I read The Alchemist written by Paulo Coelho.
This is a story of a young shepherd who pursues his treasure.
One time a shepherd had an impressive dream of the pyramid, and a mysterious old man he encountered informed him that visiting Egypt and finding his treasure at there is his personal legend. And then, he started his journey to the pyramid.
This is not the kind of fantasy like slay a dragon or save the world, but rather familiar one to us.
I think the theme of this story is to accomplish one's dream. And in this story, the dream is expressed as personal legend.
Everyone has own personal legend in each heart, but few people try to realize them, a character said. But once decide to realize it, every omen helps one who pursues one's personal legend, and every legend comes true, if one tries to, another character said.
This is a fantasy story, but I felt that the shepherd is one of us who keeps trying for one's dream.
The original version is written in Portuguese, but this novel is translated in many languages and read around the world. I think the reason is that this story reminds modern people to pursue what really want to do.