In this weekly post, I will be choosing three books that best exhibit a certain literary feature, whether it is the best beginnings, endings, or anything in between! If you have suggestions for a ‘My Tuesday Trio’ post I would love to hear from you.
This week I will be choosing my top 3 fantasy worlds I would like to live in:
- The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
Synopsis: Harry’s tedious life with his Aunt, Uncle and intolerable cousin Dudley at No.4 Privet Drive is transformed by the arrival of a mysterious stranger, who tells him he is due to start his first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. However, something much darker lies behind potions lessons, discovering new spells and learning to ride a broomstick. The events of Harry’s past mean he may be the only one able to finally end the terror wreaked by the dark wizard Lord Voldemort…
Why Top Three? How could I write this list without including the Harry Potter books, which have captivated a generation? However, it’s not just J.K Rowling’s tantalisingly real fantasy land of magic, mythical creatures and Quidditch that I find enchanting. I would also love to live in a world where friendships last a lifetime and good always triumphs over evil.
- The Inheritance Cycle Series by Christopher Paolini
Synopsis: The boy does not choose the dragon – the dragon chooses the dragon rider. When Eragon, a simple farm boy, finds a dragon egg in the forest, he is swept into the adventurous world of the dragon riders. The bond between him and his dragon Saphira will be tested to the limit as they fight to save the Empire from its evil king Galbatorix.
Why Top Three? Whenever I open a book to find a detailed map covering the first pages, it never fails to make me excited for what is to come! This series certainly delivered as I became lost in the intensely vivid world of the dragon riders. I love how the fantasy world develops and expands too, not just in the first book but throughout the series.
- The Dreamseeker Trilogy by Jenny Oldfield
Synopsis: Four Winds is the grandson of Red Hawk, the great chief of the White Water Sioux. With the tribe under threat from dark spirits, he sets out on a great quest of three tasks that will restore harmony to their land. Guided only by the spirit horse Silver Cloud, Four Winds must face the evils of both the human and the spirit world if he is to return home…
Why Top Three? This children’s book has a special place in my heart as it is the first book I read independently, after falling in love with it as a bedtime story. My experience of reading it was probably the first time I became completely immersed in my imagination and it still has the same effect on me in adulthood! I still love the unique world of tribal feuds, spirits and shaman and have never found another fantasy book quite like this one.
Cover images courtesy of Goodreads.
Which fantasy world would you like to live in? Let me know in the comments, I would love to hear from you!