Top Ten Tuesday!

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 photo number9_zpse5144378.png 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.

 photo number7_zpsaaa29b36.png 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.

 photo number6_zps5dfe0bcd.png 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.

 photo number5_zps252c7e90.png 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.

 photo number4_zps236e8f4c.png 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.

 photo number3_zps4334555b.png 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.

 photo number2_zps89607bbb.png 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.

 photo number1a_zpse4f2ca0f.png  photo number1b_zpsbfffb770.png 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.

The Top 10 is hosted by: Broke and Bookish


26 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday!

    • 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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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 πŸ™‚

    Thanks for stopping by My TTT

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

    My TTT is here.

  6. 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

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