This tag looks so fun, fellow book dragons! I was lucky enough to be tagged by Xandra, who created it!
- You must tag the original creator (Xandra @ Starry Sky Books)
- Spoilers galore! You should probably read The Cruel Prince first! (You don’t really need to read The Wicked King, but that would be nice.)
- Answer all the questions.
- Try to tag at least 3 other bloggers.
Jude: A character who would probably kill you in your sleep.
Oof! That’s a tricky question. There are just so many. One person that comes to mind is Claudius from Hamlet, who [spoiler alert!] did actually kill his brother in his sleep. I AM SO LITERAL.
Cardan: A character who seems like a Bad Guy™ but is ultimately more complex than you thought.
Oh my, the first person who comes to mind is probably Attolia from the Queen’s Thief novels. She probably fits in the Jude category too. She’s one of the most fascinating anti-villains I ever read about (and so are the other characters) and that probably is one of the reasons why I love this series so much.
Locke: A character (or plot twist) that made you want to throw the book.
That cliffhanger end in Shadow of the Fox. It was awful, especially given the fact that the sequel is centuries away (not years. actually only months). I didn’t throw the book but I was staring at it in shock for awhile. WHAT AN ABSOLUTELY DEMONIC END.
Taryn: A character who deceived you.
Gen from the Queen’s Thief novels. In every book, I am serious, he has pulled the rug out of under me. I’m surprised I haven’t keeled over yet. GO GEN…
…and also why must you trick us so???
Vivi: A book that was significantly different from the others in its series.
Taran Wanderer in the Chronicles of Prydain. While the other books were more plot-driven and focused on saving lands and people (as far as my memory can patch together), this was more of an identity quest, more character-driven, quieter.
Valerian: A character who just needs to die (or, you know, get stabbed).
Ooh, Scythe Goddard from Scythe I think. He has an infinite amount of bloodlust, and this causes him to kill. for. fun. *exhales* I think we all know that he must go.
Also, Nahuseresh from the Queen’s Thief novels. I want to bash him because he caused so much awful things to a favorite character. Hopefully third time’s the (last) charm for my mentioning them. I’m just such a huge fan.
Oak: A smol™ character you would protect at all costs.
Razo from the Books of Bayern. (Were you expecting this? Probably.) He’s so funny and endearing and is proud of liking to eat and he’s the underdog and if you dislike him there’s something wrong with you, no offense intended. Not really, anyway.
Though with his sling and his friends I don’t think he needs much protection.
The Cruel Prince: A book that surprised you with a twist.
I’ll pop up a series! The Queen’s Thief novels (was this the fourth time? Sorry, I promise this will be the last time I will speak of this series here.) And that would be TWISTS. Some of them were the best I’ve ever encountered and as a writer, I must learn how Megan Whalen Turner manages it with aplomb.
The Wicked King: A book you thought was better (or worse) than the first in the series.
Gahhh I’m trying to find something OTHER than a Queen’s Thief book. All right, the 3rd and 5th HP books. I liked them more than the 1st: the third because of the fascinating mysteries and plot twists, the 5th because it introduced one of my all-time favorite characters Luna Lovegood and also because it’s just done so well too.
The Queen of Nothing: A book you’re excited for, but know nothing about.
I know Chris Colfer, author of the Land of Stories series, is releasing a new series this fall and I’m so stoked! It’s untitled, un-blurbed so we know nothing about it! My sister believes it’s a prequel to the original series and she’s probably right, but who knows?
Lily @ Sprinkles of Dreams, Brianna @ Brianna the Bookworm, and Malanie @ Malanie Loves Fiction, and YOU! If you have read The Cruel Prince and are interested in giving the tag a try, go for it! I had so much fun answering the questions (Thank you, Xandra!)