Here is an ever-growing list of pagan fiction.
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- The Book of Three
- The Black Cauldron
- The Castle of Llyr
- Taran Wanderer
- The High King
- The Foundling and Other Tales of Prydain
Taran wanted to be a hero, and looking after a pig wasn’t exactly heroic, even though Hen Wen was an oracular pig. But the day that Hen Wen vanished, Taran was led into an enchanting and perilous world. With his band of followers, he confronted the Horned King and his terrible Cauldron-Born. These were the forces of evil, and only Hen Wen knew the secret of keeping the kingdom of Prydain safe from them. But who would find her first?
- Garden Spells
- First Frost
The women of the Waverley family — whether they like it or not — are heirs to an unusual legacy, one that grows in a fenced plot behind their Queen Anne home on Pendland Street in Bascom, North Carolina. There, an apple tree bearing fruit of magical properties looms over a garden filled with herbs and edible flowers that possess the power to affect in curious ways anyone who eats them.
For nearly a decade, 34-year-old Claire Waverley, at peace with her family inheritance, has lived in the house alone, embracing the spirit of the grandmother who raised her, ruing her mother’s unfortunate destiny and seemingly unconcerned about the fate of her rebellious sister, Sydney, who freed herself long ago from their small town’s constraints. Using her grandmother’s mystical culinary traditions, Claire has built a successful catering business — and a carefully controlled, utterly predictable life — upon the family’s peculiar gift for making life-altering delicacies: lilac jelly to engender humility, for instance, or rose geranium wine to call up fond memories.
Garden Spells reveals what happens when Sydney returns to Bascom with her young daughter, turning Claire’s routine existence upside down. With Sydney’s homecoming, the magic that the quiet caterer has measured into recipes to shape the thoughts and moods of others begins to influence Claire’s own emotions in terrifying and delightful ways.
As the sisters reconnect and learn to support one another, each finds romance where she least expects it, while Sydney’s child, Bay, discovers both the safe home she has longed for and her own surprising gifts. With the help of their elderly cousin Evanelle, endowed with her own uncanny skills, the Waverley women redeem the past, embrace the present, and take a joyful leap into the future.
- The Bear and the Nightingale
- The Girl in the Tower
- The Winter of the Witch
At the edge of the Russian wilderness, winter lasts most of the year and the snowdrifts grow taller than houses. But Vasilisa doesn’t mind—she spends the winter nights huddled around the embers of a fire with her beloved siblings, listening to her nurse’s fairy tales. Above all, she loves the chilling story of Frost, the blue-eyed winter demon, who appears in the frigid night to claim unwary souls. Wise Russians fear him, her nurse says, and honor the spirits of house and yard and forest that protect their homes from evil.
After Vasilisa’s mother dies, her father goes to Moscow and brings home a new wife. Fiercely devout, city-bred, Vasilisa’s new stepmother forbids her family from honoring the household spirits. The family acquiesces, but Vasilisa is frightened, sensing that more hinges upon their rituals than anyone knows.
And indeed, crops begin to fail, evil creatures of the forest creep nearer, and misfortune stalks the village. All the while, Vasilisa’s stepmother grows ever harsher in her determination to groom her rebellious stepdaughter for either marriage or confinement in a convent.
As danger circles, Vasilisa must defy even the people she loves and call on dangerous gifts she has long concealed—this, in order to protect her family from a threat that seems to have stepped from her nurse’s most frightening tales.
The Casteneda-like novel responsible for reawakening wide interest in the ancient form of European shamanism called the Way of Wyrd.
- So Mote It Be
- Merry Meet
- Second Sight
- What the Cards Said
- In the Dreaming
- Ring of Light
- Blue Moon
- The Five Paths
- Through the Vale
- Making the Saint
- The House of Winter
- Written in the Stars
- And It Harm None
- The Challenge Box
With this ribbon I do bind
My heart to yours and yours to mine.
Love, I call you, come to me,
As is my will, so mote it be.
Kate cast the love spell with results unforeseen. She cannot stop it by herself, but the book of spells tells her of two strangers who can help her — if only she can find them.
Bradley, Marion Zimmer and Diana L. Paxson:
- The Mists of Avalon
- The Forest House
- Lady of Avalon
- Priestess of Avalon
- Ancestors of Avalon
- Ravens of Avalon
- Sword of Avalon
Here is the magical legend of King Arthur, vividly retold through the eyes and lives of the women who wielded power from behind the throne. A spellbinding novel, an extraordinary literary achievement, The Mists of Avalon will stay with you for a long time to come….
