His first work is a series - The Fionnovar Tapestry. I don't know why, but a lot of Bujold's fantasy series is available on audible for free if you subscribe to the Romance package. Broken Illusions is book two of the complete Ashryn Barker Trilogy, an action packed urban fantasy with a low heat whychoose romantic subplot. Is romance better as a subplot or as a main plot? And yes, I care about happy ending. In addition, many of Bujold's Vorkosigan saga books (I'm currently in the middle of those) have romantic subplots next to the save the world/empire/galaxy main plots, if you don't mind sci fi for a setting. There is a BUT. If era 1 mistborn romance would have me roll my eyes sometimes, era 2 romance just switch between cute and hilarious. If it’s all about the romance, I’m not interested. Here's a great article by Mette Ivie Harrison: How To Write Romance (in Fantasy), published in OSC's Intergalactic Medicine Show.I think it's particularly appropriate to your question because it focuses on romances as subplots, romance combined with other elements. 131,404 ratings — published 2019, avg rating 4.11 — Sequel series to The Demon King? published 2018, avg rating 4.35 — These books tend to get confused with, and put in the same category as, other types of fantasy romance: alternative history, vampire, werewolf or shifter paranormals. published 2015, avg rating 4.42 — published 2015, avg rating 4.26 — There's a little bit in Lightbringer, but again, though there are some discussions on it, it's more in book 4 that things really happen. Any … published 2011, avg rating 4.31 — In Fantasy or Thriller books, I feel like romance is mostly pushed onto your face because well, as you said it’s something we can relate too and when it’s well-done, it’s great, but in non-romance … 742,029 ratings — The difference between a romance set in a fantasy world and a fantasy world with a romance is one of emphasis. I prefer fantasy/sci-fi books, so I think it is better as a subplot. “Well, you’ve got three choices,” she answered. And there are certain conventions in a story that is a genre romance. The liveship traders trilogy might fit your bill. Magic Bitter Magic Sweet by Charlie N. Holmberg is a great fantasy book with great romance. Most of these are epic fantasy writing prompts, but depending on how you handle them, some of them could be used for paranormal romance, urban fantasy, or dark fantasy story ideas as well. published 2016, avg rating 4.35 — 10,768 ratings — published 2007, avg rating 4.07 — Brooks, a prolific and imaginative writer, and author of Justi the Gifted. Today’s topic is all about romance subplots and I feel like I’m going to have a lot to say about this one! published 2013, avg rating 4.04 — I think romance subplots need to strike the right balance. Someone else has already recommended Bujold's Curse of Chalion and by extension Paladin of Souls to you. The best way to learn how to use a romance arc in your story is to look at books and films where the arc works, and see if you can map out the path the writers took to create tension and conflict and how they tied this in to the rest of the story. published 2008, avg rating 4.37 — I don’t mind romance in books, but it HAS to be a subplot. 71,856 ratings — We welcome respectful dialogue related to speculative fiction in literature, games, film, and the wider world. 6,555,575 ratings — This post was originally titled, "Master List of Romantic Conflicts,"… Epic Fantasy Romance can also get lumped with Young Adult Fantasy Romance, and although some of these do span genres, many aren’t actually Epic Fantasy Romance. published 2021, avg rating 4.22 — J.K. Rowling does this effectively by showing the complications school work throw into the ring as her characters’ struggle against evil in the Harry Potter books. published 2005, avg rating 4.27 — published 2008, avg rating 4.26 — published 2018, avg rating 4.37 — I also want to second the recommendation for The Demon King. Romance as a subplot. published 2010, avg rating 4.58 — There are 4 books, what should I not read? published 2014, avg rating 4.37 — I’m not sure what about it automatically elevates a story for me, but, if I’m reading a fantasy or sci-fi novel that isn’t marketed as a romance and then I discover there is a romance? God damn right. 17,930 ratings — published 2009, avg rating 4.63 — published 2019, avg rating 4.41 — published 2019, avg rating 4.29 — The latter has the better romantic subplot imho, but both are very much worth reading. Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme, hosted by Rukky @Eternity Books & Dani @ Literary Lion, where we get to discuss certain topics, share our opinions, and spread the love by visiting each other’s posts!I’ve listed the upcoming topics in brief at the end of my post, but check out these pages for more information on November 2020 prompts & a list of past prompts! Romance adds emotional depth. 337,996 ratings — In light of that, here are 14 Non-Romance books with a romantic subplot. The romance is only sub-plot, right? Mistborn & Lightbringer - no idea if romance exist in these series, but I have heard that they are good. The Essential Romantic Subplot (Game of Thrones) Game of Thrones is a grimdark fantasy series that has a dozen romantic subplots. Some people enjoy both and some enjoy one or the other. The Demon King by Cinda Williams China is exactly what you are looking for. 283,327 ratings — Welcome back. Warbreaker is supposed to get a few sequels and already sort of has one in one of Brandon Sanderson‘ as other books. You could try the realm of the elderlings series. Thanks for the long answer! published 2014, avg rating 4.22 — A subplot (such as their studious preparation for a crucial test) might show that they have the resolve and the focus to achieve their goals, and the smarts, too. published 2020, avg rating 4.16 — Do you have any books to recommend for me? published 2012, avg rating 3.68 — I haven't read enough books to recommend anything good, but I can tell you that the romance in Mistborn Era 1 is... good. 4,506 ratings — Kingdoms and countries are at stake, usually. Looks like you're using new Reddit on an old browser. I feel there wasn't enough time to develop it, but then, it's probably because of the circumstances the MCs are forced into. I have done some research, but I don't know if the books that I found are that I was looking for: Warbreaker - only 1 book, I don't like short stories :/. Other books are pure adventure stories, science fiction romps, constructed entirely in fantasy worlds, or spine-tingling thriller or horror reads. published 2013, avg rating 4.13 — If you choose so, read them in order of their appearance, but the liveship trilogy works as a stand alone. published 2017, The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air, #2), Shadow and Bone (The Shadow and Bone Trilogy, #1), The Queen of Nothing (The Folk of the Air, #3), The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air, #1), Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle, #3), A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1), The Pirate's Wish (The Assassin's Curse, #2), The Assassin's Curse (The Assassin's Curse, #1), The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1), An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes, #1), First Grave on the Right (Charley Davidson, #1), More Than We Can Tell (Letters to the Lost, #2), The Republic of Thieves (Gentleman Bastard, #3), Hunting Prince Dracula (Stalking Jack the Ripper, #2). published 2017, avg rating 4.20 — The Final Empire which is where one can find books with a romance set in story... 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