It’s interesting to read a range of writing and taking advantage of the ‘look inside’ feature on Amazon to research published authors’ habits and styles. One thing that I have noticed is the use of comedy in serious/epic fantasy works.
In my opinion, a fantasy novel should be an exploration of an invented world and the best of them should include every element of human life: humour, joy, sadness, loyalty, betrayal etc. So, when I see writers weaving humour into their writing, I get the feeling of reading a real, down to Earth story.
I will post more on this tomorrow as I can’t get to the PC right now, so keep an eye out!