Fantasy is making a return!

It seems that 2013 is the year fantasy makes a comeback. There has recently been a tide of vampire and dystopian novels and along the way fantasy has been pushed aside. Not for much longer though! With the recent influx of awesome fantasy movies hitting our screens: The Hobbit, Jack the Giant Slayer, Oz the Great and Powerful… and such upcoming blockbusters as Thor 2, The Seventh Son, The Hobbit; Desolation of Smaug and Mortal Instruments it’s clear people want to escape to new worlds. 

And so, down to business. There are hundreds of fantasy books being released this year, too many by far to list here, but below are a few that i am highly anticipating. 

Loki’s Wolves – think Percy Jackson, though based around Norse mythology. 

House of Secrets – an adventure from the director of the first two Harry Potter movies. 

House of Hades – the latest in Rick Riordan’s fast paced, thrilling Heroes of Olympus series.

Spooks: Alice’s Tale – the latest in Joseph Delaney’s thrilling and scary Wardstone Chronicles (or the Last Apprentice in the USA)

W.A.R.P – the first book in the new series by Artemis Fowl author Eoin Colfer. 

There are dozens more, and i could go on and on. But i think it is safe to say that fantasy is making a well deserved comeback and i for one cannot wait. 


About Sam Whitehouse

Sam spends most of his time in a different world to other people. If it isn’t one he’s created himself, it’s one he’s reading about. In the rare moments when this isn’t the case, Sam can either be found addicted to a sci-fi or crime show, re-watching Marvel movies, finishing up an assignment for his final year of studying Creative Writing at Sheffield Hallam University, or trying to get the dozens of ideas for stories in his head under some kind of control. Sam has lived in the same small village in Yorkshire, surrounded by countryside on all sides ever since he could remember. His childhood saw him get into plenty of scrapes climbing trees and crossing rivers and generally believing he was Indiana Jones. Sam gives credit to his Grandad for him wanting to be a writer, and his bedtime stories for keeping Sam’s imagination stoked. But credit must also go to Steven Spielberg, J K Rowling and Stephen King, who have provided plenty of inspiration over the years, too. Sam writes what he reads, and that is pretty much anything—save romance. Fantasy, thrillers, or crime: once an idea takes root, he can’t stop until the world, characters, and plot are on paper. A huge Marvel fan, Sam one day hopes to pen a screenplay for one of their movies, or direct one, or do anything at all related to one. Until then, he’ll stick to his own fantasy worlds and wait for Marvel’s phone call.

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