Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Underrepresented Fantasy Creatures

Although I have ideas for stories in the Catalyst Chronicles series, the Season Avatar series, and even some standalone stories, I keep coming up with more ideas to work on. One idea I might pursue after I finish the Season Avatar series is an urban fantasy with a dryad as the main character. I've always had an interest in plant spirits; in fact, one of my unfinished short stories involves spirits linked to house plants. One thing that makes dryads interesting is that you don't see them often in fiction. The Belgariad contains a part-dryad character, and Jim Hine's Libromancer series also features a dryad. I can't think of any others I've read about; how about you? What little-know fantasy races do you think should be the focus of more fiction? Feel free to leave your answer below.

3 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

If you do something with plants, just don't make it anything like the movie The Happening.
You don't see many Basilisks....

Sandra Almazan said...

I haven't seen The Happening, so hopefully I won't duplicate it by accident.

James Pailly said...

Quite a few animals have managed to adapt to urbanization: raccoons and pigeons, for example. In fact, some species seem to thrive in cities. There's no reason certain super natural beings couldn't do the same. I love the idea of dryads making due with house plants. That could be a really fun story.

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