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Fantasy Fantasy

Outrageous flights of imagination, bloody tales of war and magic, sweeping epic adventure, strange other worlds or just the wonderful at the bottom of the garden; fantasy is the genre where there really are no limits.

Books of the Month

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Slytherin Edition by J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Slytherin Edition
J. K. Rowling
June 2017 NewGen Book of the Month. This is where the adventure begins, as Harry Potter discovers that he is no ordinary boy but a wizard of great reknown, as well as...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/06/2017
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Ravenclaw Edition by J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Ravenclaw Edition
J. K. Rowling
June 2017 NewGen Book of the Month. This is where the adventure begins, as Harry Potter discovers that he is no ordinary boy but a wizard of great reknown, as well as...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/06/2017
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Hufflepuff Edition by J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Hufflepuff Edition
J. K. Rowling
June 2017 NewGen Book of the Month. This is where the adventure begins, as Harry Potter discovers that he is no ordinary boy but a wizard of great reknown, as well as...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/06/2017
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Gryffindor Edition by J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Gryffindor Edition
J. K. Rowling
June 2017 NewGen Book of the Month. This is where the adventure begins, as Harry Potter discovers that he is no ordinary boy but a wizard of great reknown, as well as...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/06/2017

Other Featured Books this Month

American Gods by Neil Gaiman
American Gods
Neil Gaiman
Disturbing, gripping and profoundly strange, Gaiman's epic novel sees him on the road to the heart of America.
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/06/2011
Song of the Current by Sarah Tolcser
Song of the Current
Sarah Tolcser
June 2017 NewGen Debut of the Month. A thoroughly enthralling fantasy that brims with swashbuckling adventure and enchantment. Seventeen-year-old Caro Oresteia is inextricably bound to the river. Her Pa is a wherryman, like her grandmother before...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/06/2017
Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare
Lord of Shadows
Cassandra Clare
In a Nutshell: Epic fantasy packed with passion and paranormal intrigue There are dark dangers and dilemmas aplenty in this glamorous, gripping sequel to Lady Midnight, second in The Dark Artifices trilogy. Part-angel, part-human Shadowhunter Emma Carstairs may have accomplished...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/05/2017
The Fireman by Joe Hill
The Fireman
Joe Hill
Tales of overwhelming pandemics striking our world are like buses: you wait for ages and all of a sudden, like a plague, they all emerge at the same time. Recent months have witnessed, among others, the Cronin trilogy reach its...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/05/2017
The Dark Tower by Stephen King
The Dark Tower
Stephen King
Stephen King's epic fantasy series, The Dark Tower, is being made into a major motion picture starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey. Due in cinemas August 18, 2017.
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/02/2012
Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh
Flame in the Mist
Renee Ahdieh
A sweeping, action-packed tale of murder, betrayal and one girl's courage set against the backdrop of Feudal Japan from the author of The Wrath and the Dawn.
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/05/2017
Heart of Granite by James Barclay
Heart of Granite
James Barclay
Fantasy readers will likely be familiar with Barclay’s engaging bunch of bickering heroes The Raven. Rightly praised by David Gemmell, The Raven novels brought a welcome humour to the idea of the hard-bitten group of adventurers and launched a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/05/2017
The Never King by James Abbott
The Never King
James Abbott
A new legend begins ...Xavir Argentum is rotting in gaol. Sentenced to life in the squalor of Hell's Keep, punishment for an atrocity he didn't commit, the once legendary commander is all but forgotten. His elite band of warriors are...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/05/2017
A Storm of Swords by George R. R. Martin
A Storm of Swords
George R. R. Martin
A beautifully presented slipcased edition of A Storm of Swords, the third novel in the epic A Song of Ice and Fire series; the first part continues to reinforce the reputation of this masterful conjurer of the written word. Martin...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/05/2017
Beren and Luthien by J. R. R. Tolkien
Beren and Luthien
J. R. R. Tolkien
Painstakingly restored from Tolkien's manuscripts and presented for the first time as a fully continuous and standalone story, the epic tale of Beren and Luthien will reunite fans of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings with...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/06/2017

Last Month's Featured Books

Night of Sorrows by Graham Hancock

Night of Sorrows
Graham Hancock
Graham Hancock, an expert in ancient civilisations and author of the 9 million selling Fingerprints of the Gods, and expert too, on the use of hallucinogens to achieve higher states...

