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Use this tag on [story-identification] questions when the work is a book series or when the written media is unclear but use a more specific tag where appropriate e.g. [novel], [novella], [short-stories], [anthology-book], etc. Use this tag to indicate the question is about the book version or adaptation of a work. For differences between the book and other versions, such as a movie, use [adaptation-comparison].

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90's fantasy book series with a warrior named Braccus, a flying sword and a shaman who transforms into a wolf

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.
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Fantasy book about a young sister and brother who leave their village; the sister becomes a dragon rider

I read this story while I was in Middle School, so 2008-2011.It's Kinda vague but the Book was about a young girl and her brother are forced to leave their village. After leaving their village they ...
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Looking for a young adult fantasy book about a girl who is half faerie and can use magic from all five elements?

I am trying to find a book that I once read about a girl who thinks she is half-faerie(and I think also royal), where her mom was a faerie(but passed away) and her dad, who she thinks is human, who is ...
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Book where a set of twins (boy and girl) develop powers and learn that their dad and his twin sister also have powers

I think they moved into a new house or something, and slowly realized that they had powers of light and shadow. They find out that their father and his twin sister have these abilities too. I don't ...
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Book series. Humans have made contact with many, interacting alien species. Female protagonist marries junkyard owner, with dog, on space station

Several books, with same setting and characters. Read online, recently, after 2017. The junkyard is on a spacestation owned and run by an AI. More recently created AIs have robot bodies. The dog gets ...
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Science fiction story with a made up religion called Sa'tong

I read this book between ten and fifteen years ago, probably more towards fifteen years ago. The book was older. I have no real idea on how old but if I would have to guess I would say it was written ...
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Book about a robotic probe that comes to Earth and asks to be destroyed

I am looking for a science fiction book that I read multiple decades ago. I cannot recall the exact title or author. The story is that a robotic probe has come to earth and has asked to be destroyed. ...
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Book series about a soldier or ex-soldier that is brought back to life using magic

I've read the first book in a series sometime ago where some kind of soldier I believe dies but some government agency brings him back to life using some djinn?/magic powers. All that I remember: he ...
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Seventies or Eighties EasternMysticism or Martial Arts SF Duology

I used to own the first book of what I think was a duology. I'm pretty sure I bought it, in England, in the late seventies, possibly early eighties, and it was recent at that time, so not a reprint of ...
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Book/series in which the protagonists were a family of red-haired people, I believe royals, in a war or conflict

I had read a book series years back and would like to find it again. It was fantasy set in its own world, but aside from the below scenes, I don't recall much more for specifics. This would have been ...
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Book about teens who lived near a research center and caught a scientific form of lycanthropy

The book was about these 4-5 teens who lived near a research center on an island or something... I don't remember the set up as to why these kids were sneaking around on an island where someone was ...
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Book about people with implants and the main computer went down

I read a book a few years ago about people who had implants that provided them with all the knowledge they needed to know then the mainframe went down. They had to learn how to live with out all ...
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Looking for the title of an old sci-fi book where a human newspaper columnist is secretly married to an alien woman

In the book, the human man and his wife help her people to search the Earth for tiny, rice sized particles that have immense power. They need to find the particles first, in order to to keep a ...
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“Choose Your Own Adventure” with time travel and some very bizarre scenes in it from the 1980s or early 1990s

I’m looking for a “Choose Your Own Adventure” book (or more likely a “Choose Your Own Adventure” knock-off) which involved time travel and had a couple of very specific sections that really stood out ...
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Book about a man that visits the future when he sleeps

I'm looking for a book about a man who visits a future human civilization when he sleeps. The civilization may have been divided by race. The story is set in the 1970's maybe. The title had a 2000's ...
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Sea voyage to an oracle on an island

At this point I’m not sure if what I’m thinking of is one story, or if I’ve blended multiple stories in my mind. I think the book starts out with ships bigger than anyone has seen before arriving from ...
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Looking for a young adult book about a shapeshifter, but I cannot remember much about it

