Which Fictional Characters Would I Invite To A Dinner Party?
Well, number one on that list has got to be Gin Blanco, the heroine of Jennifer Estep’s Elemental Assassin series. If you haven’t read them I suggest you do. Gin Blanco is vicious, strong, vulnerable, funny, loyal… she is the ultimate contradiction – she is who I would want to be if I were a protagonist in a book.
A close second would be Carrick, Katra’s Kalandriel from Essence. He might be a talking sword but I think he would be the life and soul of the party, able to switch from meaningful debates about the history of the races to leering at gorgeous women and swearing like a sailor the next (all in his upper class academic English accent.)
We can’t forget Jean-Luc Picard, the Shakespearian Starship Enterprise captain with a voice and diction that can curl your toes (in real life he goes by Patrick Stewart – doesn’t have quite the same appeal unfortunately!) or his third in command Warf, the Klingon. I know I sound like a trekkie (and yes I am proud of that fact!) but there is something so riveting about the Klingon race as a whole, they’re so serious and blood-thirsty and noble all at once – the perfect alpha males really.
Next would be Elena from Nalini Singh’s Archangel series – the hunter, the warrior and the all-round badass (she’s especially welcome if she brings archangel Raphael with her for me to ogle!) and Katniss from The Hunger Games who is every bit the warrior, albeit a more reluctant one.
Last, but by no means least, I would have to invite Ursula, Blade’s mother from Essence. She is the epitome of the strong female character and has a sense of humour to rival Carrick. She is the mother-in-law everyone wants to have and the one no one wants to piss off!
I can think of many more fictional characters I would love to share a bottle of wine with but the list could go on ad nauseam! That said, I think I’ve managed to pick my idea of the perfect dinner party guest combination… whatever else happens, it should be interesting!
Katra is a Fae Hunter in a world once ravaged by a terrible war. Having lost all memory of her childhood and rightful identity, her duty is now to protect the tentative peace brokered by the varying races of the supernatural world. When an evil darkness begins to spread, draining young witches of their power, Katra must find a way back to her true past in order to save the future.
Enduring many trials as ever-increasing powers awaken within her, Katra must also struggle with the mixed emotions her new partner, Blade - a Black Dragon - is rousing within her. Together they must battle the shadows that plan to devour the world they know and prevent its decent into another thousand-year war.
Can Katra hold onto her strength as the truth of her very being begins to unravel? Can she bear the weight that ancient prophecy has placed on her young shoulders? Or is her destiny to regain her true self, only to lose the world she is sworn to protect?
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