One interesting thing about adventure novels is the vicarious thrill that you get when reading them. You have probably read Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings etc and looking for the next thrill. If you are thinking about the next adventure novel you need to read, you have come to the right place.
If you haven’t read the novels below, then you don’t know what you have been missing. Whether you are a lover of adventure or not, you wouldn’t regret reading these novels. So next time you have a free day, grab one of the adventure novels below and find a comfortable spot.
Next adventure novel you need to read: one day at a time
1. The Concubine
The Concubine was written by Elechi Amadi. This novel was set in Eastern Nigeria. It tells the story of a village belle who has a spiritual matrimonial union with a spirit husband. The spirit husband, though never seen in real life, becomes jealous whenever anyone proposes to marry the girl. Consequently, the spirit husband brings death to whoever the girl dates. Grab this novel and sit back as the author takes you deep into one of the most controversial superstitions in Africa.
2. Stone Junction
The next adventure novel you need to read is Stone Junction. This adventure novel was written by Jim Dodge. It is a story of an orphaned boy who was raised by a secret organisation called the Alliance of Magicians and Outlaws (AMO). Members of AMO took turns to train the boy in all sorts of dark arts and ultimately the art of invisibility. Grab your favourite drink and snack and sit tight as Jim Dodge takes you deep into a breathtaking wonderful world of adventures set in the 20th century.
3. Talons of the Silver Hawk
No doubt you would have enjoyed the Stone Junction. Next adventure novel you need to read is Talons of the Silver Hawk. This adventure novel was written by Raymond E. Feist. It tells the story of a boy whose village was invaded and his people were slaughtered. He grew up strong, filled with rage, seeking vengeance at all costs.
4. A Call of the Wild
This is classic adventure novel written by Jack London. It is about a pet dog called Buck who was lured into captivity by people who seemed to be friendly. Buck was subsequently used as a sledge dog and sold to several owners in the course of his captivity. Gradually, Buck became wild and subsequently found a new home with a pack of wolves and became the leader.
5. Forest of a Thousand Daemons: A Hunter’s Saga
Forest of a Thousand Deamons was written by D.O. Fagunwa and set in a fictitious forest in Yoruba land. This adventure novel was originally written in Yoruba language and later translated to English by nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka.
The main character in the story (Akara Ogun) is an offspring of a hunter and a witch. Akara Ogun sets out to the Forest of a thousand daemons to hunt. He lost his way and encountered several mythical creatures, many of whom were malevolent.
Consequently, Akara Ogun engaged in several epic battles against these mythical creatures. Where his physical strength failed or wasn’t enough, he used charms. Where his charms failed, he used wits to outsmart his adversaries.
Next time you have a free day, grab this novel and let D.O. Fagunwa take you on a mind blowing saga into a world filled with African voodoo, charms, riddles, wisdom, and mythical creatures.