I read this book as a young adult and cannot remember many details. The main character is a young woman who can turn into a dragon/wyvern like creature. I think they had a specific name for what they ...
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Book set in modern times about a girl who can shapeshift into a wyvern and fly

I read a book probably around 10 or more years ago that I can’t remember the name of about a girl who turns into a wyvern. It’s set in modern times. I vaguely remember her sneaking out of her room to ...
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Girl turns into a blue fairy or elf by popping her ears

From what I remember the book is about a girl around late teens - early 20s. I think she lives with one parent and one day she found out her other parent was a fairy or elf person. She either meets ...
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Children's book series. Two sisters go through a portal to a magical school. They have a classmate who uses a wheelchair. There is a unicorn

I was read parts of several books in this series about 2020. The books seemed to have been written recently. It was set in the UK. A girl who was six or seven at the time was a huge fan. There was ...
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Vintage sci-fi book about young people who are not supposed to know about hidden technology

I am looking for a book I read in the late 80s or perhaps very early 90s as a teenager. It's possible it was shared with me by older hippie friends and was already a considerably older novel. It was a ...
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Teen novel blurring the line between virtual gaming and reality

I am trying to identify a book I read in my teens. It was most likely released around the mid 2000s to mid 2010s if I remember correctly. I remember that the main character was a male lead who moves ...
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Novel where the stardrive is powered by magic

In the mid 00's I read a novel where starships FTL drives were powered by magic. The better the magician on board, the lower they could go, the faster the FTL drive. The crew reminded me of a typical ...
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Book series where the girl becomes the queen and the boy a wizard; they marry and one of their children turns evil and dies

There was a book series I used to read as a teenager, about 15 years ago, where the girl (queen) and the boy (wizard) later get married and have children. One of the daughters(?) chooses the dark side ...
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Book series begins near a city where only women are allowed to own homes [duplicate]

The protagonist is a teenage boy living outside the city with his wealthy and greatly respected father. He travels into the city daily to study at a prestigious school run by his mother. One of his ...
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Book Series about boy who learns he has powers and gets sent to a private school by a “secret society”

I read this book series around 5 years ago. I remember many bits and pieces so I will try to give as much info as possible. It was kind of a series for teens and it was set in present time. It started ...
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Book about a scientist wrongfully convicted of murdering his wife being sentenced to die on a desert planet

I checked this book out from my local library a couple of times between 1985-1990 before it was cycled out. The library did not keep records once the books were retired so they can't help me. The ...
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Book where alien craft land on Earth and allow people to be resurrected as missionaries of the aliens

I read this book a good 20 years ago it was at my dad's and he can't remember it. Alien craft land all over Earth in shape of a triangle. (I think) Dead humans can be put in craft and brought back to ...
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Young adult sci-fi novel about a teenage female and a small group of other teenagers raised in a high tech society with mind link capabilities

I'm searching for the name of a young adult novel I read between 2003-2008. I live in Western Australia and borrowed the novel from a local public library. It was written in English. I think it was ...
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In the late 70s as a teen I read a book about a journalist who did a TV interview. In the interview he doubted the existence of Christ

In the late '70s as a teen I read a book about a journalist who did a TV interview. In the interview he said he doubted the existence of Christ. Later he got accosted and knocked out, and when he ...
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Book I read in 2004-05 about a scary energy ball that can communicate

It's been about 20 years so I barely remember, but the story was about an ominous maybe alien maybe floating ball of something? I think it wanted to destroy or consume the Earth. And it could ...
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Sci-fi book with the title 'out' or 'world' or related synonyms

I read it back in 2001. It was the first book in a series. The protagonist could enter 'virtual worlds'. I remember in one 'experience' she lived how it would feel to die (the mental thoughts that ...
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Dystopian book in which kids compete for a spot in a space mission

