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This article from School Library Journal might be useful for when Christmas or those kids' birthdays come round...

And I'm an admittedly biased authority [grin]

Lookit this bit:

ADVENTURE/RPG: for fans of games like Fallout 3, Oblivion, and Fable, look for books that have the following characteristics: Magic/Supernatural, Journey/Quest, Quirky Characters, Fantasy/Science Fiction. Character Development.

Recommended books:

Horns and Wrinkles (Houghton Mifflin, 2006) by Joseph Helgerson

Mortal Engines (HarperTeen, 2003) by Philip Reeve

Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan

The Septimus Heap series by Annie Sage

The following books have gaming plots or contain a gaming element and are perfect for recommending to gamers:

Brainboy and the Deathmaster (HarperCollins, 2003) by Tor Seidler

Cathy’s Book (2006) and Cathy’s Key (2008, both Running Press Kids) by Sean Stewart and Jordan Wiseman

Discordia: The Eleventh Dimension (Hyperion, 2009) by Dena K. Salmon

Epic (2007) and Saga (2008, both Viking) by Conor Kostick

Heir Apparent (Harcourt, 2002) by Vivian Vande Velde

The Worldweavers series by Alma Alexander Now you know....


Date: 2009-05-05 07:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Which reminds me; which of your books should I read first?

(Am trying to read all the authors on my flist...)

Re: Woooo....

Date: 2009-05-05 08:02 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile]
Depends on what you like to read - "The Secrets of Jin Shei" and "embers of Heaven" are lush historical fantasies (but with very little "magic" and stuff in them...); "Hidden Queen" and "Changer of Days" are high-fantasy (but "Hidden Queen" might be hard to find these days...); the Worldweavers books are marketed as YA and have a 15-year-old protag but they're just as complex as anything I usually write - hey, those of you on my flist who've read my stuff, would YOU care to help [ profile] zornhau out...?

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Date: 2009-05-05 04:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Congrats on the mention. Amusingly, all the gamers I know of any age are big readers especially in the SF category. Because it's an adventure "game" you can play in your head when you can't have a real game in hand.

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Date: 2009-05-05 07:58 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile]
Makes sense [grin]

I'm still tickled that out of so many many books out there they picked MEEEEEE (a little bit of authorial preening here. Please forgive. I'll be back to hiding in dark corners before too long...)

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