Friday, January 17, 2014

Sidekick Showcase [59] - Stabs His Friends Literally

Sidekick Showcase, previously known as 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! I will post my Sidekicks on Saturday, then whichever day during the week that you would like to post yours, you can put your link in on my page. 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 the week's topic
• Share a picture (if you can) 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
• The day of your post, put your link in below and grab the code for your post so you can see the others that post their's throughout the week as well

For the month of January, we should choose characters that we love, but have that one thing that they should definitely set a New Years Resolution for...that one flaw that they need to work on that maybe is even resolved in the series as the character grows. Sidekicks in need of Resolutions...

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My choice is Robin Goodfellow AKA Puck
The Iron Fey Series by Julie Kagawa

Robin Goodfellow picture created by Jaclyn Canada

He's gotta be my absolute favorite character in The Iron Fey Series next to Grimalkin. Robin Goodfellow, also known as Puck, is Meghan's best friend and has been since they were kids. He was sent to watch over her in the mortal world, and he also helps her on her journey during the story. He very much brings a feeling of comedy and mischief into the scenes that he's in, but he also knows when it's time to get serious and it pretty deadly when confronted with an enemy. The problem may lie with who he considers enemies. If Ash and Puck had a relationship status on Facebook, it would be It's Complicated. They bounce from best friends to mortal enemies to allies. Sometimes it's hard to keep up.


“Me? Die? Didn't they tell you, princess? I'm Robin Goodfellow.”

“She pulled up Ash's shirt, revealing a layer of gauze that was just beginning to seep blood onto the mattress. "At least the bandaging was done properly," she mused. "Very nice, clean work. Your handiwork, I presume, Goodfellow?"
"Which one?"
"The bandage, Robin."
"Yeah, that was mine, too.”

“Ash nodded. “Look for Oberon or Mab,” he said grimly, scanning the battlefield. “They’ll likely be on opposite sides of the river. Try not to engage anything, Goodfellow. We don’t want a fight — we just want to get the scepter to the queen.”
“Don’t kid yourself, Prince.” Puck grinned and drew his daggers, pointing to Ash with the tip. “You’re a traitor, Meghan’s the Summer princess, and I’m Robin Goodfellow. I’m sure the ranks of Unseelie will just let us waltz right through.”

“Goodfellow?” Glitch stared at Puck nervously. “Robin Goodfellow?”
“Oh, look at that, he’s heard of me. My fame grows.” Puck snorted and leaped off the roof. In midair, he became a giant black raven, who swooped toward us with a raucous cry before dropping into the circle as Puck in an explosion of feathers. “Ta-daaaaaaaaaa.”

“STOP!” Ironhorse bellowed as Puck immediately pulled out his dagger, shoving me behind him. “I DID NOT COME HERE TO FIGHT, ROBIN GOODFELLOW. PUT YOUR WEAPON DOWN AND LISTEN TO ME.”
“Oh, I don’t think so, Rusty,” Puck sneered, as we began backing toward the edge of the village. “I have a better idea. You stay there until we get to Oberon, who will rip you apart and bury your pieces so far apart you’ll never get put back together.”

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  1. Ugh, another series on my TBR list but I feel like I am never going to get to it. I need to make time for it.

  2. Gah! I have to get to this series THIS YEAR!! You and Lexxie talk it up quite a bit, so I know I'll love it. ;) Puck sounds like just my kind of guy! He seems to ooze quite a bit of snark. :)

    You're drawing of him is amazing!

    Have a great weekend, Jaclyn!

  3. Puck is my favorite character in this series! He desperately needs his own-spin-off and his own love interest.

  4. I just finished The Iron Traitor, yesterday, and was so happy when Puck showed up in it. I absolutely love him in this series. He is funny, and the most loyal of friends.

  5. Oh, I just love Puck! I'd read a whole series with Robin Godfellow as the main character. Yes, he does need to make some changes, but at the same time - he's definitely the prankster, you know? If he changed, even a little bit, would we still love him as much?

    Great choice for this week's pick, Jaclyn! And your drawing is awesome :)

    I hope you're having a great weekend.

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

  6. I feel that way with so many too! I still need to get to the spin-off series. I have a feeling I'd really like that one a lot.

  7. I think you would really like it :D Puck is pretty awesome and you're right, just oozes snark! I love him. Thank you so much, Brandee. I hope you are having a great weekend!

  8. Oh, I would adore that. I would definitely devour a spin-off series for him :D Thank you so much for stopping by!

  9. He is too funny! I love him a lot. Thank you so much for stopping by :D

  10. Me too!! I definitely wouldn't want him to change. The humor, the pranks, and the shock-factor are all part of why I love him so much. I think my resolution is more about him not stabbing Ash anymore LOL ;) I hope you are having a spectacular weekend!!

  11. I'm with Jennifer and Brandee. I need to get to this series. I've heard Puck is too cool for school. I love your drawing. And I love your FB comparison. I laughed at that. I hope you're having a great weekend!

  12. I haven't read the Iron Fey series! I need his red hair!

  13. He's pretty stinking awesome! It's a really great series. It gets better and better book by book. I'm so glad you liked the comparison LOL It's so true :D Have a great week!!

  14. I bet you'd like it :D I do love getting to draw the red-heads! I hope you guys are doing ok.

  15. Me too :D Thank you so much for stopping by!

  16. I really need to read the Iron Fey series! I own at least three of the books, too! :)

  17. Aaah, he is a fun sidekick. I loved him as her friend in the first book. And...I still need to finish off the series. :D I have to get to Iron Knight yet.


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