This week’s topic:
K – L – M – N – O
(characters whose name begins with the featured letters)
I SUCK at remembering character names, so this will be tough.
K IS FOR…
I go with the first character to pop in my head when I think of the letter, and this time it’s Killmonger, the villain from Black Panther. He’s such an interesting, complex character… and a sexy beast 😉. I like how he was portrayed, and I think Micheal B. Jordan did a great job playing him.
L IS FOR…
Lol, it’s characters from movies that quickly come to mind, so here’s Leeloo Dallas from one of my favorite movies, The Fifth Element. The movie came out in the late 1990s and is set in the future (23rd century) with flying cars, aliens, and stuff. Leeloo is the fifth element that must combine with the other four to defeat a great evil. The movie is such fun! I need to rewatch it. It’s been a while.
By the way, let’s take a break and look at one of my favorite parts of the movie. I love this performance and the song.
M IS FOR…
She’s the titular character from Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend. It’s a middle grade fantasy novel about a girl who everyone thinks is unlucky who learns she is quite special in another world (I can’t tell if Nevermoor is a different world or just a different country). It’s a fun read that I really enjoyed, and it reminded me quite a lot of the Harry Potter books. The third book should be out this year.
N IS FOR…
He’s the protagonist in Robin Hobb’s Soldier Son trilogy of which Forest Mage is the second book. It’s the one I’m buddy-reading now with Emily from Embuhleeliest. I really liked the first book, Shaman’s Crossing, but this one… man… some parts of it I was only able to read through because I was doing a buddy-read. I didn’t like the slow torture Nevare endured. The story is about a boy named Nevare who believes he’s destined to serve in the king’s cavalry, like his father, but is slowly realizing that his destiny may lie elsewhere… or that his destiny is being forced to go elsewhere.
O IS FOR…
I went through a lot to get to this character name because I could not think of a character whose name begins with O. The name “Orin” kept popping in my head, but I couldn’t remember what character is called that (now I remember that it’s a dwarf from one of Christopher Paolini’s Inheritance Cycle books… actually, his name is Orik, but anyways…). The name “Orin” somehow reminded me to my girl Nanny Ogg (she’s fun to read about) from Terry Pratchet’s Witches books, which I was gonna go with until I looked up the characters from Wyrd Sisters (one of the Witches books) and stumbled upon Olwyn Vitoller! So it worked out! 😀
This dude is the leader of a wandering troupe of actors. He adopts a son that the witches — Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg, Magrat Garlick — gave him.