Need help identifying 80's fantasy book series
May 14, 2007 12:03 PM Subscribe
I'm looking for help identifying three fantasy book series (presumed) from the mid 80s. See below for details on each of the three.
posted by gyrom to media & arts (9 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
A conversation with friends this morning left me trying to remember the names/authors of three series of fantasy books I read as a teen. I've search Amazon, Google, etc. but I don't have enough info about any of the three for an effective search. It's to the point where I'm getting distracted... trying to think of any additional clue I can remember. Any help anyone can provide would be truly appreciated!
1. The first series was about a group of students playing an RPG who end up dumped into the fantasy world (yes, much like the cartoon version of Dungeons & Dragons). The only other thing I remember is one of the students, a girl, receives a robe that protects her like steel. She experiences some trauma and (if I recall correctly) leaves the group to become a monk.
2. The second series was about a young magician's apprentice. He had to work through the individual disciplines of magic (I think they were things like summoning, alchemy, thaumatugy, etc.) and the chapters or books were named as such.
3. The final series (I think there were only two of these books) dealt with a world where magic was focused on/through mirrors. I think the protagonist was a young woman.
Again, my thanks to anyone whose memory serves them better than mine.