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Before starting this book, I had thought how much fun it would be to develop an unlikely friendship between two radically different females—Tyla a gnome, and Tina Ann, a deformed, genetically altered gnome called a breghlin. Not only are their appearances different, Tyla does research and runes translation at Elantoth Fortress, and Tina Ann works in the kitchen. Tyla is levelheaded and staid. Tina Ann is uncouth and unpredictable. Before long, the developing friendship between this unlikely pair drives a wedge between Tyla and her real sister, Arenia. I enjoyed watching this relationship unfold as the book progressed, and I think readers will, too.
So, despite all the fascinating plot points I had hoped to work into my blurb, Tyla and Tina Ann’s friendship took center stage. I have no idea what readers will call the female equivalent of a bromance, but I’ve given fantasy fiction two very memorable friends who share a sister-like bond.
3/17/2018 05:35:49 pm
Hi, Kay *waves from kboards*
8/4/2018 02:01:37 pm
I think that fiction backs away from strong female characters bonding for the same reason so many do in real life. They are accused of being involved in a more intimate relationship or if one is married and the other single then the single woman gets mixed signals. If she is friendly with the husband then the married woman while wanting the two people she loves to get along she also starts having niggling doubts. Can she truly trust her friend not to cross the line with her husband. Can she truly trust her husband. And men being men in the real world some just have to suggest a threesome. Because in the real world when 2 men bond since the idea of it becoming anything more or the two of them being gay or bi is just so despicable it's not even considered. But for some reason when 2 women are close male minds always start the whole idea thing that women have to be more than just friends. Because males so many of them will fantasize 2 women together and it's ok but 2 men together is disgusting.
7/28/2022 10:16:06 am
what do you call the female equivalent of a bromance? I think shipsy from a word sissy (sister) and relationship. To think bromance came from a portmanteau of bro (or brother) and romance.
11/3/2022 06:50:44 pm
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