Today the topic of Top Ten Tuesdays is All Time Favorite Book Characters.

I have lots of these and it was a bit painful to narrow them just to ten. Ruthlessly, I narrowed it down to just one character per writer, otherwise this would a list of Bujold and Brust characters.

1, Cordelia Naismith Vorkosigan by Lois McMaster Bujold
She’s the main character in Cordelia’s Honor and a minor character in the rest of the Vorkosigan SF series. She starts the book as a captain of a survey starship.

2, Morrolan e’Drien by Steven Brust
Ruler of Castle Black, a wizard, a fighter, the Court Wizard to the Empress. By human standards he would be arrogant and proud to the point of insanity but he’s a Dragaeran from the House of the Dragon. Unlike most Dragerans, he can become friends with a human.

3, Sir Lancelot
From the tales shortened for kids.

4, Amelia Peabody-Emerson by Elizabeth Peters
She’s a very radical woman for the Victorian era, an independent woman and an archaeologist.

5, Shadow by Anne Logston
Shadow is a charming elf thief who defends her friends with her life.

6, Robin Hood
The noble thief who lives in Sherwood forest stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. My very favorite version of Robin Hood is actually the 1980s TV-show Robin of Sherwood.

7, The Boss by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
The nameless first person narrator in Rusch’s newest SF series. She’s fiercely independent but has had to learn to work with a group.

8, Dr. Elizabeth McMillan by Kerry Greenwood
A rather unusual woman for 1920s Australia; she’s a doctor and very no-nonsense type. I also adore the Scottish accent that the audio book reader does for her.

9, Jenks by Kim Harrison
The hard working pixie who has to protect his family, too.

10, Pyanfar Chanur by C. J. Cherryh
A starship captain and a member of the hani race.