i just wanna know what everyone thinks about having vampires in a fantasy book. Is there any problem with this.
Let me hear ya views im pondering whether to use them in a project of mine???/
December 11th, 2002, 11:35 AM
genre doesn't matter- feel free to mix and match. The undead crop up quite a bit in fantasy anyway
Just beware people accusing you of jumping on the Buffy bandwagon.
December 11th, 2002, 12:02 PM
no problems at all here. If you can bring a new angle on it though even better! I read a book which was pure fantasy, but had a vampire influence. David Gemmell's Knights of Dark renown.
I also read a celtic mythology story container Gods and classic myth, they had Babohan Sith - which were very old celtic vampires, different to the buffy ones. Was interesting.
December 11th, 2002, 08:31 PM
Exactly what he said - Knights of Dark Renown and Morningstar(both by David gemmell) are classic examples of how vampires can mesh really well with fantasy and not detract from but add to the narrative.
December 11th, 2002, 08:57 PM
I think Vampires are great. Why not write them in when they can contribute such mystery, intrigue and complete terror to the story. That is of course, if that's how you choose to portray them. I myself have always been fascinated by them, and can see them in a dark romance as well as a dark fantasy. :)
December 11th, 2002, 11:31 PM
Vampires rules! I like them, especially in "Tear of the Gods" by Raymond E. Feist
December 11th, 2002, 11:47 PM
Huh? I don't remember any Vampires.
December 12th, 2002, 01:27 AM
Better left to dark fantasy, or not be the major focus of the book.
Feist touched on them with Tear Of The Gods, which was good, and tied them to dark magic.