Questions tagged [magic]

For questions referring to powers obtained by supernatural or spiritual means outside of science or technology. Can also be used to signify that the question contains magical elements when asking in relation to an identification question: [story-identification], [episode-identification], [character-identification] and [object-identification].

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Book about a fantasy world where the more runes you have, the stronger you are, and the nobility have loads

When I was a kid, I remember reading a book about this fantasy world where you can be imbued with runes. I apologize if this is vague but I will jot down some memories I have of it: The more runes ...
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High fantasy book series about a boy who's attacked by a werecat, and is discovered to have a magical talent

The boy leaves his village with a female wizard. On their way to the magic academy, he is attacked by a cat were-creature, and is infected and turns into a werecat himself, which gives him more ...
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1990s or so fantasy book where a common girl falls in love with a prince and discovers she has magical gifts

I vaguely remember it being written by a female Australian author and I believe it was published in the later 1990s or so. It was a trade paperback. It starts with a young woman working in her family’...
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Is magic leaving Middle-earth?

Ever since I was a child reading LOTR, I was under the impression that magic was slowly leaving Middle-earth, and this notion was quite common among fellow fans. I was wondering what Sauron's plan was ...
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Anime kids movie about three kids with magical animals only believers could see

There was a kids anime movie I watched 5-10 years ago and it was about these three kids with magical animals only kids could see. There was one girl with a pink based animal. I think one of the boys ...
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Fantasy book about a girl who performs in a circus and gives magic tattoos

Set in a place that idolizes some woman who symbolizes good that makes tattoos appear on other's bodies (thought to be messages from her). Protagonist is a teen girl who was forced to draw the tattoos ...
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A nineties/possibly early 2000s Fantasy series

Cannot for the life of me think of the name of what I’m pretty sure was a three book series, here’s what I can remember: There’s a barbarian invasion of some more civilised nations, a few of the ...
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Book where a knight and lady swap bodies with dogs using magic collars

I can remember a book, possibly a short story, where the protagonist is a knight who is sent on a quest to help a noble lady deal with a tyrannical uncle. The key mechanic of the plot was that the ...
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Isekai manga where the mc is reincarnated through his own magic

The MC reincarnated himself through his own magic after his party defeated the demon king. Before he used his magic to do so, he took the daughter from the demon king and traveled with her over the ...
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Book about people turning to stone from power use

I can't remember much about this book hence why I wanted to re-read it but its power cost is unique enough to set it apart. People had this magic, very powerful but it had a hefty cost, any spell no ...
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Fantasy show from the late 2000s about a young man gaining magical powers [duplicate]

This was most likely somewhere between 2005 and 2010, and I saw it on a local TV station that licensed it (as the channel was in my native language but the show was in English). I realise the title is ...
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Book about a boy with a power (his eyes turn gold when he uses it), a little imp thing that helps him, and a girl who also helps him

I need help finding this book. I don't remember the name or the author, but I have a vague memory of what is on the cover, and what the story is about. I know that it is a young adult fiction. It's a ...
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YA sci-fi book about a servant family living on the estate of a noble family with a magical bloodline

I hope one you lovely people might be able to help me remember a book title I’ve forgotten, as I really want to re-read it. I read it a few years ago and was sure I read it on Kindle Unlimited but can’...
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Book where a girl lives on a farm and plays with a ghost boy only she can see

It was a medieval fantasy setting; in the story, a girl lives with her family on a farm. She meets a boy and they play together every day. One day a stranger on a horse rides up to the girl and wants ...
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Need source for the inverse of “Clarke's Third Law”

I'm looking for the source of a quote that is the inverse of the third of Clarke's Three Laws. It was in a book, article or short story from the late 1990's to early 2000's. I remember that the ...
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YA book series: 4 books each follow a child with a type of elemental magic, who are brought together in the 5th book

