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5 Non-Animal/Human Companions Part 2 | #TopTenTuesday | #WyrdandWonder

The last Top Ten Tuesday during Wyrd and Wonder (as always hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl). I am going to diverge from the theme with bookish quotes and I am going to talk about non-animal/human companions in fantasy books. A few years ago I did a similar kind of topic, hence the part 2.

So let us jump into it all.

Nalem | Demon inhabiting a human | Deadly Drinks by Dorian Graves
Nalem was the first one that came to mind for this topic. He is a very old demon who has gone through decades by inhabiting humans. Right now he is inhabiting the body of a half hudra/half human Retz. He is a vicious demon, using Retz throughout his childhood. But during the course there seems to be more to Nalem then one could imagine. And I like reading about him. The interactions between Nalem and Retz are funny and insightful. Nalem is sarcastic and it makes me laugh. But he he has more layers than he likes to show.

Scarf | Sentient clothing item | Mirror Visitor by Christelle Dabos
Ophelia wears a scarf that appears to be sentient. It has it’s own mind it seems and on occasion pulls Ophelia a certain way or shows how it feels about certain people.

Spirits | The Weirn Books by Svetlana Chmakova
The Weirn, witches of a kind, carry a spirit with them. Each has their own personality and responds to things uniquely from their human companion.

Gargoyles | Enchanted Inc. by Shanna Swendson
In Enchanted Inc. the gargoyles in New York are real. A portion works for the business Enchanted Inc. as guards. One particular gargoyle, Sam, playes a role in the books and is friends with our main character.

Arazi | Automaton Dragon | Phoenix Extravagant by Yoon Ha Lee
Not quite fantasy but Arazi is a type of dragon so I am making that count. Arazi is an mechanical dragon created to fight. But it befriends Jebi and wishes to escape. It shows clear sentience.

13 thoughts on “5 Non-Animal/Human Companions Part 2 | #TopTenTuesday | #WyrdandWonder

  1. I haven’t read any of these, but I’ve heard of Christelle Dabos and Yoon Ha Lee. Interesting artifacts/ companions, all of these! Happy TTT~

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  2. I remember trying to come up with some ideas for this from books I have read and coming up blank with #1. Same for second time you post this, but it was still really fun to read! What a unique idea.

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