Day 6 – Favorite male character in a book and why.
Miles Vorkosigan from Lois McMaster Bujold’s Vorkosigan Saga.
While these books aren’t for everyone (they’re Space Opera/Military sci fi), I can’t help but love Miles.
A failed assassination attempt on his pregnant mother leaves him with brittle bones and stunted growth; his home world hates “mutants” and labels him one; and he wants a military career even though he breaks his bones constantly–but the guy is determined. Miles is smart, charming, and wealthy, but it’s mostly his stubborn inability to quit that gets him through his challenges. He stumbles again and again, but keeps going.
And he’s funny, in a he’s-got-to-be-crazy kind of way.
“When the time came to leap in faith, whether you had your eyes open or closed or screamed all the way down or not made no practical difference.” – Lois McMaster Bujold