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For Dr Semper, charged with enthusing cohorts of students about medieval English, the film adaptations of the Tolkien books and the fantasy genre they have inspired have been a godsend, not a curse.
As a long and involved conversation about Tolkien, Catholicism, Anglo-Saxon culture and the fantasy genre, however, it is by turns engaging, erudite and amusing, albeit marred by the occasional ill-judged swipe.
Thomas Bruin, store director of Specsavers Lerwick "The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss is a fantastic gift for fans of the fantasy genre.
In fact, even for those who are not fans of the fantasy genre, the book keeps the reader enthralled with the human aspect, especially with its depiction of childhood and loneliness.
Don't mention: The fantasy genre being "unregarded as a literary form".
An instant classic for recreational readers and lovers of the fantasy genre, Falling Kingdoms is a richly woven tapestry of fictional reality and folklore.
Spirit Animals', which combines epic storytelling through seven books linked with a dynamic online game, is Scholastic's first foray in the fantasy genre in its groundbreaking multi-platform publishing programme.
A talented musician and writer, Stefan Bachmann has created a strong and entertaining story with his debut novel which breathes new life into the fantasy genre.
Unsurprisingly, she now specialises in the fantasy genre and had her first book, The Conjuror's Game, published in 1990.
Well it did feature the first-ever appearance of Superman and kicked off the comic book fantasy genre as well as the whole concept of the Superhero.
By the second novel, when Harris begins to borrow from the fantasy genre (maenads and dragons), she is already at the last resort of reader stimulation.
Situated comfortably within the fantasy genre, the novels tell of a medieval world similar to the traditional view of it, but decidedly more sinister, where magic and the supernatural are commonplace, and frightening, mysterious beings abound.