Fantasy is just one giant pile of subgenres and subgenres, isn’t it? But that’s the beauty of it for me. There’s so much that can be done with it, but as I’ll be discussing with all my Genre Talk posts, it seems like almost all of them are stuck in the same rut.
So with dark fantasy, how exactly do we describe it? What is the definition of dark fantasy? As with almost every subgenre, the exact act of defining it is a little tricky (not just literary, either – if you have a day I highly suggest reading a bit on the subgenres of metal but that’s an aside).