Follow the spiders? Follow the spiders?


It’s time once again to go Tough Travelling with Fantasy Faction,  On the first day of each month, with a pre arranged theme in mind, we will all come up with out own individual selection of books that take us travelling through the tropes of fantasy.  This month’s theme:



Why is everyone so serious all the time?  Perhaps they need a friend that is there with a quick bit of wit to liven up the day… even if the day is looking to quickly turn to blood.

Oberon – from The Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne.  I love Oberon and the element of fun that he brings to these stories.


Dog – Poison City (Delphic Division #1) by Paul Crilley.  Dog is a spiritual advisor to London (Gideon Tau) who works for the Delphic Division police force – they specialise in the supernatural.  Dog is a snarky sidekick indeed.  Rude and usually a little drunk -he has a penchant for sherry.

poison city

Reiches – a squirrel cat from Sebastien de Castell’s Spellslinger series – I love this critter.  Not everybody understands him but he’s definitely snarky and it turns out he loves a hot bath with buttery biscuits on the side.

Samwise Gamgee – I will not explain this one.  If you don’t know then I can’t even look at you right now – ‘a promise is a promise Mr Frodo’.


Derrick – a honey loving fae type character who plays the snarky sidekick to Aileana in The Falconer (The Falconer #1) by Elizabeth May.

Next month’s topic will be : ELVES  (Please note that from January 2018 The Fantasy Hive will be hosting this meme).



17 Responses to “Follow the spiders? Follow the spiders?”

  1. aldreaalien

    Oh yes, I love me a good snarky sidekick, especially Samwise.

  2. Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek

    Oh my, Dog and Reichis are both awesome!

  3. Tammy

    Who doesn’t love a snarky side kick? These are great examples. I really do need to start the Sebastien de Castell series, I love the idea of a squirrel cat!

    • @lynnsbooks

      It’s such a good series so far – I can’t wait to read more.
      Lynn 😀

  4. Carmen

    Samwise was the first character I thought of when I read sidekick. 🙂

  5. sjhigbee

    All excellent sidekicks, Lynn! And I PARTICULARLY love the addition of Reichis:))

    • @lynnsbooks

      yeah – I’m loving including that book on my lists at the moment.
      Lynn 😀

  6. Kiersten

    I’m glad you posted this. I’ve never heard of some of these books before. They’re on my TBR now!

  7. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I just finished Hearne’s second novella featuring Oberon, I love that dog!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, such a funny hound. Who wouldn’t love their very own Oberon?
      Lynn 😀

  8. jessicabookworm

    The more I hear about Reiches the squirrel cat, the more I think I need to read Sebastien de Castell’s Spellslinger series! I am still working on my post for this topic, but I hope to have it up soon 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      If there’s one thing I feel really certain of its that you would love this series. I really do think so.
      Lynn 😀

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