At the heart of most fantasy novels is the quest. The quest to destroy evil and restore order to the universe. Whether it’s to a pseudo medieval world, or a modern city, the theme is the same. What makes this story so powerful and enduring? From the ancient Greek myths to the latest mass market paperback featuring a vampire detective, the answer is simple. It’s a fairy tale in its purest form. Good triumphs over evil. Unlike real life, where evil frequently goes unpunished, and good often loses.
That’s the six o’clock news; corrupt politicians, flawed religious leaders, corporations with seemingly no morality. In hundreds of different ways, every day, we’re told that life isn’t fair. But in Fantasy novels it is. It may be a long road, filled with dragons, evil sorcerers, witches, barbarians, demons, and magic spells, but eventually good wins and evil loses. Like the fairy tales that were read to us as children, it all ends happily ever after. And there’s something very wonderful about that.
Speaking of fantasy, my two humorous fantasy novels, And Don’t Forget To Rescue The Princess, and the next one in the series, And Don’t Forget To Rescue The OTHER Princess, have just gotten brand new, beautiful covers! Each book is a separate adventure and can be read in any order.
Both of these novels are available as ebooks from the Amazon Kindle store. >> Click here.