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Nov 06

Staff Picks - Fantasies, Part 1

Posted on November 6, 2020 at 7:06 AM by Bobbie Clark

Staff Picks ~ Fantasies, Part 1  

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Today’s blog post contains a selection of novels from the fantasy genre. These stories, set in fantastical worlds
 are untethered to the rules by which everyday society operates and often contain magical portals, mythical beasts, superhuman heroes and infamous villains. Often borrowing from legends, folklore or myths, the fantasy genre is sure to delight readers who want to venture into new worlds. 

 

Katy recommends . . . 

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Neverwhere 

by Neil Gaiman 

A great story about a magical world that exists within the real world, and the man who accidentally gets tangled in it. 

Find it in the library catalog Here  

Also available in digital format: 

Montana Library2Go eAudiobook  

Hoopla  eBook and eAudiobook 

 

 

Bretagne recommends . . . 

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Night Circus 

by Erin Morgenstern 

The night circus arrives mysteriously at night with a breathtaking and truly unique show. Two magicians come head to head in a competition and fall unexpectedly in love but the story must unfold with one magician. 

Find it in the library catalog Here 

Also available in digital format: 

Montana Library2Go eBook and eAudiobook  

 

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A Game of Thrones 

by George R. R. Martin 

Epic story of a land and the bloody, mysterious, and conniving fight for the throne. Try to put it down! 

Find it in the library catalog Here 

Also available in digital format: 

Montana Library2Go eBook and eAudiobook 

Read more about the author and series Here 


 

Trish recommends . . . 

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The Iron Druid Chronicles series 

by Kevin Hearne 

The last of the Druids, Atticus is a 2000-year-old hottie living in the U.S.A running an innocuous little supernatural bookstore. With his ever-hungry ever-horny Irish wolfhound at his side, the adventures never end! 

Find Hounded, first book in the series, Here  

Also available in digital format: 

Montana Library2Go Here  

Hoopla Novella eAudiobook  

Read more about the author and series Here 

 

James recommends . . . 

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His Majesty’s Dragon 

by Naomi Novik 

Imagine Horatio Hornblower. Now, add dragons. This is the first in a series of adventure stories that take place during the Napoleonic Wars, featuring a very large dragon and his captain. 

Find it in the library catalog Here 

Also available in digital format: 

Axis 360 eAudiobook  

Montana Library2Go eBook and eAudiobook  

Hoopla trilogy eAudiobooks  

 

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The Hike 

by Drew Magary 

If you've read Alice in Wonderland or Through the Looking Glass and thought, Hey, that could use more swearing and gore, then this is your book. Stay on the path! 

Find it in the library catalog Here 

 

Camden recommends . . . 

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Going Postal 

by Terry Pratchett 

A surprisingly relevant take on civil enterprise vs big business that rings very true to our modern world, told through the eyes of a charismatic conman who might just save the day in spite of himself. A stand-alone entry in the wide and wonderful Discworld series. 

Find it in the library catalog Here 

Also available in digital format: 

Hoopla eBook and eAudiobook 

 

 

Hey Readers, I’m interested in your favorite fantasy genre picks. Leave a comment and share your ideas below. 

 

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