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looking for books with witches and lots of magic

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In reply to an earlier post on 18 May 2012 18:47:57 BDT
Blilith says:
Dearest C.E. Cassady,

Really are you a Witch? If you are I am glad to meet you, we are few. I have followed my craft for many years. Not many writers know about the true path, it is all thunderbolts and lightening to them. Harry Potter, cannot stand it.

Be blessed

Posted on 18 May 2012 23:10:24 BDT
John says:
C. E. Cassady ,
I have read a number of books where the main female character runs simpering after an idiot bully with no redeeming characteristics apart from a muscled chest and a purring voice. What the heck is going on in Urban Fantasy? Why are we subjected to this trash? I refer to Stray and Bloodbound by racheal Vincent, Edge by ilona Andrews and a few others I have read... Why cant the romantic interest be subtle, a surprise even or just earned. I thought the romance in the mark of the demon was subtle and well done, and the Kate Daniels series by Ilona andrews was also great. Sadly, most of it has been disappointing... has anyone experienced this?

Posted on 22 May 2012 22:50:43 BDT
Last edited by the author on 22 May 2012 22:52:09 BDT
stig78 says:
Terry Pratchett's Disc World books have several witch storys,

Equal Rites, Wyrd Sisters, Witches Abroad, Lords and Ladies and Carpe Jugulum

Mildly humorous to laugh-out-loud, I enjoyed them all

In reply to an earlier post on 26 May 2012 17:25:00 BDT
mermaid says:
So agree, Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg are scarily fabulous and hilarious.. It's so sad that Terry Pratchett is not so well. Selfishly, I hope he writes some more witch books....he is wedged inside the mentality of so many types and a brilliant man.

Posted on 17 Jun 2012 01:14:53 BDT
Terry Brooks has an impressive pair of witches in the Elfstones of Shannara. You can read it stand alone. Also witchsong by Amber Argyle is pretty good if you are a 13 year old girl (that's about the age group).

Posted on 17 Jun 2012 02:20:32 BDT
I couldn't finish "A Discovery of Witches". It veered too far into paranormal romance territory as it went along. Also, it had a vampire, so as you hate vampires you might want to avoid that one.

Patricia McKillip's books seem to involve witches quite frequently. "In the Forests of Serre" and "The Bell at Sealey Head" are a couple of good ones. Also, "His Dark Materials Trilogy: Northern Lights, Subtle Knife, Amber Spyglass" features literally an army of witches, but that's kind of a love-it-or-hate-it series. (I loved it.)

Have you read "The Witches" by Roald Dahl? YA, but still a classic. :-)

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Jun 2012 11:01:49 BDT
cleo says:
Creation News (Creation News Series) i liked this

Posted on 22 Jun 2012 13:00:35 BDT
maybe check this one out - it's a witch based novella little sexy no vamps

Magick Weaved on a Samhain Eve

Posted on 18 Jul 2012 16:56:12 BDT
Apologies if these have been suggested already,

I got bored of the back and forth between spammers and the anti spam police. Seriously, I appreciate that self promotion is not allowed in here, but they are more relevant than the posts complaining about them.

With that I will end my own complaint with some recommendations.

I just recently finished (10 minutes ago) "The Sorcerers House" by Gene Wolfe, although it does not contain a witch (as far as I could tell) it has in it a few sorcerers, it is an odd little book that I enjoyed in the most part.

I would recommend the two books in "The All Souls trilogy" by Deborah Harkness, however you said you were not into vampires so I guess that's out, I also agree with James V Viscosi, that they are entirely too far into paranormal romance territory. Something I found to be much more obvious in book 2.

Lastly I will recommend "The Night Circus" by Erin Morgenstern, another one that is on the romantic side, but a great read.

These are all rather light reads imho.

