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laxarus
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11:17 pm, Apr 23 2011
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If any of you know any novel series with a male protagonist who is a mage or training to be one or has strong magical powers or supernatural powers. Examples:
Rand from WOT
Richard from SOT
Pug from the Raymond E. Feist's novels (cant remember the exact name right now)
David from Jumper series
I am okay with long series. (It is even better for it to be long)

The important thing is protagonist should be male. I don't wanna read classical sword wielding warrior protagonist stories anymore.
Thanks in advance.

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11:33 pm, Apr 23 2011
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I would recommend the Easrthsea series. In the first book it starts off with the protagonist and his journey as he becomes a great mage. The rest of the books vary in the timeline. Some even have different protagonists but they're all set in the same realm and the original characters make appearances. The series is one of my favorites to date.

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Casey D. Geek
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11:47 pm, Apr 23 2011
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Dresden Files

Eragon Series

Parasol Protectorate Series (Female Lead)

Ranger's Apprentice Series (No mage powers, but brain powers - personal recommendation)

Codex Alera (Personal Recommendation - He doesn't find supernatural powers till later, but uses brain)

Chronicles of The Necromancer

Rivers of London (First book, series has a different name)

Septimus Heap

Temeraire Series (No magic, but Dragons - Personal Recommendation)

Hope you like 'em! smile





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tolkienfan
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12:20 am, Apr 24 2011
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DragonLance legends (Raistlin)
The Bartimaeus trilogy (though the djinni is also a main character)
Perhaps more novels will come to my mind cause I used to be very fond of these kind of books (and kinda I still am)

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book_lover
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12:48 am, Apr 24 2011
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Oh, fun! I've read everything on your list. Let's see what I can find on my book shelves...

The Saga of the Skolian Empire (Catherine Asaro): sci-fi, but it focuses on various members of a family with extremely strong telepathic powers (some books are male pov, some female)

The Invisible Ring (Anne Bishop): fantasy, most people have power, those who don't are lower class. Male slave protagonist (does have power).

The Magic of Recluce (L.E. Modesitt): dissatisfied teenager kicked off his island home to wander around and figure out his newly discovered powers. Fantasy. Male protagonist. Part of a longer series. I haven't read many of the other books in the series though.

The Lost Years of Merlin Epic (T. A. Barron): Merlin as a teenager and how he got his power.

Transformation (Carol Berg): First of a trilogy. Fantasy. Enslaved man has lost his power forever...or so he thinks.

The Wars of Light and Shadow (Janny Wurts): This guy goes through so much pain. Two half-brothers, each set against the other and with their own power. Nice in that the protagonist is the brother with the power of shadows rather than the brother with the power of light. Lots of books and the series is still ongoing. Very fat books at that.

Pendragon (D. J. MacHale): Ordinary teen discovers that he's very special indeed. Of course, that comes with a saving-the-world price tag attached and a cruel nemesis that also has powers. Series.

Valdemar (Mercedes Lackey): A fantasy series. Some books male pov and some female. Most books star a protagonist that is a "herald," someone with a special bond with a "companion" (intelligent, magic horse) and some sort of additional powers like telepathy, empathy, fire burning, teleportation, etc.

Flesh and Spirit (Carol Berg): One of two books. Male protagonist, fantasy. Discovers he's not all human, and the powers that come along with that.

Truthsayer's Apprentice (Deborah Christian): I think his power is pretty obvious from the title, eh? Fantasy. One book.

Secret Sacrament (Sherryl Jordan): Fantasy. Single book. Male protagonist with healing powers and dream visions.

I second:

Codex Alera
Ranger's Apprentice
Eragon
Bartimaeus Trilogy

Casey D. Geek
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1:15 pm, Apr 24 2011
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My list is way longer than that. Some of it is crap that I still feel bad about reading - one series made me puke, but the others were just so not me - but the others are very good novles. I have 526 on me, not including those I decided to remove.
Anyway, these books fit the OP(what's the full form of that? confused ) asked for. Nice suggestions, I might try one of them someday soon, but I don't like the Bartaemius trilogy (there's a fourth book too), even though it is one of my favourites in every point - other than the ending. That was too bad dead

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miserilyze
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4:03 pm, Apr 24 2011
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The power of five, by Anthony Horrorwitz??
Five teenage kids have powers, different from each other, its a series and the first book focuses on one of the main character, Matt. Although theres five main character, i'd say his like the main guy character ? smile wink grin

laxarus
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10:28 pm, Apr 29 2011
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Okay guys thank you for suggestions,
I read codex alera and it was a pretty good read (Damn I m fast biggrin )
I already read Eragon it was also a good read but somehow it seemed to me that it resembled LOTR and some other books i cant name.
more recommendations are also appreciated.

