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Queen of Hearts (Harper, 2016.)


A new adventure in Wonderland.




Bloodsmoor Romance, A  (?, 1982.)


                Not seen.  Time travel and magical transformations.




Birthmarked (Roaring Brook, ?)


Birthmarked #1.




Prized  (Roaring Brook, 2011.)


Birthmarked #2.


Two children  have adventures in a fantasy city ruled by women.


O’BRIEN, FLANN  (Pseudonym of Brian O’Nolan.)


At Swim - Two – Birds  (Longmans, 1939, Pantheon, 1951, MacGibbon, 1960, Walker, 1966, Penguin, 1967.)


                Convoluted fantasy about a man who interacts with characters he writes about.


Dalkey Archive, The  (MacGibbon, 1964, Macmillan, 1965.)


                A scientist invents a gas that allows him to communicate with the dead.


Third Policeman, The  (Walker, 1967, MacGibbon, 1967, Lancer, 1968.)


                A dead man who committed murder is the narrator of this surrealistic novel about living bicycles and the exploration of hell.




Rhapsody in Time  (Pocket, 1994.)


A fall from a train propels a woman back in time to the Roaring Twenties, where she finally falls in love.  A romance novel.


O’BRIEN, ROBERT  C.  (Pseudonym of Robert Conly.)


Silver Crown, The  (Atheneum, 1968, Aladdin, 1973, Collier, 1988.)


                A youngster wakens one morning to find a crown on her pillow.  This leads to her involvement with a secret force trying to seize control of the world.




Daughter of Night  (Macmillan, 1974, Avon, 1982, translated from the Russian by Mirra Ginsburg.)


                A tale of Adam and Eve and more specifically Lilith, involving their interactions as well as the possible intervention of beings from outside the Earth.




Benjy  (Little, Brown, 1957, Forbes, 1957.)


                A sort of spoof of children’s stories with a precocious boy granted a wish by an unlikely fairy.




Anywhere You Are  (Avon, 1999.)


                A woman skydives into the past and gets involved with a man having a spiritual crisis before returning to her own time to fall in love with him.


Best Laid Plans  (Tor, 2006.)


                A group of new age witches cast a spell that has unexpected side effects.


Bewitched  (Zebra, 1995.)


                Disappointed by the men of her own time, a woman finds herself entertaining a man from the past.  Unfortunately, she discovers that he has the rather chauvinistic views of his period, and their subsequent romantic attempts run into some unexpected problems.


Colliding Forces  (Tor, 2005.)


                A woman falls in love with a man who turns out to be a shapeshifter.


Gift, The  (Zebra, 1994.)


                The protagonist is startled when a dead movie star addresses her from the television set.  Is she back to provide romantic assistance to another, or does she have a hidden reason for returning from the dead.


Once in a Lifetime  (Zebra, 1991.)


                When a woman’s marriage breaks up she is understandably distraught.  Then the lover of her youth returns from the dead to give her a second chance.  A romance novel.


Shifting Love  (Tor, 2004.)


                A shapeshifting woman falls in love with a businessman.


This Time Forever  (Zebra, 1990.)


                Not seen.


Time After Time  (Avon, 2001.)


                Another time travel romance, this one bringing a contemporary woman back to the Civil War.


Time for Love, A  (Zebra, 1991.)


                A professional woman finds herself thrust back through time where she is mistaken for a mail order bride.  Although initially determined to find her way back to her own era, she eventually falls in love with the man to whom she is inadvertently betrothed.


Time-Kept Promises  (Zebra, 1988.)


                Swept back through time, the protagonist finds herself living the life of a woman who inexplicably disappeared.  She also suspects that the man to whom she is romantically drawn might actually be a ruthless murderer.


Time Kissed Destiny  (Zebra, 1987.)


Not seen.


Timeless Passion  (Zebra, 1986.)


                An automobile accident sends a woman back to the 1856 South where she falls in love with a masterful man.


Timeswept Lovers  (Zebra, 1987.)


                Not seen.


Twice in a Lifetime  (Tor, 2006.)


                A metaphysical society stumbles upon a secret that can alter the way time works.


ODOM, MEL  (See also Alex Archer. Also writes Science Fiction.)


Black Road, The  (Pocket, 2002.)


A Diablo novel.


