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AFC Recommends #1

It has been 3 long years since the release of the final Artemis Fowl novel – ‘The Last Guardian’ – and I imagine many fans are still mourning.

So, we have decided to start a new initiative! We asked FowlFans across the world which books they would recommend to other fans – and every month, we’re going to post three new recommended books to read! So, without further ado… see the first in the “AFC Recommends” series below.

We’d love to know what books you’d recommend – leave your suggestions in the comments!

1) The Reluctant Assassin (WARP)

It all began with the FBI and WARP (Witness Anonymous Relocation Programme). Hiding witnesses in the past to protect the future – until now. Riley is a Victorian orphan, hurtled into the twenty-first century and on the run from his evil master. Albert Garrick, the terrifying assassin-for-hire pursuing Riley through time, along with… Chevie Savano, the FBI’s youngest and most impulsive special agent. As Garrick relentlessly hunts them down, Riley and Chevie face a desperate race to stay alive and stop Garrick from returning to his own time – armed with knowledge and power that could change the world forever.

Get it now: USA | UK

2) The Ruins of Gorlan (Ranger’s Apprentice)

They have always scared him in the past—the Rangers, with their dark cloaksand shadowy ways. The villagers believe the Rangers practice magic that makes them invisible to ordinary people. And now 15-year-old Will, always small for his age, has been chosen as a Ranger’s apprentice. What he doesn’t yet realize is that the Rangers are the protectors of the kingdom. Highly trained in the skills of battle and surveillance, they fight the battles before the battles reach the people. And as Will is about to learn, there is a large battle brewing.

Get it now: USA | UK

3) The Magicians’ Guild (Black Magician Trilogy)

Each year the magicians of Imardin gather together to purge the city streets of vagrants, urchins and miscreants. Masters of the disciplines of magic, they know that no one can oppose them. But their protective shield is not as impenetrable as they believe. Sonea, angry, frustrated and outraged by the treatment of her family and friends, hurls a stone at the shield, putting all her rage behind it. To the amazement of all who bear witness, the stone passes unhindered through the barrier and renders a magician unconscious.

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  1. The Bartimaeus Trilogy is really good- it features a kid antihero and sarcastic magical being, and the first book has a graphic novel made by some of the same people as AF’s- it’s about this child magician, Nathaniel, who summons a Djinni he plans to use to take revenge on a foe (there aren’t really any heroes or protagonists in the first book, which makes it hard to read, but if you liked AF I don’t really see how you couldn’t like this)
    Also Skulduggery Pleasent, although there wasn’t much to it, other than the main concept of the book which is a living skeleton running around fighting crime
    TV shows: Sherlock, definitely, bonus: Colfer himself is a fan. Maybe Doctor Who or Fringe, but with those shows the hyperinflation and meaningless kill-offs ruined it for me.

  2. The Arcadis series, a 6 book series. A sarcastic 29 year old sorcerer with unfathomable power must overcome a prophecy to live pasts his 30th birthday. It’s a fast-paced young adult fantasy series with cliffhangers and plot twists, it takes a quick mind to process what you read.

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