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Comedic Fantasy Book

Probably the lightest of all fantasy sub-genres, Humorous or Comic Fantasy is fun first, fantasy second. Basically, it just presents a fresh and interesting environment that will generate fresh and interesting humor.

Comedic Fantasy Characteristics

  • Level of Magic

Magic, if it is present, will probably be exploited more for its comedic potential than for actual results, such as failed incantations or unintended consequences.

  • Level of Characterization

Most characters are identifiable types: the sultry woman, the sassy girl, the strong and silent knight, the slyly perceptive idiot.

  • Level of Plot Complexity

Although the tone and intent of the works are light, there is a level at which they can be considered fairly intellectual and worth some work.

  • Level of Violence 

Usually not much, and not graphic.

Popular Comedic Fantasy Book Books