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Fantasy Books are the genre of myth and legend, of fairy tales, dragons, sorcery, and enchantment. The most important element of a fantasy novel, however, and what defines it is the presence of magic. If there is no magic in a story, then it would fit equally well in the Horror, Science Fiction, Romance, Historical Fiction, or Adventure genres. When magic is the main and motivating force in a story, then it must be Fantasy fiction.
What will I find in a ‘Fantasy Book’?
Fantasy Novels contain unrealistic settings, or magic, and are often set in a medieval universe, or involve mythical or magical beings as a primary element of the plot, theme, or setting. Magic is a mainstay of fantasy, in the setting or plot, or being practiced by the characters. Fantasy stories are closely related to fairy stories and couldn’t happen in real life.
Some examples of books you’ll find in this category, are: J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit, and The Lord of the Rings; T.H. White’s The Once and Future King; George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones…
Back in 1953, in what was still the early days of the Science Fiction genre, the great sci fi author Isaac Asimov defined it as “that branch of literature which is concerned with the impact of scientific advance upon human beings”. It is a branch of literature which has grown exponentially, hand-in-hand with the growth of human advances in science and technology and, by the 1970s its purpose, as evidenced in the new style of writing that had developed, had matured into one which wasn’t only concerned with science, but with consequences of scientific and technological advancement. Sci fi author Pamela Sargent then defined it as “the literature of ideas.”
But even that definition doesn’t go far enough. ‘Ideas’ and ‘consequences of ideas’ are now, almost too-limited a way of looking at what science fiction has become. Not only do authors project the advancement of science into the future and calculate the consequences – they assess, in advance, the moral consequences of these advances. They seek to pre-empt the kind of philosophical, moral and ethical issues that might ensue, and consider how to react. Or how our philosophical reasoning might also advance, along with technologies. As such, the best science fiction books are works of the philosophy of technology, and ethics. As new scientists, studying at university, have their work and theories swayed by the latest sci fi novel they read – so, philosophers may find themselves re-reading the self-same novels to obtain a head-start on the new frontiers of philosophy.
But not all science fiction is heavy with tech and theses on the human condition! There is something for everyone in this wide and deep genre of ideas. For pure action and adventure enthusiasts, thriller aficionados, and those wishing to, simply, be entertained – there are books and authors a plenty to go around. And you can start by looking in our list of books below…
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Crime Fiction Seminar at the British Library
I enjoyed this 5 minute monologue by Neil Gaiman on the 3 books which changed his life. Briefly, it’s The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe, Michael Moorcock’s ‘Stormbringer’, and Alan Moore’s comic series ‘Swamp Thing’ — which is not really a book but Gaiman was a comic writer, too. But it’s more than just 3 books, it’s a reflection on a life of reading. Worth a watch if you like Neil Gaiman, or simply if you like books and enjoy ‘bonding’ with other booklovers, by listening to how their lives, like yours, have been affected by the books they read.
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In the first book in a brilliant new fantasy series, books that aren't finished by their authors reside in the Library of the Unwritten in Hell, and it is up to the Librarian to track down any restless characters who emerge from those unfinished stories.Many years...read more
Painter Mann is dead... and he's in trouble.As the world's only ghost private investigator, Painter has sworn to help the murder victims stuck in the InBetween by solving their cases so that they can pass into the next realm.But as he hunts down a serial killer on a...read more
??~~ 50% of Royalties Donated to the American Cancer Society! ~~??Nestled in the woods of Windhaven, Blackwood Manor waits to unleash a dark and deadly legacy…When Autumn Blackwood shows up at Windhaven Academy for the Witching Stick Orientation, she hopes to find out...read more
For fans of Twilight and The Vampire Diaries comes a new addiction impossible to put down. She's in love with her best friend. A family grudge could tear them apart. And a supernatural secret could get them killed…Robyn can't picture life without her childhood best...read more
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A Vengeful God. An army of evil warlocks. An inexperienced witch, the world's only hope... Kaira's life was going according to plan until the death of her mother revealed a world-shattering secret. She was a witch. To save the world, Kaira’s going to have to find the...read more
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Despite his youth, Declan Idrys knows of the evils of the world. He knows of the bastards and brigands who plague the King’s lands, of the monsters skulking in the wooded depths of the realm. Together with his companion, Ryn – a beast of rather peculiar talent – he...read more
The Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Kingfountain series conjures an epic, adventurous world of ancient myth and magic as a young woman’s battle with infinite evil begins.Survivor of a combat school, the orphaned Bingmei belongs to a band of mercenaries...read more
An Epic Quest Through The Magical World of HavengladeA sinister wizard. A mysterious teacher. A kingdom on the brink of collapse. In the ancient kingdom of Havenglade, a brutal enemy is ravaging the countryside making his way closer to Gradur Castle. An aging king...read more
Eugenie Markham is a shaman for hire, paid to bind and banish creatures from the Otherworld. But after her last battle, she's also become queen of the Thorn Land. It's hardly an envious life, not with her kingdom in tatters, her love life in chaos, and Eugenie eager...read more
The first book of the triumphant and epic four-part conclusion to the Shannara series, from one of the all-time masters of fantasy. Across the Four Lands, peace has reigned for generations. But now, in the far north, an unknown enemy is massing. More troubling than...read more
