The Best of Mythic Fiction

Mythic fiction is literature that is rooted in, inspired by, or that in some way draws from the tropes, themes and symbolism of myth, folklore, and fairy tales. What are your favorites?
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643 books · 696 voters · list created August 24th, 2008 by Rora (votes) .
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Rora 1540 books
42 friends
Cindy 8632 books
164 friends
Kay 2225 books
240 friends
Lucy 1332 books
155 friends
Antoine 949 books
176 friends
Cason 1233 books
107 friends
silja 1657 books
9 friends
Lindsay 141 books
3 friends

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Comments Showing 1-6 of 6 (6 new)

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message 1: by Nicole (new)

Nicole This is a very well crafted list. I found a many loved titles on it, and more that I believe I'd enjoy reading.


message 2: by Patrick (new)

Patrick I geuss I oughta read Daughter of the Forest, although it looks rather long.


message 3: by Burkhard (new)

Burkhard Doubles on this list: Susan Cooper - The Dark Is Rising; and Ursula K. Le Guin - A Wizard of Earthsea (The Earthsea Cycle, #1)


message 5: by Chris (new)

Chris Meeker Some great books included on this list! However, I need to point out the omission of Robert Holdstock's work. Particularly the Mythago wood books and the Merlin codex. One could also argue for the inclusion of Tim Power's 'Anubis Gates' and 'Drawing of the Dark'.


message 6: by Vicki (new)

Vicki The Mists of Avalon is listed twice (#3 and #166). Is there a way to combine those entries?


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