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Genre fiction lover:  Romance, Sci Fi, Fantasy, Mystery, Urban Fantasy

Bookaday - Sept 7

Tigana - Guy Gavriel Kay

Favorite Fictional Monarch


I realized I haven't read about a lot of fictional monarchs who actually have a lot of agency to be memorable. Most of them really are busily being protected by the heroes/heroines or tend to really be walk-on figureheads.










My favorite fictional account of a Monarch is  Heyer's account of William the Conqueror in her book:




But that doesn't quite fit the category, really.


So in the end I went with Brandin of Ygrath from Tigana - Guy Gavriel Kay .  He leaps off the page,  He's not a Nice Person.  In fact he can be considered somewhat genocidal.  But he's fuck-all fascinating!