Top Ten Tuesday : Characters I’d Love An Update On


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme where every Tuesday we look at a particular topic for discussion and use various (or more to the point ten) bookish examples to demonstrate that particular topic.  Top Ten Tuesday (created and hosted by  The Broke and Bookish) is now being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and future week’s topics can be found here.  This week’s topic :

Characters I’d Love An Update On

I would actually really like to know what happened to the nameless woman who was the last survivor of a pandemic in Last One at the Party by Bethany Clift.  This was a fairly recent read that I picked up this year and although I had reservations prior to picking up (having been living through a time of Covid and lockdown and this being about an even worse pandemic) I can say I was very easily turned around.  So, if you’ve been sitting on the fence with this one, because it perhaps feels to close to home, the main pov is a very easy to like character with a wonderful story telling voice.


Pounce and Ezra from Day Zero by C Robert Cargill.  I loved this book, a prequel to Sea of Rust (which I also loved).  It’s probably a little strange to say that I’d like to know more about these two characters because having already read Sea of Rust I pretty much know what’s in store – however, with my ‘glass half full’ hopefulness I’d like to think we could find out more about what happens to these two.  Perhaps there’s something more yet in store for this world, I’d like to think that the author still has a couple of surprises for us because these two books so far have been wonderful.  As scary as AIs are often portrayed in fiction I seriously want me a plush and loyal tiger AI.

Day Zero

Omat and Brandr from The Wolf in the Whale by Jordanna Max Brodsky.  Ahh, how I loved this book.  The characters, the setting, the story itself.  Perfection to be honest – in fact here is the concluding paragraph from my review ‘This is a fascinating, superbly written, captivating, emotional rollercoaster of a book.  I loved it and want more.  I’m going to say that this was a perfect read and that I had a wonderful time with it.’  I do want more – this was written as a standalone (I think) and so the ending was complete but I can’t help longing to go back and see what adventures these two take part in next.

The wolf

Vianne from The Strawberry Thief (Chocolat #4) by Joanne Harris.  I just adore this author and the Chocolat books are so special.  The Strawberry Thief was a beautifully written tale and I would love to think something more is forthcoming from this world and this family.


Elisabeth and Nathaniel from Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson.  This is a book that left me on a high note – and, the ending definitely made me think (that although this is a standalone) there is definitely the possibility to return.  I don’t want to say more because of the potential to give away spoilers.


Dr Greta Helsing – three books in a series with the same name by Vivian Shaw. I loved this series and although I appreciate it when an author has a plan and sticks to it leaving the world before everyone becomes a little jaded I must admit that I still think there’s plenty more that could be explored here and I would definitely pick up more instalments if the author ever has thoughts to revisit.

Helga Finnsdottir who appeared in Kin and Council by Snorri Kristjansson.  I really enjoyed both these books.  Murder mysteries set in a time of vikings.  Long before detectives were ever thought of Helga is simply a young woman who pays attention and observes what goes on around her. I hope for more from this resourceful woman and this dark world.


The Fifth House of the Heart by Ben Tripp. This is a book that was such a lot of fun.  Monstrous vampires and over the top adventure with the most flamboyant character named Asmodeus “Sax” Saxon-Tang.  I would love for Ben Tripp to write more with this world and these characters.


Scarlett and Rhett from Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell – okay, this one is definitely the odd one out in this little bunch.  But, I couldn’t resist.  Now, I’m pretty certain that there has been a sequel written for this (probably more than one), however, what I would have loved was to know how Margaret Mitchell would have finished this tale.

That’s it – eight books in my list this week, two free spots.  Any suggestions?


10 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday : Characters I’d Love An Update On”

  1. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Ooh, Omat and Brandr. Makes me wonder when we’ll see another book by her, or if…I love her work. And yes, on that same note, how about Ben Tripp! For a long time I thought there would be a sequel coming 😦

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes, I thought I’d read or heard about a sequel by Tripp – what happened to that. And I would love more from Jordanna Max Brodsky.
      Lynn 😀

  2. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Greta Helsing’s return (and that of her circle of supernatural friends) would be more than welcome, indeed: I agree with you that there is still much ground to be explored in those stories… 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      I know – this is one series where I was really surprised to find only three books – such a lot of untapped potential.
      Lynn 😀

  3. Tammy

    I would actually like for Ben Tripp to write ANY book. The Fifth House of the Heart came out years ago and I don’t think he’s written anything since, at least that I’m aware of😁

    • @lynnsbooks

      That is a shame really – I had such a lot of fun with Fifth House and loved Sax.
      Lynn 😀

  4. Lisa @ Bookshelf Fantasies

    Ooh, yes, I’d love to hear what happens next for Pounce and Ezra!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I really think that could make another instalment.
      Lynn 😀

  5. jessicabookworm

    I also really want an update on Helga Finnsdottir! 😅

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