I’ll be concentrating on content only.
Any kind, preferably clever ones who can talk/communicate. I love the sassy dragons in Robin Hobb‘s books. Also cool are the menacing ones in A Song of Ice and Fire & the sweet ones like Temeraire or the dragon/s in Patricia C. Wrede‘s novels.
I like to read about mercenaries, cause they’re ‘dirty’ characters instead of plain shiny heroes. They have some good banter & are mostly pretty badass. More fun to read about. As long as they don’t feel sorry for themselves too much.
I love, love the mercenary companies in Steven Erikson’s Malazan Book of the Fallen & Bronn from ASOIAF is one of the best characters ever^^
‘Go to ‘xy’ & find the holy hand grenade of antioch/ destroy the ring/ rescue that princess etc.’. Simple, but if done right, it’s an exciting journey! There was a time when I was tired of quests, but I found I’m into it again.
THERE’S NO BETTER BOND! Fitz & Nighteyes, Lyra & Pantalaimon, Sabriel and that adorable cat whose name I forgot… I always feel so strongly for them^^
I love me a good strong friendship between bros! Locke Lamora & Jean Tannen are a good example!
Magic school, combat school, any kind of school or university will do. That’s already the best start! Want some cool recs? Here, I did a post on it when I just started blogging.
Fantasy settings that have their roots in Asian history & use their myths/culture etc., are interesting to me at the moment. Just because I haven’t really read a lot.
Nothing worse than insta-love. Build it up for a while. Even a couple of books if it’s a series. I like to be teased- it feels much better if/when it actually happens then.