Isn’t there anything to read?

Everyone else who is interested in fantasy books seems to have the opposite problem than me. There is almost nothing out there that makes me want to read it.

I don’t even think my expectations are that high or unusual. Tales of adventures of managable length (under 400 pages in total) in original worlds filled with wonder reminiscent of ancient hero tales. Instead, everywhere I look it seems to be huge series about dynastic sagas, super bleak darkness, or semi-steampunk.

Can’t we have any more stories about a dude with an axe discovering magical creatures in ancient ruins hidden in the forests? I know I should simply write it, but all this preparational work gets exausting at times. It just would be nice to just be able to sit down and read stuff like that from time to time.

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