Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Name That Genre! #32

TITLE: Young Adult
GENRE: Secret

Stupid morning bells. Stupid, stupid morning bells. Kaiya cast a baleful glance at the grand iron banes of her existence as she trudged towards Chapel. The bells ignored her and continued to ring with a clarity that was unnecessary in the otherwise silent dawn. Next to her, Mollie made an impatient sound and pulled at Kai’s elbow, increasing their pace.

“Come on, Kai. I’m not going to get stuck with dishes for the next two weeks because you think it’s too difficult to get up like any regular faoii for chapel.”

Kaiya wrinkled her nose and yanked her arm away, making a face at her redheaded shield mate. It wasn’t too difficult, just unnecessary. The Goddess didn’t ask for your worship through words or songs. She cared about your love of justice and strength. She cared about the strength that came from being you. You didn’t have to worry about pleasing Her.

28 comments:

  1. Fantasy

    "faoli", shield mates, reference to a Goddess that asks for justice and strength.

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  2. Fantasy

    The fact that they're the Goddess's faoii shield mates.

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  3. Fantasy

    faoii and the goddess

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  4. MEDIEVAL FANTASY ADVENTURE

    Medieval: they seem to live in cloisters, are gong to chapel, have shields.

    Fantasy: they have shields, they are "faoii"

    Adventure: the MC can't help breaking rules; the shields; she feels "stuck" in chapel, i.e., bored with sitting still; she values justice and strength above words and songs

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  5. Fantasy

    The shield partner and goddess mention.

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  6. Fantasy.

    Ditto to what everyone has said thus far, including the medieval part.

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  7. Fantasy -- due to the 'shield mate' and the goddess

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  8. Fantasy

    It could be either dystopian, or maybe historical. The setting seems medieval, with words like "faoii" (which is close to a Gaelic word - though I don't know if that was on purpose) having a rural historical sound, but also with characters like the Goddess who expects worship in one form or another - though the MC has opinions about which form.

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  9. Fantasy. They're warriors in training for a goddess.

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  10. Fantasy

    The word Goddess, Her, Shield mate.

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  11. Fantasy.

    Historical is also a possibility. Shield mate steers me toward a story of gladiators.

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  12. Fantasy.

    Goddess, shield mate and faoii, though that might be a normal word in another language.

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  13. FANTASY

    Unfamiliar words, the Goddess, shieldmate. It all adds up to fantasy, possibly historical or based on a non-western culture.

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  14. fantasy, perhaps otherworld fantasy

    Unknown words, Goddess. Definitely fantasy.

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  15. Fantasy

    Because shield-mates. Also, the mention that the bells are iron.

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  16. Fantasy, grounded in mythology and pretty polished already. I can definitely see some Valkyrie/Amazon/Wonder Woman styling thrown in.

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  17. Fantasy

    goddess, shields

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  18. FANTASY

    The names were a clue. "Faoii" clinched it.

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  19. Fantasy

    Wondered if it was historical at first, decided fantasy when I got to "Kaiya," had second thoughts when I got to "Mollie," though. But then the use of the terms faolie and shield mate pushed me back toward Fantasy, and the mention of a Goddess says fantasy to me.

    (I suppose it could also be some sort of dystopian where a new religion has emerged. The mix of fantasy and contemporary names threw me.)

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  20. Fantasy (probably Mythological subgenre).

    Religion plus fighting (shield mate), reference to a Goddess (capitalized), and the made-up word faoii. All fantasy elements/tropes.

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  21. Fantasy

    A goddess and strange words.

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  22. Fantasy.

    Goddess, red heads, shield maidens.

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  23. Sci-fi or Fantasy. Truthfully, I'm not sure what the difference is, though I guess Sci-Fi has more scientific stuff in it. Good luck, Sarah.

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  24. Fantasy. The names and words combined with the references to fighting and the religion indicate it's probably classic sword and sorcery.

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  25. Wow! You all did a lovely job guessing. You were right, it is Fantasy. :)

    This was a great contest and I really enjoyed being a part of it. Thank you, Authoress, for hosting.

    Take Care,
    Tahani Nelson

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