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Fantasy Faction => Fantasy Book & Author Discussion => Topic started by: NedMarcus on May 05, 2019, 01:37:16 AM

Title: Can you recommend any fantasy set in forests?
Post by: NedMarcus on May 05, 2019, 01:37:16 AM
I enjoy fantasy set in forests (whether ancient or new forests). Do you have any recommendations of stories either set in forests or where forests play an important part?



Title: Re: Can you recommend any fantasy set in forests?
Post by: Elfy on May 05, 2019, 01:56:57 AM
Mythago Wood by Robert Holdstock immediately springs to mind.
Title: Re: Can you recommend any fantasy set in forests?
Post by: ScarletBea on May 05, 2019, 09:19:25 AM
Naomi Novik's Uprooted.
Title: Re: Can you recommend any fantasy set in forests?
Post by: Peat on May 05, 2019, 12:47:24 PM
Mythago Wood by Robert Holdstock immediately springs to mind.

Ditto. It's a fantastic book in its own right, and also one of the most original fantasies I've ever read and one of the most forest-orientated fantasies I've ever read.
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Post by: J.R. Darewood on May 05, 2019, 02:28:16 PM
Didn't like it but Kings of the Wyld had a lot of stuff go down in forests.
Title: Re: Can you recommend any fantasy set in forests?
Post by: cupiscent on May 07, 2019, 05:00:38 AM
I tend to prefer stories set in urban settings but I can throw into the pot:
 - Thoraiya Dyer's Crossroads of Canopy takes place literally in the canopy of a rainforest of giant trees - the civilisation is built up there and we never so much as see the forest floor.
 - Traci Chee's The Reader is an intriguing YA fantasy blending some of the meta-story feel of things like the Neverending Story with an adventure romp, much of which is set in a forest.
 - Seconding the rec for Uprooted, it is very tree-y and forest-y, in a fairytale way.
Title: Re: Can you recommend any fantasy set in forests?
Post by: J.R. Darewood on May 15, 2019, 07:39:54 AM

Ooooh, I forgot Elven Star, the second book in the Deathgate Cycle takes place in a forest canopy.
Title: Re: Can you recommend any fantasy set in forests?
Post by: Bender on May 15, 2019, 11:28:26 AM
Faithful and Fallen has big chunks of forest events.
Title: Re: Can you recommend any fantasy set in forests?
Post by: AnnaStephens on May 24, 2019, 04:26:31 PM
The Queens of Innis Lear by Tessa Gratton - the wild and the woods play a huge part.

And from the classic archives - Hothouse by Brian Aldiss, which is downright weird and also wonderful.
Title: Re: Can you recommend any fantasy set in forests?
Post by: xiagan on May 24, 2019, 07:39:36 PM
Aren't the books by Juliet Marillier forest-heavy?
There are some medieval YA books by Tonke Dragt (The Letter for the King and the follow up the Secrets of the Wild Wood) that take place mostly in forests.