Tough Travelling hosted by Fantasy Review Barn.
Each Thursday, inspired by ‘The Tough Guide to Fantasyland’ we have in hand, we shall tour the mystical countryside looking for adventure and fun (and tropes) from all over fantasy.

This week’s topic is INDEPENDENCE BATTLES

The good fight. Casting of the chains of tyranny! No one in fantasyland refuses the call of the good fight. And what fight is more important in fantasyland than FREEDOM?

Star Wars: the Rebels’ fight against the mighty Empire.

Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien: Sauron wants to take over Middle-Earth.

Mistborn series by Brandon Sanderson: the Lord Ruler is a terrible ruler for most of the people and a small band rise up against him, even though he’s a god.

The Vampire Empire series by Susan and Clay Griffth: the vampires are a different race than humans and they are intent on keeping humans as cattle. At the start of the series, the vampires have taken over the Northern regions of the Earth.

Night Watch by Terry Pratchett: Truth! Freedom! Justice! And a hard-boiled egg!

In the Terminator movies humans fight for their survival against machines.