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Hold the phone…there are other books, other than Artemis Fowl? It can’t be! It is simply not possible, or at least plausible! I mean, all of the other books are cliché, boring, aren’t they? Well, that’s not entirely true; there are plenty other good books, many that AF fans can dive right into. This is a list of possible titles for you to look up, ones that have similar styles and genres as the Artemis Fowl books. Now, I know what you’re thinking, “I’ve already read Harry Potter!” But don’t despair; there are plenty of other options!

The Bartimaeus Trilogy, by Jonathan Stroud, is an action-packed, magical adventure and political drama set in an early-20th-century London where the power hungry politicians are magicians who control demons and the unmagical commoners. It stars Nathaniel: A greedy young magician on the rise, Kitty: A spunky, sassy teen, and Bartimaeus: A clever, if somewhat cowardly demon. You will fall in love with these original characters, none of them perfect and none of them typical, as they fight through magic and political corruptness. Fowl fans will be entranced by Nathaniel, and Holly fans will find themselves looking up to young Kitty, however different from the LEPrecon officer. Go to http://www.bartimaeustrilogy.com/ for more information.

For any feminists who love the adventures of Holly Short will find themselves in love with the characters of Tamora Pierce’s Song of the Lioness Quartet. In the medieval realm of Tortall, a young, gifted girl named Alanna decides that she wants to be a knight, unfortunately there haven’t been any Lady Knights in Tortall for two hundred years. She disguises herself as a boy and sets off for the royal palace. These books are some of the first of their kind, written over twenty years ago. Go to http://www.tamorapierce.com for more about Tamora Pierce and her books.

For those who love magic, The Dark is Rising series by Susan Cooper will be an interesting read. The first book, Over Sea Under Stone, is a treasure hunt tale about three young children. The second book, The Dark is Rising, becomes more intense, and features entirely new characters. Will, a young boy who just turned eleven, comes into his powers as part of a great organization called “The Old Ones”, who are considered the light side. For centuries they have fought the Dark, and Will must help send them back. The books combine in the next one, Greenwitch. This series has many interesting thoughts on Good and Evil, especially in the later books. Set near World War Two, it has a rustic English feel, with plenty of Arthurian legends. For more info on Susan Cooper go to http://www.thelostland.com.

The Sight by David Clement Davies is also an amazing, original book. It follows a pack of wolves as they struggle with a prophecy that dooms their young ones to a life of struggle. It is a heartwarming tale, and has a sequel that was recently released in the UK. David Clement Davies’ website is http://www.davidclementdavies.com/.

Robin McKinley’s The Blue Sword and The Hero and the Crown are two very good novels about inspiring women. They take place in a hill country where the rulers have a gift of magic. In The Blue Sword Harry Crewe is an orphan girl who goes to live in a desert country, which is bordered by the Hillfolk, she is carried away by their king to find out her great potential. For more about Robin McKinley, visit http://www.robinmckinley.com/

Cornelia Funke is an amazing author who weaves a tale of fantasy that any book lover would adore. In her books, Inkheart and Inkspell, Maggie, an avid fantasy reader, is surprised when she realizes that her father has the power to bring characters out of books- but at a cost. For every person he brings out, he must send one in. Maggie runs into terrible danger as the villains from one of her books is suddenly after her. The official Cornelia Funke website is: http://www.corneliafunkefans.com/

So, in conclusion, there is hope for when the Artemis Fowl books (eventually) end! Check out some of these titles for amazing worlds that’ll hold your interest for years to come!

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  1. as always, Haven Herald is AWESOME!!! 😀

  2. Mentos_not_mental October 14th, 2007 at 7:19 pm 2

    Awesome newsletter. Congrats to MMK, veelagirl, Hiram Abif, lenore, 1hollyfan, and jobiexoxo!
    Good job on this everyone! Everyone loves it!

  3. The video came before the release of comic. I saw it on YouTube.

  4. Oooh…the avatar/icon is from the movie Anastasia! One of my faves…

    Anywho…congrats veelagirl! And all you guys who won too! *claps*

  5. AWESOME! I like the open letter part!

  6. REDAER DNIM EHT October 15th, 2007 at 9:39 pm 6

    Thank you very much for posting my article.

    All the best,

    REDAER DNIM EHT

  7. Well I’m glad you like our third issue of The Haven Herald:D.
    I have to congratulate all of the this months winners!!!!!

  8. Hey, I love the Blue Sword, and I was about to suggest it…Too late I see, but I’m glad Robin McKinley got a rightful place in this issue. I absolutely love the Blue Sword, and for all those who wonder, The Hero And the Crown was written after the Blue Sword, and is it’s sequel, but It takes place before the time of Harry and Corlath; about 100 years before.

  9. Hey con grats!!!

  10. Well Done u Guyz!!! *Claps* Con Gratz 4 all of u although Hiram Abif… Opal Koboi Hot?Seriously? (Giggle)

  11. Yet another brilliant read from the Haven Herald! REDAER is so right about Colfer, if you haven’t met him yet you’ve been seriously missing out. I’ll never forget when I got my Opal Deception signed. I told him about my Irish ancestry and he said these exact words: ‘Don’t go telling everyone about that, you’ll make them jealous’. I think I’ll remember that for the rest of my life 😀

    I would also request Garth Nix’s Keys to the Kingdom series and Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials series.
    The first book of Keys to the Kingdom, Mister Monday, is basically about a young boy named Arthur who literally has greatness thrust upon him, when he discovers that he must retrieve the Keys to the Kingdom from the Morrow Days, each one of whom will bring a new challenge for Arthur. I also think that Suzy, Arthur’s gutsy and brave accomplice, will remind a few people of Mona from The Supernaturalists. The series is not complete yet, but the books available now are Mister Monday, Grim Tuesday, Drowned Wednesday and Sir Thursday.
    His Dark Materials is centred around Lyra, a girl who is eager to escape from Jordan College, the place of her restricted upbringing and find out about the world around her. Her prayers appear to be answered when she recieves the Alethiometer, a strange compass that holds many secrets. However, this great treasure also brings great peril for Lyra and she must encounter many dangers as well as new experiences as she matures and discovers the mysteries of the Alethiometer. There are three books in total, The Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass.

    Congrats to all of the winners!!!

    Love, Lizzie xxx

  12. I was going to put His Dark Materials! I thought I’d save ’em for another issue though.
    I’ve never heard of Keys to the Kingdom. Maybe I’ll read them…

  13. Keys to the Kingdom are really, really, good. I’d definitely recommend them too.

    Anyway, this was another great issue! 🙂

  14. I can’t believe I won siggie of the month! Thanks, I owe it to you. Congrats to all of the other winners, love you lenore and veelagirl!

  15. Why not.You’re siggie is awesome 1hollyfan.

    Like BlackOpal said we thought about His Dark Materials so you can expect it very soon.And I never heard about Keys to the Kingdom either.It sounds interesting!!!

  16. This fan gathering is the best way for all fowl fans to come together and rite fan fix

  17. F.A.B I agree. Those books are good too.

  18. does anyone no if its free?

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