This week at Teen-Seen the theme is Fantasy and that always ties in nicely with reading, since there's so many sub-genres under that heading. Plus, as I've said, reading for me is an escape - hence a fantasy - no matter what genre (or sub-genre) I'm reading.
Lately fantasy for teens seems completely sucked into the vampire realm. While I've got nothing against vamps or weres, (especially when they're Kenyon's Dark-Hunters) today I'm most curious if adults read fantasy at all.
I remember McCaffrey's dragon riders being the ultimate reading adventure of my teen years and I eagerly awaited the day I could share those books with my daughter. Fostering her love of reading - and love of reading fantasy- paid off as she's turned me to the books of authors like Eoin Colfer, PC Cast and Kristin Cast and Tamora Pierce.
I've often wondered if the magical and otherworldly sense of a fantasy is what gives an author like CS Lewis or Tolkien the timeless appeal to bridge generations.
If you were -or are- a fantasy fan, what makes the read worthwhile?
Do you think fantasy authors have a timeless factor other genres lack?
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