Fantasy Friday – I Need Your Help


I’ve been thinking about this for some time and today, I made the decision. I need to change the title of my first book. Currently it goes by The Sword of Secrets. I thought that worked, but the thing is, soooooo many fantasies employ “sword” in the title.

I was aware of this but had it confirmed today. Two blogs – Ink & Paper and A Bibliophile’s Bookshelf – are hosting a fan vote for the favorite all time fantasy. Out of 800 nominated books, they compiled a list of 101 to choose from. Of those, 18 contain some form of the word “sword” in the title.

Uh, nearly 20 percent! As I see it, a newbie trying to stand apart from the crowded field of fantasy writers would do well to chose a title that isn’t so much like 20 percent of the books already out there.

So here’s where I can use your help. I’ve come up with a list of titles that I think work with the story. Would you please participate in the following poll to let me know if any of these catch your attention? If none do, please mark the “other” category.

Also, tell your friends to come and vote. These don’t need to be fantasy fans. Just readers. The more feedback, the more help it is. 😀

And thanks for taking time to voice your opinion!

*Note: I just posted the latest version of Chapter I, but I don’t know if that will help with your title choice. Mostly I want to know which title would cause you to look at the book more closely.

Published in: on September 11, 2009 at 9:49 am  Comments (20)  
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