Why is it so hard to find any interesting high fantasy? Many fantasy books synopsis throws names and places that they expect me to give a shit about, but I don't. Reading something like that turns me off the book instantly. Also, any kind of book title with the word sword in it, or has a dragon in the cover turns me off instantly as well. Granted, I am not giving them a fair chance, but I suspect that it is not the character driven fantasy that I am looking for. That is why I adore lord of the rings. Its subtle. It gives focus on the characters and the fantay is just a means to make the world interesting. Does anyone else feel the same way?