Witches, gods, magicians, and vengeful ghosts all have their place in historical fiction. Historical fantasy combines history and the worldbuilding of magic. In this panel, three historical fiction writers will discuss what incorporating supernatural elements adds to historical novels, the layers of fantastical elements, different types of historical fantasy, and why a writer would want to include magic in historical fiction. Join us as we talk about books where jinn lurk in the shadows of bathhouses, vengeful ghosts haunt warriors, and magic assassins hunt victims. No matter if it’s vampires, witches or the jinn, historical fantasy adds an extra element that makes historical novels magical to read and write.
This panel will include Autumn Bardot, Zenobia Neil, Xina Marie Uhl, with moderator Erin Davies.