                Typical story of sword and sorcery, loosely tied to the computer game in which the player retrieves weapons and treasures from an underground maze while avoiding or killing the resident monsters and their minions.


Destruction of the Books, The  (Tor, 2004.)


Library #2.


                Librarians battle to keep powerful magical books from falling into the hands of enemy forces.


Exodus  (Pocket Star, 2007.)


Hellgate: London #1.


Demons have invaded the world and destroyed civilization.  Based on a computer game.


Harvest Moon  (Archway, 1998.)


Sabrina #15.




Headhunters  (Roc, 1998.)


A Shadowrun novel.


                A man associated with the assassination of a prominent figure is killed, but someone is determined to steal his body.  The protagonist takes an interest and eventually discovers a sinister magical plot aimed at the highest levels of society.


Jewel of Turmish, The  (Wizards of the Coast, 2002.)


A Forgotten Realms novel.


                An outcast forgives his enemies in order to help protect their city from an army of the undead.


Lord of the Libraries  (Tor, 2005.)


Library #3.


                Librarians charged with securing books of arcane knowledge suspect that there is a dark library under control of evil forces.


Lost Library of Cormanthyr, The  (TSR, 1998.)


A Forgotten Realms Lost Empires novel.


                An expedition to locate traces of a legendary and supposedly lost library discovers that a race of malevolent people exist in hiding.  There are natural and supernatural defenses to prevent the knowledge from being made public.


Pirate Pandemonium  (Archway, 2001.)


Sabrina #35.


                Sabrina travels to another world and gets involved with pirates.


Preying for Keeps  (Roc, 1997.)


A Shadowrun novel.


A plan to recover stolen computer chips gets more involved when the protagonist discovers that someone is manipulating two corporate giants into a magical duel.


Quest for the Trilogy, The  (Tor, 2007.)


Library #4.


                A librarian searches for three magical books.


Rising Tide  (TSR, 1999.)


A Forgotten Realms Threat from the Sea novel.


                A displaced leader organizes an army among the people who live under the sea and leads them against the peaceful people living on the land. 


Rover, The  (Tor, 2002.)


Library #1.




Run Hard, Die Fast  (Roc, 1999.)


A Shadowrun novel.


                A street warrior risks tweaking the nose of a giant corporation when his ex-girlfriend gets into trouble and he discovers that he hasn’t lost his old feelings for her.


Sea Devil’s Eye, The  (Wizards of the Coast, 2000.)


A Forgotten Realms Threat from the Sea novel.


                A warlord's ambitious but mysterious plans have caused turmoil for years, but now his secrets are about to be revealed and his career ended by the efforts of three disparate people.


Sea of Mist, The  (Harper, 2001)


A Might and Magic novel.


                An embittered warrior decides to undertake a perilous rescue even though he does not have the magical assistance he desires.


Under Fallen Stars  (Wizards of the Coast, 1999.)


A Forgotten Realms Threat from the Sea novel.


                A war between the dwellers in the ocean and those that live on the land drags on with raids along the coast doing increasing damage.


Wrath of the Blue Lady  (Wizards of the Coast, 2009.)


A Forgotten Realms novel.


A mysterious woman threatens sailors.


Young Hercules  (Archway, 1999, based on the screenplay by Andrew Dettman, Daniel Truly, and Rob Tapert.)


                The adventures of young Hercules, who seeks to discover his destiny by listening to the Centaur Cheiron, having adventures with his friends, and avoiding the animosity of his half brother Ares.




Gnomewrench in the Dwarfworks, The  (Ace, 1999.)


Gnomes #1.


                A peculiar order for an undersized piece of equipment during World War II leads the hero to discover that the little people of legends are real, and that their assistance might be possible in pursuing the war in Europe.


Gnomewrench in the Peopleworks, The  (Ace, 2000.)


Gnomes #2.


                In the waning days of the Second World War, a company secretly in league with the gnomes buys several of their items and introduces them into the world of humans, even though the gnomes hate humankind and have therefore made their wares very, very dangerous.


Healing of Crossroads, The  (Ace, 1996.)


BJ Vaughn #2.


                Vaughn explores a number of magical realms, in each of which she finds that the fantastic inhabitants are growing ill.  Her medical talents come in handy, as well as her quick wits when evil outsiders plot against her.


