QOTD: If you could put together a team of heroes, which book characters would be apart of that team?
If I need to put together a team of heroes to save the world, I’d want a diverse group of people from with different abilities and backgrounds/upbringing. We’d need to be strong on offense and defense and have a varied perspective that could only serve to elevate our chances of victory.
George Cooper (from Tortall Universe books | Tamora Pierce)
George is one of my favorite book characters and top favorite male main characters. He is a rogue through and through. He’s highly intelligent with homegrown street-smarts. He would be a critical asset to the team. He’s very in tune with the heart of the people.
Meira (from Snow Like Ashes | Sara Raasch)
She is brave, tenacious, and goes above and beyond the call of duty. She doesn’t let setbacks stop her from achieving her goals, keeping her people safe, and saving the world. She is awe-inspiring, someone born to do great things. She is someone you’d want as a comrade in arms.
Valek (from Poison Study | Maria V. Snyder)
Valek is a jack of all trades. He is skilled with weapons, a master of espionage, intelligent beyond reason. But most importantly, he is loyal, dedicated, and pretty funny when he wants to be.
Sam of Wilds | Gary | Tiggy | Kevin (from The Lightning-Struck Heart | TJ Klune)
This one is a package deal so counts as one person. Other than the obvious reason of comic relief when things get tough or stressful, this is a group of friends (family really) you’d want on your team, especially if you’re going to save the world and all. Sam has that noble heart and fathomless well of magic, Gary is beauty and strength incarnate, Tiggy can smash, and Kevin is a dragon and could probably tell the enemy stories so awkward and embarrassing that they’ll give up just to make him stop talking.. I love them all so much and would be honored to be on a team with them.
Horace (from Ranger’s Apprentice series | John Flanagan)
A ward of Castle Redmont, Horace had a rough beginning but grew into a virtuous young man. Horace is kind soul who always strives to do his best and to do the right thing. He’s a natural fighter and a very good friend. He’s good at tactics and he’s just an overall nice person to be around.
Alanna of Trebond (from Song of the Lioness series | Tamora Pierce)
Defying gender rolls, Alanna dreamed of becoming a knight (something girls didn’t/couldn’t do) instead of going to a convent. She is now a female knight and warrior with strong healing abilities. She is the epitome of what it means to be a knight and can hold her own against almost anyone. And every squad needs someone with healing powers or knowledge of first aid and medicine.
Rasmira Bendrauggo (from Warrior of the Wild | Tricia Levenseller)
Rasmira, daughter of the chieftain, the next to rule her clan, has always had high expectations placed upon her. She is a natural born leader. Strong and brave but still remains a human being with faults. She acknowledges her mistakes and seeks to learn from them. A warrior through and through.
And, As Always, Happy Reading!!!