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This is a wildcard week so to speak so I'm choosing 'Top Ten amusing sidekicks' from series I enjoy. I like a good MC but I love a snarky animal sidekick or a wisecracking paranormal creature. So here are ten of the best.
1) DD Barant-Dying Bites: Charlie the Golem
I love Charlie. Don't call him a Golem, he prefers the term 'Mineral American'. He's tough, he's witty, he wears sharp suits and a fedora! His relationship with Jace is good and I look forward to reading the rest of the series.
2) Sonya Bateman-Master of None: Ian the Djinn
Ian is a Djinn and he is not impressed to have Gavyn, a small time crap crook as his master. Ian is sarcastic, impatient and very funny. This pair are great to follow along with other great characters to make a good urban fantasy read.
3) Laura Bickle-Embers: Sparky the Salamander
Anya is a ghost eater and fire officer with a very cute salamander familiar called Sparky. He loves to chew on anything electrical and causes chaos in hospitals and other places where he runs riot. He is such a rascal and I love him!
4) Kevin Hearne-Hounded: Oberon the Irish Wolfhound
Oberon is a loyal dog who can communicate with his master. He is also somewhat obsessed with sniffing butts and French poodle orgies. He is so funny and I love all the interactions with his master Atticus.
5) Christina Henry-Black Wings: Beezle the Gargoyle
Beezle is a devoted and loyal gargoyle who happens to be very grumpy a lot of the time! He is so cute and adorable and I love his relationship with Maddy.
6) CE Murphy-Urban Shaman: Gary the senior citizen
We have a skin walker feroine and her sidekick is an unfit taxi driving senior citizen and I LOVED this! Gary is kind and funny and makes you think of your own grandad out on an urban fantasy adventure!
7) RL Naquin-Monster in my Closet: Maurice the Closet Monster
Maurice is my ideal man-he cooks banquets, he cleans, he is tough and scary, he's funny and loyal and he happens to be a Closet Monster! I love this guy so much and he is my very favourite book sidekick!
8) Lucy A Snyder-Spellbent: Palimpsest the Ferret
I love this ferret. He is cute, smart, funny and sarcastic and has more brains than poor Jessie! They make a really great partnership and there are lots of funny moments.
9) Jaye Wells-Red Headed Stepchild: Giguhl the Demon
This guy is so funny! He is a demon assassin sent to kill Sabina but ends up with an addiction to the shopping channel before being turned by accident into a hairless cat! He is so funny.
10) James Todd Cochrane-Max and the Gatekeeper: Grandpa Joe
I love Grandpa Joe! He's kickass, he guards a portal, he does magic and fights monsters! He teaches Max all about his destiny and it it is so great to see older heroes in fantasy fiction!