I know this topic has been explored on so many levels, but I browsed the archives and couldn't find anything that really answered my question. So I'm starting another! I'm writing a fantasy story, following one character throughout the entire thing (except for a small epilogue at the end of the series). I've completed the first draft and am in the process of planning the outline for the second draft. When I wrote the first draft, it was written in third person. However, during my planning, I'm starting to "write it" (in my head) in first person. I'm not opposed to first. It feels natural while I'm doing it. But I have a concern. During my research, I found that first person is great for stories with a strong voice and an "unreliable" narrator. Well, my character is definitely unreliable. She's very cynical, angry, and withdrawn (in the beginning), so her anger taints pretty much every good thing in her life. I thought it would be more enjoyable for the reader to see from her eyes and to watch her grow, which is why I was initially okay with first. However, I'm worried about it because it's a fantasy. And in my (limited) experience, I've never read a fantasy story written in first person. I've read urban fantasies in first person, but never strictly fantasy (with made up worlds, religion, and magic). And it makes me worried that a reader will be thrown off by a first person fantasy novel. Is this something that is done, and I just haven't seen it? Or are fantasy stories strictly told in third to keep the "fantasy" aspect in tact? I'd like to do first. I think it would add something to my story. But I don't want to necessarily go against the mold, if there is one. What do you think?