I want to take the opportunity to tell you about the type of stories I write. You may have already guessed from of the posts about great historic landmarks and some of you may have read in the About Me section. I’d like to explain more about the genre and why.
The books and short stories I have written are Historical Fantasy. Everyone knows what historical means and with that in mind, my stories have fantasy elements. It is perhaps more a niche market but I do believe fantasy readers will enjoy the magical or supernatural themes and historical fiction readers will also enjoy because of the references made. My stories can also be categorised as Epic.
Definition of Epic stories:
‘Long, narrative poem in an elevated style that celebrates heroic achievement and treats themes of historical, national, religious, or legendary significance. Primary (or traditional) epics are shaped from the legends and traditions of a heroic age and are part of oral tradition; secondary (or literary) epics are written down from the beginning, and their poets adapt aspects of traditional epics. The poems of Homer are usually regarded as the first important epics and the main source of epic conventions in western Europe. These conventions include the centrality of a hero, sometimes semi-divine; an extensive, perhaps cosmic, setting; heroic battle; extended journeying; and the involvement of supernatural beings.’
Britannica Concise Encyclopaedia.