As a fantasy fan, I occasionally come across over used or old tropes that I find annoying. Every genre of book has them, that tired old cliché that makes you shake your head and sigh whilst reading.
Well, I have created a humorous (well, I think it is) list of my fifteen most annoying fantasy tropes:
So there you have it, a good-natured and fun look at annoying tropes in fantasy. There’s two tropes and clichés that I didn’t mention, my list, my rules and they are Animal Companions and Weapon Naming and that’s because animal companions are awesome and well, weapon naming is also cool, if I was a fantasy character – anti-hero obviously! Then I’d have myself an animal companion and a named weapon. 🙂
Out of the list, my most annoying fantasy trope is Number 8: Magic. I’m a big fan of magic but sometimes less is more and you don’t need wave after wave of sorcery being unleashed in duels and battles destroying entire towns and armies. Little hints, nods and nuances to magic in the world most of the time work far better.
Also, there needs to be a cost when using magic, a price to pay for either the world or the character using it, magic usage needs consequences.
Well my fellow bookish bloggers, is there any tropes you would add to the list?? What is your most annoying fantasy trope?? And, if you’re not a fantasy fan (I hope you had fun reading this and smiled at least once too) then I ask you, what is the most annoying trope in your favoured genre of books??
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