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Worlds Without End Roll-Your-Own Reading Challenge

Gaslamp Fantasy Challenge

Gaslamp Fantasy Challenge

The Gaslamp Fantasy challange last ran back in 2014, in the early days of Reading Challenges in WWEnd. I'd like to have another go at it for 2021. Below is the description from the 2014 challenge.

Gaslamp Fantasy is historical fantasy fiction that:

  • is set between 1811 and 1901 - from the beginning of the Regency Era through the end of the reign of Queen Victoria
  • is usually (but not exclusively) set in England or one of the British colonies
  • may be similar to Gothic literature (ie: Dracula, Frankenstein, Edgar Allan Poe)
  • has supernatural elements and/or some form of magic
  • sometimes focuses on class, manners, romance, etc. (in the style of Jane Austen)

If you're looking for reading ideas, check out THIS LIST.

Gaslamp Fantasy is similar to steampunk but with far less focus on the science and gadgets. To put it simplistically, gaslamp is fantasy and steampunk is sci-fi. The lines between the two can get a bit fuzzy, however, so don't stress your brain about it overmuch.

Challenge Details
Genre: Fantasy and Horror
Challenge Span: January 2021 – December 2021

Reading Levels
Select your reading level below. You can adjust your level up or down at any time during the challenge.

 Mr Norell = 3 books + 1 reviews
 Jonathan Strange = 6 books + 2 reviews
 Temeraire = 9 books + 3 reviews
 Queen Victoria = 12 books + 6 reviews

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ElizabethR

ElizabethR

Black Powder War
Empire of Ivory
Glamour in Glass
His Majesty's Dragon
In the Labyrinth of Drakes:  A Memoir by Lady Trent
A Natural History of Dragons:  A Memoir by Lady Trent
Shades of Milk and Honey
Throne of Jade
The Tropic of Serpents
Valour and Vanity
Voyage of the Basilisk:  A Memoir by Lady Trent
Without a Summer
GiantPanda

GiantPanda

3
2
1
Hneite

Hneite

Blood Is Another Word for Hunger
Falling in Love with Hominids
The Salt Roads
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
lisagarrity

lisagarrity

3
2
1
mooncrumble

mooncrumble

6
5
4
3
2
1
nmly

nmly

3
2
1
slightlyfoxed

slightlyfoxed

The Beautiful Ones
In the Labyrinth of Drakes:  A Memoir by Lady Trent
The Ladies of Grace Adieu:  And Other Stories
Swordspoint
The Tropic of Serpents
The True Queen
Voyage of the Basilisk:  A Memoir by Lady Trent
Within the Sanctuary of Wings: A Memoir by Lady Trent
4
3
2
1
Weesam

Weesam

The Black Opera
Darkness on His Bones
The Grand Tour
Lost
The Mislaid Magician or Ten Years After
Pale Guardian
Point of Honour
The Prestige
Prisoner of Midnight
Queen Victoria's Book of Spells:  An Anthology of Gaslamp Fantasy
Sorcery and Cecelia or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot
Under the Poppy