Historical Fantasy

Historical fantasy is a subgenre of historical fiction that incorporates fantastic elements (such as magic) into the narrative. There is much crossover with other subgenres of fantasy; those classes as Arthurian, Celtic, or Dark Ages could just as easily be placed in Historical Fantasy. Stories fitting this classification generally take place prior to the 20th century.

Deep as the Sky, Red as the Sea
Psyche and Eros
Our Hideous Progeny
To Shape a Dragon's Breath (Nampeshiweisit, #1)
Scarlet (Scarlet Revolution, #1)
The Alchemy of Moonlight
Of Light and Shadow
A Portrait in Shadow
The Scandalous Letters of V and J
Old As the Hills (Land Mysteries, #3)
Divine Rivals (Letters of Enchantment, #1)
The Last Heir to Blackwood Library
Heir of Uncertain Magic (Whimbrel House, #2)
Babel: An Arcane History
Emily Wilde's Encyclopaedia of Faeries (Emily Wilde, #1)
Keeper of Enchanted Rooms (Whimbrel House, #1)
The Poppy War (The Poppy War, #1)
Divine Rivals (Letters of Enchantment, #1)
A Thousand Recipes for Revenge (Chefs of the Five Gods, #1)
The Adventures of Amina al-Sirafi (Amina al-Sirafi, #1)
The Last Heir to Blackwood Library
The Librarian of Crooked Lane (Glass Library, #1)
The Dragon Republic (The Poppy War, #2)
The Medici Manuscript (Glass Library, #2)
The Witch of Tin Mountain
She Who Became the Sun (The Radiant Emperor, #1)
Blackhearts by Nicole CastromanDead Calm, Bone Dry by Eddie       JonesThe End of Calico Jack by Eddie       JonesBloody Jack by L.A. MeyerDaughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller
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His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik11/22/63 by Stephen KingThe Underground Railroad by Colson WhiteheadDread Nation by Justina IrelandThe Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick
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Soulless by Gail CarrigerJonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna ClarkeEtiquette & Espionage by Gail CarrigerHis Majesty's Dragon by Naomi NovikSorcery & Cecelia by Patricia C. Wrede
Fantasy of Manners
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Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth PetersBlameless by Gail CarrigerThis Crumbling Pageant by Patricia BurroughsTimeless Fate by Nenad AlmajThe Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by Johanna Craven
History, Adventure, Romance
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The Terror by Dan SimmonsThe Woman in Black by Susan         HillThe Little Stranger by Sarah WatersTwelve by Jasper KentThe Hunger by Alma Katsu
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His Majesty's Dragon (Temeraire, #1)
The Bear and the Nightingale (The Winternight Trilogy, #1)
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
The Night Circus
Babel: An Arcane History
The Golem and the Jinni (The Golem and the Jinni, #1)
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, #1)
Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin, #1)
Outlander (Outlander, #1)
Throne of Jade (Temeraire, #2)
The Poppy War (The Poppy War, #1)
The City of Brass (The Daevabad Trilogy, #1)
She Who Became the Sun (The Radiant Emperor, #1)
Soulless (Parasol Protectorate, #1)

Lianyu Tan
You think you love her. You think, if this is love, you don’t know anything.
Lianyu Tan, The Wicked and the Willing

Ezgi Yücebaş
No one felt the wavering light of a breath, the heat of Hell churning the dungeon, or the otherworldly darkness visiting the chambers, except the five students. — excerpt from Curse of the Stars
Ezgi Yücebaş, Curse of the Stars

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