Poll: What Character Deserves a Full-Length Novel?


Character drives narrative.

When Terry was at Powell’s Books on August 15th, he was asked about whether or not he had any plans to write a book about the King of the Silver River. Terry gets this question a lot, especially if you can insert a different character name into the question.

He answered the question like this. He has no plans. He has enough on his plate as it is and he doesn’t have the time to write a book about the King of the Silver River, or Allanon, or Garet Jax, or Cogline, etc.

But that doesn’t mean the fans don’t crave it.

So, if there was one character you’d want to have a full-length novel devoted to, who would it be?

There are some excellent choices.

For me, personally, I’d want Cogline. The ex-Druid is mysterious. He has been present at so many of the most important battles in the Four Lands. And yet we know virtually nothing about his past as a Druid. I’d want that story. What prompted him to leave Paranor for the Eastland where he spent centuries in seclusion just waiting for Brin Ohmsford.

So discuss. Who would you like?

Written by Shawn Speakman
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