Fantasy books take us to magical places and tell stories of adventure and quests and great battles. Often set in a world very different from our own, often inhabited by not only humans but perhaps dwarves, elves, orcs, goblins and ethereal beings. It's very common that there is some form of magic and wizards or witches wielding power. The author draws you into their worlds with descriptions that allow us to build up a picture in your imagination.
Fantasy fiction can be traced back to the mid 19th century but didn't really stop being considered a children's book until later in the 20th century. The 1960s was the time when the genre started to grow in popularity.
Choose a novel from this category and take yourself off to a far away land and fall under the author’s spell. Fight alongside the elves against the dragons and travel through the dark forests. When you get to the office remember you're not really wearing a cloak of invisibility and carrying a broadsword!
If you have read fantasy books by a particular author and you enjoyed it then you rae more likely to read works by the same author. However, if you want to discover new authors you have to experiment by downloading a few books by different authors . Read the excerpt on the obooko book-listing page. You won’t know if you are going to like the story straightaway but you’ll know if the writing is in a style you like.
To get a feel for the genre, check out books by Jaye patrick, like Daystrider