|15th March 2007, 01:58 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2006
So, when you are 'enjoying' a fantasy - how important are various aspects to you the reader?
a. political skullduggery - all the behind the scenes wheeler dealing that would put Del Boy to shame?
b. fast paced narrative - action driven or character driven?
c. religious exploration/theology - re-inventing christianity, or neo-paganism or?
d. originality of setting - or a reworking of medieval europe yet again?
e. lushness of detail - dwelling on the chitinous wings of a mayfly for fifteen lines?
f. cast - a few key players or an endless world of movers and shakers?
g. heroes to cheer for - or anti-heroes to follow to the end of the world?
Add to your list? I am curious, as a guy planning my first major world-building what do these readers love, what do you hate?
|15th March 2007, 02:23 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2005
Location: South Yorkshire
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Re: How Important?
It really depends on my mood. I love the political intrigue of Martin's ASOIAF.The vast cast of characters and complexity of Erikson's Malazan series.Although sometimes I prefer only one or two central characters like Donaldson's Thomas Covenant. I also like my villians grey.
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