Magic and the Healing, The  (Ace, 1994.)


BJ Vaughn #3.


                A veterinarian gives up her old life and dedicates her future to preserving the animals that exist in a series of magical realms.


Under the Healing Sign  (Ace, 1995.)


BJ Vaughn #1.


                A veterinarian finds the key to a magical world outside our own where she treats animals that exist only in legends in her home world.  Less virtuous individuals have found the same key, and they will exploit these fabulous animals unless she can stop them.


OFFUTT, ANDREW J.  (See also John Cleve  and collaborations which follow.)


Chieftain of Andor  (Dell, 1976, Magnum, 1978.  Hale, 1979, as Clansman of Andor.)


                An Earthman finds himself in the body of a warrior on a barbaric world.  There he is menaced by evil men and hideous monsters, and outwit the machinations of an order of witches who sense his transplanted identity.


Clansman of Andor.  (See Chieftain of Andor.)


Conan and the Sorcerer  (Ace, 1978, Sunridge, 1978.)


A Conan novel.


Conan's soul has been stolen and he must in turn steal a magical jewel in order to regain it.  Opposing him, naturally, is an equally determined and evil sorcerer.


Conan the Mercenary  (Sphere, 1980, Ace, 1981.)


A Conan novel.


With his soul imprisoned in a magical mirror, the barbarian hero is forced to do the bidding of an impetuous woman and her wizardly allies.


Deathknight  (Ace, 1990.)


                One of the foremost members of an order of skilled knights must turn detective to find out who is systematically killing the other members.  His intervention moves him toward the top of the killer’s hit list.


Ironlords, The  (Jove, 1979.)


War of Gods #1.


                The protagonist flees his cruel guardians to a distant land of fabled warriors and mighty gods.  Grown to maturity and skilled in both magic and mayhem, he is set on a quest against the villains of his homeland.


Lady of the Snowmist, The  (Ace, 1983.)


War of Gods #3.


                Freed of his bondage to the gods, Jarik discovers that he is still obligated to fulfill his destiny, using his magical sword to conquer another array of bad guys.


Shadow of Sorcery, The  (Ace, 1993.)


A Thieves’ World novel.


                A master thief invades the keep of a powerful magician in quest of a treasure which will save the life of a beautiful woman.


Shadows Out of Hell  (Berkley, 1980.)


War of Gods #2.


                The master of a magical sword is sent on an urgent quest by the woman he has sworn to serve.


Shadowspawn  (Ace, 1987.)


A Thieves’ World novel.


                When a thief is himself robbed, it sets him on the trail of a handful of magical coins which disappear one by one along with their victims.


Sign of the Moonbow, The  (Zebra, 1977, Ace, 1980.)


A Cormac Mac Art novel.


                A seasoned and somewhat embittered warrior has no use for the trappings of civilization, but he comes to its aid when it is menaced by the sinister sorceries of Thulsa Doom.


Sword of Skelos, The  (Bantam, 1979, Ace, 1987, Tor, 2002.)


A Conan novel.


Conan fulfills his vow to carry a magical jewel to an ambitious lord, but is met with treachery when his mission is accomplished and has to battle his way to freedom.


Sword of the Gael  (Zebra, 1975.)


A Cormac Mac Art novel.


                An  Irish warrior and explorer is sent by a mysterious storm to a far land where he leads his crew in assisting a beautiful woman to regain the throne that is rightfully hers.  Based on the character created by Robert E. Howard.


Undying Wizard, The  (Zebra, 1976.)


A Cormac Mac Art novel.


                An outstanding warrior battles druid magic and dastardly villainy in post Roman Britain.




Demon in the Mirror  (Pocket, 1978.)


War of Wizards #1.


                The illegitimate daughter of an aristocrat has mastered the art of swordsmanship and sets out on a series of episodic adventures in far lands.


Eyes of Sarsis, The  (Pocket, 1980.)


War of Wizards #2.


                A skilled swordswoman and her adopted pirate father have a series of adventures as they travel around the world.  And in the background, a growing battle between rival wizards is having repercussions that will endanger them both.


Web of the Spider  (Pocket, 1981.)


War of Wizards #3.


