Billed as modern urban fantasy, Joseph Hagen’s Risen and Hunted series makes a solid start. Borrowing elements from an American Werewolf in London, it begins with an ill-fated camping trip that leaves two young men dead (and a little undead) with a third contemplating a rather different life.
Moonrise follows Alan, who lives in blissful ignorance of a parallel world to ours of magic, curses, and ancient blood feuds. A bite from a vengeful werewolf on a dark night grants him abrupt, unwanted a... [Read More...]
E. Rathke’s fantasy novel, Glossolalia is named for the religious phenomenon of speaking in tongues. The book also comes with a secondary title, that has an evangelical, and slightly sinister flavor: Don’t Scream It on The Mountain.
The book is set in a fictional pre-industrial society that evokes Pacific Island life before the colonists arrived. It’s a familiar but involving story of innocence lost, both by its young protagonist, Aukul, and his society. The story opens at a time of great... [Read More...]
If you need to add more fantasy novels to your Kindle library, you’ve come to the right place. The Kindle store typically offers 60,000 to 80,000 free Kindle books at any given time…a couple of thousand of those are fantasy books. The selection of free books changes frequently so it’s worth browsing it on a regular basis. Amazon makes it difficult to find or search for free books directly on their site. So here’s a simple solution–the links below take you directly to the free fan... [Read More...]
Searching for an exciting new fantasy novel for the teen in your life? Author John Maveric’s new book, The Shaman of Westhouse, is sure to delight readers who love magic, adventure, and mythical creatures.
The Shaman of Westhouse
Arnell, a young farmer who lives in the small village of Westhouse, has his life turned upside-down and changed forever when his father goes missing. Arnell must leave his cozy, comfortable life and venture into the land of Ahki to find his father.
Ahki is a beautif... [Read More...]
Whenever you need a break from the real world, the fantasy genre is always a welcoming place to retreat. New worlds full of magical creatures, supernatural abilities, and enchanting characters have been drawing readers in for millenia.
Author Gary Stringer continues the beloved tradition of fantasy literature in his ongoing series, The Salvation of Tempestria. Described as fantasy with a healthy dose of sci-fi, this series should be at the top of fiction readers’ lists.
The fir... [Read More...]
Have you been searching for a modern-day thriller with a healthy dose of magic? Look no further than Cryptic Magic, an exciting debut from fantasy writer and enthusiast Lily Skyy.
A promising up-and-coming author, Skyy has always been enchanted with magical realms, fairytale creatures, and epic storylines. In her novels, she hopes to transport readers to other worlds and entertain them with every page.
What Is Urban Fantasy?
Skyy’s debut novel falls into the literary subgenre of urban fantasy.... [Read More...]
Can’t decide what to read next? If you enjoy sci-fi adventures, characters with magical capabilities, thrilling storylines, and a bit of romance, you’ll love the collection of books written by author Cassandra Finnerty. Her Princess of Nature series includes elements of fantasy literature, fairy tales, and historical romance novels. Meanwhile, Escape From Zero is a clever fantasy and sci-fi blend that will keep you hanging on the edge of your seat from page 1.
Whichever book you choose, you... [Read More...]
Dark fantasy novels tend to have elements of horror, supernatural happening, magical abilities along with a main character who have some form of evil arrayed against her or him. Dark fantasy books can include gory imagery, terrifying mythical creatures, dystopian settings, and downright evil characters. Readers may feel an undertone of dread or ominousness throughout the story, desperate to see whether or not good prevails.
If you’re looking for stories with reliably happy endings, you’ll w... [Read More...]
If you’re on a quest for an epic saga that will keep you engaged and entertained all autumn long, The Accidental Archmage fantasy series should be at the top of your list. Written by author Edmund A.M. Batara, an active member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), these books delightfully combine elements of mythology, sci-fi, magic, and humor to describe the protagonist’s out-of-this-world adventures.
Omnbus: Arc One (The Accidental Archmage Series)
Earthling Tyler... [Read More...]
Fans of young adult mystery novels are in luck! Author Aleese Hughes has created a genre-bending new series that combines elements of fantasy with romance, murder-mystery, and plenty of adventure to keep you on the edge of your seat. In the debut novel of her Inspector Mage trilogy, you’ll be introduced to a spellbinding world where magic is a normal part of life — but this doesn’t always make things easier.
Inspector Mage: Blood on the Floor
Julie was born into the prestigious Melton fam... [Read More...]