Friday, January 11, 2013

Top ten magical objects in fiction

Conrad Mason is the author of the children’s novel The Demon’s Watch, and other books.

One entry on his list of the top ten magical objects, as told to the Guardian:
Seven League Boots (Bartimaeus by Jonathan Stroud)

These handy boots turn up in a lot of stories, but I like them best in Jonathan Stroud's Bartimaeus trilogy. They're worn by the mercenary Verroq and have a magical djinni locked up in each boot, allowing the wearer to cover vast distances with every stride.
Read about the other entries on the list.

See Jonathan Stroud's favorite fantasy books.

Writers Read: Jonathan Stroud (July 2007).

--Marshal Zeringue