How will a young Dark Knight bring his beloved hometown from the ... (Goodreads)

  24. Superman: Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?

    by Alan Moore
    Last story of Superman as he faces his greatest challenge and makes his ultimate sacrifice.

    The story was originally published in Superman #423 and Action Comics #583 (both September 1986). The first half of the story, published in Superman , was billed as the comic's "Historic Last Issue" ... (Wikipedia)

  25. Shield of Thunder

    by David Gemmell
    A tale of war and heroism, as two great armies clash and a warrior fights to save his people from destruction.

    The war of Troy is looming, and all the kings of the Great Green are gathering, friends and enemies, each with their own dark plans of conquest and plunder. Into this maelstrom of treachery and ... (Goodreads)

  26. North and South

    by John Jakes
    A story of two families divided by the Civil War and their journey to reconciliation and understanding.

    Part history, part novel, this book chronicles two great American dynasties over three generations. Though brought together in a friendship that neither jealousy nor violence could shatter, the ... (Goodreads)

  27. Attack on Titan, Vol. 2

    by Hajime Isayama
    Courageous humans fight to protect their world from monstrous titans.

    BIRTH OF A MONSTER The Colossal Titan has breached humanity’s first line of defense, Wall Maria. Mikasa, the 104th Training Corps’ ace and Eren’s best friend, may be the only one capable of defeating ... (Barnes & Noble)

  28. Superman for All Seasons

    by Jeph Loeb
    Chronicles the journey of Clark Kent as he discovers his powers and learns to be a superhero.

    Similar to the premise of the Smallville television series, this hardcover book takes a look at the life of a young Clark Kent as he begins to develop strange powers. Living in a small Kansas town, ... (Goodreads)

  29. The Death of Superman

    by Dan Jurgens
    Superman must battle an unstoppable enemy that threatens to destroy the world.

    The story that drew national media attention when DC Comics killed their greatest hero is collected here. When a hulking monster emerges from an underground resting place and begins a mindless ... (Goodreads)

  30. King Arthur and His Knights: Selected Tales

    by Thomas Malory
    A collection of stories of the legendary King Arthur and his heroic knights.

    Thomas Malory, knight, adventurer, and soldier, was born in the early years of the fifteenth century and died on March 14, 1471, having spent much of the last twenty years of his life in prison. It ... (Goodreads)

  31. Canticle

    by R.A. Salvatore
    A young hero embarks on a quest to save his people from a dark force threatening their existence. Along the way, he discovers his true identity.

    The evil wizard Aballister has spent two years collecting and brewing a potion of power, as told to him by the imp, Druzil, sent by the Goddess of Poison, Talona. When he reveals it to his evil ... (Wikipedia)

  32. Justice League International, Vol. 1

    by Keith Giffen
    A team of superheroes from around the world unite to form the Justice League International and face off against a variety of villains.

    In the wake of world crisis, a new generation of the World's Greatest Super-Heroes takes center stage. But it's the most unlikely grouping of heroes you'll ever see! Batman, Blue Beetle, Martian ... (Goodreads)

  33. Arthas: Rise of the Lich King

    by Christie Golden
    The story of Prince Arthas Menethil's descent into darkness as he becomes the Lich King, ruler of the undead scourge.

    Frostmourne. It was caught in a hovering, jagged chunk of ice, the runes that ran the length of its blade glowing a cool blue. Below it was a dais of some sort, standing on a large gently raised ... (Goodreads)

  34. A Knight of the Word

    by Terry Brooks
    A knight must choose between his duty to protect humanity and his desire for a normal life.

    John Ross, having failed on a mission from the Word in which fourteen school children were killed in San Sobel, California , tries to leave his life as a Knight of the Word behind him. He returns to ... (Wikipedia)

  35. X-Men: God Loves, Man Kills

    by Chris Claremont
    The X-Men team up with Professor X to stop a religious extremist from inciting violence against mutants.

    Magneto is investigating the murder of two mutant children who were killed by henchmen of the Reverend William Stryker . Stryker, who murdered his wife and newborn son after his son (a deformed ... (Wikipedia)

  36. To Be a King

    by Kathryn Lasky
    A young prince must navigate the treacherous waters of medieval politics to become a just and noble king.

    The eleventh title in this best-selling series brings Hoole to kingship and the legends to fulfilment signaling a return to the adventures of Coryn, Soren and the Band. In this final book of the ... (Goodreads)

  37. The Fall of Arthur

    by J.R.R. Tolkien
    A narrative poem about the fall of King Arthur and his kingdom, written by the beloved author of "The Lord of the Rings."

    New York Times bestseller “An incomplete but highly compelling retelling . . . An action-packed, doom-haunted saga, full of vivid natural description.”— New York Times Book Review The Fall of Arthur ... (Barnes & Noble)

  38. Hellboy, Vol. 9: The Wild Hunt

    by Mike Mignola
    Hellboy is hunted by an army of monsters and supernatural beings as he tries to uncover the truth about his destiny.

