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Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 Fantasy Anti Heroes

Here it is, my Top 10 Fantasy Anti Heroes! I did not create this list based on the dastardliness of the character, nor did I based on their skill in combat. I based this list purely on how much I enjoyed reading the characters despite their morally crooked behaviors.

10. The Lady, Dreams of Steel (The Black Company #5) by Glen Cook


9. Sand Dan Glokta, The First Law Trilogy by Joe Abercrombie


8. Severian, The Book of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe


7. Roland Deschain, The Dark Tower by Stephen King


6. Geralt of Rivia, The Witcher Saga by Andrzej Sapkowski


5. Elric of Melnibone, The Elric Saga by Michael Moorcock


4. Prince Jalan, The Red Queen’s War by Mark Lawrence


3. Drothe, Tales of the Kin by Douglas Hulick


2. Jorg Ancrath, The Broken Empire by Mark Lawrence


1. Logen Ninefingers, The First Law Trilogy by Joe Abercrombie



So those are my Top 10 Fantasy Anti Heroes, now who are yours? Leave me a list of your Top 10 in the comments below!

The Black Company by Glen Cook

The Black Company by Glen Cook follows an 17706115elite mercenary group through its contracted service with the Lady, a powerful empress of the north. The tale is told in first person through the eyes of Croaker, a medic and higher up within the ranks of the company who also serves as the keeper of the company’s annals.

The novel mixes elements of Epic Fantasy with Darker Fantasy and many point to The Black Company as one of the fathers of modern Grimdark Fantasy.

Part of what makes The Black Company a worthwhile read are the interesting and well developed characters and their relationships with the other members of the company. The character driven fiction is complimented with a fairly tight and swift moving plot that pushed me to care about the overall outcome despite the somewhat lacking setting.

A must read for readers interested in morally ambiguous and character driven fantasy.

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