Realms of Fantasy magazine is back with a vengeance.
One of the few trade mags that I would pick up on a regular basis back a few years ago is back with its second issue under new management and I’m happy to say that it hasn’t lost a step.
There are plenty of fantasy magazines out there that have smattering of fantasy with a healthy dose of sci-fi, but ROF is bringing the magic back to the genre in a big way. Covering everything from contemporary to swords and sorcery and everything in between, I’m thoroughly enjoying the current issue which is available online via PDF.
In particular, Euan Harvey’s “The Demon of Hochgarten” blew me away with a vividly painted alternative take on the sword and sorcery genre. The story’s protagonist, Sir Stefan Von Stawy of the Order of the Bloody Spear, is no Lancelot, that’s for sure, but I’ll leave the surprises for those of you interested in reading this entertaining tale.
The issue also includes the usual well written reviews of movies, books, and games.
Check it out. You won’t be sorry.