Fantasy

B
His Majesty's Dragon

His Majesty’s Dragon is straight fantasy, no romance whatsoever, but it does have, at its heart, a very lovely and emotionally rich relationship between a man and his newly hatched dragon. Captain Will Laurence and his naval crew capture a French frigate in what Laurence assumes to be a routine ...

C+
Never Look Back

Paranormal fans hungry for something other than the usual vampires and werewolves on the market will find it in Sheri WhiteFeather's Never Look Back. An intriguing blend of Native American mysticism, witchcraft and spirits both good and evil, it's not quite strong enough that I can recommend, but it ...

B+
A Caress of Twilight

There are three points I want to make up front about A Caress of Twilight. The first is that this book is a fast-paced, action-packed read that will keep you riveted to the story to find out what happens next. The second point is that this book is not a romance. It has a cast of really sexy "men" an ...

A
The Lord of the Rings

The Lord of the Rings is the great work of high fantasy for the 20th century. It is set in Middle-earth, where the major races are the immortal Elves, the mortal Men and the Dwarves. In antiquity, Elven craftsmen were able to forge great rings of power. Unfortunately, the Dark Lord Sauron learnt thi ...

A
American Gods

American Gods is not what you were expecting, even if you're a Neil Gaiman fan - or even if you're the author himself, I suspect. It's just not the sort of thing you pick up a book expecting to read. And like Gaiman's work in general, it changes every time you read it, becoming better, revealing mor ...

B+
A Kiss of Shadows

Warning: This book is not a romance novel. Do not read it expecting a loving relationship between a man and woman. Do not read this book if you cannot stand polygamous relationships. Do not read this book if you don't like a lot of sex. And, finally, do not read this book if you have a weak stomach ...

A
The Book of Atrix Wolfe

Patricia McKillip’s The Book of Atrix Wolfe is not a romance novel, though it contains a sweet, subtly inconclusive love story. But I find something irresistibly romantic about the concept of an immortal, summertime faery-wood that exists alongside our own world, populated by powerful, beautiful b ...

B
The Stone and the Maiden

When I first started reading Fantasy, I read anything with that description - picked up books from the library and the bookstore by the dozens. Then, as it always happens, I lost that fervor for anything called Fantasy. The honeymoon was over. I didn't just want Fantasy, I wanted quality Fantasy. In ...

A
Stranger at the Wedding

This isn't a romance novel - it's a fantasy novel with a romantic subplot. Still, if you like fantasy romances, you should try this book. And if you've never read a fantasy novel before, this is a good place to start. While it is primarily a fantasy, it never loses its focus on the outspoken heroine ...