All throughout May you can follow the hashtag #MayWeRead to answer fun reading related prompts. We did a shout out for responses towards the end of April so that we could put together some fun lists from our authors as well as some of our followers. You can read today's prompt responses below.
Book with the Best Villain
House of Dark Shadows by Robert Liparulo. Taksidian is creepy, evil, and unstoppable.
Moonraker. Hugo Drax is a great villain who slips into society undetected like a vampire lurking in the shadows, and James Bond gradually uncovers his scheme because Drax needlessly cheats at cards. A harmless scenario soon snowballs into an insidious and catastrophic plot.
Randall Allen Dunn
PERELANDRA by C. S. Lewis. It's not well-known, especially because it's better appreciated if you read the first book in the series, OUT OF THE SILENT PLANET. But the villain in it starts off as "oooh won't this be fun" and ends up truly terrifying, both for personality and theological reasons.
Skylark series, Blacky Duquesne. He hates the hero, but when the time comes to ask for help, He's not too proud to do it. And he's as much a genius as Dick Seaton.
Splinter of the Mind's Eye graphic novel. Has a cool story and illustrations of Darth Vader.
The Firethorn Crown by Lea Doue was fabulous, and had an amazing villain! I loved that he was so complex, to the point that it was hard to tell whether he even was a villain. It kept me very intrigued!
The Shadow Queen (C.J. Redwine) Queen Irina is despicable and ruthless, willing to do anything or kill anyone to stay in power
Voldemort from the Harry Potter series is a memorable, creepy, and multi-faceted villain
Katy Huth Jones
You're gonna have to wait until August (when my novel comes out) to know this. Because my villain is my favorite. ;)
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