Journey to the realm of knights, swords, and even magic. This week on Wolf Reads, we suggest some adventures set in the fantastical, medieval worlds that many readers are drawn to.
(Falling Kingdoms #1)
Goodreads rating: 3.85
The peace between the three kingdoms of Mytica begin to dwindle as unrest ripples through the land. A princess, a rebel, a sorceress, and an heir find themselves at the heart of the battles. The fate of all the kingdoms may well rest in their hands as magic, powers thought to have been lost to time forever, returns.
Set in a complex world with just as complex characters, Falling Kingdoms takes you to a world where the heart can be much more dangerous than the sword.
The Ruins of Gorlan
(Ranger’s Apprentice #1)
Goodreads rating: 4.19
At the age of fifteen, the orphans of Castle Redmont are appointed to be apprentices of various craftsmen in the kingdom. While Will has dreamt of being a knight his entire life, he couldn’t help but be disappointed when he is declined the apprenticeship due to his small size. Instead, Will is taken in by Halt, one of the kingdom’s mysterious Rangers, who blend with the shadows and finish the fights before the battles reach the people.
With vivid details, witty dialogue, and charming characters, the first book of the Ranger’s Apprentice series introduces us to an apprentice we hope to see surpass his teacher.
The Book of Three
(Chronicles of Prydain #1)
Goodreads rating: 4.00
Taran of Caer Dallben, assistant pig-keeper wants more out of life than looking after the pig, Hen Wen. Even if she’s Prydain’s only oracular pig. When Hen Wen escapes and Taran tries to find her, he finds himself caught in the battle between the evil Horned King and the dark lord Arawn. And it doesn’t take long for Taran to realize that being a hero is nothing like he had expected it to be.
Despite being first published in 1964, The Chronicles of Prydain tells a coming-of-age story inspired by Welsh mythology that can be enjoyed be all.