Introducing Fantasy Fantasy is a form of literature that presents psychological realities in an imaginative or fantastical way. Using myth and folklore as a background, modern writers of fantasy set their stories in an imagined world or in a real-life setting where magical events take place. Ask the group to discuss folktales and myths they remember hearing or reading in the past. Who were the characters who fought for good, and who were the evil characters? Ask them to describe to each other scenes they remember from those stories. How was magic used? What emotions did the stories evoke? What do they remember of dragons in those early tales? Make a list of character traits exhibited by heroes and villains from folktales and myths. Which of these traits are most important in real-life situations? WARNING: This guide includes key plot points from bothEldest andEragon . Should you wish to avoid spoilers, please read both books before this readers guide!Paolini, Christopher is the author of 'Eldest ', published 2005 under ISBN 9780375926709 and ISBN 0375926704.