• Choose a sidekick *or someone other than the hero or heroine* that you would like to put in the spotlight that fits in this week's type
• Share a picture (if possible) and information about the character
• Give the title and author of a book the character can be found in
• Please don't include too many spoilers when describing why the character is such a great sidekick
• Put your link in the Linky thing and comment
This week's sidekick challenge is SOLDIER.My first thought flew to Stefan, Mercy's Scooby-Doo loving vampire in Patricia Briggs' Mercy Thompson Series. Then I went to Goodreads to find a quote and Adam quotes fired off at me until I remembered he was a soldier too! But still, Stefan owns this title for me, especially since I have a feeling his mellow, almost stoner Scooby Doo vibe is all but gone for the time being. His Mistress did a number on him and he's still pissed. A pissed off vamp in Mercy's world is a violent one. A finger licking, throat ripping out mean guy, and then add that he spent however long with the title Soldier. Dang.
So like always, I posed this question to my mom and sister. If I forget, they prompt me. My mom gave me a look like I just hit her with a book. These themes kill her, but she always has my books to fall back on. She chose Lance from The Touched Girl series. In my world of vamps there are two types, sires and soldiers. Sires are all drama and arrogance. They are the only ones who can make another vampire. They drink slower and have more magic. Soldiers are all brute force. They can drain a body in seconds and have no desire (or will) to slow it down. But metrosexual, brooding, hot Lance loves drama. He loves to put on a show for his victims. He's the only one in his family who wishes all the myths about their kind were true. Invite him into your home and win a breathtaking smile.
"I do not just splash water on myself and call it a shower, nor do I blindly grab clothes out of the nearest closet and throw them on. I have certain routines, my loafing friend." (Jared and Lance, Soul Walker)
"I believe you will be grounded, whipped with a belt, and certainly your grandmother will wash your mouth out with soap. You might have to start attending mass every Sunday." Jared laughed until he cried. "What?" (Lance, Soul Walker)
Shannon brilliantly chose Dimitri from Nalini Singh's Guild Hunter Series. I turned her on to the series, but she hasn't reached the domineering vampire's book yet, Archangel's Blade (book 4). Oh, it's good. If you haven't tried this series, but love hot and bothered urban fantasy with a splash of gore, this is for you. I love it! And Dimitri is such a shit. He's terrible to Elena and he's the most loyal soldier ever. With light still glimmering in Shannon's eyes she jumped to Charles from Patricia Briggs' Alpha Omega series. Come on. Those are both awesome top of the line picks. She wins the day for sure! I love Charles, not as much as Adam, but pretty damn close.
How about you? Who would you cast for Soldier?