Top Five Books Featuring Our Wyrd & Wonder Mascots

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From #WyrdAndWonder:

“We love mythical beasties here at Wyrd & Wonder HQ, and for this prompt we want to shine a spotlight on them! The list includes: dragon, phoenix, pegasus, raven and wolf. You can pick and choose a critter, mix it up and include several (or all!), or just focus on your particular favourite.”

Dragon — A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan

You’d have thought this would be the easiest one of the five to come up with, but there were just so many to choose from! I picked this series, because it goes the other route than a lot of fantasies, grounding the dragons as much more mundane creatures.

Phoenix — The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune

Pegasus — Pegasus by Robin McKinley

I don’t know that I recall reading a book with a pegasus in it, but I’ve loved Robin McKinley’s retellings, so I’d like to give this a try someday.

Raven — Bellman & Black by Diane Setterfield

This one’s a slow, reflective book, but I really loved the way there were chapters from the POV of the ravens.

Wolf — The Immortals series by Tamora Pierce (most especially Book 2, Wolf-Speaker)

Tamora Pierce’s books were the backbone of my tween reading so, for me, this was a no-brainer. I don’t think I ever wanted anything more than I wanted Daine’s powers.

5 thoughts on “Top Five Books Featuring Our Wyrd & Wonder Mascots”

  1. Chapters from the POV of the ravens? That sounds awesome!

    If you have read C.S. Lewis’ The Magician’s Nephew, you have read a book with a pegasus in it, even though I don’t think Fledge is ever actually called by that name. He’s still a flying horse.

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