- Dream Warrior
- Warrior of Shadows: The Final Battle
Sold as a child to the grotesque and sinister master thief Grimmel, Corri Farblood was forced into thievery at a young age. At eighteen, she’s the best thief in the city of Hadliden — but she also possesses an ability to travel the astral plane, called “dream-flying.” Journey with Corri as she battles against time and her enemies to solve the mystery of her heritage and to confront a fate that will test her powers and courage to the limit.
- By Earth
- By Flame
- By Wind
- By Sea
- By Moon
- By Sun
- By Dusk
- By Dark
Haunted by the dead, she fights for the living.
Cassiel thought she had outrun the ghosts, but here they were again, in Portland, Oregon, whispering in her ears.
Between the ghosts and her imminent eviction, Cassie has trouble enough, and then Joe walks into the café.
Cute enough to be interesting, Joe is haunted and doesn’t know it. Haunted by a dead girlfriend who insists the city itself is in trouble.
Cassie and Joe –along with Arrow and Crescent coven– must unravel the mystery shaking the city apart.
A mystery that may have killed Joe’s girlfriend. A mystery with corruption at its root
- The Sea of Trolls
- The Land of the Silver Apples
- The Islands of the Blessed
The year is A.D. 793; Jack and his sister have been kidnapped by Vikings and taken to the court of Ivar the Boneless and his terrifying half-troll wife; but things get even worse when Jack finds himself on a dangerous quest to find the magical Mimir’s Well in a far-off land, with his sister’s life forfeit if he fails.
Other threats include a willful mother Dragon, a giant spider, and a troll-boar with a surprising personality — to say nothing of Ivar the Boneless and his wife, Queen Frith, a shape-shifting half-troll, and several eight foot tall, orange-haired, full-time trolls. But in stories by award-winner Nancy Farmer, appearances do deceive. She has never told a richer, funnier tale, nor offered more timeless encouragement to young seekers than “Just say no to pillaging.”
- The Witches of Eileanan
- The Pool of Two Moons
- The Cursed Towers
- The Forbidden Land
- The Skull of the World
- The Fathomless Caves
In the Celtic land of Eileanan, witches and magic have been outlawed, and those caught for practicing witchcraft are put to death! It is a land ruled by an evil Queen, where sea-dwelling Fairgean stir, and children vanish in the night. But in a valley deep in the mountains, young Isabeau grows to womanhood under the guidance of an elderly witch, and must set out on a quest, carrying the last hopes of the persecuted witches.
An original novel in which the 15th and 20th centuries meet with uncanny results, due to the invocation of Pan. This work is of special interest to students of magic and the Western Mystery Tradition.
- A Discovery of Witches
- Shadow of Night
- The Book of Life
Deep in the stacks of Oxford’s Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library. Diana has stumbled upon a coveted treasure lost for centuries-and she is the only creature who can break its spell.
A Celtic Country
- The Long Winter
- An Upswing Spring
- The Brighter Summer
In a world where the Celts did not lose to the Romans, nowadays there are still druidic schools in Europe, at 27 Lania’s life is in a spin. She sees her life as a Parisian wondering where her dreams of child and the magic that surrounded her have disappeared. Yet still looking for her place in life, society and something that would resonate within her soul.
But in Avalonia, the school that trained the Priestesses of Avalon had not forgotten such. So when she decided to join the school and enter its country with strange rules, Lania has nothing left to lose. For her, it’s now that everything begins. The ability to finally live.
Her life will be transformed by this trip, in Europe, at the centre of the world.
In this debut novel that takes a new look at feminism and the place of women in society, you will discover a new way of seeing the world through Breton spirituality, folklore and Celtic culture.
A wonderful sequel to the Mists of Avalon series (MZ Bradley), Harry Potter, and Bridget Jones Diary lovers.
- Midsummer Night’s Mischief
- Bell, Book, and Candlemas
- Yuletide Homicide
- Samhain Secrets
- May Day Murder
- Autumn Alibi
As the Summer Solstice approaches in idyllic Edindale, Illinois, attorney Keli Milanni isn’t feeling the magic. She’s about to land in a cauldron of hot water at work. Good thing she has her private practice to fall back on–as a Wiccan. She’ll just have to summon her inner Goddess and set the world to rights. . .
Midsummer Eve is meant for gratitude and celebration, but Keli is not in her typically upbeat mood. The family of a recently deceased client is blaming her for the loss of a Shakespearean heirloom worth millions, and Keli’s career may be on the line. With both a Renaissance Faire and a literary convention in town, Edindale is rife with suspicious characters, and the intrepid attorney decides to tap into her unique skills to crack the case. .
