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Review of Acacia

David Anthony Durham steps into the world of fantasy with his latest novel Acacia: Book One: The War With the Mein. Most known for his historical fiction novels — Gabriel’s Story, Walk Through Darkness, and Pride of Carthage — Durham seems born for the fantasy genre. His characters are compelling,… Read More »Review of Acacia

What is Urban Fantasy?

When talking about fantasy novels, what does the term “urban fantasy” refer to? I haven’t read many urban fantasy novels myself, but according to wikipedia, urban fantasy is: A subset of contemporary fantasy, consisting of magical novels and stories set in contemporary, real-world, urban settings–as opposed to ‘traditional’ fantasy set in wholly imaginary landscapes, even… Read More »What is Urban Fantasy?

Azincourt by Bernard Cornwell

Bernard Cornwell’s new historical fiction novel Azincourt is expected to be released this October (2008) in the UK. The US version will not come out until January of 2009 most likely. The novel will be a stand-alone, not a series, and will obviously cover the events surrounding the famous Battle of… Read More »Azincourt by Bernard Cornwell

What is Historical Fantasy?

What is the definition of historical fantasy? How does it differ from historical fiction? Fantasy? I’ve often seen the term “historical fantasy” to classify a certain subgenre of literature but have never really understoood what, exactly, that refers to. What types of works are classified in this category? I did a… Read More »What is Historical Fantasy?