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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.

This Month's Featured Books

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
Strange the Dreamer
Laini Taylor
A magical new world and a whole host of stunning characters to take to your hearts in this brand new, un-putdownable novel from Sunday Times bestselling author Laini Taylor.
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/03/2018
The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon
The Song Rising
Samantha Shannon
This gorgeously intense and fully fledged dystopian fantasy series continues in fine style with The Song Rising. Paige has risen through the ranks as she tries to combat the hell that precious few know about or even believe is forming,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/03/2018
The Heart of Mars by Paul Magrs
The Heart of Mars
Paul Magrs
In a Nutshell: Martian odyssey meets classic quest Ingeniously inventive, involving and wildly witty, this thrilling finale of the Lora Trilogy is sci-fi, but not as you know it… Having suffered and survived the perils of the inhospitable Martian...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/03/2018
The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw
The Wicked Deep
Shea Ernshaw
In a Nutshell: Centuries-old sisters wreak revenge An ancient curse haunts a contemporary town, with a seventeen-year-old heroine at the very heart of its darkness. Two centuries ago, three sisters accused of witchcraft were drowned as punishment for their alleged...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/03/2018

Last Month's Featured Books

Scythe by Neal Shusterman

Reader Reviewed Scythe
Neal Shusterman
Wow! This was a gripping, thought-provoking read. Totally compelling, Scythe is a dark, original take on the ultimate power – the power over life and death. Death and disease have...

WaR: Wizards and Robots by, Brian David Johnson

Reader Reviewed WaR: Wizards and Robots, Brian David Johnson
February 2018 Debut of the Month In a nutshell: sci-fi and fantasy blend in high-action, thought-provoking adventure Musician and entertainer has collaborated with science of the future specialist Brian...

Dark Tracks by Philippa Gregory

Dark Tracks
Philippa Gregory
In a Nutshell: Drive Out the Devil Dancers Menace, madness and medieval adventure abound in this thrilling fourth volume of the atmospheric Order of Darkness series by a doyenne of...

The Month Before's Featured Books

The Exile The Return of Ravana Book 3 by David Hair

The Exile The Return of Ravana Book 3
David Hair
Ravindra is back, and close to his dream of becoming the Demon King Ravana once and for all. Unless Vikram, Amanjit, Dee and Ras can find their own powers, evil...

Shroud of Eternity by Terry Goodkind

Shroud of Eternity
Terry Goodkind
In a spin-off from the Sword of Truth series comes the second book of The Nicci Chronicles, where new alliances are forged and old enemies return.

Doctor Who and the Krikkitmen by Douglas Adams, James Goss

Doctor Who and the Krikkitmen
Douglas Adams, James Goss
From Earth to Gallifrey, from Bethselamin to Devalin, from Krikkit to Mareeve II to the far edge of infinity, the Doctor and Romana are tugged into a pan-galactic conga with...

Iron Gold by Pierce Brown

Iron Gold
Pierce Brown
In a brand new tale of revolution and betrayal among the stars, Pierce Brown catapults the adventure that began in his #1 New York Times Bestselling Red Rising Trilogy to...

Shatter the Darkness by Ingrid Seymour

Shatter the Darkness
Ingrid Seymour
The electrifying conclusion to the Ignite the Shadows series.

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Simon Spanton, formerly Associate Publisher of Gollancz, the oldest specialist SF & Fantasy publisher in the UK, joined the editorial team of Lovereading in 2016 with a brief to select and review the very best titles in the fields of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror including those he believes may become the stars of tomorrow.

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