Seven Characters That Deserve Their Own Series

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Top Ten Tuesday is a meme by The Broke and the Bookish, and you guys should definitely join in. So there. :p This week’s theme is “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)”. As usual, I’m drafting this post late on a Monday so I may not get to ten. Let’s see….

HermioneHermione Granger (Harry Potter). Because she’s smart, brave and compassionate. I’d love to see where her wizarding career took her after Hogwarts and Voldemorte. Not babies but other things.

Luna Lovegood (Harry Potter). Yeah, I know, I know. But Luna was so quirky and sweet. You just know that while Hermione would be founding a wizarding university Luna would be taming herself a cute shoulder dragon or something. (I also would love to see Hagrid’s boyhood tale.)

Smeagol (Lord of the Rings). Before he ended up as Gollum and came to a sticky (well, fiery) end, Smeagol was a hobbit-like creature. It’d be a sad story, sure, but it’d be great to see from his perspective how he ended up where he did.

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Simon Lewis (The Mortal Instruments). I’ve only read the first trilogy so I don’t know if Simon gets some airtime later on, but I’d love to see more of his story, separate from Clary and Jace. A geek-turned-vampire? Awesome!

The Companions (Heralds of Valdemar).  Companions are intelligent white horses with preternatural abilities that bond with their Heralds to help them protect the kingdom. It’s more or less stated outright as the series progresses that they are reincarnated Heralds. I’d love to see a story that reveals all, from a Companion’s point of view.

Morpheus (Splintered). Once the trilogy is done and we see how Alyssa’s story plays out, it’d be awesome to see a little more from Morpheus, the netherling who has been manipulating her all her life. Because he’s the archetypal bad guy with a heart of gold. And wings.

Karen Murphy (The Dresden Files). I’ve only read (ok, listened to) the first two books in this series, but I really want Karen Murphy to have her own book. A tough cop who looks like a china doll and can kick the crap out of supers? I like it. Plus I’d love to see her take Harry to task for trying to “protect” her, but that’s another story entirely.

Ok, that’s me done! So tell me: who am I forgetting?

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3 Comments on “Seven Characters That Deserve Their Own Series”

  1. A book through Luna’s eyes would be hilarious! And Hermione, yes! What did she end up doing? We want her perspective too J.K. Rowling.

    LOTR through Gollem’s eyes: talk about different. We get a bit of his backstory but I think it’d be interesting to learn more about him.

    I have yet to read Splintered (I should really do that…).
    Great list!

    My TTT

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