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.

Chain of Iron (The Last Hours, #2)
Spellmaker (Spellbreaker Duology, #2)
The Ladies of the Secret Circus
Wings of Fury (Wings of Fury, #1)
The Conductors
The Shadow in the Glass
All the Murmuring Bones
Burning Girls and Other Stories
A Lady of Rooksgrave Manor
The Witch's Heart
Fireheart Tiger
The Russian Cage (Gunnie Rose #3)
Muse (Muse, #1)
Everything That Burns (Enchantée, #2)
The Shadow War
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
Spellmaker (Spellbreaker Duology, #2)
Chain of Iron (The Last Hours, #2)
Spellbreaker (Spellbreaker Duology, #1)
These Violent Delights (These Violent Delights, #1)
The Vine Witch (Vine Witch, #1)
The Poppy War (The Poppy War, #1)
The Ten Thousand Doors of January
Another Time, Another Place (The Chronicles of St. Mary's, #12)
The Once and Future Witches
Chain of Gold (The Last Hours, #1)
Ring Shout
Sky in the Deep (Sky in the Deep, #1)
The Bear and the Nightingale (The Winternight Trilogy, #1)
Time's Convert
The Terror by Dan SimmonsTwelve by Jasper KentThe Woman in Black by Susan         HillThe Hunger by Alma KatsuThe Little Stranger by Sarah Waters
The Best Historical Horror Novels
42 books — 27 voters

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
250 books — 445 voters
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'EngleJames and the Giant Peach by Roald DahlCharlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald DahlThe Phantom Tollbooth by Norton JusterThe Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken
Children's Fantasy of the 1960s
85 books — 32 voters

Empress of All Seasons by Emiko JeanShadow of the Fox by Julie KagawaRed Winter by Annette MarieKamisama Kiss, Vol. 1 by Julietta SuzukiImmortal Fire by Annette Marie
Fiction Novels Featuring Yokai
88 books — 82 voters
The Season by Sarah MacLeanA Matter of Magic by Patricia C. WredeBewitching Season by Marissa DoyleLove, Lies and Spies by Cindy AnsteyA School for Unusual Girls by Kathleen Baldwin
Young Adult Regency
58 books — 40 voters

His Majesty's Dragon (Temeraire, #1)
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
The Bear and the Nightingale (The Winternight Trilogy, #1)
Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin, #1)
The Night Circus
The Golem and the Jinni (The Golem and the Jinni, #1)
Throne of Jade (Temeraire, #2)
Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, #1)
Outlander (Outlander, #1)
Shades of Milk and Honey (Glamourist Histories, #1)
Soulless (Parasol Protectorate, #1)
Men and Monsters (Nightfall, #2)
A Great and Terrible Beauty (Gemma Doyle, #1)
The Diviners (The Diviners, #1)
Black Powder War (Temeraire, #3)

Cheryl R. Cowtan
In the muddy area below, the men of Jamestown gathered. Their excitement was obvious in the way they greeted each other, the rapid pumping of arms and the boisterous slapping of backs. Heads nodded as they conversed and waited to mingle with the ladies who would soon be their help mates. These men had pioneer spirits and courage. They had travelled to an unknown land to make a new life for themselves in a country where even the climate could kill. When these adventurers had first arrived, trad ...more
Cheryl R. Cowtan

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