Genre fiction lover: Romance, Sci Fi, Fantasy, Mystery, Urban Fantasy
Whenever I am asked to think about a character, without fail the works of Guy Gavriel Kay come immediately to mind because, man, this guy writes fantastic characters that burrow under your skin and make you love,hate, mourn, root for, and just flat out remember them.
Tigana - Guy Gavriel Kay is the book that is providing both for me today. As the ruthless, grief crazed, land-killer Tyrant, Brandin of Ygrath is oddly sympathetic. I started out hating the guy and frankly ended up thinking... hey, maybe he just needs to hug it out.
And there is Dianora. A woman with her own grief and ruthlessness who is plotting vengeance against Brandin. whenever I think of her all I can think is "Well, damn."