Top Ten Characters I Wish Could Have Their Own Book

November 11, 2014 Top Ten Tuesday 8

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature/meme hosted by The Broke and the BookishThis week’s topic is Top Ten Books I Wish Could Have Their Own Book.

Fun topic! I’m lucky in that I’ve been following some series long enough that many of my favorite secondary (or even tertiary) characters have already gotten their own books. But here are a few who haven’t yet.  (With thanks to the fan artists who created this art; I wish I knew who they all are.)



Gallowglass from Deborah Harkness’s All Souls Trilogy. I can’t tell you why without spoilers, but once you read the third book, you’ll know.

Griffin from Mercedes Lackey’s Heralds of Valdemar series (Queen’s Own trilogy). He’s a Herald with the Firestarting gift, and an all-around nice guy, but I have the feeling he could have a really interesting story, since he is around during some pretty momentous events.


The Marauders, art by Viktoria Ridzell, aka a.k.a. viria13 on deviantArt

the Marauders from the Harry Potter books: James, Sirius, Remus, and Peter. Obviously.



Mirrim and T’gellan from Anne McCaffrey’s Pern books. They’re an interesting couple with a challenging twist to their relationship, and Mirrim is a sometimes abrasive but oddly likeable girl/woman (she grows up during the series.)

K’van, from the same series. I’ve liked him since reading “The Smallest Dragonboy”, a short story. He’s short of stature but brave, tenacious, and honorable. We get glimpses of him as an adult, and he still has those qualities.



Daine and Numair. Fan art by Minuiko

Numair Salmalin, the incredibly talented mage from the Immortals and Protector of the Small quartets by Tamora Pierce (and we’re actually going to get this one – she’s working on it now!)

Frances Pleinsworth, from the Smith-Smythe romances by Julia Quinn. Frances, still a child in these books, is obsessed with unicorns and quite outspoken. I can’t wait to see what she’s like as a young woman!


Finally, I would have listed Auri from The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss, but she just got her very own book on Oct. 28: The Slow Regard of Silent Things. I can’t wait to read it!


8 Responses to “Top Ten Characters I Wish Could Have Their Own Book”

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Thanks! At least we have a shot at getting Frances’s story. Though my daughter wrote a Marauders’ first year fanfic that was pretty darn good, especially in her portrayal of Lupin.

  1. Jan

    I didn’t do this week’s TTT. I could only think of two or three characters so I passed. You have good choices, Lark. I still have to finish The All Souls trilogy. So many books I want to read…good and bad!
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Not to worry, Jan – I think we should only do the TTT (or any other meme) when it works for us. And if you look really closely, I don’t think I managed ten, either! 😉