But Keli weaves a tangled web when her investigation brings her up-close and personal with her suspects–including sexy Wes Callahan, her client’s grandson. The tattooed bartender could be the man she’s been looking for in more ways than one. As the sun sets on the mystical holiday, Keli will need just a touch of the divine to ferret out the real villain and return Edindale, and her heart, to a state of perfect harmony. . .
- Practical Magic
0. The Rules of Magic
For more than two hundred years, the Owens women have been blamed for everything that has gone wrong in their Massachusetts town. Gillian and Sally have endured that fate as well: as children, the sisters were forever outsiders, taunted, talked about, pointed at. Their elderly aunts almost seemed to encourage the whispers of witchery, with their musty house and their exotic concoctions and their crowd of black cats. But all Gillian and Sally wanted was to escape.
One will do so by marrying, the other by running away. But the bonds they share will bring them back—almost as if by magic…
- The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane
- The Daughters of Temperance Hobbs
A spellbinding, beautifully written novel that moves between contemporary times and one of the most fascinating and disturbing periods in American history–the Salem witch trials.
Harvard graduate student Connie Goodwin needs to spend her summer doing research for her doctoral dissertation. But when her mother asks her to handle the sale of Connie’s grandmother’s abandoned home near Salem, she can’t refuse. As she is drawn deeper into the mysteries of the family house, Connie discovers an ancient key within a seventeenth-century Bible. The key contains a yellowing fragment of parchment with a name written upon it: Deliverance Dane. This discovery launches Connie on a quest–to find out who this woman was and to unearth a rare artifact of singular power: a physick book, its pages a secret repository for lost knowledge.
As the pieces of Deliverance’s harrowing story begin to fall into place, Connie is haunted by visions of the long-ago witch trials, and she begins to fear that she is more tied to Salem’s dark past then she could have ever imagined.
- The Copper Crown
- The Throne of Scone
- The Silver Branch
- The Hawk’s Gray Feather
- The Oak Above the Kings
- The Hedge of Mist
- The Deer’s Cry
3.5 Tales of Spiral Castle: Stories of the Keltiad
When Earth meets Keltia will star empires fall?
When lore became legend on ancient Earth and the powers of magic waned, the Kelts and their allies fled the planet for the freedom of distant star realms.
But the stars were home to dangerous foes, and millenia later, the worlds of Keltia still maintained uneasy truce with two enemy empires -the Imperium and the Phalanx. Then, at the start of the reign of Aeron, mistress of high magic and queen of all the Kelts, an Earthship made contact with her long-fled children. And while Earth and Keltia reached out to form alliance, the star fleets of the enemy mobilized for final, devastating war….
- The Horse Goddess
- Bard: The Odyssey of the Irish
- Finn Mac Cool
- Lion of Ireland
- Pride of Lions
- The Wind from Hastings
Troy is in crumbling ruin and Athens is rising far to the south. It is a time when mortal men and women are becoming gods and goddesses as news of their extraordinary adventures sweeps across the land. In this world, Epona, a woman whose life is celebrated in legend, meets Kazhak, a Scythian warrior and prince. Their stormy love affair sends them sweeping across eighth-century Europe, pursued from the Alps to the Ukraine by Kernunnos–a mysterious Druid priest known as the “Shapechanger.”
- The Greener Shore
“Mine was the vast dark sky and the spaces between the stars that called out to me; mine was the promise of magic.”
So spoke the young Celt Ainvar, centuries before the enchanted age of Arthur and Merlin. An orphan taken in by the chief druid of the Carnutes in Gaul, Ainvar possessed talents that would lead him to master the druid mysteries of thought, healing, magic, and battle— talents that would make him a soul friend to the Prince Vercingetorix . . . though the two youths were as different as fire and ice.
Yet Ainvar’s destiny lay with Vercingetorix, the sun-bright warrior-king. Together they traveled through bitter winters and starlit summers in Gaul, rallying the splintered Celtic tribes against the encroaching might of Julius Caesar and the soulless legions of Rome. . . .
- Daughter of the Forest
- Son of the Shadows
- Child of the Prophecy
- Heir to Sevenwaters
- Seer of Sevenwaters
- Flame of Sevenwaters
5.5 Twixt Firelight and Water
Lovely Sorcha is the seventh child and only daughter of Lord Colum of Sevenwaters. Bereft of a mother, she is comforted by her six brothers who love and protect her. Sorcha is the light in their lives, they are determined that she know only contentment.
