It is time for another Trope Tuesday Link-Up! This week is The mentor. As a reminder each week there will be a trope for you to use as inspiration, find the trope list here. All post types are welcome: lists, book reviews, anything really, feel free to make it your own. Please link back to All the Books and Chocolate in your own post so that others know where to find more information. You can find the link-up link at the bottom of the page.
The mentor is a very popular trope. Almost every fantasy series has a mentor. Usually, it’s an older – let’s face it, white man. Yes, I am looking at you Dumbledor.
The sad truth is that there aren’t many books out there that have a woman or a person of color in the role as the Mentor. I’m not saying there are none, but it is the very small majority. One series that does come to mind is the Arc of the Scythe, but while there was a female mentor, there was also a male one.
Please if you have books with a mentor who isn’t an old white guy recommend them to me!