Firts of all my apologies to Dani as I am posting one day late!!!
I was just busy for two hours yesterday creating the perfect (I hope) teaser for my review of Bright We Burn that you’ll get to see tomorrow.
Seriously I tried tricks I never tried before on Photoshop and it took me ages but I was so happy with the results! As I was working today and had to get up at the crack of dawn (no joking 5 AM is my usual work morning) well I had not time to post this one.
Now what is I Heart Characters?
I Heart Characters! is a weekly meme hosted by Dani @ Perspective of a Writer to showcase our book blogger lover for characters! Each week she’ll supply a topic and you’ll supply the character. Post on whatever day suits you, about characters from whatever media you love (books, movies, K-dramas, television, manga, anime, webtoons, whatever!) and link up on Thursday so YOU and others can blog hop and share the character love.
Today (well, yesterday)’s topic: A Minor Character who Needs their own Story (Literally any character you want an expanded story about them…)
For once I don’t care if this one has already been chosen as I really hope that she gets her story!
I’ve loved Manon Blackeak from the Ironteeth clan right from the beginning!
She is bloodthirsty and frightening.
“Witches didn’t need blood to survive, but humans didn’t need wine, either.”
― Sarah J. Maas,
I know she played the bad guy against Aelin and she killed and…
But what I love was that her character was in shades of grey.
Manon sees everything. Really everything.
She’ll doubt what she’s been told from decades, centuries even. Her Grand Mother may be the chief of their clan and Manon her favorite when she’ll understand what is happening in these mountains she’ll rebel!
Plus let’s face it she chose my beloved dragon Abraxos! The girl has great tastes. He was one of the smallests but the bravest too!
“Each of the scars, the chipped teeth and broken claws, the mutilated tail—they weren’t the markings of a victim. Oh, no. They were the trophies of a survivor. Abraxos was a warrior who’d had all the odds stacked against him and survived. Learned from it. Triumphed.”
― Sarah J. Maas,
I loved witnessing her fight against Aelin. She was a worthy opponent and that’s what Aelin thought too!
“Aelin ran for Manon, leaping over the fallen stones, her ankle wrenching on loose debris.
The island rocked with her every step, and the sunlight was scalding, as if Mala were holding that island aloft with every last bit of strength the goddess could summon in this land.
Then Aelin was upon Manon Blackbeak, and the witch lifted hate-filled eyes to her. Aelin hauled off stone after stone from her body, the island beneath them buckling.
“You’re too good a fighter to kill,” Aelin breathed, hooking an arm under Manon’s shoulders and hauling her up. The rock swayed to the left-but held. Oh, gods. “If I die because of you, I’ll beat the shit out of you in hell.”
She could have sworn the witch let out a broken laugh as she got to her feet, nearly dead weight in Aelin’s arms.”
― Sarah J. Maas,
Here is what I wrote about Manon in Queen of the Shadows
“Manon of the Blackbeak Clan, Wing Leader witch is a complex character and I loved how Sarah J Maas played with her emotions and conflicts. Manon and her Thirteen side story was truly fascinating to follow. It adds layers to the book, all individual stories running alongside to collide at some point in a clash of swords and knives. When Manon meets Aelin, arrows, punches and sparks fly.”
Now let’s admire some fantastic fanart that I found on Sarah J Maas’s Pinterest account!
You can find all this fanart HERE: https://www.pinterest.com/sarahjmaas/throne-of-glass/
Ironteeth Witch by Exellero first (you can find him HERE https://www.deviantart.com/exellero)
Manon Female Lancer by aditya777 (you can find her HERE https://www.deviantart.com/aditya777/gallery/)
One of my favorites is Charlie Bowater (link HERE https://www.pinterest.com/pin/246853623302383408/ )
Now do tell me who would be your favorite second character that would deserve his or her own story?
Thanks for reading and happy Friday!