Re: [Fantasy Fiction Dungeon] Top 20
- This was easy!
1)Corwin & Eric of Zelazny's Amber
2)Marshall Tolonan in Wingrove's Chung Kuo series
3)King Arthur, especially in Kay's Fionovar Tapestry series. I've
loved Arthur ever sinse I can remember. He and Robin Hood were my
heroes growing up. (Along with Jaquomo in the "Court Jester"!)
4)Severian the Torturer - Wolfe, of course
5) Bilbo & Theoden Bilbo has always been an 'everyman' to me. My
mother turned me on to The Hobbit when the Rankin Bass cartoon hit
the air the first time. I don't even remember how young I was; but
that's what started it all for me. Theoden - there's something vastly
mythic about him for me. He seems truly sad, tragic and heroic to me.
6)Rincewind - definately!
7) Martin Silenus (I love to hate this guy!) from Simmon's Hyperion
The 3 'Old Ones':
9)John Carter of Mars
11)Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser - the All-Fathers of Fantasy
12)The Hound from Martin's 'Thrones' trilogy
13)Ged - Ursula LeGuin is a true Grand Master
14)Thomas Covenant - I'll tell ya, when I read these books as a 13
year old, I hated them. I went back for a re-read at 21 and was blown
away! I read them again just last year, and am thouroughly convinced
that The Chronicles of the Unbeliever are easily in my top 5 stories.
15) Angus Thermopyle - Another of Donaldson's characters, this from
his 'Gap Cycle' quintet. This guy is horrible in almost every sense,
but - God, is he done well!
16)Croaker from Cook's original 3 Black Company stories
17)Vlad Taltos - Steven Brust is one of my top 5 favorite writers of
18)Khaavren - another of Brust's characters
19)Lythande the Star Browed of the Thieve's World series
20)Hobart Floyt and Alacrity Fitzhugh!! Brian Daley wrote 3 stories
with these two. They are definitely the Fafhrd & G. Mouser of the
spaceways! (Maybe with a bit less prowess though...)