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SUB-GENRES OF FANTASY

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HIGH FANTASY

Le Guin, Ursula. The Earthsea series:

  • A Wizard Of Earthsea Book 1,
  • The Tombs of Atuan Book 2,
  • The Farthest Shore Book 3,
  • Tehanu Book 4,
  • Tales From Earthsea Book 5,
  • The Other Wind Book 6

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Lord Of The Rings

HISTORICAL FANTASY

Carey, Jacqueline. The Kushiel series:

  • Kushiel’s Dart Book 1,
  • Kushiel’s Chosen Book 2,
  • Kushiel’s Avatar Book 3,
  • Kushiel’s Scion Book 4
  • Kushiel’s Justice Book 5

Irvine, Alexander C.
The Narrows

Novik, Naomi. The Temeraire series: 

URBAN FANTASY

Bull, Emma
War For The Oaks

DeLint, Charles
all of his fantasy titles

VAMPIRE HUNTER FANTASY

See the following essays: Vampire Hunter Fantasy and Supernaturals

  • Armstrong, Kelley
    Bitten
    Dime Store Magic
    Industrial Magic

Butcher, Jim.  The Dresden Files series:

Caine, Rachel. The Weather Warden series:

Hamilton, Laurell K. The Anita Blake series.

Harrison, Kim. The Hollows series: