Stoyan: Character Connection

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Don’t you just love larger-than-life characters? The ones who jump off the page and grab you? Whether you love them or hate them, you can’t be indifferent to them.

I would love to know about the characters who just won’t leave you! Most of you will probably post about how much you love (or loathe) each character, but this is a great place for the more creative ones among you to let go and have fun! Write yourself into a scene with Anne and Diana. Write a love poem in elvish for Aragorn. Draw a picture of Harry obliterating Voldemort. The possibilities are endless.

Be sure to post the book’s title and author, and be very careful not to give away spoilers while talking about how much you love your characters.

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Stoyan from Cybele’s Secret by Juliet Marillier made me weak in the knees. If there were such a thing as a perfect man, it would be him. I think I really said it all in my review, so please allow me to cut and paste.

“And then there’s Stoyan. Oh, Stoyan, my love. He almost made me cry. The page got all blurry on me and everything. Do you know how it is killing me to admit that? I absolutely hate to cry, but he got to me. Captain Wentworth’s letter is the last word in romance from an eloquent lover, but Stoyan takes the cake for the blue collar guys. He’s tall and handsome of course, but he’s a wise, old, gentle soul. He can handle himself in a fight, but he ultimately knows what’s important in life and inadvertently reminds Paula of that frequently. He’s loyal, quiet, and willing to do anything for her. As Duarte says to him, “It is blindingly clear to me that you would jump through fire for her.” If you’ve ever read I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith, Stoyan just might remind you of Stephen.”

I’m sitting here trying to think of something to add, but that’s it. Isn’t that enough? Go on and read about him. While you’re at it, read about Stephen too. They will both win you over with their modest fidelity.

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  1. Weak in the knees, eh? I've been meaning to read this one for awhile (loved Wildwood Dancing, so I really SHOULD have read this by now), but for whatever reason, it hasn't been pushing it's way to the top of the pile.
    Now it just might.

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