But Sorcha’s joy is shattered when her father is bewitched by his new wife, an evil enchantress who binds her brothers with a terrible spell, a spell which only Sorcha can lift-by staying silent. If she speaks before she completes the quest set to her by the Fair Folk and their queen, the Lady of the Forest, she will lose her brothers forever.
When Sorcha is kidnapped by the enemies of Sevenwaters and taken to a foreign land, she is torn between the desire to save her beloved brothers, and a love that comes only once. Sorcha despairs at ever being able to complete her task, but the magic of the Fair Folk knows no boundaries, and love is the strongest magic of them all…
Imagine that a shy graduate student has discovered the legendary necklace Brisingamen — whose wearer bears the powers of the goddess Freyja, mistress of love and war…
Imagine that Freyja’s enemy, Loki, has come to San Francisco to steal it back, so that he can release his fiery reign of terror…
Imagine that only Karen Ingold can stop him. Together with her unlikely allies — a one-eyed biker, a red-bearded carpenter, and a spinsterly Tarot reader — Karen must follow her enemy to a twilit world of myth and magic…not unlike our own!
- The Book of the Sword
- The Book of the Spear
- The Book of the Cauldron
- The Book of the Stone
Mighty Rome subjugated the isle of Britain only to abandon it, leaving behind a bloody patchwork of warring tribes. The fragile peace imposed by the conquerors has been shattered, compelling Artoria Argantel — Lady of the Lake and Druid priestess — to call upon the Spirit of War and Justice to deliver a champion who will unite the broken land. It is from Argantel’s ancient and royal blood that the hero will spring; his sword will be forged from star-steel by ancient spells, carried by soldier-priests from the steppes of Asia to the edges of the Empire. Only one man can wield this holy steel, aided by the wizard Merlin, whose heritage is a magic wilder still. Only one man can free the sword from its prison of stone.
Artor, a fosterling of unknown parentage. The promised High King.
- The Wolf and the Raven
- The Dragons of the Rhine
- The Lord of Horses
In a novel inspired by the myth popularized by Wagner’s Ring Trilogy, Paxson recounts the first part of the Nibelungenlied legend. Children Brunahild and Sigfrid are raised along their fated paths, each immersed in the special knowledge that will mold them into leaders of their people. Soon they are drawn together in a union of perfect love and heroic glory. A lovely blend of legend and realism.
In this paranormal romance, something is drawing seventeen-year-old Jesse Bryce toward the community of Pagans who live in “the village,” just outside his rural Oklahoma town. Maybe it’s that he has a crush on Griffin Holyoke, a tall, dark-haired boy with a tree tattooed all up his back. Or maybe it’s that the Pagans accept Jesse for who he is, unlike his family—or his church, where he hears that being gay is a sin.
After a man from the village is murdered while trying to prevent an assault on a girl from the town, Jesse’s confusion at the town’s unsympathetic reaction inspires him to set a mission for himself: to build a bridge of acceptance between the town and the village.
As Jesse defies his parents and continues to visit the village, he witnesses mysterious rituals that haunt him with their beauty and intensity. And he falls in love with one enigmatic, mercurial Pagan who opens his eyes to a whole new world.
This first-person story explores what can happen when we make conclusions about others based on too little information, or on the wrong information. Whether we’re misunderstanding each other’s religions or each other’s sexual orientation, everyone benefits from learning the truth. And everyone benefits from forgiveness.
- Witch Child
The spellbinding diary of a teenage girl who escapes persecution as a witch–only to face new intolerance in a Puritan settlement.
Enter the world of young Mary Newbury, a world where simply being different can cost a person her life. Hidden until now in the pages of her diary, Mary’s startling story begins in 1659, the year her beloved grandmother is hanged in the public square as a witch. Mary narrowly escapes a similar fate, only to face intolerance and new danger among the Puritans in the New World. How long can she hide her true identity? Will she ever find a place where her healing powers will not be feared?
