Six Degrees of Fantasy Separation: Lord of the Rings to the Oddling Prince

After seeing Imyril’s Six Degrees of Separation post for Wyrd & Wonder (inspired by Kate’s meme over on Books Are My Favourite and Best), I decided to give it a go too although I felt daunted by the task because I never remember details about books for posts like this. I always draw a blank. (How will I connect one book to another?)

Well, I don’t know if I did it right, but here’s my attempt at it. I pulled up the virtual version of my bookshelves and set it to the fantasy books to help me out.

The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

Epic fantasy that has some Christian themes

The Magician’s Nephew by C.S. Lewis

Christian themes overload in this classic middle-grade fantasy novel that also has anthropomorphic animals

Monstress, Vol. 1 by Marjorie Liu, illus. by Sana Takeda

Epic fantasy comic book series that has anthropomorphic animals but is also inspired by Liu’s grandparents’ experiences surviving WWII in China

The Witch’s Market by Mingmei Yip

A paranormal fantasy novel on my TBR about a Chinese-American assistant professor who teaches folk religion and becomes involved with local witches when she visits the Canary Islands.

The Demon Lover by Juliet Dark

Another paranormal fantasy novel except this one is set in upstate New York and features a character named Callie McFay, of Scottish descent, who teaches in the folklore department of a small college in a town brimming with fairy creatures.

The Oddling Prince by Nancy Springer

Another book that features fae creatures and, like the Demon Lover, a character is taken by the fairy queen. However, this book is YA fantasy set in medieval Scotland.

And there you have it. My fantasy-themed Six Degrees of Separation that took me from classic fantasy Lord of the Rings to fantasy comic book series Monstress, diverted to paranormal fantasy the Witch’s Market before getting back to sword and sorcery fantasy, but YA, the Oddling Prince.

That’s quite a journey, but I’m still unsure if I did this correctly. Please let me know.

It was fun, though, so I might do it again. 🙂 Shout out to Imyril for letting me know about this.

IMAGE CREDITS: Flaming phoenix by Sujono Sujono | Decorative phoenix by Tanantachai Sirival – both from


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