                Unwilling to remain a pawn, Tiana takes her sword and her wits deep into the territory ruled by an evil wizard in order to force a final reckoning.




Tower of Death, The  (Ace, 1982.)


A Cormac Mac Art novel.


                Exiled from his home in Ireland, a warrior becomes a sea rover and a pirate, and discovers that sorcery is not just a myth used to frighten children.


When Death Birds Fly  (Ace, 1980.)


A Cormac Mac Art novel.


                A roving adventurer interrupts the plans of  a powerful wizard who hopes to become ruler of a large portion of the British Isles.




Call, The (Scholastic, 2016.)


Call #1.


People can be randomly snatched out of the world and into a dangerous other reality.


Invasion, The  (Scholastic, 2018.)


Call #2.


Two teens are worried about the Sidhe.




Steal the Sky (Angry Robot, 2016.)


Scorched Continent #1.






Lady of Fire  (BMI, 1996.)


                A woman buys a charm that sends her back through time to ancient Ireland where she is worshipped as a goddess, but actually just wants to find a man to love.


OKORAFOR, NNEDI  (Also writes Science Fiction.)


Book of Phoenix, The (DAW, 2015.)


Death #2.




Who Fears Death  (DAW, 2011.)


Death #1.


A genocidal war in future Africa leads to the birth of a magically empowered girl.




Shadow Speaker, The  (Hyperion, 2007.)


Young adult novel in which magic returns to the world and a teenager in Africa must learn to use her powers.




Astonishing the Gods  (?, 1995.)


                An invisible man discovers an invisible city.


Famished Road, The  (Jonathan Cape, 1991, Doubleday, 1992.)


Azaro #1.


                A young boy whose connection to the spirit world has never been broken uses his visions to help his family adjust to changing lifestyles in Africa.


Songs of Enchantment  (Doubleday, 1993.)


Azaro #2.


                Manifestations of the collective subconscious begin to affect the lives of a young psychic African boy and his family.




Half-Resurrection Blues (Roc, 2015.)


Bone Street Rumba #1.


The living and the dead share New York.


Midnight Taxi Tango (Roc, 2016.)


Bone Street Rumba #2.






Gift, The  (Tor, 1997.)


                A handful of characters interact with monsters and magic in this soft spoken, thoughtful fantasy novel.




Little Pilgrim, A  (Macmillan, 1882.)


                A visit to Heaven.




In the Service of Samurai  (Zumaya, 2002.)


                A Samurai warrior battles zombies.




Circle of the Swan, The  (MageSpell Press, 2001.)


Dragonfire #1.


                A young woman is kidnapped and magic is used to make it appear that she was murdered by a disgraced nobleman.  She must make a great personal sacrifice if she is to save his life.


Summoning Stone, The  (MageSpell Press, 2002.)


Dragonfire #2.


                When their enemies find a weapon of extraordinary power, the leaders of a free people seek supernatural aid of their own.




Anxious Pleasures  (Shoemaker & Hoard, 2007.)


A man wakes up as a bug.




Certain Man, A  (Heinemann, 1931.)


                A magic overcoat.


Shilling to Spend, A   (Joseph, 1965.)


                Variation of the never ending penny.


Tower of Oblivion, The  (Hodder, 1921, Macmillan, 1921.)


                Not seen.  A man begins to grow younger.




Firewing  (Simon & Schuster, 2003.)


Bats #3.


                A bat seeks his son who mistakenly entered the underworld.


Silverwing  (Simon & Schuster, 1997.)


Bats #1.


                A bat dares to look at the daylight and causes a war between his kind and the owls.


Sunwing  (Simon & Schuster, 2001.)


Bats #2.


                A daring bat seeks to rescue his father from a human laboratory.




Selkie’s Seed, The  (Bradbury, 1995.)


                Not seen.


World Invisible, The  (Ace, 1984.)


                The protagonist makes the mistake of venturing across the border to the world of magic in Scotland.  Once its wonders have been beheld, the real world seems drab and unfulfilling.




Mr. Mirakel  (Hodder, 1943.)


                The animal world rises in protest and war comes to an end.




My Unwilling Witch Goes to Ballet School  (Little, Brown, 2009.)


Witch #1.


A young witch has adventures.


My Unwilling Witch Sleeps Over  (Little, Brown, 2009.)


Witch #2.


