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July 22: Top Ten Characters I Would Want With Me On A Deserted Island

his majestys dragon

1. & 2. Temeraire and Will Laurence. A royal dragon, hatched unexpectedly, capable of carrying dozens of people when we get bored of the island, and his captain, without whom the dragon would go nowhere. Also, a former sailor and military man, so he has useful skills.

cry wolf

3 & 4. Anna and Charles Cornick. An Omega werewolf, who’s very good at calming dangerous people, and her Alpha werewolf husband. Both are tough customers, with excellent hunting skills.

equal rites

5. Esmerelda “Granny” Weatherwax. She’s a good witch to have in any tight spot, and I’ve never seen her unable to handle whatever life throws at her.

princess bride

6. & 7. Fezzik and Indigo Montoya. These guys are such good buddies, it wouldn’t be fair to separate them. And you never know when you might need some muscles or skilled sword fighting. Also, they come with witty banter.

sleeping with the fishes

8. Frederika “Fred” Bimms. Fred is a mermaid, so she could find help, and also pretty entertaining.


9. Katsa. I’ve used her for lists before, but any girl with a Grace for Survival is a great person to have on an island.

life of pi

10. Piscine Molitor. He’s had experience being shipwrecked, so he’s got some good survival experience, and impressive fishing skills.

About Caitlin Stern

I have a MA in English, and have so many fantasy/urban fantasy WIPs it's not even funny. I'm an avid reader of science fiction, fantasy, mystery, romance, biography, fiction, and anything else that catches my interest. I collect books, and bookmarks I find that are visually appealing and useful.

8 responses »

  1. Mari says:

    Agreed with Kat, she’s definitely someone to have with you if you’re looking to survive the island.

  2. I was SO close to putting Pi on my list. I ended up cutting him, but if it had been the top eleven people, Pi would’ve been there. 🙂
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  3. Weatherwax but not Ogg? I thought the nanny was necessary to deal with the “human element” of a given situation. Then again, I guess you want them to help rather than take over…
    Excellent list. I will have to give Patricia Briggs a bit more of a read at some point

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