Books I haven’t read in a while? The Bartimaeus Trilogy. Supposedly for “Kids 10 and up” I actually found the series quite satisfying. Better than Harry Potter, in my opinion. We all need a little fantasy in our lives, right?

KindleNationDaily.com was advertising the series today, and I remembered how much I enjoyed the books. They have a very Victorian feel to them, something of Steampunk, something of foggy London days. Satisfying.

Bartimaeus Trilogy http://bit.ly/1JHn0sc

The Amulet of Samarkand – Bartimaeus Volume 1 (4.5/5 stars, currently priced at $7.99)
Nathaniel is a magician’s apprentice, taking his first lessons in the arts of magic. But when a devious hot-shot wizard named Simon Lovelace ruthlessly humiliates Nathaniel in front of his elders, Nathaniel decides to kick up his education a few notches and show Lovelace who’s boss.

 

 

The Golem’s Eye – Bartimaeus Volume 2 (4.5/5 stars, currently priced at $7.99)
The second adventure in the Bartimaeus trilogy finds our young apprentice magician Nathaniel working his way up the ranks of the government, when crisis hits. A seemingly invulnerable clay golem is making random attacks on London.

Ptolemy’s Gate – Bartimaeus Volume 3 (4.5/5 stars, currently priced at $7.55)
Three years have passed since the magician Nathaniel helped prevent a cataclysmic attack on London. Now an established member of the British Government, he faces unprecedented problems: foreign wars are going badly; Britain`s enemies are mounting attacks close to London; and rebellion is fomenting among the commoners.

A book I haven’t read, but sounds interesting for children and adults alike, is

The GriffinThe Griffin’s Boy (The Griffin Riders’ Chronicles Book 1)

by Julia Hughes

4.6 stars – 40 Reviews
Text-to-Speech and Lending: Enabled

When the mischievous griffin, Balkind, is rejected by the Griffin Master as a difficult ride, lowly orphan Neb is determined to change the old warrior’s mind. Stealing Balkind, he flies off on the adventure of a lifetime, risking his life, heart and finally his very soul.

Of course, if you love Griffins, as I do, you can’t go wrong with

Grand Theft Griffin eBook CoverGrand Theft Griffin: Book Three of ‘Fantasy & Forensics’ (Fantasy & Forensics 3)

Dec 16, 2015 | Kindle eBook

Of course, Michael is a buddy of mine, so I can’t help but brag on his works – but that doesn’t mean they aren’t Awesome!!
And you have to read books One and Two as well, they are just that much fun! http://tinyurl.com/gsmy2bl
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