Monday, March 7, 2011
"Leap, and the net will apperar." ~ John Burroughs
So today I thought I"d do something different. I thought I would discuss come of my favorite characters from my favorite books. Some of these have strongly influenced my work.
Matrim Cauthon from the Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan - This lovable gambler really has no clue that he's a hero which makes him all the more lovable. All of Jordan's characters are well formed and seem like real people. But Mat always amused me the most with his womanizing, gambling and his colorful language.
Ronald Weasley from the Harry Potter Books by J.K. Rowling- The youngest son of the Weasley and Harry Potter's best friend, he was my favorite characters in the book. Between his food fetich and his bumbling magic, he always made me smile.
Damon Salvatore from Vampire Diaries by L.J. Smith - If you've seen the show you know this vampire is hot with a capital H-O-T! I always felt Elena was a dolt for not noticing this bad boy. I know I loved him.
Kaylee Cavanaugh from Soul Screamers by Rachel Vincent - A bean sidhe with attitude, Kaylee is no damsel in distress. This girl has an attitude and she isn't afraid to use it, and she certainly stands up for herself rather than waiting for the men to show up.
Jolie Wilkins from the Jolie books by HP Mallory - This witch may not always have understand what's going on, but she isn't going down without a fight. She faces everything with her shoulders back and her heart on her sleeve and you gotta love the honesty of this character.
Wendy Everly from the Trylle Triology by Amanda Hocking - You gotta admit this girl knows how to stand up for herself. At first I was a little put off with her I-don't-care attitude, but it didn't take long for me to see past that into what seemed like a real girl dealing with very crazy situations. Whether she was fighting against what was expected of her or sacrificing herself for what she thought was right, she was very real and made me feel for her in every scene.
So what about you? Who is your favorite hero or heroine and why?