Just a quick question to those of you who’ve read a lot of fantasy novels. I can’t think of many novels that actually involve large-scale battle scenes. Can’t honestly remember how much time is devoted to it in LOTR since the movies have blurred my memory, but I assume some, and Legend has a bit, but in terms of two matched armies smacking the hell out of each other on a battlefield… Can anyone think of a book where that happens? Am wondering if there’s yet another hole in my reading experience but I can really only remember seeing it in historical fiction.
On a second note, it’s a bit late since I’ve done a lot of it in mine and there’s more to come in Ragged Man, but what do people think generally about detailed and reasonably protracted battlefield scenes in fantasy? Interested? Put off? Easily bored?