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Tropes. What are they and are they all created equal?
That’s what we wanted to know too. In the varied worlds of fantasy books there are immeasurable ways to build a world, birth a character and of course let’s not forget the spice. That little niche is where all the tropes like to live and that’s where we the ever-devoted readers settle in and relish or judge what happens within any given story.
I, Emily am a solid fan of fantasy spice, I like to keep it within the realm of the possible. I can enjoy from a literary perspective the paranormal aspect of vampires, werewolves, fae/faries and the myriad of gods and goddesses that abound in romantic fantasy fiction. I draw the line at monsters. That’s a hard no on the fantasy meter. I like tropes that come with rules, however loose they may be there are still guidelines. That’s not to say that a little dabble into the weird and strange isn’t a welcome break. There are always exceptions to every rule. Shout out to Ruby Dixon and her book Ice Planet Barbarians.
Diana, I am the polar opposite. Thrillers are my cup of tea, that’s not to say that I’m not into fantasy but, and that is a big but, I gravitate towards the psychological thrillers and weird reads. Not gonna lie the Grumpy/Sunshine trope is my go to in the contemporary fantasy realm. That’s not to say I won’t dabble in other tropes.
We want to put it out to you, what are the tropes you love most?
What gets the blood flowing and drives those spicy moments through the roof?
What do you think of the tropes in A World Divided?
Which ones would you like to see in the future.?
Drop us a line in the comment section and give us your feedback!
Keep it Spicy!
Emily Stone & Diana Bloom were born to Italian immigrants who traversed the Atlantic from Italy to Toronto in the 1950s and 1960s. They both reside in Toronto, Canada, and have a passion for travel, crafts, fashion, makeup artistry, and literature. Writing has always been an important creative outlet, and they hope to help readers escape the mundane. A World Divided is their first novel.