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A portal is a magical doorway or connection between two

different worlds.

Famous examples are:

  • the wardrobe leading into Narnia
  • Platform 9 3/4 in the Harry Potter books
  • the subtle knife in His Dark materials series
  • the rabbit-hole in Alice in Wonderland
  • the ladder at the top of the Magic Faraway Tree

A talisman is a stone, a ring or other object possessing magic powers.

It may bring good luck to the bearer or protect her from evil.


Runes are an ancient Germanic alphabet, used northern Europe, Scandinavia, the British Isles,

and Iceland from about 100 B.C.E. to 1600 C.E. 


Since ancient times, runes have been used for divination and magic, in addition to writing.


Anna Ciddor's great Viking Magic series evokes the magic of runes.






Many novels, especially those for younger children depict the lovely enchanted realm of Fairyland.


Other novelists explore the darker side of these ancient, powerful, often spiteful creatures. 



In the Middle Ages alchemists were attempting to turn "base" or common metals into gold.

They also were searching to make or find an elixor ‚Äč(or potion) which would make them live for ever.


Alchemy is often regarded as a mix of chemistry, philosophy and secret magic.


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The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr Morris Lessmore

More Wonderful novels about magic