Different sources of fantasy have inspired a torrent of novels and films. I’m sure you’re familiar with Rowling’s Harry Potter novels or G.R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones. Or perhaps you’ve read Guy Gavriel Kay’s The Lions of Alrassan or The Last Light of the Sun? Jack Whyte wrote histories of royal courts with complicated relationships between a royal family and their nobles. All very byzantine.
Yet, there are oceans of supernatural creatures and people who know just how to wield magic power without a single novel to tell their stories. Most fantasies are influenced by Old English, Celtic or Norse traditions; this course will concentrate on those origins. But there are the stories of Dracula and vampires set in Transylvania, Romania. This course may inspire you to create a new subgenre!