I am looking to identify a book series I read as a child. I read it between 1992 and 1996, and I would guess the complete series was published around 1990. It was a five book series. Each book ...
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Manga where the protagonist saves his two friends, but in doing so, winds up trapped in a cave fighting monsters for ten years

I'm looking for a manga I read a long time ago, but can't seem to remember the name. I need some help. In this manga, the MC is in a cave with two other men. While they're resting, a monster attacks, ...
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Manga where the protagonist gets letters of recommendation from powerful figures, and changes his age, to go to a school

I am trying to find the manga where the main character gets a letter of introduction from the Spirit King, Demon King, and the Dragon King. He also uses his power to change his age so that he can get ...
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Children's fantasy book that involved magic based in belief, and scarecrow style protectors [duplicate]

I'm trying to identify this series I read around 15 years ago. It was a fantasy trilogy, the first book had hints of Narnia to it, it started with a girl and her brother being sucked into another ...
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Looking for fantasy book about girl with hidden powers

I think I read the book on Wattpad once, but can't remember the title. It is about a magical world with a strong social hierarchy: the ones with magic at the top, the ones without at the bottom. The ...
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Who is the father of our modernday perception and use of magic in literature and pop-culture? [closed]

Tolkien is usually cited as the father of fantasy, but when you read his books the magic used in both the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings, isn't really what most of us today think of when we say ...
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Story about a young mage attending a school who is probably an arch mage

This was the first book in a series but I only read the one book. At the start of the story the main character is living in a village or small town. He travels to a city for training and gets tested (...
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Novel with a scene where a mother is compelled to pile blankets on her newborn

I have a newborn son who's having a harder time with thermoregulation, and it made me flash back to a book, a fantasy novel I think, where a character finds his wife sleepwalking and piling more and ...
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Novel where a young man uses folding magic, and releases an ancient prisoner

Full length novel, post-2010, less than 2018. Coming of age tale about a young man who was raised in a backwater or rural province and taught sorcery. Since he was in a remote location, the person ...
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Manga where a magician buys a house, and it has a talking house spirit (girl)

I'm very sorry, all I can remember is that he stores his house spirit in this magic crystal, and moves his house using a storage dimension.
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Manga where the main character is summoned by a king of a kingdom, then kicked out to live in a forest infested by an army of the demon [duplicate]

I forgot the description, but it's about the mc being summoned by a king of a kingdom, then kicked out to live in a forest infested by an army of the demon. He later purifies the whole Forest. I read ...
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60s-70s movie. Man makes a wish he was a rock star. But it does not work out

I remember a scene from an old movie... Maybe from the 60s in English, probably filmed in USA or UK. (The music club/bar scene had a 1960s era British music scene vibe, which is why I think it was ...
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Science fantasy novel from the 80s/early 90s where an imprisoned woman is sent through time to a different kingdom

The basic plot is that a young woman — possibly a queen — is imprisoned when an invading army kills her husband. She is awaiting her fate — possibly death or being forced to marry this invader — when ...
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Book where artistic people are thrown into a lake of acid; kids get teleported to a world where magic is real [duplicate]

In this world, anyone artistic is tossed into a lake of acid. But this wizard shows up and takes these kids to another world where magic exists, and they live in a mansion and use tubes to get around. ...
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Manga where the main character is trained by martial master that he thinks is a wizard

I'm looking for a manga where the main character is trained by a martial arts master that he thinks is a wizard. He is looking to find the answers about how to gain the ability to use mana. The main ...
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Manga about a male student of magic who was killed by a noble, and reborn as a noble child

This manga is about a male student who loved magic and studied it a lot. He was killed by a high ranking noble and then reborn as a noble child prodigy. I think he has a goat pet.
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Book which has different races and could use magic

I'm trying to find the title of a teenager/young adult novel I read 10-15 years ago, I've tried every keyword I could think of and searched on google but I still couldn't find it. I only could ...
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Fantasy novel series about a Russian prince

