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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?

22% (12) A male protagonist
32% (17) A female protagonist
45% (24) I like both equally

53 voters have answered this question.

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

47% (25) New to adulthood, unwed, learning his path e.g. squire, apprentice, new recruit, prince
32% (17) In his prime, has romantic attachments, already accomplished e.g. knight, mage, sgt/captain, leading noble
20% (11) A protector, has children, has duties, a master of his craft e.g. lord, wizard teacher, general, king

53 voters have answered this question.

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

70% (22) A new adult, a maiden, unwed, learning her destiny e.g. novice, apprentice, new huntress, princess
16% (5) In her prime, has romantic attachments, already accomplished e.g priestess, mage, amazon, courtly princess/new queen
12% (4) A protector, mother, has duties, perfected her craft e.g. Abbess/high priestess, wizard teacher, amazon queen/general, Queen Mother

31 voters have answered this question.

What level of violence do you prefer?

40% (13) Non-graphic violence (described but not in detail) e.g. The Hobbit, Harry Potter
31% (10) Bloody violence (described but not dwelt upon) e.g. LotR, The Iliad
28% (9) Brutal violence (gory and traumatic) e.g. A Song of Ice and Fire (GoT)

32 voters have answered this question.

What should the level of fatality be?

22% (8) No losses among the good guys
25% (9) Minor losses, named characters are killed
31% (11) Severe losses, some moderate or even major characters killed
20% (7) Tragic losses, hero/slash heroine or their closest friends/loved ones killed

35 voters have answered this question.

How descriptive should love scenes be?

26% (9) Kissing then fade to black
8% (3) Clothes removed then fade to black
20% (7) Some foreplay then soft focus
44% (15) Fully described love scene

34 voters have answered this question.

How much flesh should male characters show?

26% (9) Occasional shirt removal
11% (4) Unclothed during bathing scenes
14% (5) Unclothed during romance scenes
47% (16) Unclothed as often as required

34 voters have answered this question.

How much flesh should the female characters show?

23% (8) Occasionally in small clothes
8% (3) Unclothed during bathing scenes
20% (7) Unclothed during romance scenes
47% (16) Unclothed as often as required

34 voters have answered this question.

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

92% (47) Male-female
64% (33) Male-male
78% (40) Female-female
72% (37) Human-elf
68% (35) Human-dwarf
70% (36) Human-goblin/orc
68% (35) Elf-elf
64% (33) Elf-dwarf
66% (34) Elf-goblin
62% (32) Dwarf-goblin

51 voters have answered this question.

How much magic should there be?

26% (8) Low magic - enchanted items but no spells, wizards etc
26% (8) Rare magic - magic is only wielded by non-humans or only a handful of gifted in the whole world
33% (10) Normalised magic - magic is known in the world and can be formally studied
13% (4) Godlike magic - wielders of magic come by their magic easily and are almost unlimited in their power

30 voters have answered this question.

Dragons - how common should they be?

29% (10) Extinct - only spoken of in legend
14% (5) Almost extinct - only a few remain
38% (13) Rare - they still live but you might never see one
17% (6) Thriving - there are dragons and they can be found easily

34 voters have answered this question.

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