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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SF Book about a princess from a magic world

I am trying to find a book I read many, many years ago. The book starts with a princess, from a world with magic, coming through a rift into our world, without magic. She discovers, however, that one ...
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Book - Female Wizard in a more modern day setting

I'm looking to find the name of a book I read quite a while ago. It seemed to be part of a series because I seem to remember it ending on a cliffhanger. I really can't remember much about it other ...
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Trying to identify a film with a calligraphic style magic

I recall there's a fictional work (possibly a TV series or a movie or film. The cinematographic style seemed to be films before the 90s (most likely range is 1960-1999), i.e. resembling the prop based ...
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Book in which the only female magician has to resist a demon fascinated with her

I read this book in 2005. The female lead character is a strong magician/sorceress/mage. Power wise she is the strongest of all the magic wielders in her country. Her country has a bias against female ...
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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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I'm looking for a book (I think?) with a perfectionist spellcasting girl, that is masochistic

I'm looking for a book with a spellcasting girl who sets goals for herself, and when she can't do it, she increases her goal for the next day. The goals were like, "Cast this spell 100 times" and if ...
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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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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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Book about a tribal village that falls under the influence of a malevolent priest

The book I'm searching for is about a young woman who lives in a village that is part of a larger tribe. She is part of a tribal police/army type-force, which I believe is made up of the village's ...
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Fantasy book about a girl whose use of both men's and women's magic makes her an outcast

Men do one kind of magic, women do another. The magic for one is sky based, the other is earth based. The main character (a girl) ends up breaking down the barrier to show that blending the types of ...
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What counts as an “emotion” that can be Soothed or Rioted?

There are many examples in all of the Mistborn novels of Allomancers using brass and zinc to Soothe and Riot emotions. Most of the time, these emotions are clearly definable as emotions: hope, anger, ...
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Fantasy series from the 80s or nineties

I am trying to remember a series of books, about three I believe, I read at least 20 years ago about a magic school / monastery. A series of magical attacks take place, where the blame is placed on a ...
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1990s Fantasy fiction involving magic runes?

This is killing me. When I was young I remember reading this book: female heroine young adult fantasy fiction need to draw? runes in the air or tattoo them to do certain spells opening scene young ...
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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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Book about girl who has magic powers to beat demons

When I was a teenager I read a book about a girl who lived in a world where there was magic, but magic was not all powerful. People could do limited tricks on their own, but for great feats a circle ...
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Fantasy novel about an artist who can bring paintings to life

I am looking for a novel about a painter who does fantasy cover art for book. It is set in modern day. NOT a high fantasy style. He discovers that he can bring his paintings to life, enter the worlds ...
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Book about man jumping between dimensions and selling things from his dimension that are more valuable in the other

I remember reading this a few years ago. A man who realizes he can teleport to another dimension where women outnumber men, silver is more valuable than gold, magnets and steel increase latent magical ...
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Looking for an apocalyptic fantasy book

I think it was a "magic returns" type of story. There was the revival of an aztec/mayan sorcerer. He and an underling ate a prostitutes heart for power. There was a woman fighting them, who had been ...
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A book where the nobles all have black hair. There is magic, horses, swords, an invading army, rebellion

If I remember right all nobles have black hair, and a daughter to a noble or a king was to be sacrificed. The father saved his daughter by hiding her away with a farm couple. She ends up in a desert ...
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Fantasy novel. Boy's father is killed by bear, taken in by father-figure in charge of King's army

The book(s) I'm looking for is a young adult book and part of a series about a boy/young man who leaves his grandparents house to go off to school. The book was set in a different world (similar to ...
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Fantasy about three magical descendants/ children with different powers fighting with each other

Looking to find which book or series of books that center around three descendants of some powerful person, who take on human bodies and each have their special respective powers. The characters are ...
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Trying to find the title of a fantasy book where the main character has living hair?

I'm trying to find the title of a fantasy book from the 90s. This is what I remember seeing on the cover: she has wild white hair kind of changing into lighting and a shadow friend What I remember: ...
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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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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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YA series of books about sentient dinosaurs in the Middle Ages

I'm looking for this series of books, teen to adult rating. It was about sentient dinosaurs that had evolved and changed, and lived in a medieval kingdom time. It was based around three protagonists,...
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Special series of story-telling segments, as told by actors; one had a magical whale who befriended a girl

I'm not sure of the series in question, or if it was a "special" of sorts; it was played, on tap, in class during the 1980s as part of story time. The screen focused on actors. (For some reason I'm ...
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Manga about a girl who fights in dreams?