Child's story about a witch.


ORE, REBECCA  (Pseudonym of Rebecca Brown.)


Slow Funeral  (Tor, 1994.)


                A contemporary witch tries to forget her magical history by moving to San Francisco, but before long she is called back to her home in the East.  There a major confrontation is brewing, and her special talents are required to make sure the right party wins.




All in Good Time  (Parnassus, 1975, Bantam, 1983.)


Susan Shaw #2.


                An inadvertent time traveler returns to her own time.  She intends to convince her father to follow her back through the magic elevator to 1881, where an attractive widow strikes her as the perfect match for her lonely dad.


Castaways on Long Ago  (Parnassus, 1973, Bantam, 1983.)


                Three youngsters visit a mysterious island and encounter the ghost of a child who enlists their aid to solve his problems.


David and the Phoenix  (Follett, 1957, Macmillan, 1965.)


                For younger readers.  A box meets the mythical creature of the title for a series of adventures.


Time at the Top  (Parnassus, 1963, Bantam, 1982.)


Susan Shaw #1.


                A teenager gets into an elevator and it opens on the year 1881.  There she quickly makes friends who convince her that she is better off here than in her own time.




In the Ice King’s Palace  (Tor, 1986.)


Amber #2.


                Although the protagonist would rather sit and make music than perform heroic acts, that luxury is not available.  Instead he must battle ambitious sorcerers and other villains.


World in Amber, The  (Bluejay, 1985, Tor, 1986.)


Amber #1.


                The royal family of a magical land wakes one morning to discover that each of them has been cast into a new body, including that of an alley cat.  In their new forms, they must identify and defeat the evil sorcery that is plotting against their rule.




Iguana, The  (McPherson, 1987, translated from the Italian by Henry Martin.  Italian edition, 1965.)


                A visitor to a lost island off the coast of Portugal encounters a strange society of displaced aristocrats.  He also discovers that one of their servants is actually a transformed iguana.




Trial of Intentions (Tor, 2015.)


Various people have adventures as war threatens to erupt in a magical land.


Unremembered, The  (Tor, 2011. Tor, 2015, expanded.)


Magical mysteries in a fantasy realm.


ORWELL, GEORGE  (Pseudonym of Eric Blair.)


Animal Farm  (Secker & Warburg, 1945, Penguin, 1951,  Signet, 1956, Easton, 1992, Harcourt Brace, 1997.)


                Parable of socialism with various farm animals creating a “perfect” society.




Immortal Architects (Angry Robot, 2017.)


Interminables #2.


Intrigue in a future where magic has returned.


Interminables, The (Angry Robot, 2016.)


Interminables #1.


Magic returns to the world and an ancient plot surfaces.


O'SHAUGHNESSY, DARREN  (Writes Horror as Darren Shan.)


Ayuamarca  (Orion, 1999.)


City #1.


                Part of the Incan civilization leaves our world for another universe where they can escape the invaders from Europe.  Generations later a professional criminal battles against the enigmatic but powerful religious leader who dominates their city.


Hell's Horizon  (Millennium, 2000.)


City #2.


                Further adventures in an alternate world where the Incans have taken refuge from European invaders.  A young guard is reassigned to a murder case, and discovers the victim is his girlfriend.  The solution will involve revelations about the priesthood and government of his world.




Edge of Dawn  (Tor, 2009.)


Light Warriors #3.




In the Darkest Night  (Tor, 2010.)


Light Warriors #4.


A woman is pursued by a demon.


In the Midnight Hour  (Tor, 2007.)


Light Warriors #1.


Romance novel involving curses and a magical protector of humanity.


In Twilight's Shadow  (Tor, 2008.)


Light Warriors #2.






Christmas in Camelot  (Random House, 2002.)


Merlin Missions #1.


                Two young children find themselves in Camelot.


Final Battle, The  (Hyperion, 2004.)


Odyssey #6.


                The gods help Odysseus regain his rights.


Gray-Eyed Goddess, The  (Hyperion, 2003.)


Odyssey #4.


                Collection of related stories for younger readers.


Haunted Castle on Hallow's Eve  (Random House, 2003.)


Merlin Missions #2.


                Two children are drawn to Camelot and sent to recover a magic stone from a haunted castle.


