and From Anne Bishop’s Black Jewels Trilogy. I love these two characters, and I love them even more when they get into trouble together.
From Kevin Hearne’s Iron Druid series. Oberon is Atticus’ wolfhound and the two can communicate telepathically–their exchanges are often humorous and it’s fun to see a sidekick written so well.
From Tanya Huff’s Blood Ties and Smokeseries. Tony is one of the first openly gay character in a fantasy world that I read. Tony is a great snarky character who can not only hold his own as a side character, but also hold his own as a main character in the Smoke series.
of Gail Carriger’s Parasol Protectorate series. I love the beta of the werewolf pack, and Lyall is a character that I instantly fell for. I can’t get into too much about him without major spoilers, but he is one of my favorite tragic characters and he so very much needs more love.
from Tamora Pierce’s The Immortals quartet. Rikash is an interesting character as he’s so different from the rest of his species. What I really like about him is he brings character development and change to the main character of the Immortals books. As a secondary antagonist he shows that even the bad guys have emotions, and can bring change in a positive way.
from Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments say what you will about the author, or the series, I’m not getting into it here. I’m absolutely in love with Magnus Bane. He’s a compelling, interestingly complex character. I really love him. I’m a little protective of him. And when I saw City of Bones in theaters over the weekend, I certainly wasn’t ready for Godfrey Gao’s representation of him.
from J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. Have I ever mentioned how much I love werewolves? I like that Lupin is a different take on werewolves, and I love the Wizarding world’s reaction to them. Lupin is a character that I’m drawn to simply because of his design. He’s heavily flawed, selfless, and just amazing.
of Simon R. Green’s The Nightside series. Shotgun Suzie. Otherwise known as “Oh shit it’s her, run.” She’s an incredible character. Deeply flawed, emotionally ruined, and yet she brings a presence to the Nightside novels that furthers the story beautifully. She changes and grows and wonderful things happen to this character.
of Preston and Child’s Pendergast books. I am so protective of Lt. D’Agosta. My friend Kate introduced me to Preston and Child and D’Agosta is the second character I fell instantly in love with. Pendergast is another story all together. I love how D’Agosta is a smart, well written character. He changes and progresses through the series, and steps up to take control when he needs to. One could argue that he’s a main character, and in a way I agree, but compared to Pendergast he’s a secondary character.
of Simon R. Green’s Nightside series. I tried to pick characters from different series, but Eddie and Suzie muscled their way in. Razor Eddie is the second character I immediately think of when I think of the Nightside series. He embodies the Nightside and is a character that I love.
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Remus Lupin almost made my list this week. There’s something about his personality coupled with his werewolf side that makes him such a fascinating character…
I love the dual nature of any werewolf character, but the way Rowling wrote Lupin’s two sides…he’s just a character that I’ve fallen in love with. Tragic in all meanings of the word, but still amazing.
Ooooh I wasn’t expecting Rikash as your Tamora Pierce! But you’re right, he is a fantastic character that really fleshes out the stormwings as villains.
I haven’t really read the other books on the list, other than Harry Potter (Lupin – *swoon*) and The Mortal Instruments (which I have my own beefs with…but I’m still going to go see it in theaters anyway because I’m a sucker haha)
I wasn’t expecting him either to be honest. I knew I wanted to include one of Pierce’s characters, and he just kept coming to mind. I love Numair, but I don’t consider him secondary.
I have my beefs with it too. I just…fell in love with Magnus. I saw the movie over the weekend–and was not prepared at all for seeing Godfrey Gao as Magnus Bane. Simply wonderful.
Ohhhhhh my god. I just looked up who Godfrey Gao is…count me in! I am DEFINITELY watching this now
I love every single secondary character in the Harry Potter series, even if they’re mean or evil, they’re still incredibly well-written and entertaining 🙂
I agree! It’s hard to not find something intriguing about each character in the HP series. 🙂
Ah! I can’t believe I forgot about Rikash. I loved that character too, especially towards the end of the Wild Magic series as more and more about him was revealed.
Rikash was a sneaky favorite. I hadn’t realized how much I liked him until I was thinking about the Wild Magic characters. That whole series makes me so happy though.
Thumbs up for Magnus Bane!!! Cassandra Clare writes awesome characters.
He’s certainly unforgettable! 🙂
Remus is a really cool character. My son plays the HP lego video game and it is so cool seeing him turn into a werewolf in Lego LOL. anyhow I like your pink polka dots on your blog… pretty 🙂
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He’s someone I latched onto immediately when he was introduced. I’ve seen those video games and I’ve always been curious about them. 🙂 Thank you. I really had fun picking out this theme.
Ah I added Magnus as well. Who can say no to all this glitter and funny clothes right? 😀
He’s a wonderful character. 🙂
EEEEEEEEEK. Lucivar and Daemon. Hold on while I fangirl just a minute. I LOVE THEM SO MUCH and I love coming across fellow bloggers who have actually read this series.
HOW DID YOU CHOOSE JUST ONE HARRY POTTER CHARACTER? I couldn’t do it. I tried but nope.
I haven’t read any of the other books mentioned but I will have to check them out.
I LOVE THEM SO MUCH. WORDS CANNOT EXPRESS IT. It normally comes out in high pitched squealing and keysmash. The goldfish scene had me laughing so hard I was crying.
From the instant Lupin was introduced I latched on to him. I have others that I love, but Lupin is a character that’s so very precious to me.
Do! I will forever recommend the Nightside series. Green is one of my favorite authors, and this series is like air to me. It’s over, but I still read the books like they’re brand new.
Oberon is a great character! I’ve also heard a lot about the Black Jewels Trilogy and have been meaning to read it forever. Glad to know it has such great secondary characters.
RE: your comment on my TTT….yes Secret Society Girl is worth the read. I *LOVE* love love the series!
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Oops…too many open windows and not enough double checking…that last wee bit is actually for another blog.
No worries lol. 🙂 I checked the series out and it sounds interesting.
I love love love the Black Jewels books. I pull the omnibus out every couple of months and re-read them.
How could I forget Lupin??! He’s the best! Love Magnus, too.
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I’ve always had a soft spot for Lupin so I knew he’d end up on my list. 🙂 Magnus is so dreamy. And he only gets better as the series goes on.
Rikash is such a great choice! I totally agree that it would be very easy to just put ‘every secondary character that Tamora Pierce has ever written’. She just knows how to make you feel all the feels with every single person/animal involved in the story
I love all of her characters, it was really hard for me to pick just one. But Rikash just stuck out in my mind. 🙂
Loved your list!