Thoughts on Fourth Wing and Romantasy

Fantasy Romance Versus the Gatekeepers

Anne Marble

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If you want to cause turmoil among fantasy fans, mention Fourth Wing — or romantasy. Some fantasy fans hate romantasy with the flame of a thousand dragons.

A table in a bookstore showing a display of “Fourth Wing” and “Iron Flame” hardbacks. A printed sign placed in the center of the display reads “EARN YOUR DRAGON” in huge letters on an illustrated background with golden colors and flames.
“Fourth Wing” and “Iron Flame” in a Bookstore. (Source: Photo by the Author.)

I avoided Fourth Wing when it first came out. It was a hardback with an adult hardback price, but it sort of looked like a young adult fantasy. It was…

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Anne Marble

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