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Summer Blog Challenge – Day 10

Day 10 – Favourite Fantasy Character

These prompts are so hard because it’s so difficult to just choose one character.

Leigh Bardugo’s Grishaverse was one that I was a little sceptical to start but I got the Shadow and Bone trilogy on sale on my kindle and decided to fmgive it a shot. I’m still a little sceptic to start Six of Crows but at least I took the plunge.

I enjoyed Shadow and Bone a lot more than I expected to and from it fell in love with some of the characters.

My favourite fantasy character is The Darkling from the Shadow and Bone trilogy by Leigh Bardugo.

I loved Aleksander Morozova from the minute he joined the story. Dark and mysterious, brooding and powerful, he was clearly going to be a force to be reckoned with from the get go. He shows himself to be a very powerful and manipulative character who will do whatever is necessary to get what he wants.

“I will strip away all that you know, all that you love, until you have no other shelter but me.”

I thought, however, that The Darkling’s character was going to take a turn for the better. By that I mean, I didn’t think he was going to be vilified the way that he was. But it worked so well into his character. He is obsessed with Alina because he believes she has the capacity to be like him but he ultimately allows her to become his weakness. I honestly expected him and Alina to end up together (because really, Alina and Mal? Ugh!)

Don’t get me wrong though, he makes a bad ass villain.

He’s the kind of literary dark presence that gets me a little hot and bothered, book boyfriend material for me for sure.

Did you tell him, Alina? Does the boy know how willing you were to give yourself to me? Did you tell him what I showed you in the dark?

He is clearly a very intelligent man, a mind that never rests and us constantly five steps ahead of his enemies. He had the potential to do so much good for the Grisha but it would have been no fun if he had done it the easy way. Throughout his life he has faced hardships and it has hardened him in turn. He, as Grisha, has faced countless dangers and he wants to put Grisha in the position of power they deserve to be in and he’ll do whatever is necessary to achieve that goal regardless of the cost to life.

Until tomorrow.


"We live and breathe words." I'm Louise and this is my place for all things bookish. Here is a place for reviews and recommendations and discussion. Send me any book recommendations for reviews.

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