Books about Legend

  1. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol. 1

    by Alan Moore
    A band of Victorian-era misfits join forces to protect the British Empire.

    In 1898, one year after her encounter with Dracula , Mina Murray has divorced her husband and now works for the British government. She meets with MI5 agent Campion Bond (the grandfather of James ... (Wikipedia)

  2. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

    by Washington Irving
    A mysterious and spooky tale of a schoolmaster's encounter with a legendary headless horseman.

    The story is set in 1790 in the countryside around the Dutch settlement of Tarry Town (historical Tarrytown, New York ), in a secluded glen known as Sleepy Hollow . Sleepy Hollow is renowned for its ... (Wikipedia)

  3. A Song for Arbonne

    by Guy Gavriel Kay
    Epic fantasy set in a mythical kingdom, exploring themes of loyalty, betrayal, and the power of love.

    Based on the troubadour culture that rose in Provence during the High Middle Ages, this panoramic, absorbing novel beautifully creates an alternate version of the medieval world. The matriarchal, ... (Goodreads)

  4. A Morbid Taste for Bones

    by Ellis Peters
    A 12th-century monk and his quest to uncover the truth behind a cult's mysterious relic.

    In May 1137, Prior Robert of Shrewsbury Abbey is determined that the Abbey must have the relics of a saint. Finding no suitable local saint, Robert finds one in nearby Wales. Brother Cadfael has two ... (Wikipedia)

  5. Beyond the Highland Mist

    by Karen Marie Moning
    A mysterious Scottish Highlander, a brave woman on a quest for her true identity, and a love so powerful it knows no bounds.

    He would sell his warrior soul to possess her... An alluring laird... He was known throughout the kingdom as Hawk, legendary predator of the battlefield and the boudoir. No woman could refuse his ... (Goodreads)

  6. The Once and Future King

    by T.H. White
    Epic chronicle of King Arthur, exploring themes of morality, justice, and power.

    The story starts in the final years of the rule of King Uther Pendragon . The first part, "The Sword in the Stone", chronicles Arthur's upbringing by his foster father Sir Ector , his rivalry and ... (Wikipedia)

  7. The Blessing Way

    by Tony Hillerman
    Navajo Tribal Policeman investigates a murder and discovers a web of secrets.

    Anthropologist Bergen McKee comes to the Navajo Reservation to research tales of witches , visiting his college friend, Joe Leaphorn. Leaphorn is a Navajo Tribal Police lieutenant. A young man, Luis ... (Wikipedia)

  8. The Throne of Fire

    by Rick Riordan
    A quest to save the world from the evil forces of chaos and prevent an apocalypse.

    Sadie and Carter Kane must find the three scrolls of the Book of Ra, to wake the sun god Ra from his sleep, and stop Apophis, the serpent of chaos, from destroying the world. The first scroll is ... (Wikipedia)

  9. Flame of Sevenwaters

    by Juliet Marillier
    Maeve, a young woman with the gift of communicating with spirits, must navigate a dangerous political landscape to save her family and her people.

    Maeve, daughter of Lord Sean of Sevenwaters, was badly burned as a child and carries the legacy of that fire in her crippled hands. After ten years she’s returning home, a courageous, forthright ... (Goodreads)

  10. The Book of Speculation

    by Erika Swyler
    A young librarian unravels a centuries-old mystery, tracing the origins of his family's past.

    Simon Watson, a young librarian, lives alone in a house that is slowly crumbling toward the Long Island Sound. His parents are long dead. His mother, a circus mermaid who made her living by holding ... (Goodreads)

  11. The Hollow Hills

    by Mary Stewart
    A young man's quest to restore peace to a magical kingdom and become its rightful leader.

    Keeping watch over the young Arthur Pendragon, the prince and prophet Merlin Ambrosius is haunted by dreams of the magical sword Caliburn, which has been hidden for centuries. When Uther Pendragon is ... (Goodreads)

  12. Seventh Son

    by Orson Scott Card
    In a world where seventh sons possess special powers, a young boy must navigate a dangerous journey to become a powerful wizard.

