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.
In the sequel to Circle at Center, Mirandel, the druid priestess,
returns from her long banishment to the human world to once again
confront the evil that threatens her circle and must somehow find an
army strong enough to defend her mystic realm.
Douglas Niles (born 1954) is a fantasy author and game designer. Niles was one of the creators of the Dragonlance world and the author of the first three Forgotten Realms novels, and the Top Secret S/I espionage role-playing game.