Hello and Happy New Year!
I have mentioned it before on my blog, but I’m always surprised to read that some agents will represent all Fantasy sub-genres except High/Epic Fantasy. As if High Fantasy was a narrow market without a future.
So today I ask: what is the future of High Fantasy in 2013?
As YA High Fantasy author Sarah J. Maas explained in 2011: “High fantasy isn’t dead. If you say it is, you’re not looking in the right places. Perhaps the good stuff doesn’t get as much attention as it deserves, but it’s out there, changing perspectives and broadening imaginations, reminding us of what it is to be human, and daring girls who love nail polish and boys to dream of something more.”
In 2013, and to prove this point, I am therefore eagerly anticipating:
– the third season of Game of Thrones on HBO (April 2013)
– the second Hobbit movie (December 2013)
… and I’m hoping for many discoveries and surprises!
What about you? Which High Fantasy book/TV show/movie are you looking forward to in 2013? Leave us a comment below!