What are the best books that feature wizards?

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    #1The Lord of the Rings

    The Lord of the Rings

    The Lord of the Rings is written by J.R.R. Tolkien which is the sequel to the 1937 novel The Hobbit. This follows the course of the War of the Ring after the Dark Lord Sauron created the One Ring to rule the other Rings of Power. 

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    Sharon Hicks
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "The Lord of the Rings is perhaps the quintessential tale of magic and is the origin of many of the hallmark creatures and mystics we know and love today. Chief among them is the wizard. There is no forgetting the striking figure of Gandalf the Grey, whose whimsy but dark depths added an enchanting nuance to the story like no mere mortal could have. All wizards we've known today, even the beloved Harry Potter (and his mentor who was clearly inspired by the long-bearded Gandalf) must tip their hats to the great grandfather found in this story. "
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    #2The Hobbit

    The Hobbit

    The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien is a modern classic and the prelude to The Lord of the Rings. Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable life, but his contentment is disturbed when Gandalf and a group of dwarves arrive on his doorstep.

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    Virginia Bates
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "I just love this book, the story is just amazing and the author does a extremely good job in telling the story. The Hobbit is a good movie and everyone knows it, many people also like to read the book. I highly recommend this book to anyone. "
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    #3Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: The story revolves around Harry Potter's sixth year in Hogwarts. Their class learned to apparate and Harry found a book that helped him in his potions class. More adventures and mysteries await him.
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    Edward Sanchez
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "I wish the world was magical, and that our world had magical wizards capable of magic. However, we don't have that. But we do have wonder books such as Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. This wonderfully written book was the closest I will ever come in my lifetime to experience living in a world with real, true to life wizards but within a novel. "
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    #4The Reckoning (Darkest Powers Series)

    The Reckoning (Darkest Powers Series)
    Chloe Saunder's life changed the day she saw her first ghost. With her supernatural friends, she is on the run from the Edison Group, the scientists who genetically altered them to give them powers and now want them back.




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    Bobby Austin
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "When I began this trilogy I thought this would be the end. It gives you a non-ending but doesn’t leave you gasping WTH! while fuming at the author. It was left open for future interactions so this is not the last of the characters we will see so don’t panic. This book contained more action then the previous two combined in my opinion. We meet new people and see a whole new side of this supernatural world I felt that I was beginning to know. This author has repeatedly won me over with this trilogy. The plot and characters are unforgettable. I have read it multiple times now and want nothing more than to go back and start over. If you haven’t picked up this trilogy please do so. You will not be disappointed! If you are leery of The Reckoning due to the non-ending, don't be. This trilogy is more than worth the read. This author has impressed me beyond anything I have previously read."
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    #5City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments)

    City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments)
    City of Bones is about 15-year-old Clary Fray and a weird murder that she witnessed in a city club. The culprit is invisible, and the body disappeared into thin air then an angel came and everything gets messier when Clary's mother is gone.
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    Jesse Perkins
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "My daughter loves everything about wizards. City of Bones is probably still her favorite book to this day. I bought for her 15th birthday, and coincidentally the hero in the book is also 15 years old."
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    #6City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments)

    City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments)
    City of Glass, the 3rd book in Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments series, is about Clary saving her mother by breaking the law and Jace's wishes, Simon being thrown to jail, and Valentine trying to kill all Shadowhunters at once.
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    David Perkins
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "I love to read books that have wizards in them. I found City of Glass (The Moral Instruments). It's the 3rd book in the Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare. I loved the previous books and love this one, too. It documents the harrowing experience of Clary saving her mom. All these terrible things happen and you really feel for the characters. Strongly recommended!"
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    #7City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments)

    City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments)

    City of Ashes, the 2nd book in Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instrument series, is about Clary trying to save her mother's life by tracking down the rogue evil Shadowhunter Valentine while proving Jace innocent of stealing the Soul-Sword.

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    Larry Henry
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "In this book with a surprising twist, Clary finds out that she's super duper special. She just wishes she weren't so gosh darn amazing, so she could be normal. My family enjoyed reading about this, as we panhandled in front of the 7-11."
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    #8The Crystal Cave

    The Crystal Cave

    The Crystal Cave is a fantasy novel written by Mary Stewart. It was first published in 1970 and is first of 5 novels focusing on the Arthurian legend. The story centers on Myrddin Emrys, also known as Merlin, and his journey to find a home.

