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.
London Harcourt jumps at
the chance to join her father on a voyage to the Greek isles, where she
meets Bennett Day. Day is a ladies' man, when he's not dodging lethal
attacks to protect the powers of the ancients from men like London's
father, who wants to subjugate the world's magic to British rule.