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CJ Brightley – Her Erdemen Honor series is great!

CJ Redwine’s YA Books Central

KM Weiland’s Dieselpunk, historical, and fantasy

Robin McKinley’s Extraordinary fantasy

Stephen Lawhead – mythic and historical fantasy

 Rachel Neumeier’s Fantasy

Lisa T Bergren’s wonderful YA

Serena Chase’s Fairy Tales

Shelley Adina’s great Steampunk

Andrew Peterson’s The Wingfeather Saga and music 

John Flanagan’s world of the Ranger’s Apprentice

Writing Paths – Youth and Up

100 Clean Adventures for Middle Grade to Young Adults, Fantasy, Historical, and Contemporary: 

Primarily Fantasy:

  • Shelley Adina, Magnificent Devices series, A Lady of Devices
  • RJ Anderson, No Ordinary Fairytale trilogy, Knife, Flight and Flame trilogy, Swift
  • Lloyd Alexander, The Marvelous Misadventures of Sebastian
  • Kathleen Baldwin*, The Stranje House series, A School for Unusual Girls
  • Wayne Thomas Batson, The Myridian Constellation series, Sword in the Stars, The Door Within Series, The Door Within, The Berinfell Prophecies (with Dennis Hopper) Curse of the Spider King
  • Holly Bennett, The Bonemender, Bonemender’s Choice, Bonemender’s Oath
  • Lisa T Bergren, The River of Time series, Waterfall
  • Chuck Black, Wars of the Realm trilogy, Cloak of Light, The Starlore Legacy, Nova
  • Nadine Brandes, Out of Time series, A Time to Die
  • C.J. Brightley, Lord of Dreams
  • Sigmund Brouwer, Merlin’s Immortals series, The Orphan King, standalone Clan
  • Morgan Busse, The Ravenwood Saga, Mark of the Raven, Follower of the Word series, Daughter of Light, The Soul Chronicles, Tainted
  • Sharon Cameron, The Dark Unwinding
  • Sandy Cathcart, Shaman’s Fire
  • Melanie Cellier, The Four Kingdoms series, Beyond the Four Kingdoms series, A Princess of Wind and Wave, Return to the Four Kingdoms series
  • Patrick Carr, The Darkwater Saga trilogy, The Shock of Night, Staff and the Sword series
  • Serena Chase, Eyes of Everia series, The Ryn
  • Deborah Chester*, The Sword, the Ring, and the Chalice series
  • Katie Clark, Enslaved series, Beguiled series, standalone The Rejected Princess
  • Eoin Colfer, Airman
  • DM Cornish, The Monster Blood Tattoo series, Foundling
  • Azalea Dabill, The Falcon Chronicle series, Falcon Heart, Falcon Flight, Lance and Quill, last story collection in the series coming 2021, Falcon Dagger. Companion poetry Falcon’s Ode, and coloring books available on Amazon.
  • Kenley Davidson, Traitor’s Masque
  • Rachel Dekker, Melanie Dickerson, Fairytale Romance series, The Peasant’s Dream, A Medieval Fairytale series
  • Cameron Dokey, Fairytale retellings, The Night Dance
  • John Eldredge, Epic, DVD and book. Non-fiction about the power and purpose of story, and fantasy in particular
  • Brittany Ficther, An Unnatural Beanstalk
  • EJ. Fisch, Ziva Payvan series, Dakiti, Ziva Payvan Legacy series
  • John Flanagan, Rangers Apprentice series, The Ruins of Gorlan, The Brotherband Chronicles, The Outcasts
  • Susan Fletcher, Shadow Spinner
  • Lindsay A. Franklin, The Weaver Trilogy, The Story Peddler
  • Alton Gansky, Perry Sachs series, standalone The Prodigy
  • S.D. Grimm, Children of the Blood Moon series, Scarlet Moon
  • Shannon Hale, Princess Academy series, Princess Academy, The Goose Girl
  • Karen Hancock, The Guardian King series, The Light of Eidon, standalone Arena
  • Victoria Hanley, The Seer and the Sword
  • Sharon Hinck, The Sword of Lyric series, The Dancing Realms series, Hidden Current
  • Andrew Klavan, The Mindwar trilogy, Mindwar, If We Survive, The Homelanders (not fantasy, but excellent YA special forces type series), see bibliography for non-fiction, Another Kingdom series, Another Kingdom, The Nightmare Feast
  • Ronie Kendig, The Droseran Saga, Brand of Light
  • L.A. Kelly, Tahn, The Scarlet Trefoil, Return to Alastair
  • Jaye L. Knight, The Ilyon Chronicles, Resistance
  • Mary Robinette Kowal*, The Glamourist Histories, Shades of Milk and Honey
  • C.S. Lakin, The Gates of Heaven series, The Wolf of Tebron
  • Stephen Lawhead, The Song of Albion series, The Paradise War, King Raven trilogy, Hood, The Bright Empires series, The Skin Map
  • Tosca Lee*, Havah
  • C.S. Lewis, Chronicles of Narnia, The Space trilogy, Out of the Silent Planet, Perelandra, That Hideous Strength
  • Terri Luckey, Kayndo series, Kayndo: Ring of Death
  • Ashley Maker, Under the Trees
  • George McDonald, The Golden Key, The Princess and the Goblin, The Princess and Curdie
  • Patricia Malone, The Legend of Lady Ilena, Lady Ilena: Way of the Warrior
  • M.I. McAllister, The Mistmantle Chronicles, Urchin of the Riding Stars
  • Kathrese McKee, Mardan’s Mark series, Mardan’s Mark
  • Dennis McKiernan*, The Iron Tower trilogy onimbus, The Silver Call Duology, The Brega Path, Hel’s Crucible Duology*, Into the Forge, Into the Fire, standalone (The later books I have looked at are not sexually appropriate)
  • Robin McKinley, The Blue Sword, Rose Daughter, Beauty, Deerskin* (caution, rape scene in Deerskin)
  • Tricia Mingerink, The Blades of Acktar series, Dare, Beyond the Tales series, Dagger’s Sleep: A Retelling of Sleeping Beauty
  • Elizabeth Moon*, Deed of Paksenarrion trilogy, Sheepfarmer’s Daughter
  • Rachel Neumeier, The Floating Islands, The Griffin Mage trilogy, Lord of the Changing Winds
  • Christina Ochs, The Desolate Empire series, Rise of the Storm

