Amen to the title of this month, straight off. Six for Sunday, hosted by the lovely Steph, is focussing in June on the things we’d like to see from our favourite books. I’m sure we all have our own bookish dreams, but this week it’s all about:
Characters who deserve their own/ another book
So many great characters, so little time (especially as I’ve started reading A Darker Shade of Magic, which is turning out to be disturbingly gripping)! What’s a girl to do?
The only thing that we can do: get stuck right in!
Lazlo and Sarai
I defy you not to want to know what happens to Lazlo and Sarai at the end of Muse of Nightmares. Laini Taylor expertly wraps up all the plot threads, but… what happens to them?! Does Sarai get a new body? Do they live happily ever after? Do they go on all sorts of exciting new adventures or does their ship get stuck in a portal? Who knows, but I want to find out more.
Time to salute one of the most criminally underserved characters of the entire Lord of the Rings trilogy. Forget Arwen- Eowyn is where it’s at. She’s fierce, she wants to fight, and she’s not about to let a man tell her what to do. Also, she kills the Witch King. Why, oh, why, does she get so little screen time? Or page time? I say, right those rings and give her the book she deserves.
Who hasn’t wished for a Marauders prequel to the Harry Potter books? I don’t think a lot more needs to be said here: please bring back Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot and Prongs to relive their glory days!
OK, so I’m technically cheating, because George R.R. Martin’s last book hasn’t even been released yet. But let’s go off the TV series, where she sails for foreign lands as the Westerosi equivalent of Christopher Columbus. What happens to her? Where does she go? Off the edge of the world? Book, please.
This one is more of a complaint about the end of Empress of All Seasons, because while the rest of the book was so good, the ending felt… really rushed. A whole book’s worth of plot was crammed into a couple of pages, and I really think that it would have made a bloody epic story in its own right. So, anybody up for a sequel?
That’s my list.
What characters do you think should get another book? Leave me a comment and let’s start a discussion! 🙂