A Mortal Song by Megan Crewe - this is another lush experience that I can't speak highly enough of. I love the lore and culture of Japan featured, and it's exquisitely presented.
Arena by Karen Hancock because it was one of the first books that made me see how my faith could be integrated into a great story in a genre I love.
Lauren H Salisbury
Cora and the Nurse Dragon by H. L. Burke is one of the best books I've ever read, and the dragons are so real it makes you want to hold one....badly!
Katy Huth Jones
Double Star by Heinlein. It has a rogue as a character. He makes living impersonating people. It ends up with him taking on a role of great responsibility.
Eagle in the Snow, by Wallace Breem. "A novel of General Maximus and Rome's Last Stand." If you're a nut about ancient Rome, nothing more need be said.
Illusionary by Desiree Williams. The hero can make chocolate cake out of nothing. Need I say more?
Laura A. Grace
Lady in Waiting (Susan Meissner) -- almost all the books I read are part of a series, so it took some searching to find this one. All of Susan Meissner's books are fantastic. In this one, two women in vastly different time periods are connected by a mysterious ring bearing the inscription "Jane."
Nightmare City by Andrew Klavan. This book freaked me out and kept me in its grip all night long. I COULD NOT put it down.
Northanger Abbey, by Jane Austen. Yes, I know it’s not fantasy, but if I’m talking books here, I have to let my Austen flag fly just once. I like the way Austen pokes fun at gothic novels in this story, because you can tell it comes from the heart of a fan of the genre. Besides, Henry Tilney is the best Austen hero. Yep, I just said that.
A. K. R. Scott
ONE of my favorites is The Raven Ring, by Patricia C. Wrede. I LOVED Eleret’s character. The chin up, quiet confidence, the ability to logically go off on an adventure because that’s what she needed to do, and she’s just COOL. And Karvonen is just, awesome.
This is an old one and out of print, but it's worth mentioning: Leviathan by James Byron Huggins. The plot: scientists have genetically altered a Kimono dragon into the leviathan of the Bible, which is secured in an underground cave in Iceland. If it were to ever get loose, it would destroy all mankind. And yeah, it gets loose. The people left on the island have to destroy it before it gets out of the cave. This book not only has a dragon, but it also has come pretty cool "inside the computer" scenes, and a 7 foot tall Viking named Thor (what else?) who goes hand-to-hand with the dragon (of course). As hokie as this could be, it's not. A really great read!
Till We Have Faces by C.S.Lewis. My favorite book ever.
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