Top Ten Tuesday – Characters


Every Tuesday over at  The Broke and Bookish we all get to look at a particular topic for discussion and use various (or more to the point ten) examples to demonstrate that particular topic.  This week’s topic is:

Characters that …??

…can change or shift into something else:

  1. Coyote: Mercy Thompson from Patricia Briggs series – I love this series, do yourself a favour and give it a shot if you haven’t already done so.
  2. Kitsune/fox – Suzume from Generation V by MLBrennan.  An excellent vampire series!
  3. Dragon –  Kai from Genevieve Cogman’s Invisible Library series – a series that has infinite possibilities using an ancient and magical library to portal to alternate universes.
  4. Owl – Atticus from Kevin Hearne’s Druid Chronicles.  This series has a little bit of everything in terms of fantasy creatures, Gods, myths and legends and also has a lot of humour.
  5. Shadows – Mia Corvere from Jay Kristoff’s Nevernight/Godsgrave books – possibly a bit of a cheat this one as she doesn’t really turn into shadows but is able to use them to hide.
  6. Dog – Sirius Black turns into a giant black dog in JKRowling’s Harry Potter series.
  7. Wolf – Professor Remus from JKRowling’s Harry Potter series.
  8. Bats/Mist – a bit of a cheat – Dracula/vampires can often transform into bats/rats and mist.
  9. Snake/Naga – one of the characters from an excellent series by Kristi Charish that brings us a female Indiana Jones type character who gets into all sorts of trouble when looking (to steal) artefacts – Owl and the Japanese Circus.
  10. ?? – who did I miss?

10 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday – Characters”

  1. Barb (boxermommyreads)

    Love your topic. My favorite dog shifter is Sam from True Blood. Of course, the book series and the TV series blend together too much in my mind so I forget if they differ. He’s a dog in the books too right?

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, Sam is a dog in the books too. I read all that series and found them very entertaining.
      Lynn 😀

  2. Tammy

    This was a great idea for this week’s topic! You thought of some good examples. Im trying to think of something you missed but it’s early and my coffee hasn’t kicked in yet 😁

    • @lynnsbooks

      Bears – I missed the bears from the Kushiel series – drat and double drat! I”m sure there’ll be more that I missed. I was trying to think if there were any cats but couldn’t come up with one.
      Lynn 😀

  3. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Here’s to Suzume! How we miss her… 🙂

  4. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I wish there were more kitsune in urban fantasy! Too bad Brennan’s series ended way too soon!

    And hmm, weren’t there bear shapeshifters in the second Kushiel trilogy? Can’t remember if the read along group has gotten to that series yet, so I hope I didn’t inadvertently reveal anything! 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      OMG – how did I forget the bears?? Falls into a deep hold of despair – what a great suggestion, should definitely have been on the list.
      Lynn 😀

  5. jessicabookworm

    I am pleased to see Sirius Black on your list 🙂

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