- Candace Schmidt
This readalike is in response to a patron's book-match request. If you would like personalized reading recommendations, fill out the book-match form and a librarian will email suggested titles to you.
Sabriel by Garth Nix
Sabriel, daughter of the necromancer Abhorsen, must journey into the mysterious and magical Old Kingdom to rescue her father from the Land of the Dead.
Also, here are a few other fantasy titles you may enjoy:
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer (first in a series)
When a twelve-year-old evil genius tries to restore his family fortune by capturing a fairy and demanding a ransom in gold, the fairies fight back with magic, technology, and a particularly nasty troll.
Dragonsong by Anne McCaffrey (part of a series)
Forbidden by her father to indulge in music in any way, a girl on the planet Pern runs away, taking shelter with the planet's fire lizards who, along with her music, open a new life for her.
The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman (first book in His Dark Materials trilogy)
Accompanied by her daemon, Lyra sets out to prevent her best friend and other kidnapped children from beingthe subject of gruesome experiments in the Far North.
The Merlin Conspiracy by Diana Wynne Jones
Roddy and Nick, two teenagers with recently discovered magical powers,find that they must work together to save Roddy's home world of Blest from destruction by power-hungry wizards.
Outlaws of Moonshadow Marsh: Sign of the Qin by L.G. Bass
In long-ago China, Prince Zong, the mortal young Starlord chosen to save humankind from destruction, joins the twin outlaws, White Streak and Black Whirlwind, to fight the Lord of the Dead and his demon hordes.
A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin (first in a series)
A boy grows to manhood while attempting to subdue the evil he unleashed on the world as an apprentice to the Master Wizard.