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    Randy Richardson
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "I am guilty of only reading this book after Seeing the Harry Potter films, then reading the books. I just needed more stories about wizards. Merlin. The original wizard. Not the same style as the friendlier Harry Potter books, but still very good."
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    #9The Color of Magic (Discworld)

    The Color of Magic (Discworld)

    The Color of Magic is a book by Terry Pratchett that tells the story of  Rincewind. He is a not very skillful wizard. He accidentally became a tourist guide for the city of Ankh-Morpork and his innocence will bring them to the Discworld.

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    Jennifer Watkins
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "The story starts off with telling us what's so special about Discworld. Disworld is actually a flat plan, a 'disc', if you will, resting on the back of four giant elephants, which are themselves standing on the shell of an even more giant turtle crawling through space. Things only get more ridiculous from there. Pratchett introduces us to two great characters. The first, Rincewind, is a washed out drop out of the local wizard college, who a knack for both languages and finding his way to trouble. The second, Twoflower, is a foreigner bored with his life as an insurance salesman, who comes to Rincewinds city as tourist looking for adventure, and willing to pay for it handsomely. Together, the two traipse across the Disc on all sorts of wacky adventures."
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    #10Haunted Tree (Magus Family Chronicles)

    Haunted Tree (Magus Family Chronicles)

    Haunted Tree is the first volume of the fantasy and adventure series for young adults written by Scott Robert Scheller. It was first released in June 2015. It is about a group of friends trying to learn and control magic.

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    Teresa Schneider
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "Well, this is the first two star review I've ever given...I had begun this book after finishing a tremendous series, and making two other attempts to begin a book, only to reject them, decided to move forward with this one. The beginning intrigued me and I went with it. The main thing that struck me when I finished is, what about this tree? We never really understand what it's power is or where it comes from...it just sort of leaves you hanging. I began by enjoying the three main characters, and wanted to see where they would end up, however, the syrupy sweetness of Marc and Valeria was simply too unbelievable to me...I mean really, a horney teen boy isn't going to move forward with a MORE than willing partner, because of "god"...the almighty? He's a WIZARD!..they all are wizards, who believe in the Lord, in a really big way. It was a tad confusing to me to say the least, because it's a super huge part of this story. I admit, this is not my preferred kind of reading..so those of you who worship or feel as the characters did will obviously not be bothered by this constant, constant, reference. However, this is supposed to be a historically driven story as well...??? Not to my knowledge, seriously, not much going on with that end either. I wanted to read this and enjoy it, was dying to have something good to read and I found myself waiting for the end. That's harsh and I'm truly sorry for offending, this is not my nature as a reviewer...but it's simply the truth."
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    #11A Harvest of Ripe Figs (Mangoverse)

    A Harvest of Ripe Figs (Mangoverse)

    A Harvest of Ripe Figs is a Jewish young adult LGBT fantasy fiction and the third book in Mangoverse series written by Shira Glassman. It is first published in 2015 by Prizm Books. 

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    Guadalupe Sánchez
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "This is a good read, but, not the best. I don't any book can ever be better than LOTR...Gandolf is THE best wizard!"
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    #12Ashes of the Phoenix (Phoenix Rising)

    Ashes of the Phoenix (Phoenix Rising)

    Ashes of the Phoenix is a fiction novel by Jess Haines. It follows the story of Lyra Adams, a rare books dealer who gets turned into a phoenix by a wizard thief. It was published in 2017 and is the first book in the Phoenix Rising series.

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    Liu Lee
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "Wizards are featured in this book, but not prominently. It's certainly not Harry Potter. A book doesn't have to be the length of War and Peace to be good, but I found this to be just a little to short to really enjoy it. This is an okay book, but there are better books with wizards out there."
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    #13The Wind's Twelve Quarters (Hainish Cycle)

    The Wind's Twelve Quarters (Hainish Cycle)
    The Wind's Twelve Quarters (Hainish Cycle) is science fiction short story written by Ursula K. Le Guin, published on  October 1976 by Bantam. It revolves around wizardry and cloning set in Utopia.
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    César Bautista
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "One of the best books that feature wizards is The Wind's Twelve Quarters. Written by Ursula K. Le Guin, published on October 1976 by Bantam. It revolves around wizardry and cloning set in Utopia. It delves into aliens and made them seem human. "

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Best What are the best books that feature wizards
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Lord of the RingsBooks 36 Paid
2The HobbitBooks 34 Paid
3Harry Potter and the Half-Blood PrinceBooks 33 Paid
4The Reckoning (Darkest Powers Series)Books 31 Paid
5City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments)Books 29 Paid
6City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments)Books 28 Paid
7City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments)Books 27 Paid
8The Crystal CaveBooks 26 Paid
9The Color of Magic (Discworld)Books 22 Paid
10Haunted Tree (Magus Family Chronicles)Books 21 Paid
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