Character Appreciation Post Category

Man Crush Monday: Ronan Lynch

“Man Crush Monday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by Roadside Reader meant to show some loving to our favourite literary males! From obvious choices like your Jace Herondales and Mr. Darcys, to more obscure or debateable characters such as the Nicolas de Lenfents or Heathcliffs of the world, here is your chance to make your case on their behalf!” […]

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Character Appreciation Post: Jorg Ancrath

“Jorg. The name felt right. It fit my mouth and my person. Hard and direct.” Readers first meet Honorous Jorg Ancrath as the thirteen year old heir to Mark Lawrence’s Broken Empire. Jorg himself is a broken child turned adult too quickly by tragedy. Forced to watch the brutal death of his mother and younger brother while ensnared by the barbs of […]

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Character Appreciation Post: Ista and The Bastard

In The Curse of Chalion, Ista was the god-touched mother of the young Royina, who had spent much of her years trapped within the madness of sainthood. Though others wrote her mind-fogged babbling off as unfortunate insanity, Cazeril, the main protagonist, recognized that there was something more in her perceptions. Freed from the curse and from sainthood, though […]

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Character Appreciation Post: Modesty Blaise

Who is Modesty Blaise? After writing he-man type stories and squishy romances, Peter O’Donnell decided to write about a strong, resourceful woman and so, in 1963, Modesty Blaise was born. She began her career in British comic strips with art by Jim Holdaway, moving into novels and radio dramas and finally, some films that I’ll pretend never happened. But who is she? […]

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Character Appreciation Post: Ororo “Storm” Munroe from Marvel Comics

“Storms, Wolverine, have a myriad of colorations. No less than people. So long as I remain true to myself… I see no reason to apologize for how I appear to others.” – Storm, Uncanny X-Men #246 Who Is Ororo Munroe? She is Ororo “Storm” Munroe, a mutant in the Marvelverse with the ability to manipulate […]

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Character Appreciation Post: Nahadoth

Nahadoth by sorskc Who is Nahadoth? Nahadoth is the first born of the Three gods of The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms. He is chaos and darkness incarnate; a true weapon of mass destruction that would consume all if he could. But when we first meet him, he is only a fraction of himself, imprisoned within mortal flesh by […]

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Wendy: Favourite Female Character

I have several favourite female characters, two of whom have already appeared in Character Appreciation Posts. For the reading challenge, I opted for someone a little more unusual. In fact, Vergere is a Star Wars character that I mocked, initially, because really? She’s a Jedi chicken! How could I possibly take her seriously? Then I […]

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Character Appreciation Post: Phèdre no Delaunay de Montrève

As painted by Lee Moyer for the 2013 Literary Pin-up Calendar Who is Phèdre no Delaunay de Montrève? Born flawed by a scarlet mote in her left eye and given an ill-luck name, Phèdre was sold into indenture at Cereus House when her parents, traveling merchants, ran out of funds. Her flaw and her rebellious nature made […]

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Character Appreciation Post: Anna Korlov from Anna Dressed in Blood

  “… there she is, my goddess of death, her hair snaking out in a great black cloud, her teeth grinding hard enough to make living gums bleed.” – Cas Lowood, Anna Dressed in Blood Before I get started, I thought I’d post a brief introduction since this is the first time that I’ve done […]

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