I don't know if I should reply to this thread because I'm not a big fantasy reader. I'm the fringe audience, at best. What I like in fantasy are elements of the horror genre. The evil power of the Ring. The zombies-whatever in Game of Thrones. Just thought I'd share in case you fantasy authors find it useful. I would also add that I'm beginning to hate dragons because I'm so truly, truly fed up with them, but I'm the minority so I don't think you should mind me.