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SA: against their own succession
Posted on 2009.10.04 at 20:14

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peacey at 2009-04-14 10:54 (UTC) ()
The term has been used in fantasy tales all over the place...

Considering the fact that I write fantasy (low fantasy though it is), I suppose I should be horrified that I've never read a book that mentioned it. Strictly speaking, I'm not big on "typical" fantasy tales. I don't like odd creatures (griffins, dragons, etc.), or tales that employ magic in liberal doses (because it often becomes a crutch in the hands of a weak author). Mostly I gravitate to Arthurian work that tamps down on the more fantastical elements of the genre, and I honestly believe George R. R. Martin is a god.
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primroseburrows at 2009-04-14 12:15 (UTC) ()
Considering the fact that I write fantasy (low fantasy though it is), I suppose I should be horrified that I've never read a book that mentioned it.

I've never read one either, but the concept isn't new or unknown to US readers, which leaves me just as wtf about the whole thing as ever. *shrugs*

I don't like odd creatures (griffins, dragons, etc.), or tales that employ magic in liberal doses (because it often becomes a crutch in the hands of a weak author).

For me it depends on the work. And the author. I'm not a big "creature" fan, either, though. I like my fantasy dark and apocalyptic, generally. HP is a huge exception.

Mostly I gravitate to Arthurian work that tamps down on the more fantastical elements of the genre



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