So I’m participating in this week’s Tough Travels meme again – hosted by Nathan of Fantasy Review Barn, this is one great way to explore Fantasyland and create lists, YAY! Don’t forget to go and check out what other participating bloggers have put on their lists – my tbr expands every week because of them! :)
This week, we were sent in search of KINGS. Kings come in four kinds: Puppet Kings, Bad Kings, Good Kings (rare), and Long Lost Kings. Since we did missing heirs a couple of weeks ago, I had to find an angle because I didn’t just want to create a random list of all the kings I could think of. So this is my list of child kings:
- (Obvious) King Joffrey and King Tommen from George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire. I cannot express my dislike for Joffrey with words. Or pictures. Damn git. I also think Jack Gleeson was perfect for the role – I hate the spoiled twit even more now that I’ve watched the series. Gah.
- King Peter and King Edmund from C. S. Lewis’s The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. I disliked Peter intensely for the whole novel – a more self-righteous, pompous character is hard to imagine. Edmund was a whiny little puppet for the first part but got better once he realized he’d screwed up and tried to repair the damage he’d done.
- King Yarvi from Joe Abercrombie’s Half a King. This is the only one so far that I actually liked from beginning to the end! I really, really enjoyed this book and though Yarvi was a king for all of two seconds, he deserves a place on this list.
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Do you remember another child king? Do you have a favourite royal?
I’d love to hear your thoughts!