Saturday, April 13, 2013

Sidekick Saturday [18] - Grumpy

Sidekick Saturday
Sidekick Saturday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted here by Jaclyn at JC's Book Haven. There are many secondary characters that are as great as the primaries. In some cases, the sidekicks actually steal the show and you like them better than the heroine or hero. Maybe they didn't have enough page time for how great they were. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Choose a sidekick *or someone other than the hero or heroine* that you would like to put in the spotlight that fits in this week's type
• Share a picture and information about the character
• Give the title and author of a book the character can be found in
• Please don't include too many spoilers when describing why the character is such a great sidekick
• Put your link in the Linky thing and comment

This week is Grumpy

My choice is Zee from
The Mercy Thompson Series by Patricia Briggs

Zee from The Mercy Thompson Series by Patricia Briggs

Zee picture created by Jaclyn Canada
Mercy met Zee when she began working for him at his garage fixing cars. He often fired her, but she would just show back up and start working again. He eventually became the man that sold it to her so that she had her own business as well as filling in for her if she needed time off. His real name is Siebold Adelbertsmiter and he is a fae that looks very different from the above picture when he isn't using his glamor. He calls himself a Gremlin, and his magic is working with metal or a Metallzauber.


“Why is it that all cars are women?" he asked. "Because they're fussy and demanding," answered Zee.
"Because if they were men, they'd sit around and complain instead of getting the job done," I told him.”


“Hey, Zee,” I said. “I take it that you can fix it, but it’ll be miserable, and you’d rather haul it to the dump and start from scratch.”
   “Piece of junk,” groused Zee. “What’s not rusted to pieces is bent. If you took all the good parts and put them in a pile, you could carry them out in your pocket.” There was a little pause. “Even if you only had a small pocket.”
   I patted the car. “Don’t you listen to him,” I whispered to it. “You’ll be out of here and back on the road in no time.”


“He looked as he always had, a man past middle age, lanky and raw-boned, except for his small pot belly."


"Look," he said after a moment. "That sour old guy who used to be your boss, the one who still comes in once in a while - he's fae right?"
   Zee had publicly acknowledged his heritage for a long time, so I nodded my head and took a bite of my sandwich.


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  1. You picked the perfect character for grumpy! I love the picture you made. That is so Zee. I'm going back through the series as a teaser before I read Frost Burned. I can always count on Zee being growly especially with vampires. He loves Mercy and Fae keep their hearts tiny and prickly for the most part. I'm going to consult my own sidekicks and see who they pick, then I'll post my Sidekick Saturday. Let's see how many movies my sister references.

  2. hehe. Zeeeeee. Perfect choice. You drew that picture!!?? I love me some grumpy Zee.

  3. I feel the same about Zee. Even when he's being harsh with Mercy, it's for her own good. I think he's great. I can't wait to see what you've come up with.

  4. Yes he is a gremlin only because he claims he is (which is confusing)...he is also called a Metallzauber (or a fae that has an affinity with metal). Thank you so much for stopping by :D

  5. Ooo, I need to read this series. And love the drawings! :D

  6. I have heard lots of great things about this series! LOVE your drawing!

  7. I think you would really enjoy this series :D Thank you so much!

  8. Awwe thank you :D I love all your art too so that's a special compliment to me. I really love this series so I hope you give it a shot! Thank you so much for stopping by.

  9. I haven't read this series so I don't know him. He calls himself a gremlin, as in the real gremlins? Lol My nook didn't recognize me today...

  10. Thank you :D I love him too. Yes, I have the graphic novel and Zee is portrayed as looking like this. I digitally drew him up according to my graphic novel. I really appreciate you stopping by!


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