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Best Fantasy Magic Books: The Ultimate List

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.

2. Magic Trixie Sleeps Over (2008)

 Best Fantasy Magic Books: The Ultimate ListShe’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?…
Author(s): Jill Thompson

3. Avalon: Web of Magic Book 2: All That Glitters (Bk. 2) (2008)

 Best Fantasy Magic Books: The Ultimate ListEmily 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…
Author(s): Rachel Roberts

4. Swords & Dark Magic: The New Sword and Sorcery (2010)

 Best Fantasy Magic Books: The Ultimate ListA 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….
Author(s): Jonathan Strahan, Lou Anders

5. Urban Magic: Hungry, Young & Clever: An Urban Fantasy Anthology (2019)

 Best Fantasy Magic Books: The Ultimate ListYoung 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….
Author(s): Martha Carr , Michael Anderle , et al.

6. The End Of Magic: When magic is no more, which side will you choose? (2019)

 Best Fantasy Magic Books: The Ultimate ListRosheen 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…
Author(s): Mark Stay

7. Breaking the Magic Spell: Radical Theories of Folk and Fairy Tales (2002)

 Best Fantasy Magic Books: The Ultimate ListThis 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…
Author(s): Jack Zipes

8. Guardians of the Fae (2018)

 Best Fantasy Magic Books: The Ultimate ListParanormal 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…
Author(s): Elizabeth Hartwell, Valorie Clifton

9. Taken by Magic: a New Adult Fantasy Novel (The Baine Chronicles) (2017)

 Best Fantasy Magic Books: The Ultimate ListEven 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…
Author(s): Jasmine Walt

10. The Princess and the Frog Read-Along Storybook and CD (2010)

 Best Fantasy Magic Books: The Ultimate ListSet 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!…
Author(s): Disney Book Group, Disney Storybook Art Team

11. The Seven Towers (Firebird Fantasy) (2009)

 Best Fantasy Magic Books: The Ultimate ListThey 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….
Author(s): Patricia Wrede

12. Double-Sided Magic (Legacy Series) (Volume 1) (2016)

 Best Fantasy Magic Books: The Ultimate ListSupernaturals 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…
Author(s): McKenzie Hunter

13. Magic Ops: An Urban Fantasy Action Adventure (Federal Agents of Magic) (2019)

 Best Fantasy Magic Books: The Ultimate List…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…
Author(s): TR Cameron , Martha Carr , et al.

Best Fantasy Magic Books: The Ultimate List

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some fantasy magic books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

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.

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