Nightrunner

Top 3s meme

I found a meme and thought it seemed fun and fangirly, so here we go! Source: http://actualpirateking.tumblr.com/post/107158477228/ask-my-top-3s

Ask My Top 3s

  • 1: Top 3 heroes/protagonists

Bilbo (The Hobbit), The Doctor (Dr Who), Sherlock (Sherlock)

  • 2: Top 3 villains/antagonists

Jareth (Labyrinth), Captain Hook (Peter Pan), Scar (The Lion King)

  • 3: Top 3 supporting characters

Donna Noble (Dr Who), Rose Tyler (Dr Who), John Watson (Sherlock)

  • 4: Top 3 background characters or side characters

Captain Jack Harkness (Dr Who), Wilfred Mott (Dr Who), Chuck Bass (Gossip Girl)

  • 5: Top 3 romantic relationships between characters

Seregil/Alec (Nightrunner), Chuck/Blair (Gossip Girl), Tim/Dawn (The Office)

  • 6: Top 3 friendships between characters

The Doctor & Donna Noble (Dr Who), Sherlock & John (Sherlock), Sirius & Remus (HP)

  • 7: Top 3 fictional families

The Nobles (Doctor Who), The Malfoys (HP), The Macahans (How the West Was Won)

  • 8: Top 3 fictional parents

Lucius & Narcissa Malfoy (HP), Lord & Lady Grantham (Downton Abbey), Lily & Rufus (Gossip Girl)

  • 9: Top 3 fictional siblings

Anna & Elsa (Frozen), Riff Raff & Magenta (Rocky Horror Picture Show), Fred & George (HP)

  • 10: Top 3 child characters

Wednesday Addams (Addams Family), Dorothy Gale (The Wizard of Oz), Matilda (Matilda)

  • 11: Top 3 elderly characters

Sophie (Howl’s Moving Castle), Wilfred Mott (Dr Who), Albus Dumbledore (HP)

  • 12: Top 3 fictional animals/pets

K9 (Dr Who), Hedwig (HP), Luna (Sailor Moon)

  • 13: Top 3 fictional locations

Fantasia (The Never-ending Story), Moomin Valley, Narnia

  • 14: Top 3 fictional gadgets/devices

The TARDIS (Dr Who), the Time-Turner (HP), the Invisibility Cloak (HP)

  • 15: Top 3 character backstories

Sasuke (Naruto), Gaara (Naruto), Haku (Naruto)

  • 16: Top 3 characters who die

Sirius Black (HP), Albus Dumbledore (HP), Haku & Zabuza (Naruto)

  • 17: Top 3 non-human characters

The Daleks (Dr Who), Gollum (LOTR), Aslan (Narnia)

  • 18: Top 3 fictional worlds/universes

Doctor Who, Naruto, LOTR

  • 19: Top 3 animated series

Naruto, Sailor Moon, Gummi Bears

  • 20: Top 3 live-action series

Doctor Who, Sherlock, Lost

  • 21: Top 3 animated movies

Spirited Away, The Little Mermaid, Gake no ue no Ponyo

  • 22: Top 3 live-action movies

Gone With The Wind, Battle Royale, Black Swan

  • 23: Top 3 books

The Never-ending story by Michael Ende, Wool by Hugh Howey, The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters

  • 24: Top 3 comics/webcomics

Thorgal by Rosinski & Van Hamme, God Child by Kaori Yuki, Maran by Lina Neidestam

  • 25: Top 3 series/movies/books from my childhood

Jurassic Park, Duck Tales, the Narnia books

  • 26: Top 3 obscure series/movies/books I recommend

Movies: J’ai tué ma mère, Formula 17, series: 1 Litre of Tears

  • 27: Top 3 musicals or plays

Jesus Christ Superstar, Rocky Horror Show, Cabaret

  • 28: Top 3 songs from musicals

Gethsemane (Jesus Christ Superstar), You Can’t Stop The Beat (Hairspray), The Time Warp (Rocky Horror Show)

  • 29: Top 3 funny moments in fiction

I can’t think of any specific ones but I’m sure they all involve the Doctor somehow 😉

  • 30: Top 3 tearjerking moments in fiction

When Sirius died, when Dumbledore died (HP), when Sam helped Frodo up the mountain :’(

  • 31: Top 3 heartwarming moments in fiction

When the Doctor celebrated Christmas together with Rose’s family (Dr Who), the ending of “Vincent and the Doctor” (Dr Who), Sherlock being John’s best man (Sherlock)

  • 32: Top 3 scary moments in fiction

There are far too many 😦

  • 33: Top 3 awesome moments in fiction

The lighting of the beacons (LOTR), the battle of the Pelennor Fields (LOTR), the ending of Jurassic World

17- Which published book it is most like

I’m a bit wary about making comparisons but if I have to do it, I’d say the book this one mostly resembles is probably Stalking Darkness, part two of Lynn Flewelling‘s Nightrunner series. I’ve written about it before (here) and it’s definitely my favourite among the Nightrunner books. The similarities are, well, the gay love theme, the plethora of characters, and in some way also the fact that there’s a plot in there that has nothing to do with sex and/or relationships. But Lynn Flewelling writes exciting fantasy novels that happen to have gay protagonists, while I write romancey pirate novels where the gay theme is the main one and other parts of the plot are secondary. Still, the Nightrunner books have inspired me a lot and I’d be thrilled if anyone who likes Lynn Flewelling’s books would enjoy this one too. 🙂

Dagens boktips: Stalking Darkness

Stalking Darkness

Idag tänkte jag tipsa om min favorit i Lynn Flewellings Nightrunner-serie, Stalking Darkness. Detta är del två i serien, och jag rekommenderar att man läser dem i ordning – särskilt de första två hör ihop och ska inte läsas fristående. Av den anledningen vill jag inte avslöja alltför mycket om handlingen men huvudpersonerna Seregil och Alec – mästertjuvar och spioner som är lika hemtama i societeten som på de uslaste krogarna – får ett viktigt uppdrag som har med det förestående kriget att göra. Om de misslyckas, kommer det att kosta dem deras liv.

En underbar bok helt enkelt!

Äntligen!

Nightrunner

Titta vad jag äntligen fick idag! 😀 Senaste delen i Nightrunner-serien, som kom för nästan ett år sen men som jag inte kunde läsa då eftersom jag var mitt uppe i skrivandet och rädd att bli influerad. Ser så enormt mycket fram emot att läsa, nu såhär efter att alla andra har gjort det… Det positiva är att jag slipper vänta så länge på nästa bok (ifall det nu blir fler, nån som vet?)!

Måste påpeka att illustrationen på framsidan är underbar. ❤ Har saknat Seregil och Alec och det ska bli så himla kul att spendera tid med dem igen!