A Guide to Fantasy Literature
by Philip Martin
Crickhollow Books (http://www.crickhollowbooks.com)
“Interesting, learned and accessible thoughts on all aspects of fantasy fiction . . . A Guide to Fantasy Literature is a very good book. Anyone with a strong interest in fantasy literature will come away from Martin’s guide knowing more than what they arrived with.”
– January Magazine
“A Guide to Fantasy Literature is a must for literary collections or those fascinated with the fantasy genre as a whole.”
– Midwest Book Review
A Guide to Fantasy Literature is a wide-ranging look at the magic of fantasy storytelling and why it delights and enchants readers of all ages. The book discusses the nature of the best writing, from Tolkien's The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings and C.S. Lewis's Narnia series to other diverse examples of classic high fantasy, dark fantasy, fairy-tale, magic realism, and adventure-fantasy tales.
The book examines the major building blocks of fantasy fiction, and discusses its purpose and popularity today, connected to its roots in imagination, belief, and core values.
Philip Martin is an award-winning author and book editor who has worked with award-winning children’s and adult fiction. He has produced books on cultural heritage, as well as a number of instructional guides for writers, and is editor of an award-winning 2-volume anthology on craft and career for writers, The New Writer’s Handbook. He directs Great Lakes Literary, where he helps emerging authors get their best work published. He lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.