Fantasy Rocks!

Have you participated in our summer reading genre challenge yet?  This week we are focusing on Fantasy.

Why read fantasy?  Story lines feature good versus evil, and protagonists battle and ultimately conquer the dark forces. The characters often attain special magical gifts, and the story lines explore ways to discover one's own potential. Characters may include mythical creatures --dragons, unicorns, elves, wizards -- as well as animals that are more may also find a home in Fantasy. Quests commonly drive the plot, and adventure elements play an important role. Elaborately detailed settings describe another world, often Earth, which does not follow earth's time line. Thus the setting may be a pseudo-Medieval world with knights and dragons or a fictional future world with elves on motorcycles. Gritty urban settings are almost as popular as more traditional historical ones. 

Are you ready to read a fantasy novel?  Try one of these authors: Terry BrooksRobert JordanUrsula K LeGuinKim HarrisonIlona AndrewsEmma BullErin MorgensternMichael J Martinez,  Eric Flint, or Harry Turtledove.

And don't forget, if you read 5 different genres, you recieve an entry for our grand prize basket which includes 4 tickets to the Alamo Drafthouse, a $25 gift certificate to Katy Budget Books, and a Kindle Fire HD.