Thrilling Historical Fantasy Novels

History is the fabric from which our modern lives are spun, so it’s no surprise that many modern authors have a fascination with the events of bygone times. A historical novel can transport readers from their own time and place to somewhere completely different, yet a great writer can use the unfamiliar to illuminate truths about humanity that hold across time. In the realm of historical fantasy, history mixes with the magical and supernatural, creating some of the most memorable books you’re likely to find. If you’re interested in diving into a great historical fantasy book, here are some of our favorites!



D.R. Baker is a writer and musician based in New York City. Their work has appeared at Book Riot, Submittable, HowlRound, and others.