 

Favorite Links/Info

Inspirational quotes: Always Well Within Some good ones in here

Writer’s Digest: Author Quotes on Writing

CreativIndie Publishing: Derek Murphy

Indie Publishing: Joel Friedlander’s Book Design Templates

Favorite Writing Music:

Eragon Soundtrack, Mulan Soundtrack, 13th Warrior Soundtrack, The Junglebook Soundtrack (Basil Pouledouris), LOTR Soundtrack, Narnia Soundtrack, The Last Samurai Soundtrack. Jeff Johnson and Brian Dunning: The Bard and the Warrior, The Katurran Odessey, King Raven, Enya (All).

100 Clean Adventures Continued . . .

  • Jeffrey Overstreet, The Auralia Thread series, Auralia’s Colors
  • Andrew Peterson, The Wingfeather Saga, On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness, non-fiction about writing and creating, Adorning the Dark
  • Donita K. Paul, Dragon Keepers Chronicles, DragonSpell
  • A. Radda, The Numin U’ia series, Numin U’ia
  • Paul Regnier, The Space Drifters series, The Iron Gauntlet
  • J F Rogers, Ariboslia series, Astray
  • Jonathan Rogers, the Wilderking trilogy, The Bark of the Bog Owl
  • Rachel Rossano, The Novels of Rhynan series, Mercy
  • A. Salvatore*, The Dark Elf trilogy, Homeland
  • M. Shea, The Snow Queen, etc. – large series
  • Sharon Shinn*, Summers at Castle Aubern
  • D. Smith, The Green Ember series, The Green Ember
  • Sherwood Smith*, A Posse of Princesses, Crown Duel
  • M. Snow, The Last Book of the Kings series, The Keeper House Unending (series may end unfinished with book two, The King’s Brother
  • Anne Elizabeth Stengl, The Tales of Goldstone Wood series, Heartless, Dragonwitch
  • Mary Stewart*, A Walk in Wolf Wood
  • Anna Thayer, The Knight of Eldaran trilogy, The Traitor’s Heir
  • R. R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Leaf by Niggle, Smith of Wooten Major
  • Megan Whelan Turner, The Queen’s Thief series, The Thief
  • Kathy Tyers, Firebird trilogy, standalones Shivering World, One Mind’s Eye, Crystal Witness (revised version just released)
  • Gene Veith, The Soul of the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe non-fiction
  • Chris Walley, The Lamb Among the Stars series, Shadow and Night, The Dark Foundations, The Infinite Day, this is a futuristic Christian Sci-fi/fantasy you don’t want to miss
  • David Weber*, Honor Harrington – Star Kingdom trilogy, A Beautiful Friendship (The Honor Harrington books I have looked at outside this YA trilogy are not sexually appropriate)
  • KM Weiland, standalones Storming, Dreamlander, Wayfarer
  • Jeff Wheeler, The Kingfountain series, The Queen’s Poisoner
  • Charles Williams, The Place of the Lion
  • Thomas Williams, The Seven Kingdoms Chronicles, The Crown of Eden, Bride of Stone
  • Jill Williamson, The Blood of Kings trilogy, By Darkness Hid, The Kinsman Chronicles, King’s Folly
  • Precarious Yates, writing as Joanna Emerson, The Mapmaker’s Daughter
  • Timothy Zahn, The Dragonback series, Dragon and Thief

Primarily Historical and Contemporary:

  • Elizabeth Alder, The King’s Shadow
  • Joseph A Altsheler, The Young Trailers frontier series: The Young Trailers, The Forrest Runners, The Keepers of the Trail, The Eyes of the Woods, The Free Rangers, The Riflemen of the Ohio, The Scouts of the Valley, The Border Watch
  • Lori Benton, A Flight of Arrows
  • Rachelle Dekker, The Choosing
  • Lynette Eason, Moving Target
  • Sarah M. Eden, The Lady and the Highwayman
  • Jane Whitbread Levin, Star of Danger
  • Morris Longstreth, The MacQuarrie Boys, Michel of Ironwood, Bull Session
  • Eloise Jarvis McGraw, Sawdust in His Shoes, Moccasin Trail, Mara: Daughter of the Nile
  • M. Montgomery, The Blue Castle
  • Karen Swallow Prior, Fierce Convictions: the Extraordinary Life of Hannah More – Poet, Reformer, Abolitionist
  • Rebecca Tingle, The Edge of the Sword
  • Rob White, Secret Sea, The Frogmen, Deathwatch

 Note: As a general rule, I have listed the first book title in each series for your convenience. By no means is this an exhaustive list of each author’s titles. It’s meant to get you started.

 Books on Reading and the Family:

Richard Abanes, Harry Potter, Narnia, and The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter and the Bible: The Menace Behind the Magic, Fantasy and Your Family

Azalea Dabill, Fantastic Journey: The Soul of Speculative and Fantasy Adventure

Karen Swallow Prior, On Reading Well: Finding the Good Life Through Reading Great Books

Gene Veith, State of the Arts; The Soul of the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

I hope you enjoy these books.

Azalea Dabill

YA Fantasy Author

Crossover – Find the Eternal, the Adventure

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