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« Reply #15: March 02, 2008, 04:22:31 pm »

I was just wondering what fiction books you've discovered that are either Pagan-themed or have some Pagan elements to them.  They seem (to me, at least) to be few and far between.  So I'm curious to see what anyone else has found.  Smiley

Well, the Great and Terrible Beauty books are pretty pagan themed, and I read this book called Darkhenge that featured Cerridwen. The first series is good and is aimed at teens, and the second is just so-so and aimed at pre-teens

The Moorchild, by Eloise McGraw was one of my favorite books of all time about The Folk, also probably aimed at pre-teens.

That's all I can think of at the moment.
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« Reply #16: March 02, 2008, 04:49:21 pm »

Well, the Great and Terrible Beauty books are pretty pagan themed, and I read this book called Darkhenge that featured Cerridwen. The first series is good and is aimed at teens, and the second is just so-so and aimed at pre-teens

The Moorchild, by Eloise McGraw was one of my favorite books of all time about The Folk, also probably aimed at pre-teens.

That's all I can think of at the moment.

I loved reading The Moorchild. It was kind of sad though.
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« Reply #17: March 02, 2008, 04:50:23 pm »


Sorry, that's all I know. I'm interested in Pagan fiction books too, are the ones you all mentioned for adults or is it teen literature (not meaning that is necessarily bad)?

The "Circle of Three" series is definitely teen.  Charles de Lint is adult, and I guess "China Garden" is teen because the protaganist is ... in her teens! lol

That's something else, too, it seems like a lot of it IS geared towards teens. SRW has her Teen-Witch-Mystery series, and I think Llewellyn (sp?) has put out quite a few different Pagan and/or magickal teen fiction books.
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« Reply #18: March 02, 2008, 05:01:16 pm »

I was just wondering what fiction books you've discovered that are either Pagan-themed or have some Pagan elements to them. 

My personal favorite is Rosemary Edghill's Bast trilogy (Speak Daggers To Her, The Book of Moons, and The Bowl of Night).
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« Reply #19: March 02, 2008, 05:03:20 pm »

My personal favorite is Rosemary Edghill's Bast trilogy (Speak Daggers To Her, The Book of Moons, and The Bowl of Night).

I never got to read The Bowl of Night because it's so blasted hard to find. I finally gave up finding it and let go of the first two.
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« Reply #20: March 02, 2008, 05:08:54 pm »

I never got to read The Bowl of Night because it's so blasted hard to find. I finally gave up finding it and let go of the first two.

If I remember right, it's back in print (or will be soon) even though the first two are now out of print. I imagine Rosemary is tearing her hair out as these are some of her most requested books and her publisher can't seem to get them all in print at the same time. I think the 3-in-1 volume is still in print, however.
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« Reply #21: March 02, 2008, 05:39:29 pm »

I was just wondering what fiction books you've discovered that are either Pagan-themed or have some Pagan elements to them.  They seem (to me, at least) to be few and far between.  So I'm curious to see what anyone else has found.  Smiley

Tamora Pierce's various Tortall books have quite a lot of Pagan elements.

Also, if you'd like something more humorous, there's "Pyramid Scheme" (the author escapes me) in which an alien artifact transports a professor and some marines into an alternate universe of Greek and Egyptian mythology. Among other things, they unchain Prometheus, give the Sphynx a new riddle, and teach Circe about shampoo. I believe it's available in e-text for free from the Baen website.
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« Reply #22: March 02, 2008, 08:40:45 pm »

If I remember right, it's back in print (or will be soon) even though the first two are now out of print. I imagine Rosemary is tearing her hair out as these are some of her most requested books and her publisher can't seem to get them all in print at the same time. I think the 3-in-1 volume is still in print, however.

:longs for my books back. It figures. ROFL
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« Reply #23: March 02, 2008, 08:43:58 pm »

I was just wondering what fiction books you've discovered that are either Pagan-themed or have some Pagan elements to them.  They seem (to me, at least) to be few and far between.  So I'm curious to see what anyone else has found.  Smiley

Some favorites:

* The Rosemary Edghill Bast books Randall mentioned (also her short stories. I will buy anthologies just for Bast stories.)

