5 Stories of Magic, Mysteries, and Adventure

If you’re looking for a way to infuse some magic and excitement into your everyday life, there’s no better way to do so than through fantasy novels! Whether you prefer magical realism grounded in our own world or magical novels set in other realms, there’s an adventure to be found in the pages of each of these recommendations!


The Thief-Taker’s Apprentice by Stephen Deas

Berren has grown up on the rough streets of his city with little to live on but what he can steal. When he attends the execution of three thieves and sees the thief-taker receive a reward, Berren decides he’ll steal from him—but when he fails, Berren finds himself in an even more perilous position. Berren must become the thief-taker’s apprentice, learning the tricks of an assassin’s trade as a plot draws him deep into the politics and struggles of a fantastical city full of dark secrets and surprising twists.

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Tirzah Price is a writer and contributing editor at Book Riot. Find her on Twitter @TirzahPrice.