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Here’s Why You Should Give Fantasy Books A Go

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Fantasy is an enthralling genre. From dystopian swirls of ancient magic to medieval realms full of warlocks and wizards The genre encompasses a variety of stories, TV shows and film stories.

A couple of days ago I was watching “Epic RAP Battles in the History of (ERB)” featuring “Lord of the Rings” writer J.R.R. Tolkien as well as “Game of Thrones” writer George R.R. Martin around 2 a.m.

In the film, a line from Tolkien was prominent: “We all know the world is full of randomness and anarchy. So yes, it’s a fact that characters to be killed randomly. However, let’s face it: this genre is referred to as fantasy. It’s intended to be a bit unreal, you mesopic manatee.”

J. R. R. Tolkien vs George R. R. Martin. Epic Rap Battles of History

The quote made me think about the reasons I’ve always been awed by fantasy from a young age. According to what “ERB” Tolkien says, fantasy is a journey into the world that lies beyond reality. It’s a distinct genre I think that everyone should give it the genre a shot.

So, without further delay here are five good reasons the fantasy genre is a fascinating and engaging genre that anyone should explore.

1. Complex World Building

The creation of a fantasy world is far more complex and expansive than every other genre. Since they don’t have a basis in the real world, fantasy tales must develop their own. For instance, rival nations that are indiscriminately hostile to one another, majestic creatures that roam the skies or the ancient magic that flows throughout the character’s blood the writer should not just inform the reader of what’s happening in the story, but also the background of the story and even what happens after. The reader must be given enough background information to grasp the world of the other that up until the time of writing only existed in the writer’s mind.

Consider for instance the “Harry Potter” series as an illustration. The impact of the world J.K. Rowling has created is astounding; even today, adults get lost in the world that was first introduced to them in the earliest days of their childhood. For some those who attend, the Hogwarts halls Hogwarts are just as real like those at Princeton. What’s Potions other than a more imaginative Chemistry class? What is Transfiguration as a biology class which science always longed for?

The worlds of fantasy aren’t only complex and intricate, but they’re also endless and also, which brings me to my second reason.

2. Unlimitable Potential

Free from the restrictions of reality Fantasy is able to continue expanding and growing in ways that we might not have thought of. There are a few corners within the reality but the fantasy worlds are constantly expanding, never ending and ever changing. While they are often misunderstood one of the main differences between fantasy and science fiction is that science fiction is based on what’s possible or might be feasible within the realm of science theory.

Fantasy On contrary isn’t controlled by the scientific reality. There are rules still in the realm of fantasy, as “Now Novel” says, however in fantasy , the rules are made by the writer themselves. This lets the author keep expanding their fantasy world by adding fresh elements that fit into the realm of.

“Lord of the Rings” is a great illustration. The Middle-Earth trilogy along with the prequel to “The Hobbit” are today a cult classic — having earned nearly $1 billion from the five films — it is true that there were many other aspects to the world that Tolkien created. More than 21 distinct works were published within Tolkien’s Legendarium which is a complete collection of writings that focuses on The Middle-Earth world of Arda.

In addition, there are many others Tolkien works. Tolkien wrote so many works and created such a rich world that, since when he died in the year 1917, his grandson Christopher Tolkien has published over 24 volumes of his father’s works One of which was released as recent as August 2018. It’s not clear the date Tolkien will stop being published, as each time a book is believed to be his final, a new one is released. He also invented the linguistically complex Elfish languages as element of the worlds he created.

Free from the limits that define reality, the fantasy genre has the freedom to continue to expand with new ways of keeping readers on the edge of their seats.

3. Expect the Unexpected

Fantasy possesses a unique dynamism. The components they can include are unlimited, only restricted by the writer’s imagination. That’s why unexpected elements are common within the genre. It is impossible to know what a piece of fantasy may contain because of the infinite possibilities that is unbound by reality is an endless range of possibilities.

It is impossible to predict the moment when a new race will be discovered in the dark depths that lie beneath a damp cave or when the ancient magic never seen before in the fantasy realm will be rediscovered. Fantasy keeps you at a heightened state of mind and immersed in the tale while you try to discover what’s to come and you cannot know for sure the outcome.

“Game of Thrones” is a prime illustration of such. After becoming a hit when the fantasy novels became a TV program in 2011 the show is known for its numerous unexpected and shocking events. From sudden deaths to the demons that are forged by the power of black magic, no person knows what’s going to happen next in Game of Thrones.

Through the use of novel elements and elements, fantasy challenges beyond what you consider to be feasible.

4. Mental Expansion

Since the best classic fantasy books can travel wherever the author wishes and is brimming with elements readers haven’t even thought of, it broadens your perception of reality. Young protagonists whose lives only been normal before can help save the world from the brink of destruction however in real life , one can’t imagine being the ones to decide the destiny of the entire world in their hands. They can trek through lush green hills and journey far away from their home, although they would never have thought they could do that. Sometimes, they transcend boundaries like gender, race, class and more, even if the concepts may be completely different in the narrative.

My favorite example of fantasy’s ability to expand the possibilities of imagining can be found in Donita K. Paul’s “The Dragon Keeper Chronicles,” which I first discovered when I was just 9 years old. The series follows the story of a 14-year-old slave Kale Allerion when she finds an egg of a dragon. She is an acclaimed hero of the country despite having been regarded as one of the poorest. Despite everything, she acquires amazing abilities, including the ability to communicate, and is continuously helping people. Allerion is even married and leads a happy and stimulating life for her along with her children.

“The Dragon Keeper Chronicles” showed me that, even if nobody trusts me, even I’m unable to imagine a successful way of doing something the possibility exists. I discovered that what I consider to be possible isn’t an exact representation of what I’m actually capable of. As a child, reading I realized this was a crucial factor in the growth of my self-perception as well as goals.

Fantasy can create imaginative worlds that mix readers’ experiences are with new ideas they’ve never imagined.

5. Blends the Old and the Modern

One of the unique aspects to fantasy writing is it allows writers to mix the traditional and the new, which is what we know about reality and its past as well as the new ideas of the writer. Although fantasy isn’t subject to the constraints of reality, it’s usually guided by the past. For example it is considered to be a subgenre within fantasy that is located in the middle ages of the period or are influenced by the medieval period. Chivalrous knights, chivalrous kings as well as an insanity-ridden feudal structure all are featured in the medieval world of fantasy. This sub-genre can also contain mythical characters drawn from European folklore such as fairies, elves, and dragons.

Fantasy could take old concepts and reinvent them and breathe new life into them through the author’s own imaginings. It can also incorporate modern elements and remain more of a fantasy than science fiction due to its refusal to adhere to the rules of reality. A wonderful illustration of this idea is located within Terry Brooks’ “Shannara” series.

In the Shannara Series The characters reside in the world of Shannara, which, though it is reminiscent of the medieval era but actually exist after the world of modern times has collapsed because of an Apocalypse. Elf races men and dwarves are fenced away into kingdoms that resemble medieval times, and remnants of an ancient technology remain. What’s known as present day is seamlessly blended in the Shannara universe, which is a distant past.

In the story in the series, the Druids began their search for ancient science however, they discovered an older, more complex magic instead. Although the series is distinctive in the realm of fantasy due to its unique combination of both old and modern and modern, it is an illustration of the genre’s capacity to blend both seamlessly.