Top Ten Tuesday : Dynamic Duos


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 is:

Dynamic Duos

I’m not sure that these are all necessarily ‘dynamic’ but they’re definitely duos from books that I love:

Locke and Jean from Scott Lynch’s Gentleman Bastard series.  These two are one of my favourite duos.  They’re both entertaining, they come up with the mother of all heists and yet seem to get into no end of mischief trying to pull them off.  Definitely a great series and one that I can’t wait to read more of.


Toby and Tybalt from the Toby Daye series of books.  Toby and Tybalt are both fae, Toby a changeling and Tybalt the King of the Court of Cats (this is massively over-simplified).  Toby is a great character that I really like and Tybalt, well lets just say it out loud – he’s a bit of mind candy.  Yum. I loved this series and need to get back on board and catch up.


Jalan Kendeth and Snorri ver Snagason from the Red Queen’s War trilogy by Mark Lawrence.  I loved this pair and in fact this series.  This couple are definitely the oddest couple to travel and adventure together. Jalan is a self confessed coward and Snorri seems to run toward danger whooping and hollering.  I still think that The Wheel of Osheim (the concluding book) is one of my all time favourite reads and in fact now I’ve sat here thinking about it I’m thinking a reread might be in order.


Mercy and Adam from the Mercy Thompson books by Patricia Briggs.  I love this series and part of the reason is because of the solid way that Briggs writes the relationship between Mercy and Adam.  They have problems, they’re not perfect, but they love each other and their family and pack.  The series that keeps on giving.


Tomas Piety and Sergeant Bloody Anne from the War for the Rose Throne trilogy by Peter Mclean.  This is one compelling series to read about.  Dark and gritty expertly mixing fantasy and gangster with the resultant bloodshed and violence that you might expect. I decided on Tomas and Anne because they’ve been through such a lot together. Priest of Bones is the first in series.  My review is here.


Wydrin of Crosshaven and Sir Sebastian Caverson from The Copper Cat series by Jen Williams.  This is another favourite series and a couple of characters that I just adored.  There is another character that joins the pair but Wydrin (or the Copper Cat as she is affectionately known) and Sebastian have travelled together through thick and thin and have a great friendship and level of trust.


Joron Twiner and Meas Gilbryn or Lucky Meas.  Joron and Meas make a great partnering in this series.  I’m not going to say anything more because there lies the land of spoilers and I don’t want to ruin this read and the joy of discovering what it’s all about for others.  So, what else can I say – adventures upon the high seas, sea dragons, fantastic world building and great characters that you can’t help but become attached to – The Bone Ships is the first in the Tide Child series by RJ Barker and it’s an absolute stunner.


Ruc and Bien from The Empire’s Ruin, the first in the Ashes of the Unhewn Throne series by Brian Staveley.  I haven’t read everything from this author (which I feel suitably ashamed about) but having read and loved Skullsworn I was absolutely determined to get on board with this new series as soon as it was available.  Ruc and Bien make for some great reading (although my favourite of the story was Gwenna – who I absolutely adored) –  the great thing about this book, in fact, and the reason why I loved it so much, is the characters.  There are a good few to choose from and they’re all intriguing to read about and excellently portrayed.


ST and Dennis (a pet crow and pet dog) from Kira Jane Buxton’s Hollow Kingdom.  I resisted reading this one for a while, I’m not sure why but my mind wasn’t totally convinced by a story told by a crow who teams up with a dog.  Well, how wrong could I be – just a heck of a lot is all.  This book (and the next) are brilliant.  I loved ST and his canine companion.  Highly recommended.


Oscar Wilde and Bram Stoker are the leading partnership in the Stoker’s Wilde series by Steven Hopstaken and Melissa Prusi.  I am loving this series.  It’s a fantastic blend ‘a good epistolary style novel set in the Victorian era that is a reimagining of the lives of Bram Stoker and Oscar Wilde’.  Why wouldn’t you love to read about these two characters – obviously you would.



3 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday : Dynamic Duos”

  1. WordsAndPeace

    I am amazed at the diversity of titles we got through this meme this week. I haven’t read any of these, but am intrigued by the last one.

    Top Ten Books with Dynamic Duos

  2. Tammy

    ST and Dennis are such a great choice😁 Also Meas and Joron. I loved how much their relationship changed over the three books.

  3. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    And of course Locke and Jean Tannen would have been at the top of my list as well… 😉

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