Haunted Waters  (Candlewick, 1994.)


                After falling in love with and marrying a mysterious woman, the protagonist begins to suspect that she isn't entirely human when a demon shows up and his wife begins acting very strangely.


Land of the Dead, The  (Hyperion, ?)


Odyssey #2.


                Collection of related stories for younger readers.


One-Eyed Giant, The  (Hyperion, ?)


Odyssey #1.


                Collection of related stories for younger readers.


Return to Ithaca  (Hyperion, 2004.)


Odyssey #5.


                Odysseus returns to deal with his wife's suitors.


Sirens and Sea Monsters  (Hyperion, 2003.)


Odyssey #3.


                Collection of related stories for younger readers.




Bright Sword of Ireland  (Forge, 2004.)


                A retelling of Celtic myths.


Song of Ireland  (Forge, 2005.)


                The Celts invade Ireland and discover the little people living there.




Ayuamarca  (Millennium, 1998.)


City #1.


                Odd, claustrophobic fantasy set in a magical city dominated by the Cardinal, who seems to have extraordinary powers over the life of the protagonist.


Hell's Horizon  (Millennium, 2000.)


City #2.


                A murder mystery set in an Incan city that has somehow become displaced in time and space.




Hounds of the Morrigan, The  (Oxford University, 1985, Holiday House, 1986, Dell Laurel, 1988.)


                Two children are called upon to become heroes and prevent the minions of a supernatural entity from conquering their world.




Premature Angel  (Dorrance, 1954.)


                A recently deceased man has trouble adjusting to the afterlife and pines after his previous existence.




Midnight at Monster Mansion  (Scholastic, 1984.)


A Twistaplot book.


Multi-path gamebook involving vampires and other creatures.




Strange Life of Ivan Osokin  (Stourton, 1947, Holme, 1947, Faber, 1948, Penguin, 1971.)


                A man visits a magician in turn of the century Russia and is granted the ability to relive the last decade of his life.  Although he intends to improve things, he ends up repeating all of the same mistakes he did the first time.


Talks With a Devil  (Knopf, 1972, Turnstone, 1972, Pocket, 1980, translated from the Russian by Katya Petroff0.)


                Two long unrelated stories about conversations with devils.




Door Ajar, The  (Zebra, 1995.)


                In the 19th Century, a woman discovers that her new husband is a gold digger, and is then magically transported into the future where she becomes romantically involved with the head of Scotland Yard.


Time’s Tapestry  (Zebra, 1996.)


                A woman employed as a criminal investigator for Scotland Yard is thrown back in time to the 19th Century, where her talents though unorthodox prove effective in solving a crime as well as developing a new romance.


OWEN, FRANK  (Pseudonym of  Roswell Williams.)


Della Wu, Chinese Courtezan  (Lantern, 1931.)


                Collection of loosely related stories.


House Mother  (Lantern, 1929.)


Long Tom #1.


                Oriental fantasy.


Husband for Kutani, A  (Furman, 1938.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Porcelain Magician, The  (Gnome, 1949.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Purple Sea, The  (Lantern, 1930.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Rare Earth  (Lantern, 1931.)


Long Tom #2.


                Oriental fantasy.


Wind That Tramps the World, The  (Lantern, 1929.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.




Echoes in the Dark  (Luna, 2009.)


Llandrana #5.


A woman with magical talents must save a world.


Ghost Killer (Berkley, 2015.)


Ghost Seer #2.




Ghost Layer (Berkley, 2014.)


Ghost Seer #1.




Guardian of Honor  (Luna, 2005.)


Llandrana #1.


                A lawyer from our world is summoned to a magical realm to become a hero.


Heart Legacy (Berkley, 2015.)




Keepers of the Flame  (Luna, 2008.)


Llandrana #4.


Twin sisters are transported to a fantasy world to save the day.


Protector of the Flight  (Luna, 2007.)


Llandrana #3.


                Further adventures of a woman who finds herself in a magical alternate world.


Sorceress of Faith  (Luna, 2006.)


Llandrana #2.


                A young woman is transported to an alternate reality to help fight evil sorcery.




Scarlet Skull, The  (Manor, 1979.)


                A battle for power in ancient Atlantis, with warriors allied with ghouls, using magic as well as muscle to defeat their enemies.