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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