Merlin is one of my favourite shows of all time. Very sad that it’s finished 😦 but here are some books you might like it you enjoyed Merlin.
1) The Magician’s Daughter by Justyn Walker
Why? It’s another underrated book. It’s MG, and based on the Arthurian legend (VERY loosely). It’s got adventure and it’s really sweet and I loved it in primary school.
2) Eragon by Christopher Paolini
Why? It’s set in the same time period as Merlin (ish), and it has dragons!
3) The Princess Bride by William Goldman
Why? One of my favourite things in Merlin is the banter between Arthur and Merlin. The Princess Bride is also tremendously funny.
4) Shalott by Felicity Pulman
Why? I can’t remember much about this book (I read it a few years back) but if you loved the setting of Merlin, you might enjoy this. It’s about some teens who go back in time to King Arthur’s Court after playing with some sort of computer game.
5) Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
Why? What, you say? This is contemporary! But if you loved the relationship between Arthur and Merlin (that is, freaking hilarious like I said before) you might like this.
6) Fairest by Gail Carson Levine
Why? I love Gail Carson Levine. If you liked the whole magic and medieval thing of Merlin, you’ll probably enjoy this. And the rest of Gail Carson Levine’s books, come to think of it.
7) A Game of Thrones by George R R Martin
Why? I haven’t actually read these. But from what I gather they’re medieval. I think? Correct me if I’m wrong. If you liked that about Merlin I suppose you could like this.
8) The Fellowship of the Ring by J R R Tolkien
Why? Okay, first of all, why have both these authors got two “R”s in their pen name? That’s just weird. Anyway, if you loved the adventure and magic and setting in Merlin, definitely read these. I mean, you should read them anyway.
9) The Holy Grail (Monty Python
Why? This is cheating because it’s a movie. BUT GUYS, YOU HAVE TO WATCH IT IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY. It is so funny, like Merlin, and it’s got some of the Arthurian legend and it’s just brilliant, okay?
Thus concludes my book recs. Wow, that was difficult. I don’t read that much fantasy and I had to go right back to books I read ages ago. I hope some of these are helpful, O Merlin Lovers. Or even if you don’t watch Merlin, some of these might appeal to you. They are all Loony Approved 🙂
I’ll leave you with a parting GIF of Arthur and Merlin ACTUALLY HUGGING. My feels…