The fantasy fiction trilogy is becoming more and more popular in the genre. Series of three or more books dominate the marketplace and succeed in brining fantasy fiction to fans. While a vast multi-book story arc is expected in these fantasy fiction trilogies, it is important to create stand alone novels within the trilogy. Not only do readers expect a satisfying conclusion at the end of each fantasy fiction book, publishers are more apt to take a chance on one book than an entire trilogy.
Stand Alone Fantasy Stories – Create Sub Plot Conflict
The story arc that covers the entire trilogy must wend through each book in the series. This is usually the quest that the main characters undertake to destroy evil or save the world. A fantasy fiction writer might say that each individual book has a sub-plot of the entire epic.