×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

The Writer's Complete Fantasy Reference
     

The Writer's Complete Fantasy Reference

4.4 5
by Writers Digest, Terry Brooks (Introduction)
 

Do you know what a murder hole is?

Or why a chimera is three times worse than most monsters?

What would be better for storming castles, a trebuchet or a kopesh?

To find the answers to these questions, you need this fascinating guide to transport yourself to fantasy's mysterious worlds. Featuring an introduction by mega-best-selling author Terry Brooks,

Overview

Do you know what a murder hole is?

Or why a chimera is three times worse than most monsters?

What would be better for storming castles, a trebuchet or a kopesh?

To find the answers to these questions, you need this fascinating guide to transport yourself to fantasy's mysterious worlds. Featuring an introduction by mega-best-selling author Terry Brooks, the Writer's Complete Fantasy Reference reveals the facts behind the fantasy, giving you the details you need to make your fiction vibrant, captivating and original.

From classic medieval witchcraft to ancient Mesoamerican civilizations, every chapter will spark your creativity. An invaluable resource, it will also help you fill your writing with inventive new ideas rooted in accurate descriptions of the world's most intriguing legends, folklore and mysticism.

Take this guide, venture into the fantastic, and create magical realms alive with detail. Great stories await you!

Editorial Reviews

Elaine Barbieri
An exceptional book! As a romance writer, I found it uniquely invaluable. As a fantasy writer, I found it indispensible. I loved it!
Kim Guarnaccia
An indispensible reference guide of historical and cultural facts, rites, races and creatures, for both the fantasy and historical writer.
Booknews
Begins with traditional--Medieval European--fantasy cultures and surveys other cultures throughout the world that could offer a framework for creating fantasy. Then discusses magic; witchcraft and pagan paths; commerce, trade, and law in contemporary fantasy; races; creatures of myth and legend; dress and costume; arms, armor, and armies; and the anatomy of a castle. No bibliography. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781582970264
Publisher:
F+W Media
Publication date:
11/28/2000
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Related Subjects

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews

The Writer's Complete Fantasy Reference 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
For fantasy writers this is an amazing resource. Even if you're not a writer it's still an interesting read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is good for finding the names of weapons to what colors classes of people wore. It comes in use for those writing stories with kingdoms and stuff like that.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago