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November 11: Top Ten Characters You Wish Would Get Their OWN Book (minor or just maybe a semi main character you wish a book was from their POV)
This one was difficult for some reason, as most narrators have a good reason for being front and center, and many secondary characters don’t have as much to say. Though I don’t usually give up until I get ten, NaNo is a demanding beast.
1. Adora Belle “Spike” Dearheart. Discworld; Terry Pratchett. Clacks owner, equal opportunity employer, Spike takes no nonsense, and puts up with her conman husband quite well, reining in the worst of his excesses.
2. Lord Alkedama/Biff. Parasol Protectorate; Gail Carriger. There’s quite a few interesting secondary characters in these books, but two of my favorites are the scary and fashionable vampire and the reluctant but effective werewolf.
3. Dali. Kate Daniels; Ilona Andrews. The short story we got from Dali’s POV just made me want more. She leads an interesting life–a vegetarian weretiger with magical powers? How can you not want to know more?
4. Jane. Pride & Prejudice; Jane Austen. Anyone who has read much of this blog knows I have a slight P&P problem. I have read so many spin-offs, sequels, and adaptations… but they tend to focus on Darcy, Kitty, Lydia, or even Mary. I haven’t seen many about sweet, dear Jane. She has a story too, though.
5. Maia’s fiance. Goblin Emperor; Katherine Addison. I can’t for the life of me find or recall her name, but Maia’s fiance seems like an interesting character, and you don’t get to see much of her.
6. Tybalt, King of Cats. October Daye; Seanan McGuire. He’s been with Toby since the beginning, pretty much, and her story must look very different through his eyes.
7. Wolf Who Rules. Elfhome; Wen Spencer. As the elven viceroy of Pittsburgh, which is sometimes on Earth and sometimes on Elfhome, Wolf Who Rules must have so many stories to tell.