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.
1. 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. But the school is soon threatened by an attacker who endangers the lives of everyone living there.As Tristan and his new friends race to save the school, they are unaware of the greatest danger of all – the school itself….
2. 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. Overcoming these perils may bring the teens one step closer to Avalon, the source of all magic. But it may also cost one of them her life. All That Glitters is the second book in Avalon: Web of Magic, a twelve-book fantasy series…
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. An all-new Elric novella from the legendary Michael Moorcock and a new visit to Majipoor courtesy of the inimitable Robert Silverberg are just two of the treasures offered in Swords & Dark Magic—a fantasy lover’s dream….
5. 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. A cataclysmic event will change their lives and world forever. Sander must keep a promise to save the life of a young girl that would have been difficult enough with magic, but is a suicide mission without it. Rosheen is forced to side with a murderous…
7. 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. In seven provocative essays, Zipes discusses the importance of investigating oral folk tales in their socio-political context and traces their evolution into literary fairy tales, a metamorphosis that often diminished the ideology of the original narrative. Zipes also looks at how folk tales influence our popular beliefs and the ways they have been exploited by a corporate media…
8. 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. What she doesn’t expect is four sexy Fae warriors to save her from a vampire attack.Guardians Noah, Tyler, Jacob and Cole have spent centuries protecting the Fae, so when there is a breach of the veil between the realms, they are ordered to investigate the disturbance.But what they find is something no one ever expected. A halfling, a human with the gift of the Fae.Eve has vowed to put an end to those who are…
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. Doing her best to ignore the many naysayers poo-pooing their match, she counts down the days of these last stressful weeks before the wedding and much-needed honeymoon.But as it turns out, dealing with snooty mages and uppity politicians are the least of Sunaya’s troubles. For Sunaya and Iannis have failed to reckon with an ancient and powerful enemy, who…
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!…
11. The Seven Towers (Firebird Fantasy) (2009)
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. Everything’s going fine until a dangerous and enchanted dagger that was once in my possession is stolen. I didn’t think things could get any worse until I woke up next to a dead…
13. Magic Ops: An Urban 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. For a thrilling action-adventure with spells, guns, hand to hand combat, and just the right…
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
Publisher: Steve Jackson Games Incorporated, Year: 2016, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
GURPS 4th edition. Dungeon Fantasy Monsters 3: Born of Myth & Magic
Author(s): Peter V. Dell’Orto
Publisher: Steve Jackson Games Incorporated, Year: 2016, Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
Manga Magic: How to Draw and Color Mythical and Fantasy Characters
Author(s): Supittha “Annie” Bunyapen
Publisher: IMPACT Books, Year: 2015, Size: 93 Mb, Download: epub
Sew Fantasy Toys: 10 Sewing Patterns for Magical Creatures from Dragons to Mermaids
Author(s): Melanie McNeice
Publisher: David & Charles, Year: 2015, Size: 75 Mb, Download: cbz
Winged fantasy : draw and paint magical and mythical creatures
Author(s): Lyons, Brenda
Publisher: F W Media;IMPACT, Year: 2014, Size: 38 Mb, Download: epub
Dreamscapes Magical Menagerie: Creating Fantasy Creatures and Animals with Watercolor
Author(s): Stephanie Pui-Mun Law
Publisher: IMPACT, Year: 2012, Size: 15 Mb, Download: epub
How to Draw Magical, Monstrous & Mythological Creatures: Discover the Magic of Drawing More Than 20 Legendary Folklore, Fantasy, and Horror Characters
Author(s): Bob Berry
Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing, Year: 2011, Size: 77 Mb, Download: epub
Portals of Power: Magical Agency and Transformation in Literary Fantasy (Critical Explorations in Science Fiction and Fantasy)
Author(s): Lori M. Campbell
Publisher: , Year: 2010, Size: 922 Kb, Download: pdf
Ancient Magic (Ars Magica Fantasy Roleplaying)
Author(s): Erik Dahl, Timothy Ferguson, Jeff Kyer, Richard Love, John Post, Paul Tevis, Alexander White
Publisher: , Year: 2007, Size: 11 Mb, Download: pdf
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.