There was a female wizard, name started with a J. A warrior, named Braccus, finds an enchanted flying sword. Also a barbarian shaman that could transform into a wolf.

  • Hi, welcome to SF&F. How many books were in the series? Can you describe the cover art?
    – DavidW
    Commented Apr 23 at 23:08
  • I believe there was 4.
    – user174456
    Commented Apr 23 at 23:09
  • just to clarify, the warrior was called Braccus, not the flying sword?
    – Alith
    Commented Apr 24 at 6:42
  • Yes that was the Warrior's name
    – user174456
    Commented Apr 24 at 10:10
  • The edit made it so that the warrior with a sword was also a barbarian shaman who turned into a wolf, which seems highly unlikely.
    – DavidW
    Commented Apr 24 at 17:03

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It's The Zagor Chronicles, a sort of spin-off of the Fighting Fantasy gamebook range. One of the books in the series is loosely based on the gamebook Legend of Zagor. The series has its own Goodreads page, which confirms that there were indeed four books.

The barbarian is Anvar, the warrior is Braxus, and the wizard is Jallarial (who doesn't have a page on the Fighting Fantasy wiki for some reason)

From Anvar's page on the FF wiki:

Anvar was raised as a Barbarian of the Bear clan. When he discovered that he may transform into a wolf, he decided to reach the Crown Tower in Barrabang. in order the be healed by the Crown of Kings. On his way, he meets the Dwarf Stubble. Together, they fought Frost Orcs of the Ulgzen tribe [1], and help the Centaur Berrabur to investigate an old subterranean of the Grunnar inhabited by an old Rock Wyrm. [2]

After these events, they were recruited in the King’s Own Irregulars of the Amarillian army in Baldamand. During the aftermath of the Battle of Lake Faro, they help the warrior Braxus to escort the wizard Jallarial to Sanctuary. [3]

Before attending to the Battle of the Bottomless Pit, Anvar learns he was choose by the Red Wolf Spirit, and thus, have to learn the magic way. Hostile to magic, and embarrassed by the fact he was chosen by a different spirit than the Black Bear Spirit, protector of his own clan, he was first reluctant to held his new powers. [4]

I haven't found anything on Braxus's flying sword, though. But I do remember that he could find and equip a flying sword in the original Legend of Zagor.

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    OMG!!!! That's it!!!!!
    – user174456
    Commented Apr 25 at 17:43
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    Thank you so much!
    – user174456
    Commented Apr 25 at 17:43

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