I’ve been reading a lot of fantasy lately. I like fantasy but not as much as urban fantasy which is my go-to genre. But for one reason or another, I’ve been finding more fantasy in my inbox than urban fantasy.
Do you remember the first time you read a fantasy book? I don’t remember what I read or what it was that sparked that amazement but I remember thinking: I want more of this. Fantasy gave me a sorely needed escapism and it’s especially true of introverts: we just need somewhere magical to escape to sometimes. I mean, ideally we’d live there, but hey-ho.
The next fantasy book I’ve got lined up looks really good and having had a sneak peek at the first few pages and the blurb, I’d say it’s going to be a fun one.
This is a pretty unusual fantasy for me because it’s set just after the time of the Romans and incorporates King Arthur. Ancient England is a cool era (and being a Brit, I’m totally biased) and apart from the old English tales of Boudica, the Celtic warrior queen, there aren’t many female protagonists having adventures in that time.
It’s taken me a bit longer than usual to get to this one on account of having problems with e-pub (damn those Microsoft upgrades) but I’m really looking forward to getting stuck into this one.
After this book, I think I’m going to take a bit of a break from fantasy and focus on urban fantasy for a bit. What with all my writing also revolving around urban fantasy and paranormal romance, it makes more sense to do more reading in those genres. But I’m going to keep my fingers crossed that this is an awesome fantasy book to go out on.
But having said that, I’m well up for reading more fantasies that are in the Roman/Celtic time period. 1. Because I’m biased. 2. Because that time period has SO much potential for using cool characters and places like King Arthur, Camelot etc.
So please, if you know any other fantasy books like this, let me know. I’d love to read them!
If The Lay of Lady Percival looks like your cup of tea, here’s the Amazon link.
Thanks for reading!