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Historical Fantasy

This sub-genre is very similar to the “Alternate History” sub-genre. It is a sub-genre in which stories are set in a specified historical period but with some element of fantasy added to the world, such as magic or a mythical creatures or characters. Often the magic retreats from the world so as to allow history to continue unaltered. When the plot alters history, as it were, the story moves into the Alternate History sub-genre.