I'm writing a fantasy book, but I'm trying to keep it distanced from the typical elves and dwarves. As I was writing it became clear that my character is there for a reason. I came up with the idea that he is meant to take down a fascist king. The problem with that however, is that almost every fantasy novel I've read seems to have some sort of evil king. What other antagonists and quests could exist in a fantasy setting? Also what are your opinions on including an occasional illustration in a book for adults. I know illustrations are typically reserved for children's books, but some of the creatures I'm describing so far sound so fantastical it makes me want to make art of them. I usually work in fiber, and there are some interesting felting techniques that can make flat images.