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Favorite characters

Who are your favorite characters of all time?

Man, I'm bad at answering questions like this. Okay, male is probably Jean Valjean. Female...urg... Moiraine, maybe? Sioned from Dragon Prince is pretty awesome too. Double urg. I don't know. Jenny from Dragonsbane has long been one of my favorites, so maybe I'd pick her.

 

If you could have dinner with 3 characters from books (not just yours) who would you dine with and why. Plus what would you be eating!?

Hmm...  Let me answer this as one from a classic, one from a sf/f book not my own, and one from a book that is my own.  Otherwise the question is too big for me to get a real answer to, as there are so many.

Well, my favorite character from a classic is Jean-valjean.  I don't know what we'd eat, but I'd avoid ordering bread...

My favorite character from a fantasy book not my own is probably Perrin from the Wheel of Time, though that's a half-cheat, as I worked on the series.  So it would either be him or, if I had to pick another, maybe Sam Vimes from Discworld.  We'd avoid sausages in a bun.

From my own books, I don't know if I can pick a favorite, as they're all my children.  So maybe I'll just tie it to who would be the most fun to go to dinner with. Kelsier would be too dangerous--you never know who is going to show up and try to kill him.  Probably Shallan, as I feel she'd have the most interesting conversation.  We wouldn't order men's food because I'm too much of a wimp, and it would probably be way too spicy.