Speculative fiction is a broad umbrella category of narrative fiction referring to any fiction story that includes elements, settings and characters whose features are created out of imagination and speculation rather than based on attested reality and everyday life. That encompasses the genres of science fiction, fantasy, science fantasy, horror, alternative history, and magic realism.
Armed with new weapons and a newfound confidence, Nearra and her friends
plan to confront the wizard Maddoc, but before they can reach Cairngorn
Keep, a skeletal griffin kidnaps Nearra and delivers her directly into
the wizard's hands.