Fantasy is a genre that uses magic and other supernatural forms as a primary element of plot, theme, and/or setting. Fantasy is generally distinguished from science fiction and horror by the expectation that it steers clear of technological and macabre themes, respectively, though there is a great deal of overlap between the three (collectively known as speculative fiction or science fiction/fantasy)

In its broadest sense, fantasy comprises works by many writers, artists, filmmakers, and musicians, from ancient myths and legends to many recent works embraced by a wide audience today, including

Queen of Air and Darkness (The Dark Artifices, #3)
Once Upon a River
Evermore (Everless, #2)
The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm: Eragon (Tales from Alagaësia #1; The Inheritance Cycle World)
Fire and Heist
The Cursed Sea (The Glass Spare, #2)
Echoes of Fire (Mercury Pack, #4)
Once a King (A Clash of Kingdoms, #3)
The Darkest Captive (Lords of the Underworld, #14.5)
Realm of Ruins (The Nissera Chronicles, #2)
Soulbinder (Spellslinger 4)
The Curses (The Graces, #2)
All the Wandering Light (Even the Darkest Stars, #2)
A Bad Deal for the Whole Galaxy (The Salvagers #2)
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    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)
    The Hobbit
    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2)
    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3)
    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4)
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)
    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6)
    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5)
    A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)
    The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, #1)
    A Clash of Kings  (A Song of Ice and Fire, #2)
    The Two Towers (The Lord of the Rings, #2)
    The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)
    The Return of the King (The Lord of the Rings, #3)
    A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, #3)

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