Ah, tropes. Those wonderful 3x5s in the plot building house of cards.
Over the years some have becomes standards of Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Young Adult books.
Some to the point that they're OVERUSED and have started to make us readers rant, scream, throw things, and foam at the mouth when the subject comes up.
Here are my big TOP TWO least favorite tropes in the fantasy genre, both of which drove me to blog ranting:
What are the fiction tropes, speculative or otherwise, that set your teeth gnashing?
A dog and a jackalope have been turned into humans by the Coyote Woman, a Native American spirit. They have a 100 years to find love. These two intersect in the modern day with a pair of mischievous twins who are bluegrass musicians.
Tapping The Dream Tree
An anthology of some of Charles de Lint's urban myth/urban fantasy short stories.