Reading, reading, and suddenly there’s a tape recorder. Wait, when was this written? 1978. Wow. It’s a great story, and a lot of the best fight scenes take place in a canyon, so there would be no cell reception anyhow. Great story, beautiful Arizona scenery, nice cultural bits, and a fine mystery.
At one point, I loved this series. Now, can’t even finish it. Oh well, tastes change.
Tom Holt – for when you’re in the mood for sillyness. Of course there’s a plot, too, and Good vs Evil (but who is on which side?) and pretty elves, ugly goblins, gold, gold into straw, and war. But mostly, oy. Silly and fun.
Mom and Dad died, so Pal (seriously, that his name) sells the farm and heads off to the capital. He is a magician (maker) and fights pretty well, so he’ll just sign up to be a Champion. Doesn’t work out so well, so he goes back to the farm – and Makes, and the Merlin-figure … More The Spark by David Drake
Luke Skywalker… this one’s for you.
The Lady of Shalott Written by Alfred, Lord Tennyson Illustrated by Geneviève Côté Amazing pix. Give it to your kid.
Watership Down by Richard Adams Old, old story. Still good. Alt cover, for people who are much to grown-up to read books about animals.