Historical Fantasy as a literary genre seems to be everywhere these days but I must say I haven't felt the urge to pick any of the authors being talked about. I wasn't really sure why but today as I was visiting Carla Nayland's blog - I'm following Marg and Kailana's Advent Blog Tour - I think I found the explanation.
It was my first time visiting Carla's blog so I decided to scroll down and see some earlier posts. One was about Historical fantasy and what she wrote made sense to me. I think what has kept me from following the several recommendations I see online regarding this genre is because my first love is historical fiction and I see historical fantasy as something that goes against what I know of history.
This has been bothering me a bit - after all everyone else seems to love it - and I was quite happy to discover that I'm not alone.
I have been staying away from straight fantasy titles also because lately I've been a bit tired of vampires, shapeshifters and the like. However T. has convinced me to try a Connie Willis Christmas story of which the only thing I know is that it is fantasy, nothing more :-). I'm looking forward to see what I will think of it...