Saturday, April 27, 2013

Sidekick Saturday [20] - All American

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 (if possible) 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

I will post the week's theme on Twitter the Friday before between 12 - 5 and Facebook the Friday before between 5 - 9 Central Standard time.

This week is All American or "Good 'ol Boy"

My choice is Ezekiel Crosse
The Blood of Eden Series by Julie Kagawa

Zeke Picture Created by Jaclyn Canada

Ezekiel Crosse is better known as Zeke. Even though this world in The Immortal Rules and The Eternity Cure isn't anything that we are used to now, to me he is as All American as you can get. He is a leader, brave, kind, respectful, and strong. Allie meets him with a gang of humans and he's determined to take care of them and keep them safe even though he is not the adult in the group. When he makes mistakes, he owns up to them. He is very selfless, doing all he can to keep others alive even if it puts him at great risk. He is very sweet and the pages of the book that include him are just plain better than the ones that don't. 

He smiled, a real one this time, though his voice remained teasing. “So, what do you think I am?”
Naive, I thought at once. Naive, brave, selfless, incredible and much too kind to survive this world. It’ll break you in the end, if you keep going like this. Good things never last.

"Fine." I glared at him and shook my head. Stubborn idiot.
"But at least try to look a little more raider-ish, okay? We don't want to attract attention."
Zeke's snort sounded suspiciously like laughter. "Allie, you're a beautiful, exotic-looking vampire girl with a katana. Trust me, if anyone is going to attract attention, it's not going to be me."
I didn't answer as we crossed the flimsy, creaking bridge into the lair of the vampire king. If Zeke had asked, I would've said that I was thinking of how to find everyone, but that wasn't entirely true. I was thinking of the others and how I was going to get them out alive...but I kept being distracted by the thought that Zeke had called me beautiful."

"The mighty hunter,” I quipped as we snuck out the backdoor, escaping into the yard. “He can take down vicious rabids and rampaging boars, but one old lady can make him flee in terror.”

“One scary old lady,” he corrected me, looking relieved to be out of the house. “You didn’t hear what she told me when I got up — you’re so cute I could put you in a pie. Tell me that’s not the creepiest thing you’ve ever heard.” His voice climbed a few octaves, turning shrill and breathy. “Today for dessert, we have apple pie, blueberry pie and Ezekiel pie."

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  1. I have I said before how awesome your drawings are! LOVE them!

  2. Ah, Zeke. I like that he's such a good guy with such a good heart, but yet he's not too perfect. Great pick this week, and great drawing!

  3. YAY I made it this week! I agree about Zeke, but he wasn't my pick :) He's a sweet, all-American kind of guy, though. I just needed my all-American to be a tiny bit more bad-ass :P
    Have a spectacular Saturday, Jaclyn.

  4. I have yet to cast my character. We'll see what my own sidekicks suggest at lunch. Great drawing and I haven't read this series, but there's nothing like a sweet guy.

  5. I can't wait to see what you come up with! Have a great lunch :D

  6. Awesome! I'm so glad you joined us :D Thank you so much! Have an excellent weekend.

  7. Right, everyone makes mistakes so he has to as well or it wouldn't be believable. I love that he owns up to them though. Thank you so much :D

  8. You're images are always awesome! What do you use to make them? I feel like I'm the only who still hasn't read this series

  9. I totally agree. Zeke is all american through and through.

  10. Gah! I have to read this series, Jaclyn! I love the quotes. Zeke does seem rather dreamy - and all-American! :)

  11. Aaah! You are hitting on a series I need to get to! LOL. Thank you.

  12. Thank you so much! I use Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop :D

  13. I think you would really like this one! Thank you so much for stopping by :D


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