What is your favorite magical or fairy tale creature?

When I was growing up, I had a love of any storybook animal that could talk. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe was one of my favorite books for that sole reason. I pretended all of my stuffed animals could talk, of course, and I hoped one day to meet a real talking lion.

Upon discovering science fiction in my early teens, I enjoyed the various kinds of alien species… because they were people that sometimes looked a lot like animals. Ewoks, anyone?

Once I began my writing career, it seemed the most natural thing in the world to write about intelligent animals, or people who could turn into animals. I haven’t gotten to meet my talking lion yet, but my talking dragon and a few talking wolves have wandered across my stage. Their presence has left me wondering, though…

What is *your* favorite magical creature?



3 thoughts on “Magical Creatures

  1. My favourite has to be werewolves or genies. Especially the one you wrote about. I can’t wait to read Dragon’s Bane and see what happens to Luke and Mark.

  2. I’m with you on the lion, Emily. I love the big cats, so stories about tiger and panther shifters and the like are some of my favorites. And dragons are definitely right up there at the top of the list.

  3. I read all those books too! I also read all the Xanth novels. I especially liked the book Nighmare. I found “Pooka’s” fascinating, even named one of my pets after it,Pook. 🙂

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