Fantasy is a genre that uses magic and other supernatural forms as a primary element of plot, theme, and/or setting. Fantasy is generally distinguished from science fiction and horror by the expectation that it steers clear of technological and macabre themes, respectively, though there is a great deal of overlap between the three (collectively known as speculative fiction or science fiction/fantasy)

In its broadest sense, fantasy comprises works by many writers, artists, filmmakers, and musicians, from ancient myths and legends to many recent works embraced by a wide audience today, including

Queen of Air and Darkness (The Dark Artifices, #3)
Once Upon a River
Evermore (Everless, #2)
The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm: Eragon (Tales from Alagaësia #1; The Inheritance Cycle World)
Fire and Heist
The Cursed Sea (The Glass Spare, #2)
Echoes of Fire (Mercury Pack, #4)
Once a King (A Clash of Kingdoms, #3)
The Darkest Captive (Lords of the Underworld, #14.5)
Realm of Ruins (The Nissera Chronicles, #2)
Soulbinder (Spellslinger 4)
The Curses (The Graces, #2)
All the Wandering Light (Even the Darkest Stars, #2)
A Bad Deal for the Whole Galaxy (The Salvagers #2)
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    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)
    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6)
    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5)
    A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)
    The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, #1)
    A Clash of Kings  (A Song of Ice and Fire, #2)
    The Two Towers (The Lord of the Rings, #2)
    The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)
    The Return of the King (The Lord of the Rings, #3)
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    Madeline Miller

    Author of The Song of Achilles

    Madeline Miller was born in Boston and grew up in New York City and Philadelphia. She attended Brown University, where she earned her BA and MA in Classics. For the last ten years she has been teaching and tutoring Latin, Greek and Shakespeare to high school students. She has also studied at the University of Chicago’s Committee on Social Thought, and in the Dramaturgy department at Yale School of Drama, where she focused on the adaptation of classical texts to modern forms. She currently lives in Cambridge, MA, where she teaches and writes. The Song of Achilles is her first novel.

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