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Fire Trail

You ask to see the book list, and the red dragon, Untried Ruby, directs you into a small room off of the main one. It's quite dark, but the list in question is illuminated by orbs of glowing light. Reflecting the light are three gems... a diamond, a sapphire, and an amethyst.

In the room, there is also a dragon.

"Hello," he speaks. "I am Galen, and I'm in charge of keeping the booklist up-to-date with everything Saturn has been reading. It's quite a job, as she has a tendency to inhale books." The earth-dragon pauses, looking at you with his head cocked to the side. "You're welcome to stay as long as you like. Make yourself comfortable..."

Sorted into various groups...

Please note: This list spans many, many years. Many books may be missing. This list is under construction, and new books will constantly be added. This is never going to be a complete list of every book I've read, just a list of a bunch of the significant ones I've read semi-recently. Or not even all that recently, but books I remember reading. I did not necessarily enjoy reading all of these... but most of them I liked.

Books by Mercedes Lackey
Mage Wars (with Larry Dixon):
The Black Gryphon
The White Gryphon
The Silver Gryphon
The Last Herald Mage:
Magic's Pawn
Magic's Promise
Magic's Price
Heralds of Valdemar:
Arrows of the Queen
Arrow's Flight
Arrow's Fall
Mage Winds:
Winds of Fate
Winds of Change
Wings of Fury
Mage Storms:
Storm Warning
Storm Rising
Storm Breaking
Vows and Honor:
Darian's Tale:
Random Valdemar Books:
Exile's Honor
Exile's Valor
Take a Thief
By the Sword
Brightly Burning
Sword of Ice and Other Tales of Valdemar
Sun in Glory and Other Tales of Valdemar
The Valdemar Companion (edited with John Helfers and Denise Little)
The Halfblood Chronicles (with Andre Norton):
The Bard's Tale:
Castle of Deception (with Josepha Sherman)
Fortress of Frost and Fire (with Ru Emerson)
Prison of Souls (with Mark Shepherd)
Elemental Masters:
The Fire Rose
Phoenix and Ashes
Random Books:
The Black Swan
The River's Gift
Flights of Fantasy (edited with Martin Harry Greenberg)
The Fairy Godmother
Charmed Destinies (with Rachel Lee and Catherine Asaro)

Books by Anne McCaffrey
The White Dragon
The Chronicles of Pern: First Fall
Acorna, the Unicorn Girl (with Margaret Ball)

Books by Tamora Pierce
Song of the Lioness:
Alanna: The First Adventure
In the Hand of the Goddess
The Woman Who Rides Like a Man
Lioness Rampant
The Immortals:
Wild Magic
The Emperor-Mage
The Realms of the Gods

Books by Anne Rice
Interview with the Vampire
The Vampire Lestat
The Queen of the Damned
The Tale of the Body Thief
Memnoch the Devil
The Vampire Armand

Books by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter:
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Books by Bruce Coville
Into the Land of the Unicorns
The Song of the Wanderer
Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher

Books by Linda S. Robinson
Eater of Souls
Murder at the Feast of Rejoicing
Murder at the God's Gate
Murder in the Place of Anubis

Books by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Hobbit
The Fellowship of the Ring
The Two Towers
Return of the King
The Silmarillion

Books by C.S. Lewis
The Magician's Nephew
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
The Horse and His Boy

Books by Philip Pullman
His Dark Materials:
The Golden Compass
The Subtle Knife
The Amber Spyglass

Books by Stephen R. Donaldson
The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever:
Lord Foul's Bane
The Illearth War
The Power That Preserves
The Wounded Land
The One Tree
White Gold Wielder

Books by Walter Farley
The Black Stallion
The Black Stallion Returns
Son of the Black Stallion
The Island Stallion
The Black Stallion and Satan
The Black Stallion's Blood Bay Colt
The Black Stallion's Filly
The Black Stallion's Sulky Colt
The Black Stallion Races
The Black Stallion's Courage
The Black Stallion Mystery
The Horse-Tamer
The Black Stallion and Flame
The Black Stallion's Ghost
The Black Stallion and the Girl
The Black Stallion Legend

Books by Marguerite Henry
Misty of Chincoteague
Stormy, Misty's Foal
King of the Wind
San Domingo: The Medicine Hat Stallion
Brown Sunshine of Sawdust Valley

Random Books
Horse Fantastic edited by Roaslind M. Greenberg and Martin Harry Greenberg
Dragon's Bait by Vivian Vande Velde
The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
The Red Horse Haunting by Ann Wigley
Shy Boy by Monty Roberts
Spindle's End by Robin McKinley
Horse, Follow Closely by GaWaNi Pony Boy
White Fang by Jack London
The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
The Tough Guide to Fantasyland by Diana Wynne Jones
Red Unicorn by Tanith Lee
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Dancing on the Edge by Han Nolan
Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George
Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell

School Reading
The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger
The Chosen by Chaim Potok
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
The Awakening by Kate Chopin
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
Butterfly Revolution by William Butler
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Saturnalia by Paul Fleischman
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
The Stranger by Albert Camus
As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
Heroes, Gods, and Monsters of the Greek Myths by Bernard Evslin
Autobiography of Red Cloud, War Leader of the Oglalas edited by R. Eli Paul
Tristan and Iseult
Tartuffe by Jean Baptiste Poquelin Molière
The Moral Animal by Robert Wright
A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley
The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy
King Lear by William Shakespeare
Light in August by William Faulkner
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
Stop-Time by Frank Conroy
Dubliners by James Joyce


Galen and the gems
The Nameless Forest

There is a small baby picture of Galen. He sighs with exasperation as you make the appropriate "awwwww"s...

Galen as a young one...


©2001 Victoria Hanke