If you or someone you know is a fan of fantasy fiction then this list may be of interest to you. Aside from being wonderful escapism, fantasy also guides us through moral and ethical conundrums, and satirises social and political events.
The worlds that fantasy authors create are full of amazing creatures, fearsome warriors, and magical beings beyond human comprehension… It is no wonder it is one of the most popular fiction genres!
Here are 10 of the most fantastical gifts for fantasy fiction fans we could find…
Better stock up on plenty of red pens or pencils…
“In a world where weddings are red, fire is green, and debts are paid in gold, countless images leap off the page thanks to the eye-popping intricacy of the vivid settings and details. Now, for the first time, fans of this blockbuster saga can fill in the blanks and marvel as this meticulously imagined universe comes to life, one sword, sigil, and castle at a time.”
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These lightweight, silky scarves are beautiful. The One Ring inscription design will ignite any Tolkien fan’s fire, and the map of Middle Earth is perfect for Hobbits who get lost frequently! They come in mysterious black, deep wine red, or an antique Middle Earth map design.
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These ceramic dragon egg cookie jars are perfect for any fans of the fire-breathing fantasy creatures. They measure 9 1/4″ by 6″, big enough to fit in the sweet snack of your choice!
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Much of the high fantasy fiction available takes inspiration from Northern European cultures, and what existed before the adoption of the Latin alphabet, and monotheistic cultures. This bag of runes would make a great gift for someone who wants to immerse themselves in the fictional world they inhabit.
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This comprehensive guide to runes is a great companion to the bag of runes above. The author Martin Findell gives us some fantastic background to the ancient cultures that inspired high fantasy fiction today.
“This book tells the story of runes from their mysterious origins, their development as a script, to their use and meaning in the modern world. Illustrated with a range of beautiful objects from jewellery to tools and weapons, Runes will reveal memorials for the dead, business messages, charms and curses, insults and prayers, giving us a glimpse into the languages and cultures of Europeans over a thousand years ago.”
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Pratchett fans will not be able to get enough of this SIGNED limited edition hardback book complete with slipcase to keep it safe.
“If Terry Pratchett’s pen gave his characters life, Paul Kidby’s brush allowed them to live it, and nowhere is that better illustrated than in this magnificent Special Edition, which features a variant cover, gilded page edging, and a specially-designed slipcase. For fans old and new, this stunning collectors item is the perfect gift for Christmas.’The closest anyone’s got to how I see the characters’ – Sir Terry Pratchett”
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J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series is some of the first fantasy stories many of us, or our children, were introduced to. Magical people, mythical beasts, and amazing adventures await when you read about Harry and his friends!
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If you like reading fantasy fiction you may love playing and adventuring with your friends using Warhammer! Enter a fantasy world, start your own adventures, and create your own story.
“The World Before Time is gone. Shattered. Consigned to an oblivion no-one thought possible… Warhammer Age of Sigmar is a fantastic starter set for any and all fans of Warhammer! Detailing the first incursions of the Realmgate Wars, this box set contains everything you need to begin your adventures in the Age Of Sigmar. There’s a stunning amount of goodies contained inside.
Suitable for ages 12 years and over.”
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Those of you who enjoy video games and books will want to check out The Sinking City, an upcoming game from Frogwares. Inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft, The Sinking City sees players exploring an open city where things aren’t all they seem. Read More
Wuthering Heights is based on the classic novel of the same, although Bush was actually inspired to write the song after watching a 1967 BBC mini-series adaptation of Emily Brontë. She was instantly hooked and straight away read the book, discovering that she shared her birthday (30th of July) with that particular Brontë. Serendipity!
This year, Kate Bush, along with other artists, has been commissioned to create another tribute to the Wuthering Heights author by providing words for a permanent art installation on the ‘wiley, windy moors‘ that inspired the famous tale.
Ok so maybe she didn’t use magic- she is a muggle after all- instead she used a projector and a steady hand… and she has some tips for anyone who may want to try something similar.
Anyone who has read or seen the tragedy would know that the plight of the poor youngsters may have been prevented if a letter had arrived on time. Their deaths were at the hands of a late delivery! Perhaps Royal Mail had neglected to remember that fact when they chose this play over LITERALLY ANY OTHER.
Twitter became awash with snarky comments from ‘um actually’ types who couldn’t wait to let Royal Mail know their mistake.