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Little Known Fantasy Treasures

Lilia
The list author says: "These are my favorite fantasy books, and all are overlooked or unknown, though a few of these authors are famous for other works. Poul Anderson died on July 31, 2001. Sonya Dorman died on Feb. 14, 2005. Diana Wynne Jones died on March 26, 2011. Peter S. Beagle is writing a sequel to The Last Unicorn, as well as a short story collection called "Green-Eyed Boy: Three Schmendrick Stories". 2 more Myst."
The Broken Sword
The Broken Sword
"Skafloc is taken and raised by elves, and a changeling is left in his place. Both soon become embroiled in a war between humans and the elder races, and endure personal hardship due to their mistaken identities."
The Broken Sword (Fantasy Masterworks)
The Broken Sword (Fantasy Masterworks)
"This is the original version of the novel. Some of the names are spelled differently, and the language is more flowery, but there is very little significant difference between the two. Skafloc has a cameo in the prologue and epilogue of "The Demon of Scattery" by Poul Anderson."
The Merman's Children
The Merman's Children
"The merpeople are quickly losing their habitats. A set of siblings torn between two worlds journey to find a new home. Based on the poem "The Forsaken Merman" by Matthew Arnold."
The Dancer from Atlantis
The Dancer from Atlantis
"Though a little rough around the edges, this is still a fun historical adventure novel. A modern man, Attila the Hun, a Viking, and a priestess, all get swept back in time to the fall of Atlantis."
The Last Unicorn
The Last Unicorn
"A unicorn, believing herself to be the last of her kind, sets off to discover the truth."
The Line Between
The Line Between
"The short story "Two Hearts" takes place several years after The Last Unicorn, and all the main characters put in an appearance."
The Last Unicorn: The Lost Version
The Last Unicorn: The Lost Version
"This is the original first version of The Last Unicorn. Though fairly short, it is very interesting to read how different the novel could have been, in a different time and with new characters."
Sleight of Hand
Sleight of Hand
"Two Last Unicorn short stories in this collection. The first "Oakland Dragon Blues", is about the dragon from The Lost Version, trapped in the present day without a story of his own. "The Woman Who Married the Man in the Moon" features Schmendrick, who encounters a family with whom he swaps numerous tales."
The Last Unicorn
The Last Unicorn
"Very faithful and beautiful adaptation of the book. Beware! The special edition, which isn't listed here, has had some language censored."
Ascension (Water Trilogy, Book 1)
Ascension (Water Trilogy, Book 1)
"A mermyd (mermaid), Nia, competes for the honor of being on the council that rules Atlantis."
Reunion (Water Trilogy, Book 2)
Reunion (Water Trilogy, Book 2)
"Nia comes to the surface and meets Corwin, a young vagabond."
Transformation (Water Trilogy, Book 3)
Transformation (Water Trilogy, Book 3)
"Nia and Corwin join forces to defeat the evil that threatens both their worlds."
Alchemy and Academe
Alchemy and Academe
""A Mess of Porridge" by Sonya Dorman is my favorite short story, and I only wish it had been developed into a novel. A young foundling disrupts the lives of the old scholars who find her."
Howl's Moving Castle (World of Howl)
Howl's Moving Castle (World of Howl)
"When Sophie is cursed by a witch, she runs away and finds herself working for a vain wizard."
Castle in the Air (World of Howl)
Castle in the Air (World of Howl)
"Abdullah the carpet seller finds adventure when he falls in love with Princess Flower-in-the-Night."
House of Many Ways (World of Howl)
House of Many Ways (World of Howl)
"Charmaine finds herself in charge of a wizard's home, and soon becomes entangled in a royal mystery, with some help from Howl and his family."
Howl's Moving Castle
Howl's Moving Castle
"Despite some changes, still a wonderful translation of the book, and an enchanting movie in itself."
Firebird (The Elemental Masters Fairy Tales)
Firebird (The Elemental Masters Fairy Tales)
"Ilya is the shunned and abused brother in a large family due to his cleverness and kind nature. His life changes forever after he sees the mysterious firebird, and awakens to the magic all around him. As Ilya sets off for an adventure, he soon finds himself unable to resist matching wits with a formidable immortal magician, who has imprisoned the most beautiful women in the world."
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (Wicked Years)
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (Wicked Years)
"Elphaba is mysteriously born with green skin, and her life doesn't seem to ever get any better, but she doesn't let that stop her. The Wicked Witch of the West's tale as she grows from an idealistic, determined girl to a misunderstood villain. Based on the Oz series of books by L. Frank Baum."
The Secret History of Fantasy
The Secret History of Fantasy
"The short story "Scarecrow", is a short but sweet tale about the awakening of the Scarecrow. I also recommend his other two reworked fantasy novels both based on Grimm tales: Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister (Cinderella), and Mirror Mirror (Snow White). Confessions was made into a movie, but was never released for purchase."
