Favourite Minor Characters

Oh this is a fabulous prompt from the goodreads group top 5 Wednesday and I have thought long and hard about this.  I mistakenly thought that this was the prompt for next week, so I am a little bit later than I should be but hey ho.

1  Moaning Myrtle from Harry Potter

It was a tough call between Moaning Myrtle and Luna Lovegood but the ghost won in the end.  There is just something truly hilarious about a morose ghost who floods the place when she gets upset, which she does very easily. Myrtle

2 Arya Stark from Game of Thrones

I often am drawn to strong young women in books and Sansa was always far too wet, Arya the tomboy (I guess I can relate) is feisty, strong and driven but fairly directionless.


3 Miss Minton from Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson

Miss Minton possibly
Maybe Minty

I am not sure if Miss Minton is more of a secondary character here but what the hell I will include her.  This is a wonderful book aimed at older children (7-12) which centers on Maya an Orphan who goes to live with some distant relatives who own a failing rubber plantation in the depths of the Brazilian rain-forest.   Miss Minton is the governess who at first is the only adult who cares about Maya and is strong, determined and unflappable.



4 Dr Chef from the long way to a small angry planet by Becky Chambersthe-long-way-to-a-small-angry-planet-cover

This is the book that I am reading at the moment by the fabulous Becky Chambers.  Dr Chef is a six legged alien who on the ship Wayfarer where this book takes place, is both the doctor and the chef and also bit  a mother figure.  If you are interested in what he might look out this guy has done the only fan art I can find, Dr Chef is the blob guy at the back.



5 Salamander from the Deverry series by Katherine KerrDeverry

This has been my favourite fantasy series for a very long time, over something silly like 15 books and one of the constant side characters is Salamander.  A half elf storyteller who has wandering ways and is a constant disappointment to his father,  but at the end of the series is almost one of the hero’s of the piece.



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