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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

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 phenomenal new heights.
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/01/2018
Shatter the Darkness by Ingrid Seymour
Shatter the Darkness
Ingrid Seymour
The electrifying conclusion to the Ignite the Shadows series.
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/01/2018
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 fate as they rush to stop the Krikkitmen gaining all...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/01/2018
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.
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/01/2018
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 will overwhelm the world . . .
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/01/2018

Last Month's Featured Books

All Those Explosions Were Someone Else's Fault by James Alan Gardner

All Those Explosions Were Someone Else's Fault
James Alan Gardner
With it’s less than cosmopolitan setting, only fleeting references to the standard-bearers of the genre, inclusion of the dark arts and a very much non-traditional group of protagonists you wouldn’t...

The Black Tide by Keri Arthur

The Black Tide
Keri Arthur
Though Winter Halo - the pharmaceutical company behind the evil experimentation on both children and adults - has been destroyed, the danger is far from over. Not only do seven...

Caraval by Stephanie Garber

Caraval
Stephanie Garber
Welcome to Caraval, where nothing is quite as it seems. A mesmerising, magical and stunningly imaginative debut novel for anyone who loved The Night Circus and Daughter of Smoke and...

The Month Before's Featured Books

Coldmaker by Daniel A. Cohen

Coldmaker
Daniel A. Cohen
A warmly-written crossover fantasy adventure from Daniel A. Cohen.

Oathbringer The Stormlight Archive Book Three by Brandon Sanderson

Oathbringer The Stormlight Archive Book Three
Brandon Sanderson
The eagerly awaited sequel to the #1 New York Times bestselling Words of Radiance, from epic fantasy author Brandon Sanderson.

The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones
Cassandra Clare
A special hardback 10th anniversary edition of the first in Cassandra Clare's internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series about the Shadowhunters. A thrilling urban fantasy of vampires, warlocks and shapeshifters that...

Seventh Decimate The Great God's War Book One by Stephen Donaldson

Seventh Decimate The Great God's War Book One
Stephen Donaldson
A magical war. A starving country. A desperate prince. The first volume of THE GREAT GOD'S WAR, from the author of the bestselling CHRONICLES OF THOMAS COVENANT

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Omnibus A Trilogy in Five Parts by Douglas Adams

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Omnibus A Trilogy in Five Parts
Douglas Adams
Don't Panic: collected together in the Hitchhiker's Guide Trilogy are the five titles that comprise Douglas Adams' wildly popular and wholly remarkable comedy science fiction series, with a special introduction...

The Heart of Fire DestinyQuest Book 2 by Michael J. Ward

The Heart of Fire DestinyQuest Book 2
Michael J. Ward
The second book in a series where Fighting Fantasy meets World of Warcraft. Return to the world of Valeron in another astounding adventure. Deeper and more complex than The Legion of...

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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

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