If you read Part 1 of this blog duology, you now know the basic ins and outs of two of the most popular fantasy subgenres of today; Epic Fantasy and Urban Fantasy. These genres fit the tropes of fantasy that everyone, even non-fantasy readers picture fantasy to look like. Here we dig deeper into the world of Fantasy Literature by looking at two more subgenres: Contemporary Fantasy and Magical Realism.
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The world of fantasy literature is big, heavily detailed, and sometimes a little intimidating. There are so many genres and subgenres to choose from! Here’s a glance some of fantasy’s most popular subgenres, from kingdoms and magic, to playing with reality as we know it.