Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Top Ten Tuesday

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This week the topic is about book boyfriends which is something I just don't get at all. So I'll be going with Top Ten Fascinating Male Characters in Fiction.


1) Henry VIII
When you read about Henry, the playboy, the husband and the tyrant, his six wives, his battles with religion...it seems like the plot of a bizarre soap. Reality is more interesting than fiction could ever be if it invented a character like this. I never get tired of reading about Henry and his wives whether it is fiction or non fiction. I love his complicated relationships with Cromwell, Wolsey and More, his divorce battles and his mistresses. 

2) Tyrion Lannister
What an amazing character! Anyone who has watched Game of Thrones or read the books will probably agree. He is intelligent, witty, cunning as well as rude, often crude and very funny. He is sneered at as a dwarf and demon monkey yet he is smarter and kinder than anyone else in the Seven Kingdoms. I love his diversity, his character traits and the way he keeps fighting even when all hope seems lost. 

3) Fitz
One of my favourite fictional characters ever. Fitz lost his legs in the War on Terror and since the start of the apocalypse he has struggled to find meaning in his life. But when he is asked to join Team Ghost, the frontline special forces who are fighting the zombie variants, he finds hope, new friends, a purpose and a loyal dog called Apollo. I love Fitz and his struggles and triumphs through the Extinction series. 


4) Deacon Chalk
Slightly enhanced human, warrior against evil monsters, protector of the living, tough yet vulnerable Deacon Chalk is a great character. He still grieves for his dead family even as he fights witches, vampires and evil shifters. He fights with a great team of sidekicks-were animals, ass kicking priests, strippers and tech geniuses. There is great humour and action every time Deacon Chalk is around. And there will be ass kicking!

5) Myrnin
A mentally ill, physically sick vampire mad scientist who will save you or eat you depending on his mood! He loves Hawaiian shirts, flip flops and vampire bunny slippers, he is obsessive and strange and is one of the funniest vampire characters ever! He is the best character in the Morganville Vampires series and I love his interactions with the other characters and his crazy moments too. 

6) Brother Wolf
A great creation by Patricia Briggs for her Alpha & Omega series. Brother Wolf is the alter ego of Charles who sometimes takes control of him during times of great stress. I love his calm personality, his interactions with Charles mate Anna and could just cuddle him! Who wouldn't want to have a wolf character that you can talk to? I'm looking forward to the next book very much and hope he will play a decent role.


7) Captain Jameson
In the Arisen series, this poor guy gets sent out on the most dangerous missions in a Britain and Europe swarming with zombies. I love this character and his best friend Eli and my heart is in my mouth every time they get sent out to find something needed to save mankind or rescue someone vital to the cause. I really want to see him make it to the very end of the series alive as I'd cry if he dies!

8) Warren
This was the first werewolf character I read about who was gay and I just loved him. I like his complex relationship with his Pack, some of whom are homophobic, his complicated relationship with boyfriend Kyle, his friendship with MC Mercy and the fact that he is third in command in Pack structure. I really enjoy any scenes that Warren is in and he is one of my favourites in the series.

9) Samwise Gamgee
For me, Sam was the unsung hero in the Lord of the Rings. Fiercely loyal to Frodo, he doesn't shirk from getting stuck in when battle comes and he refuses to leave Frodo's side even in the worst situations. He is very brave in tackling all enemies whether spiders or orcs and is not corrupted by the Ring, determined to help Frodo to destroy it. Without him, the entire quest would have been totally doomed. 

10) Albus Dumbledore 
Albus was such a flawed character which is what made him so interesting. He is smart, quirky and funny. He is frustrating...who else got annoyed by the way he ignored Harry in Book 5 to 'protect him' and failed to explain anything important? He continually let his students do dangerous things without helping him and of course he left Harry on a quest with no idea what he was doing! Gah! Loved the character though.



18 comments:

  1. I knew we'd both do different take on today's topic since neither of us do book boyfriends. Tyrion is extremely fascinating and they could not have a better person to play him. I also need to learn more about Deacon and bought that book after I saw you review it. Great list!

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    1. I don't think much of the next few topics either and my head was hurting today trying to choose topics to write about! Tyrion is just so great...he may keep us waiting for the books but GRRM really delivers on characters!

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  2. omg this is WHY you are in my first PP post! You got me all psyched about Extinction Horizon LOL! Now I need to meet this Fitz and fangirl over him LOL

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    1. I LOVE Fitz! I love him with the rest of the team and with the adorable Apollo!

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  3. How I would love to spend time with any of the characters from a Briggs book. Warren would be a lot of fun! Henry VIII would be quite the character as well but I think he might scare me more than the wolves.

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    1. Yeah Henry is the scariest thing on that list! I think Patricia Briggs has a great knack for making you care about her characters. It's one of the things I love about her books.

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  4. You've convinced me to try a couple of these that I haven't read yet. And Tyrion rules!

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    1. I would love to just sit and talk to Tyrion for hours about books and politics and life in general. He is so fascinating!

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  5. Love Tyrion Lannister. I swear, if anything happens to him in the books or show, I will cry...

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. I want to see him ruling Westeros with the crowd chanting 'Halfman!' at him in joy!

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  6. I'm not one for book boyfriends either. I love your topic. Samwise was such a great character.

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    1. Sam was so adorable and brave. Sean Astin did a fantastic job playing him in the films.

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  7. I loved Warren's character too! It was an interesting way to look at Pack dynamics, I thought.

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    1. I find that Pack fascinating. I just wish they weren't so bitchy to Mercy all the time.

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  8. Tyrion is one my favorites from ASOIAF and GOT! :)

    Lauren @ Always Me

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    1. Tyrion is one of the best ever characters in fiction!

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  9. Henry VIII, Tyrion- definitely interesting! Warren is cool, I agree, even though I've only read book one...

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    1. The Pack are so great through the series and lots of interesting stuff happens!

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