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Heroic Fantasy Books

Heroic Fantasy has been bypassed recently by other fantasy genres, but the affinity of young males for comic book-style heroes pretty much guarantees the longevity of this form, which was once the backbone of the entire fantasy genre.

Herioc Fantasy Characteristics

  • Level of Magic

Magic exists, but the action/adventure angle of these works provides more opportunity for the hero to skillfully wield weapons to overcome villains.

  • Level of Characterization

Low, with stock good and evil opponents. This is not meant to imply the characters are boring, but that they will not keep you guessing.

  • Level of Plot Complexity

All aspects of plot are straightforward in these stories.

  • Level of Violence 

A high level of violence is featured, and may sometimes be paired with sexuality to some degree..

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