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    Pagan Themed Fiction

    Two of my favorite fiction books are The Red Lion by Maria Szepes and The Way of Wyrd by Brian Bates. Does anyone know of any fiction books of a similar vein that are worth checking out? I have a hard time finding these types of books I can get into because I dont really care much for the typical knight and dragon fantasy. I would really appreciate any recommendations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sesen View Post
    Two of my favorite fiction books are The Red Lion by Maria Szepes and The Way of Wyrd by Brian Bates. Does anyone know of any fiction books of a similar vein that are worth checking out? I have a hard time finding these types of books I can get into because I dont really care much for the typical knight and dragon fantasy. I would really appreciate any recommendations.

    I'm not familiar with those books.

    But I do know some non-knight-and-dragon fantasies that I would recommend.

    -Jaqueline Carey's Kushiel's Legacy books (There's one completed trilogy, and another one with it's second book slated for release in June)

    -Kristen Britain's Green Rider books

    -I believe it was Sara Douglas that wrote a couple of books based on Greek mythology, I don't know titles offhand though.

    -Elizabeth Hand's Waking The Moon- this book is addictive. I think I went through withdraw when it was over. Contemporary setting

    -Kelly Armstrong's Women Of The Otherworld books- I've read Dime Store Magic and Industrial Magic so far. Again, they're contemporary fantasy, fun to read. They're not actually pagan themed though.

    -I haven't read any of her books...but a lot of these look interesting: http://www.pccast.net/

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    Dion Fortune wrote several including The Secrets of Dr Taverner (which IIRC you can find in PDF format online fairly easily), The Sea Priestess, Moon Magic, and The Goat Foot God. Gerald Gardner wrote A Goddess Arrives, and High Magic's Aid. There are some other Pagan authors of Fiction at http://www.adherents.com/lit/sf_other.html#Pagan

    You can also Google "Pagan fiction" by clicking this link - http://www.google.ca/search?q=%22pagan+fiction%22 - and find a ton of links to lists of Pagan fiction books.
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    hmmm most of the fantasy fiction I read is pagan orientated... Unless you're after Pagan authors...

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    Thank you all for the suggestions. I just started reading one of Ursula K. Le Guin's Earthsea books and so far its better then I thought it was gonna be so maybe they will keep me busy for a while. Thanks again.

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    Thanks for those great links MM, I'm always looking for new books.

    I just read a good, well-written fantasy called
    Firethorn
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    I recommend all of the Deverry books by Katherine Kerr, and her Westland series as well (which is part of the Deverry series). Also, the Eileanan books by Kate Forsythe.
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    I agree with Fiamma, when she recommended Kelly Armstrong, her books, Industrial Magic, Dime Store Magic, Haunted, Stolen, etc are all great, although she's not a Pagan as far as i know, and it's not really Pagan-themed, but they're still cool.

    You can check out her site here, http://www.kelleyarmstrong.com/.

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    Starhawk's "The Fifth Sacred Thing" is a decent read....futuristic setting.


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