Redwall series (Jacques)

Next up: (unfurls a foot-long list) “Redwall”, “Mossflower”, “Mattimeo”, “Mariel of Redwall”, “Salamandastron”, “Martin the Warrior”, “The Bellmaker”, “Outcast of Redwall”, “Pearls of Lutra”, “The Long Patrol”, “Marlfox”, “The Legend of Luke”, “Lord Brocktree”, “Taggerung”, “Triss”, “Loamhedge”, “Rakkety Tam”, “High Rhulain”, “Eulalia!”, “Doomwyte”, “The Sable Queen”, and “The Rogue Crew” by Brian Jacques.

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Do you guys have any idea how important these books are to my childhood?  Of course you don’t, I haven’t told you yet.  Suffice to say, if I ever have a kid, these are going to be some of the first books I read to him/her.  I love them.  I actually haven’t had the chance to read the ones past “Loamhedge”, but the rest of the series are extremely near and dear to my heart.

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Confederation series (Huff)

Next up: “Valor’s Choice”, “The Better Part of Valor”, “The Heart of Valor”, “Valor’s Trial”, and “The Truth of Valor” by Tanya Huff

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The first two books can be found as a compilation called “Confederation of Valor”.  I like the cover-art better for it than for either of the two separate, honestly.  There is also a 6th book that’s technically billed as a new series, but uses the same characters and takes place after “The Truth of Valor”.  I haven’t read that one.

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Colors in the Dreamweaver’s Loom duology (Hilgartner)

Next up: “Colors in the Dreamweaver’s Loom” and “The Feast of the Trickster” by Beth Hilgartner

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A pair of extremely 80’s fantasy for young adults.  They might be out of print, but an online search for used book sellers finds a lot of copies for sale for pretty cheap.  Libraries with older collections might have them, too.  I first read it ’em in the 90’s at my hometown library.

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