177th out of 209 books — 12 voters
A Familiar Dragon: Fanuilh / Wizard's Heir / Beggar's Banquet
by Daniel Hood
Used book in acceptable condition. Binding damaged, pages intact, no liquid damage to pages
Hardcover, 680 pages
Published January 1st 1997 by Guild America Books by arrangement with Ace Books, Penguin Putnam Inc.
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Mar 01, 2009 Tayla36 rated it 5 of 5 stars
This series has become one of my all time favorites. It reads like a murder mystery, but it has magical elements. It is in a medieval setting, and the murders all involve magic. The lead character, Liam Rhenford, is not a magician but he has inherited the possesions of a wizard who was murdered, including his familiar, a miniature dragon named Fanuilh.
If I had to pick a favorite book, this would be it. It's a set of three books: Fanuilh, Wizard's Heir, and Beggar's Banquet. The main character, Liam, solves crimes/mysteries and it's all in a fantasy setting (as implied by the title). I've read them over and over again and they never get old.