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Re: The best coming of age fantasy heroic books
« Reply #30 on: January 07, 2016, 07:06:25 PM »
Seconding Tamora Pierce and Garth Nix's Sabriel! The latter might be my all-time favorite YA fantasy.

I'd also recommend the Young Wizards series by Diane Duane. It's a contemporary fantasy, and the magic system in particular is really interesting--it takes almost a mathematical approach and I haven't read anything like it since I picked up the first book (So You Want to be a Wizard).
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Re: The best coming of age fantasy heroic books
« Reply #31 on: January 07, 2016, 11:15:59 PM »
I recently loved Mitchell Hogan's A Crucible of Souls, which has a strong coming of age element.

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Re: The best coming of age fantasy heroic books
« Reply #32 on: January 09, 2016, 12:57:15 PM »
John Gwynn's series "The Faithfull and the Fallen" is a excellent coming of age series while also being a fantastic heroic fantasy series!
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Re: The best coming of age fantasy heroic books
« Reply #33 on: January 09, 2016, 10:48:13 PM »
John Gwynn's series "The Faithfull and the Fallen" is a excellent coming of age series while also being a fantastic heroic fantasy series!

Only just finishing Malice but have to support this suggestion for a first class coming of age. Excellent book and looking forward to the next ones.
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Re: The best coming of age fantasy heroic books
« Reply #34 on: January 11, 2016, 10:46:02 PM »
You might also consider Raymond E Feist's Rift War Saga - specifically the first two novel in the series Magician and Magician master - both are very good heroic fantasy about two boys growing up. 

There is also James Clemens' Banned and Banished series (5 books in the series) about a young girl and how she grows up and deals with her destiny. 

For something truly epic there is of course Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series (14 novels) - which stars 6 teens as they are thrust in peril and danger as darkness returns to their world - we get to see them as they grow up and change through out the series. 

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Re: The best coming of age fantasy heroic books
« Reply #35 on: January 12, 2016, 05:12:05 AM »
Tad Williams' Memory, Sorrow and Thorn is quite a good young heroes journey saga. The first book is The Dragonbone Chair and it's a fairly topical recommendation as Williams is currently working on another trilogy set in Osten Ard, the setting for Memory, Sorrow and Thorn. Be warned they're big books. The final volume; To Green Angel Tower, came in at excess of 500,000 words making it one of the longest single books ever published.
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Re: The best coming of age fantasy heroic books
« Reply #36 on: April 04, 2016, 01:17:15 AM »
John Gwynn's series "The Faithfull and the Fallen" is a excellent coming of age series while also being a fantastic heroic fantasy series!

Thank you, just finished the series (whats available), it was great!