Posted on 18 Jul 2012 16:59:53 BDT
jezzadarlo says:

It's an old, old book, but have you tried The Once and Future King by T H White? I'm re-reading it myself after first reading it nigh on thirty years ago. Some of the dialogue shows how old the book is, but there are several laugh out loud moments in it.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Jul 2012 21:25:45 BDT
LEP says:
Nora Roberts has written various witchy type books:

Three Sisters Trilogy: Dance Upon the Air bk1 (very good series)
Circle trilogy
Key of Knowledge trilogy
Sign of Seven trilogy
Donovan Legacy trilogy

Posted on 18 Jul 2012 21:50:49 BDT
Did anyone mention James Herbert. There are certainly witches and magic in a few

Magic Cottage

Are the ones that come to mind in this

But the rest are worth a look too

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jul 2012 12:08:53 BDT
kats says:
Thanks Rebecca,you have set me on the path of spooks,im on book 6 now and still loving them!

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jul 2012 12:10:40 BDT
kats says:
I have read all those Stig and completely agree,they still make me laugh!!

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jul 2012 13:54:35 BDT
Last edited by the author on 19 Jul 2012 14:39:34 BDT
LEP says:
Rivers of London series
Harry Dresden series - Jim Butcher
Iron Druid series - Kevin Hearne
Parasol Protectorate series
Spellwright series
Black Jewels trilogy and add-on books - Ann Bishop
Sebastian and Belladonna duo - Ann Bishop (Sebastian is the first book, Belladonna Bk2)

Also Juliet Marriller's (sp?) books e.g. Sevenwaters trilogy

Apologies if I've already mentioned some of these.

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In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jul 2012 14:18:04 BDT
Last edited by the author on 19 Jul 2012 14:21:38 BDT
LEP says:
Alison Croggon's Pellinor series - The Naming/The Gift bk1

The above series is actually YA, however I read it without realising that and it is very good. One of the main characters is 16, but that is ignorable and it's not childish. It's a sort of cross between Lord of the Rings and the young Arthur/Merlin (not the TV series). Plenty of magic and lots of adventure, very little romance (just a hint). Enjoyable.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jul 2012 14:35:26 BDT
LEP says:
Garscadden dear, you are becoming as bad as the spammers. It's bad enough having posts full of own marketing, although if the books are relevant, I can't see the problem, without dozens of posts by you ranting at the spammers. You've made your point, give it a rest do. I want to see what's been recommended in case I would like to read it myself. Now I have to wade through dozens of anti-spamming posts as well.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jul 2012 14:53:45 BDT
Anita says:
LEP - the spammers have their own forum, no one's against them spamming there. Unless they give it a rest and at least pay some attention to rules, some others won't give a rest too, me included, sorry. Everybody have been asked - politely - NOT to self-promote outside MOA. If they do, I do feel free to say so. It doesn't make matters worse, just as bad

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jul 2012 15:29:50 BDT
Last edited by the author on 19 Jul 2012 15:42:15 BDT
LEP says:
Anita, I don't object to anti-spamming protest, it's when they take over a discussion and you can't see the wood (book suggestions) for the trees (anti-spam arguments).

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jul 2012 15:30:43 BDT
Last edited by the author on 19 Jul 2012 15:31:01 BDT
Sou'Wester says:
LEP: If we don't keep taking these wretched spammers and pluggers to task then before long we'll be back to the old situation where these forums contained nothing but self-promotion, and all decent discussion driven away. Quite rightly, most of our ire is reserved for those authors/close acquaintances who try and con us into thinking their posts and reviews are impartial; again if these underhand practices are not constantly exposed and held up to ridicule, Amazon reviews and forums will become a complete mockery.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jul 2012 15:44:10 BDT
LEP says:
The Witches of Eastwick - John Updike
The Hummingbird Wizard - Meredith Blevins
Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell - Suzannah Clarke

Posted on 19 Jul 2012 21:30:58 BDT
P. Houghton says:
try burning times and darkness of light both by Paul Roberts

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Aug 2012 19:09:18 BDT
kats says:
i have just read Rivers of London and loved it,just waiting for the second one to arrive

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Aug 2012 19:10:44 BDT
kats says:
I have read the Pellinor series and loved it,i also didnt realise it was YA,its the sort of book i like
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