In the depths of time, sometime in the latter half of the twentieth century, a new form of creature came into existence; the Fantasy reader.
The readers began to travel into worlds of imagination, encountering strange creatures, epic
battles and dark magic that often carried a price.
Soon there were rogues and thieves, Dark Lords and Dragons, Medieval cultures with heroes and
sorcerers both good and evil, and within these worlds, the hunger for more fantastic books to read grew.
Then, soon after a new century dawned, the bookstore shelves reserved for Fantasy were invaded by an
old genre in a new form, one that appealed mostly to young women of a romantic bent. The Romance readers
had discovered the elven lands and called them fae. The vampires and werewolves once consigned to the Horror
shelves sent out their allure and captured the hearts of these Romance readers, developing into Shifter Fantasy.
The Traditional Fantasy readers were largely pushed out of the Fantasy section and left bereft of their
worlds of adventure and impossible quests, forced to filter through romantic fantasies of hot fae guys and
bodice ripper plots in search of the elusive worlds of Fantasy as we once knew it.
But that Fantasy still lived. New writers arose to give these worlds life and provide imagination fodder
for the old school Fantasy readers. We had only to find them.
This site is dedicated to those writers and those books. While most stories throughout history hold at
least a hint of a relationship somewhere, our purpose is to weed out the Romance plots and recommend the books
that reflect Traditional Fantasy genre.
Quest Fantasy, Sword & Sorcery, Dark, Epic and Heroic Fantasy are represented here. Mythic, Grimdark, Literary
and High Fantasy are our forte. No fairytales to be found here, though you may encounter goblins, ogres, trolls
and other creatures.
Enter, friend, and be one of us. New material will be added as we find it, so bookmark us so you can find your way back.