Fantasy Focus: Historical Fantasy

This year I’m doing a new series on my blog: Fantasy Focus. Each month, I’m focusing on a different fantasy subgenre. Fantasy is such a broad genre with so many different things to offer. So far, there have been focuses on Comedic FantasyRomantic FantasyGrimdark,  Epic/High Fantasy and Urban Fantasy.

The best way I can describe historical fantasy is as historical fiction with fantastical elements added. I’ll let the experts weigh in instead, with a great lineup of historical fantasy authors sharing their opinions.

Below is a list of historical fantasy authors to check out. Let me know who I’ve missed!

Chelsea Abdulla- The Stardust Thief

Kelly Barnhill- When Women were Dragons

Angela Boord- Fortune’s Fool

Bernard Cornwell- The Winter King

Nicole Glover- The Conductors

Justina Ireland- Dread Nation

Guy Gavriel Kay- Tigana

R.F. Kuang- The Poppy War

N.C. Koussis- The Kiln of Empire

Shauna Lawless- The Children of Gods and Fighting Men

H.G. Parry- A Declaration of the Rights of Magicians

Suzannah Rowntree- The Werewolf of Whitechapel

J.T.T. Ryder-Hag of the Hills

Marian L. Thorpe- Empire’s Daughter

G.M. White- The Swordsman’s Lament

11 thoughts on “Fantasy Focus: Historical Fantasy

      1. Besides the “Sapphic Trifecta,” I enjoyed, “The Priory of the Orange Tree” (the standalone prequel comes out next year!), “The Ten Thousand Doors of January” and “The Once and Future Witches,” and “Winternight Trilogy” is a beautiful trilogy! I’m currently reading “Ordinary Monsters,” and IT’S SO GOOD!!!

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