Once again, Rena is left a mere human amid a vampire war feeling abandoned by her immortal kin. When the rival coven threatens the safety of her human family, she severs the psychic link to her vampire sister Edrea in order to protect everyone she loves. But her...read more
She missed the war, but she’ll be damned if she loses her chance for revenge. Ten years after fleeing Arcadia to save her life, Arryn is all grown up. She spent the past decade in the Dark Forest with the druids, training in warrior combat and battle magic. Now that...read more
From #1 bestselling authors J.R. Rain and H.P. Mallory, comes their first co-written supernatural mystery thriller! First in the "Ice Wolf" series of werewolf mystery thrillers!Ellie Matthews is the new police chief in Hope, Alaska. An experienced homicide detective,...read more
Refuge is a novel that was released in five parts from international bestselling author Jeremy Robinson, but it is now available as one complete read. So enjoy the whole completed novel. You’re in for a creepy ride.Refuge, New Hampshire, is a small town. The kind...read more
In a masterpiece of supernatural mystery and apocalyptic prophecy, New York Times bestselling authors James Rollins and Rebecca Cantrell bring to a thunderous conclusion their epic trilogy of novels set between the worlds of shadow and light, between salvation and...read more
Seventeen year old Nick Bint has had his life planned out since he was a young boy. When he would turn eighteen, he would become a Refect - a sworn soldier of the crown meant to protect the citizens in the Kingdom Of Hentrio. But on one fateful night, Nick finds...read more
Have you ever had anyone tell you to stay out of an argument because it doesn’t involve you? Do private disputes really stay private, or do they have a larger effect on the world around them? What if a domestic disturbance caused a ghostly disturbance?Mike and Angie...read more
“Covenant is [Stephen R.] Donaldson's genius!”—The Village VoiceHe called himself Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever, because he dared not believe in this strange alternate world on which he suddenly found himself.Yet the Land tempted him. He had been sick; now he seemed...read more
In the ancient and mystical land of Muirwood, Lia has known only a life of servitude. Labeled a “wretched,” an outcast unwanted and unworthy of respect, Lia is forbidden to realize her dream to read or write. All but doomed, her days are spent toiling away as a...read more
And you thought dying once would be hard... On the morning before her 67th death, it is business as usual for agent Jesse Sullivan: meet with the mortician, counsel soon-to-be-dead clients, and have coffee while reading the latest regeneration theory. Jesse dies for a...read more
A Darker Shade of Magic, from #1 New York Times bestselling author V.E. SchwabKell is one of the last Antari—magicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel Londons; Red, Grey, White, and, once upon a time, Black. Kell was raised in Arnes—Red...read more
Eddie is perfectly content being a lazy slob. He doesn’t really care whether he lives or dies, so what does it matter? That all changes, however, when a near-death experience forces him to confront something from the other side – something desperately evil – and it...read more
On Christmas Day in 1893, every man, woman, and child in a remote gold-mining town disappeared, belongings forsaken, meals left to freeze in vacant cabins—and not a single bone was ever found.One hundred sixteen years later, two backcountry guides are hired by a...read more
She never felt like she belonged…until magic pulled her into a world beyond her wildest imagination. Perfect for fans of the Throne of Glass series and the Grisha Trilogy.Sixteen-year-old Aurora wishes she were anyone else. Mistreated by her adopted family and bullied...read more
Deep within the Wood, a young woman lies dead. Not a mark on her body. No trace of her murderer. Only her chipped glass slippers hint at her identity.The Woodcutter, keeper of the peace between the Twelve Kingdoms of Man and the Realm of the Faerie, must find the...read more
Death is only the beginning...Elena Gilbert’s entire world has shattered in a single moment. Her true love, Stefan, is dead, staked through the heart by their so-called friend Jack. Now the only thing Elena cares about is destroying Jack and his race of scientifically...read more
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA thrilling collection of twenty-one original stories by an all-star list of contributors—including a new A Game of Thrones story by George R. R. Martin! If you’re a fan of fiction that is more than just black and white, this latest story...read more
“Morgan Rice's imagination is limitless. In another series that promises to be as entertaining as the previous ones, A THRONE OF SISTERS presents us with the tale of two sisters (Sophia and Kate), orphans, fighting to survive in a cruel and demanding world of an...read more
Stefan Kronos is an artist with psychic gifts who acts as a law enforcement consultant. He heads a community of psychics, seeking out others like him in order to assist these misunderstood souls toward a better understanding of their unique talents, learning to deal...read more
Some say that in the city of Orlyn, godhood is on sale to the highest bidder. Thousands flock to the city each year, hoping for a chance at immortality.Lydia Hastings is a knowledge sorcerer, capable of extracting information from anything she touches. When she...read more
The darkness fell.He broke through it anyway.Now another boundary appears, another supposed king, with another false ceiling, demanding that Wes accept his victories and go back home.That he go no farther.But his people, his throne, and the woman he loves are still on...read more
“There’s never a dull moment with these dragons. Fighting! Mayhem! Danger! . . . a fun read” from the New York Times bestselling author (Vampire Book Club). I was raised for battle. And as the first daughter of a warrior family, I’ve earned my reputation the hard...read more
With bonus material! This Kindle edition features extra content only found in the Collector’s Edition of The Mongoliad: Book Two, including an illustrated character glossary, a Foreworld map, and Dreamer, a prequel to the Mongoliad series.This riveting second...read more
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