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Im tempted to kill the general first, then his staff officers. Sometimes you just want to eat pudding early. All the same, I make myself wait.

The good guys fight for freedom, justice and most words that dont put food on the table. The bad fight to scrub those words from our speech. Only problem is, both sides claim to be good.
yuno19
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7:58 am, Apr 30 2011
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dude,
"YOU SHALL NOT PASS!!!"

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Dridius
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4:04 pm, Apr 30 2011
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I second the "Eragon" series, better known as the "Inheritance Cycle". 3 nice thick books currently, one book left till series is done. DO NOT be put off by the movie. Seriously, the ONLY thing the movie and books have in common are the names of people and (maybe) a few places.

Also second the "Septimus Heap" series. Exactly what your looking for. 5 nice thick books, #6 coming in June if i remember it right. Really like this one cuz he does'nt rely on magic for everything, likes to use his brain. Light read.

Personal recommendation: "Percy Jackson and the Onlympians", 5 books, finished series. Not magic but i found it to be close enough to it (if you do'nt know what it is, it'd be marked as magic). Again DO NOT be put off by the movie, half the first book kicks the movies butt (not exaggerating). Same level of difference between movie and books as Eragon. Those movie-makers failed completely in my opinion.

That's it for me, if you have any recommendations for us I'd love to hear em... or read the as the case may be biggrin

Edit: Sorry, didnt notice that you'd already read Eragon, wont erase cuz seems like a shame to

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laxarus
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4:32 pm, May 1 2011
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Quote from Dridius
I second the "Eragon" series, better known as the "Inheritance Cycle". 3 nice thick books currently, one book left till series is done. DO NOT be put off by the movie. Seriously, the ONLY thing the movie and books have in common are the names of people and (maybe) a few places.

Also second the "Septimus Heap" series. Exactly what your looking for. 5 nice thick books, #6 coming in June if i remember it right. Really like this one cuz he does'nt rely on magic for everything, likes to use his brain. Light read.

Personal recommendation: "Percy Jackson and the Onlympians", 5 books, finished series. Not magic but i found it to be close enough to it (if you do'nt know what it is, it'd be marked as magic). Again DO NOT be put off by the movie, half the first book kicks the movies butt (not exaggerating). Same level of difference between movie and books as Eragon. Those movie-makers failed completely in my opinion.

That's it for me, if you have any recommendations for us I'd love to hear em... or read the as the case may be biggrin

Edit: Sorry, didnt notice that you'd already read Eragon, wont erase cuz seems like a shame to


I am told that the Septimus Heap series is a very light read. (teenager book - though don't know if it is.) Heavy books are more suited to my age i think.
As for the Eragon movie, it sucked bad that i feel disgusted with the everything they filmed. And you know what? When they make a movie of a novel and if you read the novel first, you probably have some imagination about the everything about the book such as characters locations etc. After you watch the movie, the movie overrides everything of your imagination and if the movie sucks, you feel very bad while reading a sequel because without effort you remember the shitty movie. I don't know whether if you got it but this situation sucks bad.

Anyway, more suggestions are appreciated since i will be done with everything here soon.

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Im tempted to kill the general first, then his staff officers. Sometimes you just want to eat pudding early. All the same, I make myself wait.

The good guys fight for freedom, justice and most words that dont put food on the table. The bad fight to scrub those words from our speech. Only problem is, both sides claim to be good.
Casey D. Geek
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4:37 pm, May 1 2011
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Septimus Heap is a light read, focused on teenagers, but it is like Harry Potter - still fun to read even if you are not a teenager. Try a part of the first novel, maybe you'll like it.

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Rennui
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4:59 pm, May 1 2011
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Let me recommend:

The Name of the Wind, by Patrick Rothfuss
The Farseer Trilogy, by Robin Hobb
The Riddle-master of Hed Trilogy, by Patricia McKillip (most of McKillip's other books fit as well)
Orphans of Chaos Series, by John C. Wright (female lead)
The Connor Grey Series, by Mark del Franco
October Daye Series, by Seanan McGuire (female lead)

All of these have someone with magical ability (whether they know about it or not) as the lead. I would also place all of them in the adult reading category (with the possible exception of the Riddle-master series).

If you are interested in books with a magical theme and the main protagonist coming to terms with their place in it, might I recommend:

The Black Company, by Glen Cook
Any Tim Powers books, but especially The Anubis Gates or Declare

The characters in these books are directly affected by the magic of the world they live in.

All of these books are my favorites, so please enjoy!

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