    Alvin's family is migrating west. When they try to cross the Hatrack River, an unknown force known as the Unmaker tries to stop the as-yet-unborn Alvin from being born - since Alvin would be the ... (Wikipedia)

  13. Merlin

    by Stephen R. Lawhead
    A retelling of the Arthurian legend from the perspective of Merlin, the enigmatic wizard.

    An enchanting tale of love and loss, glory and grandeur, set in the twilight of Rome's power . . . where the Celtic chieftains of Britain battle to save their land from an onrushing darkness . . . In ... (Goodreads)

  14. Wise Child

    by Monica Furlong
    A young girl, Juniper, is taken in by a wise woman and learns the ways of magic and healing.

    In a remote Scottish village, nine-year-old Wise Child is taken in by Juniper, a healer and sorceress. Then Wise Child's mother, Maeve, a black witch, reappears. In choosing between Maeve and ... (Goodreads)

  15. Tales of the Peculiar

    by Ransom Riggs
    Mysterious, fantastical stories of peculiar people with extraordinary abilities.

    Before Miss Peregrine gave them a home, the story of peculiars was written in the Tales. Wealthy cannibals who dine on the discarded limbs of peculiars. A fork-tongued princess. The origins of the ... (Goodreads)

  16. More Tales to Chill Your Bones

    by Alvin Schwartz
    A collection of spooky and bone-chilling tales that will leave readers with goosebumps and a sense of unease.

    The iconic anthology series of horror tales that's now a feature film! This paperback edition features cover artwork from the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark motion picture. Stephen Gammell’s ... (Barnes & Noble)

  17. 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)

  18. The Druid of Shannara

    by Terry Brooks
    Epic fantasy adventure, with a young druid on a quest to save the Four Lands from a dark evil.

    The Druid of Shannara takes off where The Scions of Shannara left off, focusing on the story of Walker Boh as he attempts to fulfill the task given to him by the shade of Allanon , to return the ... (Wikipedia)

  19. Coffin Road

    by Peter May
    A man wakes up on a beach with no memory of who he is or how he got there. He must uncover the truth about his past and a murder on a remote Scottish island.

    The master of crime brings murder back to the Outer Hebrides. A man is washed up on a deserted beach on the Hebridean Isle of Harris, barely alive and borderline hypothermic. He has no idea who he is ... (Goodreads)

  20. Excalibur

    by Bernard Cornwell
    Epic tale of Arthurian legend, as Arthur struggles to unite the divided kingdom of Britain.

    In The Winter King and Enemy of God Bernard Cornwell demonstrated his astonishing ability to make the oft-told legend of King Arthur fresh and new for our time. Now, in this riveting final volume of ... (Goodreads)

  21. Tower of Thorns

    by Juliet Marillier
    A healer with a troubled past is tasked with breaking a curse on a mysterious tower, but faces dark magic and personal demons.

    Award-winning author Juliet Marillier’s “lavishly detailed”* Blackthorn & Grim series continues as a mysterious creature holds an enchanted and imperiled ancient Ireland in thrall. Disillusioned ... (Goodreads)

  22. The Eagle of the Ninth

    by Rosemary Sutcliff
    A young Roman soldier sets out to uncover the truth behind his father's disappearance and the loss of the Ninth Legion's golden eagle standard.

    Discharged because of a battle wound, a young Roman officer Marcus Flavius Aquila tries to discover the truth about the disappearance of his father's legion in northern Britain. Disguised as a Greek ... (Wikipedia)

  23. Smith of Wootton Major & Farmer Giles of Ham

    by J.R.R. Tolkien
    Two enchanting tales of adventure and magic in the English countryside, filled with Tolkien's signature world-building and mythology.

    The village of Wootton Major was well known around the countryside for its annual festivals, which were particularly famous for their culinary delights. The biggest festival of all was the Feast of ... (Wikipedia)

  24. The Story of King Arthur and His Knights

    by Howard Pyle
    The classic tale of King Arthur and his knights of the Round Table, their quests, battles, and chivalry.

    The first section in Pyle's The Story of King Arthur and His Knights , "The Book of King Arthur", contains three separate stories: "The Winning of Kinghood", "The Winning of a Sword", and "The ... (Wikipedia)

  25. The Elementals

    by Michael McDowell
    A gothic horror story about a family haunted by a mysterious force from the sea.

