Half a King - Joe Abercrombie #1
Can a king be disabled? Betrayed by his family, Prince Yarvi has vowed to reclaim a throne he never wanted. Born a weakling in the eyes of his world and unable to grip a shield or swing an axe, Yarvi has sharpened his mind to a deadly edge. First book in the Shattered Sea series.
Horus Rising - Dan Abnett
Warhammer 40,000. It is the 31st millennium. On the eve of victory the Emperor leaves his son, Horus, in charge of his grand crusade. Horus Rising is the first book of the massive Horus Heresy series. A must-read for fans of sci-fi fantasy.
The Colossus Rises - Peter Lerangis #1
A kidnapping, a strange compound on an island, a hidden agenda. Just what is going on and why are the injections so vital to their lives. Jack and his friends are in a race against time to solve the mysteries.
The Lost Hero - Rick Riordan #1
Is camp Half-Blood the only safe place for children of the Greek gods – despite the monsters roaming the woods. But rumours of a terrible curse – and a missing hero – are flying around camp.It seems Jason, Piper and Leo are the chosen ones who must embark on a terrifying new quest, which must be completed by the winter solstice.
Sabriel - Garth Nix #1
This compelling high fantasy is a passionately exciting tale of a young heroine who must do battle in the realm of Death itself to defeat a powerful enemy.
The Amulet Of Samarkand - Jonathan Stroud #1
The Djinni Abartimaeus is summoned by a young apprentice, Nathaniel, to steal the Amulet of Samarkand from the powerful magician, Simon Lovelace. Chaos and action ensue but the apprentice and the djinn save the day.
The Alchemyst- Michael Scott #1
Back in London, fifteen-year-old twins Sophie and Josh Newman must determine whom they can and cannot trust as they search for both Scatty and an immortal who can teach Josh the magic of fire, while Doctor Dee and Machiavelli continue to seek power.
Jimmy Coates: Killer - Joe Craig #1
Jimmy is genetically engineered to run, jump and kick better than the anyone. That's the good news, the bad news is that he is being chased by a mysterious organization that kidnapped his parents and he has no idea why. Start with Killer and read through this action-packed series. Here is what the Independant newspaper in the UK said: "Few books have the power to drag young boys away from their Xbox or Wii but I've seen the Jimmy Coates series in action – Super Mario is no match for this schoolboy assassin."
Eragon - Christopher Paolini #1
With the discovery of a mysterious stone, Eragon's life is changed forever. His quest takes his life into an intricate tapestry of magic and power, peopled with dragons, elves, and monsters.
The Fellowship Of The Ring - J.R.R. Tolkien #1
A disparate group of people gather together to transport a ring to the one place that could destroy it and stop an evil spirit from gaining control of the world.
City Of Bones - Cassandra Clare #1
Fifteen-year-old Clary Fray hardly expects to witness a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It's hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing - not even a smear of blood to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?
Artemis Fowl - Eoin Colfer #1
When a twelve-year-old evil genius tries to restore his family fortune by capturing a fairy and demanding a ransom in gold, the fairies fight back with magic, technology, and a particularly nasty troll. (The troll is one of my favourite characters - Mrs Earnshaw!).