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What do you prefer in fantasy novels?

A poll for readers of fantasy novels where they can choose their preferences for the genre.

Who is your preferred protagonist?

23% (11) A male protagonist
32% (15) A female protagonist
43% (20) I like both equally

46 voters have answered this question.

For a male protagonist - what point in life should he be?

43% (20) New to adulthood, unwed, learning his path e.g. squire, apprentice, new recruit, prince
32% (15) In his prime, has romantic attachments, already accomplished e.g. knight, mage, sgt/captain, leading noble
23% (11) A protector, has children, has duties, a master of his craft e.g. lord, wizard teacher, general, king

46 voters have answered this question.

For a female protagonist - what point in life should she be?

68% (17) A new adult, a maiden, unwed, learning her destiny e.g. novice, apprentice, new huntress, princess
16% (4) In her prime, has romantic attachments, already accomplished e.g priestess, mage, amazon, courtly princess/new queen
16% (4) A protector, mother, has duties, perfected her craft e.g. Abbess/high priestess, wizard teacher, amazon queen/general, Queen Mother

25 voters have answered this question.

What level of violence do you prefer?

40% (10) Non-graphic violence (described but not in detail) e.g. The Hobbit, Harry Potter
36% (9) Bloody violence (described but not dwelt upon) e.g. LotR, The Iliad
24% (6) Brutal violence (gory and traumatic) e.g. A Song of Ice and Fire (GoT)

25 voters have answered this question.

What should the level of fatality be?

21% (6) No losses among the good guys
25% (7) Minor losses, named characters are killed
39% (11) Severe losses, some moderate or even major characters killed
14% (4) Tragic losses, hero/slash heroine or their closest friends/loved ones killed

28 voters have answered this question.

How descriptive should love scenes be?

33% (9) Kissing then fade to black
11% (3) Clothes removed then fade to black
22% (6) Some foreplay then soft focus
33% (9) Fully described love scene

27 voters have answered this question.

How much flesh should male characters show?

29% (8) Occasional shirt removal
11% (3) Unclothed during bathing scenes
18% (5) Unclothed during romance scenes
40% (11) Unclothed as often as required

27 voters have answered this question.

How much flesh should the female characters show?

29% (8) Occasionally in small clothes
11% (3) Unclothed during bathing scenes
18% (5) Unclothed during romance scenes
40% (11) Unclothed as often as required

27 voters have answered this question.

What kinds of romance would you be open to reading? (Check all that apply)

93% (41) Male-female
68% (30) Male-male
77% (34) Female-female
79% (35) Human-elf
75% (33) Human-dwarf
75% (33) Human-goblin/orc
75% (33) Elf-elf
72% (32) Elf-dwarf
72% (32) Elf-goblin
70% (31) Dwarf-goblin

44 voters have answered this question.

How much magic should there be?

26% (6) Low magic - enchanted items but no spells, wizards etc
21% (5) Rare magic - magic is only wielded by non-humans or only a handful of gifted in the whole world
39% (9) Normalised magic - magic is known in the world and can be formally studied
13% (3) Godlike magic - wielders of magic come by their magic easily and are almost unlimited in their power

23 voters have answered this question.

Dragons - how common should they be?

29% (8) Extinct - only spoken of in legend
14% (4) Almost extinct - only a few remain
40% (11) Rare - they still live but you might never see one
14% (4) Thriving - there are dragons and they can be found easily

27 voters have answered this question.

This poll was created on 2016-05-17 07:09:46 by Altrn81
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