Fantasy can be a difficult genre for beginners to penetrate, and in a sense, that’s fitting. The foundations of the genre rely on invention and reinvention, pushing boundaries, and infusing the known with the unknown. Where do you even begin when the worlds are unfamiliar (and sprawling), and you can’t fight your way through the hordes of wizards and magicians, faeries and pixies, elves and dwarves, fallen gods and avenging angels? Well, there’s an answer to that question. Dozens, in fact.