    On a split of land cut off by the Gulf, three Victorian summer houses stand against the encroaching sand. Two of the houses at Beldame are still used. The third house, filling with sand, is ... (Goodreads)

  26. The Iron Trial

    by Holly Black
    A young boy's journey of self-discovery, as he battles the forces of evil to save the world.

    All his life, Call has been warned by his father to stay away from magic. To succeed at the Iron Trial and be admitted into the vaunted Magisterium school would bring bad things. But he fails at ... (Goodreads)

  27. The Sworn Sword

    by George R.R. Martin
    A tale of chivalry, loyalty, and honor as a knight undertakes a perilous quest.

    The Sworn Sword is a novella by George R. R. Martin that first appeared in the Legends II anthology series. This is the second in the series of Dunk and Egg stories. ... (Goodreads)

  28. Quest for Lost Heroes

    by David Gemmell
    A band of warriors embark on a perilous journey to find the lost heroes of a legendary battle.

    The Drenai stronghold had fallen. Now blood-hungry Nadir hordes spread desolation and despair across all the lands... ...even tiny Gothir, where slavers seized a young girl while the villagers looked ... (Goodreads)

  29. Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis

    by Anne Rice
    The vampire Prince Lestat uncovers the lost civilization of Atlantis and its secrets, leading to a battle for survival.

    "In my dreams, I saw a city fall into the sea. I heard the cries of thousands", writes Rice, as Lestat de Lioncourt sees visions of a ruined city in his sleep. He and Amel, a spirit Lestat bonded ... (Wikipedia)

  30. Daughters of Darkness

    by L.J. Smith
    Three vampire sisters arrive in a small town, causing chaos and destruction as they seek to fulfill their dark desires.

    Three sisters, teenage vampires, attempt to escape their world of darkness, blood, and violence in order to find new lives and loves among mortals in a small town. ... (Goodreads)

  31. Highlander Most Wanted

    by Maya Banks
    A Scottish laird kidnaps a woman to use as leverage against her brother, but ends up falling in love with her.

    In Highlander Most Wanted, a reclusive woman content to live in the shadows shows a Highland warrior the true meaning of love. Genevieve McInnes is locked behind the fortified walls of McHugh Keep, ... (Goodreads)

  32. The Weird of the White Wolf

    by Michael Moorcock
    Elric, the albino sorcerer, must confront his destiny and the forces of Chaos to save his world from destruction.

    "We must be bound to one another then. Bound by hell-forged chains and fate-haunted circumstance. Well, then - let it be thus so - and men will have cause to tremble and flee when they hear the names ... (Goodreads)

  33. Fyre

    by Angie Sage
    A young girl discovers she has magical powers and must navigate a dangerous world of magic and politics to save her family and friends.

    The seventh book in the internationally bestselling Septimus Heap series by Angie Sage, featuring the funny and fantastic adventures of a wizard apprentice and his quest to become an ExtraOrdinary ... (Barnes & Noble)

  34. The Vanishing Tower

    by Michael Moorcock
    Elric, the last emperor of Melniboné, travels through time and space to find the Vanishing Tower and save his love.

    Elric of Melniboné, proud prince of ruins, last lord of a dying race, wanders the lands of the Young Kingdoms in search of the evil sorcerer Theleb K'aarna. His object is revenge. But to achieve ... (Goodreads)

  35. The Taxidermist's Daughter

    by Kate Mosse
    A young woman in a small English village uncovers dark secrets about her family's past and the town's history.

    A chilling and spooky Gothic historical thriller reminiscent of Rebecca and The Turn of the Screw , dripping with the dark twists and eerie surprises that are the hallmarks of Edgar Allan Poe, from ... (Barnes & Noble)

  36. Valley of Silence

    by Nora Roberts
    A secret order of immortal warriors protect the world from the forces of darkness.

    The battleground has been chosen for the final showdown between those selected by the gods and the minions of the vampire Lilith. But there is one vampire who dares stand against her. And his love ... (Goodreads)

  37. Bloodfire Quest

    by Terry Brooks
    A young girl must embark on a dangerous quest to save her dying friend and the world from a powerful demon.

    For the first time in his career, Terry will be publishing a book every six months from the start to end of this series: here is the second in a brand-new trilogy, following The Wards of Faerie , in ... (Goodreads)

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