Top 5 Wednesday is GoodReads group where people discuss different bookish topic each week. This month is a rewind month, a chance for everyone to do topics they haven’t had a chance to do or did long ago.

This week I chose Favorite sidekicks. We all know John Watson and Sam Gamgee; and they’re certainly earned their place.
Most of my favorite characters are secondary characters and some of them can be considered sidekicks, too.

1, Morrolan e’Drien by Steven Brust
He’s a Dragaeran sorcerer and a warrior. He would also scoff at the very idea of being a mere Easterner’s sidekick.

2, Aral Vorkosigan by Lois McMaster Bujold
The most brilliant strategist of his generation, admiral, and a count. He’s also very honorable even when his emperor tries to put him in morally difficult position.

3, Luidaeg by Seanan McGuire
The Sea Witch is one of the Firstborn fae and one of the most powerful ones, too. That means that she doesn’t have to care about social niceties or… well, anything she doesn’t want to. And implying she’s anyone’s sidekick would have… terrifying results.

4, Kai by Genevieve Cogman
The Invisible Library series takes us to a lot of interesting place. It also has interesting characters. Kai is one of the most entertaining ones. The librarian Irene is saddled with him in the first book and at first disliked him. However, Kai has his own charm and secrets.

5, Magrat Garlick by Terry Pratchett
I could fill this list with just Pratchett characters but in the end I chose young and romantic Magrat. She’s such a perfect foil for the older and grouchier Granny Weatherwax and the older but more cheerful Nanny Ogg.

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