* Anything in the Fairy Tale series Terri Windling has edited (both the short story collections and the novel series: my favorites of the latter are Pamela Dean's _Tam Lin_ and Jane  Yolen's _Briar Rose_, but they both hit particular topics of interest for mine.) Also Windling's own _Woodwife_

* A lot of Katherine Kurtz's work: both her Deryni series, and the Adept series. (Both are arguably more ceremonial magic influenced than Pagan, but there's a lot of interesting magical/psychism/related content there.)

* Charles de Lint

* Diane Duane's _So you want to be a wizard_ series (young adult novels, but with a whole lot about sacrifice, commitment to a particular path and goal, etc.)

* Neil Gaiman's _American Gods_ and to a slightly lesser extent, _Anansi Boys_.

* Guy Gavriel Kay's books: the ones I've been especially engrossed by recently are _Ysabel_ and _A Song for Arbonne_

And, in proof that you can argue that anything I read can have Pagan implications, Elizabeth Bear's and Sarah Monette's _A Companion to Wolves_ (you can read why I think this, with some mild spoilers, but avoiding most plot details, at http://gleewood.org/reading/2008/02/09/a-companion-to-wolves/ - and if you go to the main blog, there's comments on the two Kay books, as well.)

Some of Anne Bishop's work (The Dark Jewels series) was required reading for my 2nd degree, because of the discussions about power, responsibility, and abuse of same.
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« Reply #24: March 02, 2008, 11:19:42 pm »

I was just wondering what fiction books you've discovered that are either Pagan-themed or have some Pagan elements to them.  They seem (to me, at least) to be few and far between.  So I'm curious to see what anyone else has found.  Smiley


Mary Stewart's Merlin Trilogy. Possibly the reason I'm pagan today. Smiley
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« Reply #25: March 03, 2008, 03:17:23 am »

Some of Anne Bishop's work (The Dark Jewels series) was required reading for my 2nd degree, because of the discussions about power, responsibility, and abuse of same.

I'm glad someone else mentioned her, but I have a slight nitpick here -- it's the Black Jewels series, not Dark. Kind of an important distinction; on fanfiction.net (ie, the Pit of Voles) they list it as Dark Jewels Trilogy as a way to avoid problems with the fact that Anne Bishop has explicitly stated that she doesn't want any fanfic written at this time. (And you can guess how many fanfics have Mary Sues that make Sadi fall deeply in love with them. Roll Eyes)

But I'm glad I'm not the only person on the planet who likes her work. Grin Have you read the Tir Alainn Trilogy as well? (Or the Ephemera duology?)
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« Reply #26: March 03, 2008, 07:25:31 am »

I'm glad someone else mentioned her, but I have a slight nitpick here -- it's the Black Jewels series, not Dark. -

Ugh. That's what I get for posting late in my day without crosschecking. Thanks for the correction. (And the reasoning - I hadn't known that)

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I haven't - while I've enjoyed the stuff I've read by her, she's not an author I've tended to pick up without some external reason. (I'm mostly been off of fantasy genre stuff other than urban fantasy for several years, too, without a specific reason to read something. Nothing to do with the quality of what's out there, and a lot to do with where the inside of my own head has been.)
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« Reply #27: March 03, 2008, 07:44:07 am »

* A lot of Katherine Kurtz's work: both her Deryni series, and the Adept series. (Both are arguably more ceremonial magic influenced than Pagan, but there's a lot of interesting magical/psychism/related content there.)

There's always Lammas Night for those who want a definitely Pagan Kurtz novel.
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« Reply #28: March 03, 2008, 08:06:07 am »

The Mists of Avalon was influenced by modern Wicca, by way of Frazer -- Bradley talks about reading the entire 12-volume edition of The Golden Bough.  (Wicca is basically Frazer in action.)
Has anybody read the other the stuff by Zimmer-Bradley? Is it as well-written as Mists of Avalon? I saw she has some prequels of it, if that's what they are.
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Has anybody read the other the stuff by Zimmer-Bradley? Is it as well-written as Mists of Avalon? I saw she has some prequels of it, if that's what they are.

Do you mean just in the Avalon series, or in general?  The Avalon prequels I have copies of, but haven't actually read.  Her other work...  I also really love her Darkover series, and have really liked a couple of other things by her, but they're not the same sort of thing as the Avalon books.
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