    When ancient giants begin to reawaken in the British Isles, Hellboy is invited to join an ancient band of fellow monster hunters called the Wild Hunt and help bring them down. But an unexpected ... (Goodreads)

  39. Batman: Knightfall, Part Three: Knightsend

    by Doug Moench
    After being broken by Bane, Batman returns to Gotham to reclaim his mantle and face his ultimate foe, Azrael.

    In the final chapter of this series, Bruce Wayne completes his improbable recovery from his broken back and is ready to resume his role as Gotham's protector. But Jean Paul Valley, the man who now ... (Goodreads)

  40. The Forgotten 500: The Untold Story of the Men Who Risked All For the Greatest Rescue Mission of World War II

    by Gregory A. Freeman
    The true story of a daring rescue mission during WWII to save downed American airmen in Yugoslavia.

    In 1944 the OSS set out to recover more than 500 airmen trapped and sheltered for months by villagers behind enemy lines in Yugoslavia. Classified for over half a century for political reasons, this ... (Goodreads)

  41. In the Realm of the Wolf

    by David Gemmell
    A warrior seeks redemption and battles against a powerful sorcerer in a world of magic and myth.

    Enter the extraordinary, action-filled world that became Legend– as the exciting Drenai adventure continues to unfold . . . A mighty warrior and a feared assassin among the Drenai, Waylander the ... (Goodreads)

  42. Justice League, Volume 1: Origin

    by Geoff Johns
    The world's greatest superheroes unite to save Earth from an alien invasion. They must learn to work together to defeat the enemy and protect humanity.

    As a part of the monumental DC Comics—The New 52 event, comics superstars Geoff Johns and Jim Lee bring you an all-new origin story for the Justice League! In a world where inexperienced superheroes ... (Goodreads)

  43. Jason and the Golden Fleece

    by Apollonius of Rhodes
    Jason and his crew embark on a perilous journey to retrieve the Golden Fleece, facing many obstacles and challenges along the way.

    The Argonautica is the dramatic story of Jason's quest for the Golden Fleece and his relations with the dangerous princess Medea. The only surviving Greek epic to bridge the gap between Homer and ... (Goodreads)

  44. The Incredible Hulk: Planet Hulk

    by Greg Pak
    Hulk's journey to a strange, alien world, with a mission to save a people from oppressive forces.

    When a Gamma bomb causes the Hulk to lose control and attack Las Vegas, , the Illuminati decide the Hulk is too dangerous to remain on Earth. , They trick him into entering orbit to destroy a rogue ... (Wikipedia)

  45. Amos Fortune, Free Man

    by Elizabeth Yates
    Amos Fortune, an African prince, is captured and sold into slavery in America. He perseveres and eventually gains his freedom.

    When Amos Fortune was only fifteen years old, he was captured by slave traders and brought to Massachusetts, where he was sold at auction. Although his freedom had been taken, Amos never lost his ... (Goodreads)

  46. Arthur

    by Stephen R. Lawhead
    A retelling of the Arthurian legend, following the life of King Arthur from his birth to his death.

    In a forgotten age of darkness a magnificent king arose to light the world., They called him unfit to rule—a lowborn, callow boy, Uther's bastard. But his coming had been foretold in the songs of the ... (Goodreads)

  47. Wintertide

    by Michael J. Sullivan
    The second book in the Riyria Revelations series, where Royce and Hadrian are hired to steal a book that could change the fate of the kingdom.

    A FORCED WEDDING. A DOUBLE EXECUTION. TWO THIEVES HAVE OTHER PLANS. The New Empire intends to celebrate its victory over the Nationalists with a day that will never be forgotten. On the high holiday ... (Goodreads)

  48. Lion of Macedon

    by David Gemmell
    The story of a young boy, Parmenion, who rises to become the most feared warrior in all of Greece, serving under Alexander the Great.

    As the story opens, Tamis, a sorceress, is seeing the future. She discovers that only a mixed-blood Spartan called Parmenion can help her. Parmenion is a half-blood Spartan (a, Mothax, ) whose mother ... (Wikipedia)

  49. Flashpoint

    by Geoff Johns
    The Flash travels back in time to save his mother, creating an alternate reality where the Justice League never formed and the world is on the brink of destruction.

    Barry Allen wakes up to discover everything and everyone around him has changed. He is not Flash , nor does he have powers. His mother Nora (deceased in his own timeline) is alive; his father, Henry, ... (Wikipedia)

  50. My Hero Academia, Vol. 10

    by Kohei Horikoshi

    敵に爆豪くんが攫われてしまった! クラスの皆だって、今回の襲撃でたくさんケガしたし、雄英も世間から非難されてる。皆も…僕だって、やれることはやったさ! でも、これからどうなっちゃうんだろ? “Plus Ultra” ... (Goodreads)

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