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message 1: by Kate (new)

Kate | 47 comments This is a really open-ended request, I'm just looking for books in which the main character owns and/or receives magical/enchanted weapons!

Thanks in advance :)


message 2: by Hillary (new)

Hillary | 277 comments Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and the whole series has lots of them - the sword throughout and the venom from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets are two that come to mind.

King Arthur and His Knights: Selected Tales for the sword.

The Figure in the Shadows for the amulet


message 3: by Hillary (new)

Hillary | 277 comments Michael Moorcock Elrich saga, almost any. Main one is a sword.


message 4: by Joseph (last edited Jun 09, 2016 06:57PM) (new)

Joseph  (bluemanticore) | 441 comments Dark Currents is the first of a trilogy in which the goddess Hel gives the main character Daisy an enchanted dagger.


message 5: by Hillary (new)

Hillary | 277 comments The Lord of the Rings for the ring, of course.

The Letter, the Witch, and the Ring though that ring has powers, not sure if you want to stretch to it being a weapon.


message 6: by Shanna_redwind (new)

Shanna_redwind | 860 comments The Oathbound is a pretty good story. She's got a sword that makes her go help women in distress.


message 7: by Kate (new)

Kate | 47 comments Thanks for the suggestions I'll check them out!


message 8: by Ann aka Iftcan (new)

Ann aka Iftcan (iftcan) | 6980 comments Mod
Billibub Baddings and the Case of the Singing Sword Although in this one, he's a dwarf (yes, THAT KIND of dwarf) who winds up in 1930's Chicago as a result of an attempt to destroy some magic weapons, and has to now find all of the weapons.

The Ring of Allaire has a magic ring--but not sure it's exactly what you are looking for. It's the first book in a series.


message 9: by Peter (new)

Peter Meilinger | 475 comments The Misenchanted Sword by Lawrence Watt-Evans takes place during the traditional war between Good and Evil, note the capitals. The hero is about a scout for the good guys' army named Kelder who has been pursued deep into unknown territory by a bunch of bad guys. He encounters a wizard who promises to enchant his sword with every spell he possibly can, as long as Kelder will go away and leave him alone.

The sword, Wirikidor, is extremely powerful. It also has some very serious limitations and drawbacks. The story is about a normal man who wants to live a normal life but is bound to one of the most powerful magical artifacts ever created. It's the first in the author's Ethshar series, and one of the best, and well worth reading.

The Doomfarers of Coramonde by Brian Daley is a high fantasy novel involving exiled princes, evil stepmother queens, evil sorcerers, good sorcerers, people from our world drawn into the fantasy world, including a Vietnam War armored personnel carrier and crew, which has to fight a dragon, and later invades Hell, and that's not even the coolest part, the coolest part is a character named Reacher who for some reason I've always pictured as Pete Townsend, though I really couldn't tell you why.

Fantastic book, and it does also have magic swords. They're very important but not a huge part of the plot, but don't let that stop you from reading the book and its sequel.

There's also Fred Saberhagen Books of Swords series, which I have heard good things about but haven't read myself:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Books_o...


message 11: by Scott (new)

Scott (smchure) | 77 comments I strongly second the Saberhagen books. Not just the one magic sword, but 12! And each with different properties/abilities. Saberhagen does a really good job in creating scenarios with different combinations of the swords interacting with each other, and in describing how they affect the people (and gods) around them.

The Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn series by Tad Williams has three magic swords. The Dragonbone Chair is the first in the series.


message 12: by Jenna (new)

Jenna | 596 comments Perhaps Robin McKinley's The Blue Sword; companion novel The Hero and the Crown. Both are among my favorites, but (despite the title), I don't recall the sword having that much "power" although it is openly stated in the book that the sword "has a mind of its own" so its got some awareness....


message 13: by Kirstin (new)

Kirstin | 195 comments There is a different item that emerges in each book of His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman. Although they are not exactly weapons they are powerful objects that are used in a great war. So I guess they kind of are weapons, just not the stabby kind.


message 14: by Ann aka Iftcan (new)

Ann aka Iftcan (iftcan) | 6980 comments Mod
If you don't mind MG/YA there is Steel Magic which follows 3 kids around as they attempt to save Avalon using magic weapons. (They enter from our world through a ruined castle/gazabo.)


message 15: by Iliana (new)

Iliana (iliaelf) | 4 comments Scott wrote: "I strongly second the Saberhagen books. Not just the one magic sword, but 12! And each with different properties/abilities. Saberhagen does a really good job in creating scenarios with different co..."

I'm just super happy someone else has read Memory Sorrow and Thorn


Zombieslayer⚡Alienhunter (theslayingisthunter) | 154 comments Harry earns a few in Jim Butcher's The Dresden Files.
Series starts with Storm Front


Zombieslayer⚡Alienhunter (theslayingisthunter) | 154 comments Some in the Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne.

Series begins with Hounded


message 18: by Abigail (new)

Abigail (handmaiden) | 390 comments Sabriel, by Garth Nix. Nine bells that are used to send the undead (fantasy zombies, basically) back into Death.


message 19: by Trish (new)

Trish Bash (trishbash) | 22 comments Kill it with Magic (The Lillim Callina Chronicles)
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...


message 20: by Scott (new)

Scott (smchure) | 77 comments Iliana wrote: "I'm just super happy someone else has read Memory Sorrow and Thorn"

Yeah, I don't run across many of us either!


message 21: by Jeremy (new)

Jeremy Tassoff | 135 comments You might like Blue Moon Rising by Simon R. Green. There are several magic weapons in the series with varying properties.


message 22: by Nicola (new)

Nicola | 42 comments Scott wrote: "Iliana wrote: "I'm just super happy someone else has read Memory Sorrow and Thorn"

Yeah, I don't run across many of us either!"


Really? This was the the fantasy book that everyone and his dog read when I was a teenager; along with Magician and The Lord of the Rings.


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