- Morrigan’s Cross
- Dance of the Gods
- Valley of Silence
Number-one New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts delivers an extraordinary new trilogy—an epic tale that breaks down the boundaries between reality and the otherworldly, while forging together the passions of the men and women caught in a battle for the fate of humanity …
In the last days of high summer, with lightning striking blue in a black sky, the sorcerer stood on a high cliff overlooking the raging sea…
Belting out his grief into the storm, Hoyt Mac Cionaoith rails against the evil that has torn his twin brother from their family’s embrace. Her name is Lilith. Existing for over a thousand years, she has lured countless men to an immortal doom with her soul-stealing kiss. But now, this woman known as vampire will stop at nothing until she rules this world—and those beyond it…
Hoyt is no match for the dark siren. But his powers come from the goddess Morrigan, and it is through her that he will get his chance at vengeance. At Morrigan’s charge, he must gather five others to form a ring of power strong enough to overcome Lilith. A circle of six: himself, the witch, the warrior, the scholar, the one of many forms and the one he’s lost. And it is in this circle, hundreds of years in the future, where Hoyt will learn how strong his spirit—and his heart—have become…
- Harm None
- Never Burn a Witch
- Perfect Trust
- The Law of Three
- Crone’s Moon
- Love Is the Bond
- All Acts of Pleasure
- The End of Desire
- Blood Moon
Murderous Satan Worshipping Witches
When a young woman is ritualistically murdered in her Saint Louis apartment with the primary clue being a pentacle scrawled in her own blood, police are quick to dismiss it as a cult killing. Not one for taking things at face value, city homicide detective Ben Storm calls on his long time friend, Rowan Gant– a modern day practicing Witch– for help.
In helping his friend, Rowan discovers that the victim is one of his former pupils. Even worse, the clues that he helps to uncover show that this murder is only a prelude to even more ritualistic bloodletting for dark purposes.
As the body count starts to rise, Rowan is suddenly thrust into an investigation where not only must he help stop a sadistic serial killer, but also must fight the prejudices and suspicions of those his is working with–including his best friend.
Goddess of the Mountain Harvest
Threatened by barbaric horsemen from the north, a village of peaceful harvesters must choose between two powerful women not their high priestess to the Great Goddess — and decide the fate of every generation to come..
Secrets of the Ancient Goddess
In the prehistoric land of what is now Turkey, the young beautiful mate of the high priest of the Goddess is exiled from her people for giving birth to her second deformed son. In order to survive, she must help the high priest in his scheme to abduct a priestess from a band of nomadic traders. This is the triumphant story of two women — one who finds honor within another culture, and the other who endures to return home after a brutal separation.
- The Fifth Sacred Thing
- Walking to Mercury
- City of Refuge
An epic tale of freedom and slavery, love and war, and the potential futures of humankind tells of a twenty-first century California clan caught between two clashing worlds, one based on tolerance, the other on repression.
The Greenwillow Chronicles (collected as The Grimoire)
- The Grimoire, Volume I
- The Grimoire, Volume II
- The Grimoire, Volume III
It’s business as usual for Lisa Beth, casual witch and proprietor of the Gothic Renaissance occult shop in Greenwich Village…until she purchases an antique grimoire from a shady customer, and the door is thrown open to a world of secret societies and dark machinations. A mysterious visitor claiming ownership of the grimoire lays a curse upon the shop that nearly kills Lisa. Shortly thereafter, a foreign academic seeking the artifact for research provides her with a warning: the book is older and more valuable than she’d suspected, and the order from which it had been stolen will stop at nothing to reclaim it. Lisa and her formidable girlfriend resist the order’s attempts to take the grimoire by force, but it inexplicably vanishes. With the professor’s help, they attempt to track down the priceless artifact. Their investigation leads them to an abandoned subway tunnel in the East Village rumored to be inhabited by a reclusive cult. Lisa and her fledgling coven oppose the workings of a powerful necromancer as shadows and ghosts begin to plague Manhattan for an unfathomable purpose, all while suspicions and betrayals threaten to drive them apart.
- Book of Shadows
- The Coven
- Blood Witch
- Dark Magick
- The Calling
- The Changeling
- Full Circle
- Night’s Child
Something is happening to me that I don’t understand.
I see things, feel things in a new way. I can do things normal people can’t do. Powerful things. Magical things. It scares me.
I never chose to learn witchcraft. But I’m starting to wonder if witchcraft is choosing me.
- Shadow Day
- Suns’ Reach
- Another Descent
Meet four pagan teenagers who don’t fit in the small, fundamentalist Christian-dominated Arkansas town where they live.
On the day before Samhain, when the veil between worlds is thin, they discover a fantasy world to which they can temporarily escape – but this new world is beset by intolerance and danger even worse than what they face in their day-to-day lives. They must fight for the future of this new-found world – with sorcery, yes… but also through facing their pasts, their society, and their ever-unfolding understanding of their own crippling weaknesses and amazing strengths.