Religion in Fantasy: Finding Meaning in the Madness

The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie

Conversations about religion can be difficult. It is a subject that tends to evoke great passion and strong opinions. From a staunch atheist to the most extreme believer and everyone in between, religion touches on nerves like nothing else. There is no denying the way it has shaped life on this planet and the way we interact with one another.

With that in mind, it is easy to see why fantasy writers have often used religion to explore th