I have this manga I read once a long time ago. It seemed to be about a girl and her friends who had different lives in their dreams, and fought evil or something in them, I think. They had magic ...
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Fantasy series about powerful mages outside of space/time and King stranded on a water world

I read a series of books which I don't believe is the Castle Perilous series as those came out at the end of the 80's and I think I read this other series in the mid 80's. It involved a castle and it ...
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1980s (possibly) Cartoon movie, Oil workers find a magic mask when drilling for oil

I am looking for a movie I saw when I was a kid, all I can remember is some oil workers drilling for oil then an old magic mask causing an earthquake and rising out of the ground, the next part I ...
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Book where girl fights a evil sorcerer uncle who killed her father the king

I read a book review over 10 years ago; maybe 2003 -2004. I found it interesting and wanted to read the book but could not remember its name. The story was about a princess whose uncle killed her ...
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Fantasy book prince runs away to find his mother, encounters maid with cobwebs under her eyelids

I'm looking for a book I read years ago. A boy or prince is in search for his mother. He is neither strong nor brave, so runs away. His older male cousin joins him. They encounter a young maiden who ...
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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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What are the differences in Leetha's powers, and Spawns personal powers?

Al Simmons, aka the most well regarded and arguably powerful Hell Spawn of modern/current Earth, was bonded to the symbiotic suit, K-7 Leetha, back in the very first issue. This entity/suit is a ...
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What is the first instance of a Seeing Stone or Magic Mirror with multiple simultaneous connections?

What is the first science fiction/fantasy world that used a seeing stone or magic mirror in a way where a message/connection is duplicated across multiple endpoints at the same time? I know the Lord ...
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Book about magic less world a boy who still has magic in him

Looking for a book about a boy who finds out he has magic in him. I must have read it some time between 2007-2010. Starts off with his home being destroyed by not so nice people, he escapes and meets ...
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Looking for sci-fi series spells put onto paper or stone

Looking for sci-fi series spells put onto paper or stone. I know the beginning of the first book the son, who is the main character, mother and father are running from some bad people. The father ...
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Trying to find a novel/story I read online a few years ago

So I'm trying to remember a story I read some years ago, can't remember how long ago. I am fairly certain the Main Characters name is Mikhail(or so minor spelling variation on it), who is born into a ...
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Female Protagonist, Fantasy, Metal Affixed to arms

I am trying to find a book I read in the late 80s, possibly early 90s. It is a fantasy novel, although there is a bit of a post-apocalyptic feel to it. It was set in a desert. The main character is a ...
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Story about magic: Man's parents killed by mages, later discovers he is magic himself

I read this book years ago as a child. I do not know the author or when it was published. I vaguely remember the cover having an image of a man in armor in a desert. What the plot consisted of, was ...
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In the 90's I read a series of books

I can't remember the name, but it had a college age magician who was supposed to have been corrupted by a succubus, but she ended up falling in love with him. In addition to this, there were various ...
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younger readers magic graveyard walking backwards dimensions

This book was a series involving 4 kids traveling through different dimensions. There were possibly 2 boys and 2 girls. They would circle backwards in a graveyard to cross over. One of the boys was ...
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Book about a young girl who travels in time

This book is about a young girl who lives in a magical town near a sea or body of water, where people have to go through a maze to travel to the outside world. She has an older male companion (an ...
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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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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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Book about a magical castle powered by a spinning crystal

I read this book a long time ago. Only remember bits. Magical castle with a spinning crystal that powers it A fight happened that cause the spinning crystal to start a slight wobble Main character ...
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Book series about a girl who has talismans

I read this book series about a girl who has talismans and the main antagonist represents a black onyx. She has a mentor who helps her learn about controlling stones and their powers, the peridot was ...
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Searching For Fantasy love Cartoon

I am looking for a cartoon about a secret world behind a waterfall guarded by a dragon and it has 12 doors leading to different worlds and the hero is a descendant of the Scottish royal family and is ...
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Does the “protection symbol” in Harry Dresden “Birds Of A Feather” exist in some mythology?

Does the "protection symbol" (which Harry said it should protect from anything trying to harm the person) have any "real" origin in some mythology? It looks slightly similar to Nordic runes and also ...
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Looking for older YA fantasy book with young boy magician + familiars + orbs

I'm not sure I have enough information to truly make finding this book possible, but I thought I'd try! I read this fantasy novel when I was probably 12 years old or so - so 1995 ish. So I'm sure it ...