While there are many courses and tutorials online, learning from a book is still one of the best ways to greatly improve your skills. Below I have selected top Fantasy Magic books.
- The Natural Order (Volume 1) (2015)
- Magic Trixie Sleeps Over (2008)
- Avalon: Web of Magic Book 2: All That Glitters (Bk. 2) (2008)
- Swords & Dark Magic: The New Sword and Sorcery (2010)
- Urban Magic: Hungry, Young & Clever: An Urban Fantasy Anthology (2019)
- The End Of Magic: When magic is no more, which side will you choose? (2019)
- Breaking the Magic Spell: Radical Theories of Folk and Fairy Tales (2002)
- Guardians of the Fae (2018)
- Taken by Magic: a New Adult Fantasy Novel (The Baine Chronicles) (2017)
- The Princess and the Frog Read-Along Storybook and CD (2010)
- The Seven Towers (Firebird Fantasy) (2009)
- Double-Sided Magic (Legacy Series) (Volume 1) (2016)
- Magic Ops: An Fantasy Action Adventure (Federal Agents of Magic) (2019)
The Natural Order (Volume 1) (2015)
Invited to study magic with other juvenile offenders, Tristan thinks he’s been offered a second chance. While he learns to extract and shape raw magic, Tristan finds unexpected friendship in his fellow students, from lovable Rusty Lennox to mysterious, fey Amber Ashton.
Magic Trixie Sleeps Over (2008)
She’s smart. She’s sassy. She has magic powers. And she’s not going to bed!Magic Trixie’s had enough of her parents insisting she brush her teeth, take a bath, and go to bed on time. Especially since no one else in her class has to put up with that nonsense. So Magic Trixie’s leaving! Instead of letting her family boss her around, she’ll stay over at each of her friends’ houses and see what other young masters do when the sun goes down. Will Magic Trixie ever find the perfect nighttime haunt?
Emily and Adriane each have one thing Kara lacks―a magic gem. But when Kara finally finds a magic stone of her own―a diamond unicorn horn―it brings more trouble than the girls can handle. Pesky dragonflies start showing up everywhere and new Fairimentals appear, warning of danger. Worst of all, a band of terrifying monsters is stalking Kara.
A truly breathtaking new anthology edited by Jonathan Strahan and Lou Anders, Swords & Dark Magic offers stunning new tales of sword and sorcery action, romance, and dark adventure written by some of the most respected, bestselling fantasy writers working today—from Joe Abercrombie to Gene Wolfe.
Urban Magic: Hungry, Young & Clever: An Urban Fantasy Anthology (2019)
Young heroes and heroines step up to the plate, track down clues and take on challenges, magical or mundane, in this action-packed urban fantasy anthology. Featuring ten brand new, never before seen urban fantasy stories from bestselling, award-winning authors, Urban Magic will take you on a series of exciting adventures in worlds full of magic.
Rosheen Katell is a wandering mage and, with Anzu her griffin, she’s worked hard to build a reputation as a trustworthy truth seer. She never lies, never kills. Sander Bree is a royal mage. He lives an easy life advising the king on matters of court and politics, but dreams of an apocalypse are giving him massive anxiety attacks. Very soon, their magic will be gone.
Breaking the Magic Spell: Radical Theories of Folk and Fairy Tales (2002)
This revised, expanded, and updated edition of the 1979 landmark Breaking the Magic Spell examines the enduring power of fairy tales and the ways they invade our subjective world.
Guardians of the Fae (2018)
Paranormal detective Eve Carter knows things. She’s always had uncanny gut instincts. When a run of supernatural murders take place, Eve thinks she may be the only one who can save her once idyllic hometown from the dark threat.
Even as Sunaya’s fairy-tale romance with her handsome, powerful Chief Mage is celebrated in the media, all Sunaya wants is to get past the endless duties and social engagements of her new role, and spend a bit of private time with Iannis.
Set in Jazz Age New Orleans, The Princess and the Frog introduces Tiana, a young African-American girl who dreams of owning her own restaurant. Just in time for Christmas, Walt Disney Animation Studio’s newest release is an unforgettable tale of love and enchantment, filled with amazing new songs and plenty of Cajun charm. Readers can relive the magic of the movie again and again with this 32-page storybook and CD package–a great value!
They are seven players in a game of deadly magic? Eltiron, Prince of Sevarin; Crystalorn, Princess of Barinash; Ranlyn, the desert rider; Jermain, the outlaw; Vandaris, the soldier; Carachel, the Wizard-King; and Amberglas, the sorceress. Each of them has a secret, and each fights his or her part in the thrilling battle that has put seven kingdoms on the very edge of destruction. Filled with wit, swordplay, humor, and intrigue, this early novel is one of Patricia C. Wrede?s best.
Supernaturals are out of the closet but I have to stay hidden because of the type of magic I possess. I’m a Legacy. It sounds like the title should come with reverence, a trust fund, or at the very least a cool backstory—instead it comes with a death sentence.I have to hide in plain sight and pretend to be just human. I’m pretty good at it. I live a simple and somewhat normal life, and I work in antique acquisitions.
Magic Ops: An Fantasy Action Adventure (Federal Agents of Magic) (2019)
…she carries a badge and a troll, along with a little magic.But her Most Wanted List is going to take a little extra effort.She’ll have to embrace her powers and up her game to take down new threats, All signs point to a serious threat lurking just beyond sight, pulling the strings to put the forces of good in harm’s way.Magic or mundane, you break the law, and Diana’s gonna find you, tag you and bring you in. Watch out magical baddies, this agent can level the playing field.
Best Fantasy Magic Books: The Ultimate List
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GURPS 4th edition. Dungeon Fantasy 19: Incantation Magic
Author(s): Christopher R. Rice, Antoni Ten Monrós
ID: 2268787, Publisher: Steve Jackson Games Incorporated, Year: 2016, Size: 2 Mb, Format: pdf
GURPS 4th edition. Dungeon Fantasy Monsters 3: Born of Myth & Magic
Author(s): Peter V. Dell’Orto
ID: 2268805, Publisher: Steve Jackson Games Incorporated, Year: 2016, Size: 4 Mb, Format: pdf
Manga Magic: How to Draw and Color Mythical and Fantasy Characters
Author(s): Supittha “Annie” Bunyapen
ID: 2328299, Publisher: IMPACT Books, Year: 2015, Size: 93 Mb, Format: epub
Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are really best-sellers according to USA Today, others are composed by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.