Saturday, December 05, 2015

Six top historical fantasy novels that don’t skimp on the details

Sam Reader is a writer and conventions editor for The Geek Initiative. He also writes literary criticism and reviews at One of his top six historical fantasy novels that don’t skimp on the details, as shared at the B & N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog:
The Shards of Heaven, by Michael Livingston

When done well, historical fantasy can change the way you think about events and stories you’ve heard of a hundred times before.

But doing it really well—a process that involves an incredible amount of background research and a dedication to authenticity (except for, you know, the fantasy parts)—makes it one of the more exhaustive genres of fantasy to write.

My recent read of The Shards of Heaven, a book that works so well in part because author Michael Livingston is first and foremost a historian, reminded me exactly how deep this particular subgenre can go....
Read about another entry on the list.

My Book, The Movie: The Shards of Heaven.

The Page 69 Test: The Shards of Heaven.

Writers Read: Michael Livingston.

--Marshal Zeringue