I read this book (I think it became a trilogy) years and years ago. The world is ending and two kids were picked by the government, along with others, to compete for a spot in a space mission. The ...
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Looking for a book about a man who loses his memory, and travels between worlds

At the beginning of the story, the man has no memory. Step by step he starts to recollect some details. He travels into a world and discovers that he created it. There is an antagonist (male), who ...
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Trilogy of books that feature a scientist thrown into a medieval world due to an experiment gone wrong

I'm looking for what I believe is a trilogy of comic fantasy about a scientist being thrown into another, medieval world. I can't remember the author, the approximate date of publication or even the ...
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Christian sci-fi/fantasy book series about teenagers who are put into cryosleep before a nuclear war

It's a Christian-inspired series about teenagers who are put into cryosleep before a nuclear war. The first book starts with a teenage boy waking up and not being able to recognize his own father, due ...
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Young adult book (series?) about children who develop powers — a character with silver skin

First-time poster here. This is a book I remember from when I was 10-12, which would have been 2003-2005ish. It’s possible that it was later, but I remember it being around the mid 2000s. The premise ...
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90s book where four characters go to sleep and wake up in a magical medieval world

I'm looking for an old book, probably from the 90s or earlier. I think there were four people who played D&D in our world, and they went to sleep and woke up in a magical medieval world. I ...
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Book about a girl stuck in some sort of labyrinth who meets a boy and becomes a double agent for two factions/tribes

All I can remember is that it was about a girl who was stuck in some kind of labyrinth. She met a boy at some point, and there were tribes or factions and she was like a double agent for one of them ...
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Book about a boy ending up in a different world

I don’t remember the name of the book or who wrote it. I read it in elementary school (2002-2006). It’s about a boy that is in Colombia or Ecuador? I just know he’s on the equator and I think he’s in ...
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Book about a girl escaping beyond her kingdom walls

I don't remember much since it was so long ago but there was this girl who lived in a kingdom surrounded by walls. Beyond those walls laid a deserted land of sand which had no life. She escapes and ...
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Fantasy book series about a young male character using lightning magic trained by an old man

The story had three schools of magic, fire, earth/healing and storm. Each was controlled by a god. Fire and storm were guys while the other was a girl. These gods could possess humans which would ...
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Book about Time Travel and Ocean Exploration

I read this book about 8 years ago but don’t know how old it was when I read it. It starts in the near future on a heavily polluted earth where one of the ways to make good money is to go to a ...
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Fantasy series with a female main character in which the cost of using magic depends on the strength of the spell [duplicate]

I’m trying to recall the name of a fantasy novel or series I read over a decade ago. Here’s what I remember: Female main character (MC). Cost of using magic depends on the strength of the spell. MC ...
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Sci-fi/fantasy book trilogy (90s to 00s) where a science experiment gone wrong looses magic on Earth

What I remember about the series was that a science experiment went wrong (or maybe right?) and magic was loosed on Earth. An adult brother is looking for his younger sister and when he finds her, she ...
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Book about a boy who crash lands on an alien planet

I'm pretty sure the book is young adult and I listened to the audiobook version probably in 2021. The book is about a boy who's spaceship crash lands on an alien planet and he has to survive on it. ...
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Book about female mage whose powers are based on tasting blood

I read this book around 10 years ago and only have vague recollections of it. However, given that the elements I remember are fairly specific, it may still be possible to identify the book. The story ...
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Book about artist who can bring drawings 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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A book about a girl longing for the sky who later can transform into a dragon [duplicate]

I am looking for a book where it begins with a girl longing for the sky at nights. Her dad went away but she still remembers him fondly. At one point she goes out to find her dad but only finds an ...
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YA fantasy book, girl with powers has to train in some kind of laboratory

I remember reading this book a few years ago, maybe even about 9 years ago, so this book is not a new one. A book for teenagers about a girl who lived in a laboratory because she had some powers (I ...
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