Friday, December 3, 2010
I love the twists authors come up with on the kickass urban fantasy hero or heroine. In the Bloodhound Files, we follow FBI profiler Jace Valchek, who gets yanked out of her nice normal (well relatively speaking) life and plopped into an alternate world where most of the folks aren't, well, folks at all. Vamps, werewolves, sorcerers--the usual characters. Her twist is that she can smell trouble--literally. Nose like a bloodhound, get it?
What are your favorite twists on the kickass chick? Sookie's a telepath, Anita's a zombie-raiser (among other assorted issues too numerous to name), Mercy Thompson is a VW mechanic and shapewalker, Dresden's the only licensed wizard in Chicago, John Taylor has a "second sight" that lets him strip bare all but the essential nature of a being (and, whoa, talk about mommy issues)...Tell me some of your favorites!
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