Son of a Witch: Volume Two in The Wicked Years
Son of a Witch: Volume Two in The Wicked Years
"Liir, son of The Wicked Witch of the West, struggles to find his place in the world."
A Lion Among Men: Volume Three in The Wicked Years
A Lion Among Men: Volume Three in The Wicked Years
"The story of Brrr, also known as the Cowardly Lion, as he stumbles through a life he cannot control."
Out of Oz: The Final Volume in the Wicked Years
Out of Oz: The Final Volume in the Wicked Years
"Rain is an odd child with mysterious powers and a dangerous lineage. As the war in Oz come to its conclusion, Rain will discover how important she truly is, and how mundane she longs to be."
Windhaven
Windhaven
"Maris is a flyer, and desperately wants to keep her wings, even going so far as to challenge long-held and sacred traditions in her land to do so. Yet her actions will have long and far-reaching consequences, both good and bad, that she cannot even begin to foresee."
The Book of Atrus (Myst, Book 1)
The Book of Atrus (Myst, Book 1)
"Atrus, raised alone by his grandmother, Anna, discovers the art of creating worlds when his estranged father reclaims him."
The Book of Ti'Ana (Myst, Book 2)
The Book of Ti'Ana (Myst, Book 2)
"A young Anna stumbles upon the underground world of D'ni. Her worldview and very existence challenge the civilization, and causes dissention and ultimately disaster."
The Book of D'Ni (Myst, Book 3)
The Book of D'Ni (Myst, Book 3)
"Atrus and Catherine unlock a strange world where nothing is as it seems while in search of survivors."
Myst V: End of Ages (Original Score)
Myst V: End of Ages (Original Score)
"This special edition soundtrack of Myst V: End of Ages contains an excerpt of the next book, The Book of Marrim."
The Myst Reader
The Myst Reader
"All three Myst novels in one book. You need no knowledge of the video games to enjoy this series. However, if you would like to explore more in this unique world, try the games: Myst, Riven, Exile, Revelations, and End of Ages."
The White Hart
The White Hart
"The first Book of Isle. Bevan, half god, rescues the beautiful Ellid, and finds himself drawn into a war against an ancient evil."
The Silver Sun
The Silver Sun
"Hal and Alan's adventures with bandit kings, unattainable loves, and hidden civilizations will fulfill an ancient prophecy and end generations of darkness and oppression when they seek to overthrow a cruel ruler."
The Book Of Suns
The Book Of Suns
"This is just an earlier version of The Silver Sun. There are few differences, as well as an extra chapter."
Chance & Other Gestures of The Hand of Fate
Chance & Other Gestures of The Hand of Fate
"The short story "Amends", is about an adventure of Hal and Alan."
The Sable Moon
The Sable Moon
"Trevyn, only heir of the Sun Kings, grows from spoiled boy to hero, after his life is beset with hardships. From loss of family, lovers, freedom, and his very own self, only he can save the kingdom his fathers fought to unite."
The Black Beast
The Black Beast
"After a cruel betrayal, Prince Tirell sets off to build an army against his father, joined by a strange beast, the goddess of death, and his brother, Frain."
Golden Swan
Golden Swan
"This book joins the tales of Isle and Vale. Dair, son of Trevyn, helps Frain in his quest to get his heart's desire, and healing for his many hurts."
Stardark Songs
Stardark Songs
"This book of poetry has several selections from the Isle and Vale books, as well as a couple new ones from that series. "The Star-Son: The Special One" and "How The River Came To Vale.""
AMAZING SCIENCE FICTION - Volume 28, number 8 - November Nov 1982: The Changeling; Seedship; Amazing Story; Folia's Story: The Armiger's Daughter; The Persecutor's Tale; The Crippled Swan; Threshold; Flare Time
AMAZING SCIENCE FICTION - Volume 28, number 8 - November Nov 1982: The Changeling; Seedship; Amazing Story; Folia's Story: The Armiger's Daughter; The Persecutor's Tale; The Crippled Swan; Threshold; Flare Time
"The short story "The Crippled Swan" expands on a legend told in "The Golden Swan". "I Am Mordred" was expanded from the short story 'The Raven' which appeared in "Camelot" edited by Jane Yolen. There's also a prequel book entitled "I Am Morgan le Fay"."
I Am Mordred: A Tale of Camelot
I Am Mordred: A Tale of Camelot
"Everyone believes the worst of Mordred due to the circumstances of his birth, over which he had no control. He struggles his whole life against these prejudices, wanting what every man takes for granted, until he's finally driven to give up and embrace the darkness. An interesting and heartbreaking take on a familiar villain.  Very similar in style and tone to The Books of Isle."