For the first time in human history, epic fantasy is cool. This development undoubtedly began with the release of Peter Jackson’s first Lord of the Rings movie, as film goers who would otherwise never have been seen with thick tomes of fantasy fiction began to wonder what they had been missing out on. HBO’s adaption of the Song of Ice and Fire series furthered the phenomenon, and the Game of Thrones has become as common a topic of conversation at office water coolers around the world as any other subject.
With so many people becoming interested in what was once a genre with relatively narrow appeal, then, there is a need for guidance. The epic fantasy corpus is so huge and complicated that simply walking into a bookstore or browsing an online site is not likely to provide the kind of help with getting started that most new fans are looking for.
Fortunately, there are good ways of becoming informed about this style of fiction. Those who navigate to this website, for example, will find a straightforward guide that identifies some of the high points of the genre, noting how each one might appeal to particular kinds of readers.
Some, for example, become interested in epic fantasy because of the potential for political intrigue that is displayed to such great effect in Game of Thrones. There are, in fact, a number of well-known and long-running series that are sure to gratify those who are looking for this kind of excitement, and guides like this one do an excellent job of identifying them and helping potential readers figure out which will most appeal to them.
Other new fans are likely to be more interested in the kind of adventure that the Lord of the Rings series is known for. Once again, there are a number of high-quality options that will provide every bit as much in the way of entertainment to readers as that famous series will, with the problem for most simply being how to figure out which ones they are. Guides of this kind, then, do a great service to readers and to the genre itself.