Romantic Fantasy vs Fantasy Romance

Romance and Fantasy are two of the biggest genres in the book community. This has lead to the creation of some of the most popular sub-genres, Fantasy Romance and Romantic Fantasy. Now, you may think that these two subgenres are the same thing simply stated in a different way but you would be incorrect. Let me break down the difference between Fantasy Romance and Romantic Fantasy.

First we must begin with our two main genres.

Parent Genres

Romance

Fantasy

Subgenres

Fantasy Romance

In Fantasy Romance, the dominant element comes from its parent genre Romance.

Romantic Fantasy

In Romantic Fantasy, the dominant element comes from its parent genre Fantasy

While both subgenres share many similar traits and can be difficult to distinguish from one another at times, there are distinct differences if you choose to take the time to examine it closely.

Which subgenre do you prefer? Fantasy Romance or Romantic Fantasy?

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