Villains, when written well, can be some of the most interesting characters to read about. But what I find even more interesting sometimes is when we meet villains at the start of the book and then they turn out to not quite be the villains we thought them to be. Or sometimes they just turn over a new leaf when circumstances change.
There are so many ways villians can be written and so many ways in which the above can be done. I find that some of the most interesting things to read about. So of course Top Ten Tuesday (as always hosted over on That Artsy Reader Girl) had to do this prompt with Halloween right around the corner.
I will list a few below who I think fit this prompt but I won’t talk about them for the most part because that can be considered spoilers.
- Cardon (The Cruel Prince by Holly Black)
- Khalid (The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh)
- Matthias (Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo)
- Mr Darcy (Price and Prejudice by Jane Austen)
- Jericho Barrons (Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning)
- Severus Snape (Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling)
- Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer)
- Jaime Lanister (A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin)