Fantasy

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Fantasy

Find out which fantasy sub-genre most appeals to you, with recommendations for authors and books to explore!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What first comes to mind when you think of "fantasy"?
    • A. 

      Special creatures with special powers: witches, vampires, dragons, etc.

    • B. 

      Corsets and dirigibles

    • C. 

      Epic quests or complicated political intrigue involving beleaguered kingdoms

    • D. 

      Dark deeds and dangerous happenings

    • E. 

      Reality, twisted

  • 2. 
    Who would you rather spend some quality time with?
    • A. 

      A hardboiled detective, who also happens to be a wizard

    • B. 

      A parasol-wielding lady with a quick wit and sharp tongue

    • C. 

      A talking dragon, or possibly an elf

    • D. 

      A sensual, slightly dangerous, vampire

    • E. 

      The betrayed secret ruler of a kingdom in peril

  • 3. 
    What would you rather be doing?
    • A. 

      Solving mysteries with my secret magical powers

    • B. 

      What a silly question. The world has so many layers, I can do everything at once.

    • C. 

      Undergoing a soul-changing quest to save someone I love, or possibly the entire world

    • D. 

      Sipping tea in the drawing room with my refined vampire friend while we discuss the latest London fashions

    • E. 

      Slaying vampires! Or werewolves! Preferably with elves

  • 4. 
    What is usually your favorite part of a story?
    • A. 

      The characters: their personalities, their lives

    • B. 

      The plot (what's happening?)

    • C. 

      The way it's written: edgy, lyrical, funny...

    • D. 

      Where it takes place: another planet, a city on Earth, the Faerie realm...

  • 5. 
    What types of books / authors do you usually prefer?
    • A. 

      Horror: Stephen King, Anne Rice, Dean Koontz...

    • B. 

      Adventure: Clive Cussler, Bernard Cornwell...

    • C. 

      Mystery / True Crime: Michael Connelly, Nevada Barr, Ann Rule...

    • D. 

      Literary: Ian McEwan, John Updike, Haruki Murakami...

    • E. 

      Science fiction: Arthur C. Clarke, Orson Scott Card, Lois McMaster Bujold...

  • 6. 
    You're on your way to meet a mysterious stranger who might become a great friend or a terrible enemy, and you can only bring one thing with you. What do you choose?
    • A. 

      A gun

    • B. 

      Beorlah, your talking wolf

    • C. 

      Everything you need is inside you

    • D. 

      Your leather belt fitted with 18 different kinds of secret weapons

    • E. 

      Your wizard's staff

  • 7. 
    When and where would you rather be?
    • A. 

      The Middle Ages

    • B. 

      The Underworld

    • C. 

      The land of Faerie

    • D. 

      Modern-day Chicago or New York City

    • E. 

      I don't believe in the concepts of "time" or "place"

    • F. 

      19th century London

  • 8. 
    How would your favorite book end?
    • A. 

      The hero flies off into the sunset on the back of a dragon

    • B. 

      You're not *completely* sure what happened...

    • C. 

      After surviving horrible violence and betrayal, the lovers end up entwined in each others' arms

    • D. 

      Good wins. Evil is vanquished.

    • E. 

      With a beer at a local pub. After all, tomorrow's just another day on the streets.