I finally did it! I finished a Top Ten Tuesday post on time! (I’ve been trying since July 15th)
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. They come up with top ten lists that people can blog about every week.
I found this on Pintrest while I was looking for art to use for the character pictures and it was just too perfect! (Like half my list are the villains!)
Click on the art to go to the artist’s webpage. I own NOTHING.
1. Nico di Angelo (Percy Jackson) (Sequel or retelling)
“Nico didn’t like to be touched, but somehow this brief contact with his father felt reassuring – the same way the Chapel of Bones was reassuring. Like death, his father’s presence was cold and often callous, but it was real – brutally honest, inescapably dependable.” Blood of Olympus
Nico is the son of Hades and as such he has powers over the Dead. He appears younger than the main characters, but he’s actually over seventy years old. (It’s complicated.) He’s a complex character who’s (whose?) suffered numerous hardships and his fatal flaw is holding grudges.
Nico is one of the most interesting characters in Percy Jackson & The Heroes of Olympus, but until Blood of Olympus he never even got a Point of View! I’d like to hear more for him, he could have his own book or even series!
2. Sirius Black (Harry Potter) (Prequel)
“We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s who we really are.” Order of the Phoenix
Although a pureblooded wizard whose entire family has been in Slytherin, Sirius is a Griffindor. There he made good friends and proved himself quite the jokster, as well as expert wizard. His mother wrote him off after this and he’s had a complicated home life, but his new family was always there for him. (Trying not to spoil anything for those who didn’t read the book yet)
Okay so basically I just want a book about the Marauders, but Sirius would be the best narrator for it. The logical choice would be James, but I think Sirius is more interesting.
3.Havelock Vetinari (Discworld) (Prequel or retelling)
“I believe you find life such a problem because you think there are good people and bad people. You’re wrong, of course. There are, always and only, the bad people, but some of them are on opposite sides.” Guards Guards
Lord Vetinari is the Patrician (benevolent dictator) of the city-state of Ankh Morpork and though there are numerous people with magic and armies, he’s proved that manipulation and intellect can get you further. “One Man, One Vote,” in which Vetinari is the Man, and has the Vote. A previous member of the assassin’s guild. He’s involved in all of the attempts to get him out of office, to insure that they fail. He may be unpopular, but he makes sure that life in the city is better with him than without him. He knows everything going on in the city or at least everyone thinks he does.
Almost every character in Discworld character’s gotten their own book, except Vetinari! (He finally got a small pov in Night Watch, but it wasn’t enough) I want to see how he took over the city at least! His life story would be wonderful!
4. The Darkling (Grisha) (Prequel)
“The problem with wanting is that it makes us weak” Shadow and Bone
The Darkling is the only one with the power over darkness. He leads the Grisha. He’s ambitious and older than he appears, but much mystery surrounds him.
I want to know his history! (and get inside that lovely brain)
5. Jem (Infernal Devices)(Sequel) I would put Magnus, but he sort of just got one. (I would’ve preferred a novel to short stories though.)
“I know you feel inhuman, as if you are set apart, away from life and love, but… I promise you, the right man won’t care.” Clockwork Angel
Jem is a shadowhunter and orphan living in the London institute in the 1970s. His Parabotai is Will Herondale. Despite his dark past he always sees the good in people.
I’d like to find out what happens to him next. So often the nice guy/ friend character doesn’t get his happily ever after.
6. Peeta (Hunger Games) (Retelling)
“Well, there is this one girl. I’ve had a crush on her ever since I can remember. But I’m pretty sure she didn’t know I was alive until the reaping.” Hunger Games
Peeta works is his family bakery. He’s the strong silent sweet type of guy.
I’d like at least a short story where we got to get inside Peeta’s head during the games.
7. R. Daneel Olivaw (Asimov’s Robot books) (Retelling)
“Aimless extension of knowledge, however, which is what I think you really mean by the term curiosity, is merely inefficiency. I am designed to avoid inefficiency.” Caves of Steel
A robot created to look exactly like his creator, Daneel teams up with a detective to solve his creator’s murder.
He doesn’t grow old so his life story could be quite long and I always wondered what he was thinking as he learned to act more like a human.
8. Nicci (Sword of Truth) (Prequel & Retelling)
“She was probably the most powerful sorceress ever to have drawn a breath.” –Richard Rahl, Phantom
Supporter of the Imperial Order she has nicknames such as “Death’s Mistress” and the “Slave Queen”. She learns much from Richard when she captures him.
I liked Nicci better than Kahlan. I know I’m probably the only one, but she just has more depth.
9. Sherlock Holmes (Retelling)
(Yes I know, I took great pains to find art that looked like how I pictured every character, but I couldn’t resist Benedict! #sorrynotsorry)
“What you do in this world is a matter of no consequence. The question is what can you make people believe you have done.” A Study In Scarlet
The genius detective. (Do I really need to say more?)
I want to be inside his head! But there’s probably a reason we never were.
10. Skulduggery Pleasant (Prequel)
“I am a rational man, but haven’t you heard? i’m also insane. It gives me a unique perspective on things.” Death Bringer
Witty, condicending, sarcastic genius. Pleasant was “killed” years ago, but somehow came back to life, though he was then only a skeleton. He works as a detective for the Wizard’s Sanctuary and is wildly feared if not respected.
Like Sherlock Holmes, though he’s the title character he never narrates.
What character do you wish had their own novel? Any of these? Someone else in any of these books? Someone else entirely?