A Guide for the Perplexed by Jonathan Levi

A Guide for the Perplexed
Jonathan Levi
A flamboyantly fantastical literary voyage in which two strangers stranded at a Spanish airport during a strike are brought together by their mutual travel agent, whose Guide for the Perplexed...

Septimania by Jonathan Levi

Septimania
Jonathan Levi
An exuberantly entertaining magic realist quest that sees a Cambridge Organ Scholar travel to Rome in search of love, with extraordinarily unexpected results. It all started with a pip, for...

Children of Earth and Sky by Guy Gavriel Kay

Children of Earth and Sky
Guy Gavriel Kay
Guy Gavriel Kay, bestselling author of the groundbreaking novels Under Heaven and River of Stars, once again visits a world that evokes one that existed in our own past, this...

The Shadow of What Was Lost by James Islington

The Shadow of What Was Lost
James Islington
From the publisher of the Wheel of Time comes a debut fantasy blockbuster in that same grand tradition, from a bright new talent set to become a major force in...

Spellslinger by Sebastien de Castell

Spellslinger
Sebastien de Castell
May 2017 NewGen Book of the Month. In a Nutshell: Witty fantasy anti-hero forges his own path There’s trickery, traps, and action...

Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson, Robin Wasserman

Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy
Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson, Robin Wasserman
In a Nutshell: Epic illustrated short stories | A colossal collection of illustrated short stories about the star of Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments series. Previously released separately in eBook...

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Wings and Ruin
Sarah J. Maas
Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin's manoeuvrings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees.

The Month Before's Featured Books

Gilded Cage by Vic James

Gilded Cage
Vic James
Vic James’ magical yet chilling debut novel describes an alternate contemporary world in which, since the 1640s, Britain has been divided between the Equals, a ruling Aristocracy who have magical...

Keeping it Real by Justina Robson

Keeping it Real
Justina Robson
A heroine who's half robot and all attitude, a world of quantum strangeness; SF that has remembered how to have fun from the UK's most successful female SF writer. Special...

Smoke by Dan Vyleta

Smoke
Dan Vyleta
Darker than dark but tonally lighter than light, this is a keeper and a bolt from nowhere, almost like an adult version of the Harry Potter books with a touch...

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Whether you want to join Jonathan Strange on the magic-haunted streets of London or Jon Snow and the rest of the Night’s Watch on the wall Fantasy is the genre for you. Authors from Joe Abercrombie to Zen Cho have turned the modern fantasy genre into one of the most exciting and imaginative genres around. They’ve brought magic and wonder, heroes, heroines and people like you and me, together in stories that will delight, scare and mystify you. Whether you want the romance and deceit of court, the shadows of a great city’s alleyways, the clear air of a mountain range, the terrors of a bloody field let fantasy take you to new realities.

There are characters for everyone; Scott Lynch’s charming conmen, Liz William’s artful magicians. Fantasy has worlds for all; Ursula le Guin’s Earthsea, George RR Martin’s brutal Westeros, Ben Aaronovitch’s contemporary London, Naomi Novik’s dragon haunted version of our 19th century. And the genre has a style for each and every reader; whether the playful literary trickery of Angela Carter or the imaginative epic adventures of Peter Brett. Somewhere here there is a story for everyone, so follow us and let your imagination run wild.

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A selection of authors who will feature in this Lovereading category include:

 

Scott Lynch
Liz William
Ursula le Guin
George R.R. Martin
Ben Aaronovitch
Naomi Novik
Angela Carter
Peter Brett

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