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Old 09-26-2010, 03:39 AM   #1
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Trouble classifying our book with great detail to readers

Okay, simple question, maybe no simple answer;

Our book, "Tree of Life", while set in a Fantasy realm with elves, mages and such, it isn't really about fantasy elements, it's a story about mortality. So while it lives and breathes in a land of fantasy that's not the core focus of the story, it really tends to fall more into the complexity of relationships, bitterness of unjust death and the consumption of revenge.

So what would you classify it as? Perhaps that's too much to ask - though I was hoping maybe someone else had written a similar story line that could provide a degree of classification.

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Old 09-28-2010, 04:15 PM   #2
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Most of the fantasy I read (at least the "good stuff") is not really about magic and elves and what-have-you. I'd still classify it as fantasy, but that's just my opinion.

For example (and I know I've used this example a few times recently, but they're good books, darnit!), Robin Hobb's Farseer trilogy. It's classified as fantasy, it involves magic, the magic is central to the story-line, but in the end the books are truly about the growth of characters and the personal relationships between them.
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Old 09-28-2010, 04:36 PM   #3
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Okay, I'm not an author, however, when I categorize books, I categorize them by genre, not content within.

Does that make sense?

Tree of Life has to be fantasy, because of the magic, elves, and setting.

The rest is just icing on the cake......
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Old 09-28-2010, 09:26 PM   #4
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Thanks - I appreciate that; Of course, I suppose the sub-catagory aspects are also what I was trying to get more of a grasp on - eg, Fantasy-Romance/dark...ack, too many options, not enough coffee.
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Wikipedia offers the following sub-genres by theme. Based on these choices, I would suggest saying your book is "High Fantasy"
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Old 09-30-2010, 01:38 AM   #6
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Valmore,

Many thanks once again. Glad to see that "high-fantasy" is where it falls, since that's what I started out promoting it as... well that and a bit of romance

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