Fiction that transports you to another realm. Fantasy is a popular genre that covers a wide range of fiction. Everything from novels featuring sorcery or superheroes to science fiction dramas fall under the far-reaching 'fantasy' umbrella.
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Thanks to their capacity for imaginative storytelling and the opportunity they provide for complete escapism, fantasy fiction is fast becoming one of the most popular genres among UK readers - in 2017 alone, more than 3 million fantasy titles flew off the shelves thanks to the plethora of loyal fans who are hungry to get their hands on the next instalment by their favourite author.
The key to the success of many fantasy titles is their ability to transport the reader to another realm where they can fully immerse themselves in both the setting and the story. Cult British fantasy favourites such as the Harry Potter series is a classic examples of this. Set in intriguing fictional lands, with elements of magic and the odd mythical beast, the stories tend to feature excitement and danger in equal measures. This powerful combination is the reason why so many fantasy books become page-turning classics.