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 Fantasy, Romantic Fantasy, Grimdark, 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