fantasy

Lilith and the Knight

Two Jewish fantasy novels, one set in an Eastern Europe of demons and death, the other a time travel romance …

The Yale Fantasy of Leigh Bardugo

The setting for Leigh Bardugo’s acclaimed new fantasy novel ‘Ninth House’ is Yale, and it’s an unintentionally revealing look at …

Zionavar

On the Jewish themes, characters, and subtexts of Guy Gavriel Kay. Read the essay at the Jewish Review of Books.

Of Were-Owls and Wandering Jews

My fantasy reading this month included Jewish shape-shifters and “Pharisees,” Michael Moorcock and Rudyard Kipling, and a new Israeli novel …