I'm trying to identify a novel that I read some time ago. I think the book is actually the second or third book in a series; it's set in a fantasy style Russia/Prussia and follows a Russian minor ...
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Manga about a boy who sacrifices himself to protect his parents from bandits, but is saved by a dragon

It's an isekai manga about a boy who is headed to another town with his family and their friends when they are attacked by bandits. While being attacked he has to help his dad protect his mom, who can'...
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Female protagonist is a mage, has a prophecy about her and dies, but is brought back by her soulmate

I remember it starts with the characters being in highschool, and the aunt owns a library — her name's Claire, I believe. They're called mages, and they can do magic. There's a character named Conner. ...
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Young Adult Fantasy about children living with an elderly woman and learning magic related to their skills

I'm trying to track down a book I borrowed form a library in the UK around 2000/2001. Here are the details I remember: The story is set in a fantasy world; no connections to our world The main ...
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Book series about a boy who becomes a wizard's apprentice and can see magical auras

Take everything I say below with a grain of salt, it's been roughly 5 years (2013-2016?) since I read the series, so I've probably got some of the details wrong. I don't know how old the book series ...
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Book, possibly titled: “Of Tea Cups and Wizards, Dragons”…can’t remember

I cannot remember if the title of the book has tea cups in it, or the book series. The series was never finished due to the author passing away. It is fantasy and comedy and has a fire wizard who ...
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Book where a boy's dad doesn't want his son to go to the magic school he did

I don't remember much but there was this boy who found it hard to fit in; not many people liked him because of one of his legs. His dad didn't let him learn magic because of what is mother said before ...
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Looking for a fantasy series where magic was powered by light

I read it back in the early 1990s. The magic was drawn from sunlight and moonlight. Magic drawn from star light was forbidden. Until, of course, someone challenged that. That’s about all I remember. ...
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What Happened to the previous Mrs Claus when Scott Calvin (Tim Allen) took over the role as Santa?

Happy holidays, all. Being that it's the Yule-tide season, and we were re-watching old favorite Christmas films, some things got me thinking.... In the 1994 film, The Santa Clause, Tim Allen plays toy ...
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Can objects be transfigured into live animals?

I can definitely remember the series showing us animals being transfigured into objects, but what about the reverse? Do the books give us any examples?
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Dark fantasy book where a farm was attacked by a necromancer and a farmer accused of incest [duplicate]

It’s so dumb cause I’ve just got bits and pieces of the first book. Like I remember they were a farming family and her family was killed by a necromancer (?) but then she and her brother were nearly ...
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Children's novel — Girl living with grandmother travels to fantasy realm through a tree

It was a magical fantasy type of novel, where a girl living with I believe it was her grandmother goes through to a magical realm from a tree in their garden (I believe this tree was on the cover and ...
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Manga where the main character is reincarnated as a child of his family, but in the future

The main character is awarded the title of sage, along with four other people, but then discovers that he is in fact attributeless, and that the younger generation will surpass him with less effort. ...
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Magic manga with two brothers, one of them wears glasses

It's been long so I can't remember the name anymore. The manga has no colour, it's black and white. I just remember one scene. The younger brother (I guess) has strength and is always protecting the ...
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Would a Muggle show up on the Marauder's Map?

Would a non-magical individual (i.e a Muggle or a Squib) show up on the Marauder's Map? I think I'm wondering moreso about Muggles really, and how the Marauder's Map would deal with a Muggle who ...
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Looking for a young adult novel, gemstones for eyes

I’m in search of a single young adult novel in which the main character is a young woman, she’s been training in an academy of girls, learning how to fight (and possibly use magic?) She comes of age ...
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Anybody recognize this Halloween special from 84 or 85?

For years, I have been trying to track down information about a program I saw around Halloween time. This was probably a two-hour special, featuring four separate stories about 20 minutes in length, ...
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Name of a fantasy book where male character finds a magic absorbing artifact

The basic beginning premise is that a young man, who I think was trained in swordsmanship, finds a magical artifact capable of absorbing energy/magic at the cost of his life/vitality. He's able to ...

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