What do you know about urban fantasy?
This is a genre that I’m currently enjoying, but admit that until I started reading it, I wasn’t quite sure what it meant!
Like most categories, fantasy has its share of sub-genres, such as alternate history, dark, fairytale, historical, mythical, magical realism, sword and sorcery, romantic…. and urban.
So what is urban fantasy? Here’s a definition:
Often set in the real world, with aspects of fantasy such as mythical or paranormal beings co-existing with humans – usually with a metropolitan setting.
Let’s expand on that…
- Normality is SO yesterday!
Fictional characters of this genre are often nonconformist. In urban fantasy, the underdog theme is popular, especially if they can rise up against seemingly unbeatable odds. It’s not just the hero, either; fantasy allows the antagonist to be different too, but he or she usually has an arsenal of ‘magical’ weapons or abilities…
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