The Trouble With Prologues

Here’s my issue with prologues: I’m a long-time fantasy reader. That means I have been faced with more prologues than I can even count. Some books even have two prologues!¬†Sometimes these prologues are interesting and legitimate. Much, much more often the prologue is used as a free info-dump. The writer feels no need to ‘hook’ me into the book—so why …