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Fantasy Subgenres

So, I found myself on a rabbit trail about fantasy subgenres and I thought I would share. Most of this is from Wikipedia, but I’ve read through them all and extracted the best definitions. They seem accurate to me and I found them fun to read about.

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First I’ll go over the most typical ones:

High Fantasy – “set in an alternative, fictional (“secondary”) world, rather than “the real”, or “primary” world. The secondary world is usually internally consistent, but its rules differ from those of the primary world. By contrast, low fantasy is characterized by being set in the primary, or “real” world, or a rational and familiar fictional world, with the inclusion of magical elements.” Continue reading Fantasy Subgenres