Would you ever read a very long fantasy book?

NoelWell

The author of The God's Bracelet
Joined
Jan 20, 2020
Messages
13
Reaction score
1
Location
Toronto, Canada
Does anybody believe that the 700-900 page books, such as The Wheel of Time, The Legends of Drizzt, and the like, are too long?

The reason I am asking is because publishers seem to want books half that length. What do you think?

I am about to publish the first book of my trilogy The God's Bracelet, which is almost 800 pages long, but I may have to split it into 2 books due to this requirement. Is it reasonable?
 

wanderingmagus

King Anakin's Royal Advisor, Constantly Around :D
Joined
Nov 7, 2009
Messages
11,034
Reaction score
269
Location
Middle Earth
I personally enjoy long fantasy books like the Lord of the Rings "trilogy" or the Silmarillion. It all has to do with who your target audience is.
 

bloodfiredeath

Die by the Sword
Joined
Jul 15, 2006
Messages
5,376
Reaction score
130
I always enjoyed the longer books, like mentioned in the OP.
Pretty sure in this day and age, they are probably too long for most people and unless they are made into a series, most people won't bother (or care).
The world indeed has lost some of it lustre.
 

JIM

zombie Turncoat
Joined
May 28, 2008
Messages
7,958
Reaction score
263
Location
in the horde
my favourite author is Raymond E Feist, so no, i have no issues with long fantasy books and series
 

New Posts

Top