It's time for the Friday book party. Come on over to the book blogger hop hosted by Crazy for Books. Meet other book lovers and share the fun.
This week's question posed by Mia at Girl About Books:
Who's your all-time favorite book villain?
My answer is a bit of a cheat. My favorite villain is Francis Crawford Lymond from The Game of Kings by Dorothy Dunnett. So wicked, so sly, so unfeeling-- he is brilliant and daring and breaks every rule of his hidebound social class. He defies his loved ones, rejecting them, treating them in a humiliating fashion. He is utterly brutal. We see him from the point of view of him enemies and those who used to be his friends as they track his movements and try to figure out what he is doing--and catch him at it. But choosing him is a cheat because Lymond is an anti-hero. Wretched as he is, you fall in love with him and find yourself rooting for his success- whatever it is he's trying to accomplish. And you read frantically to find out if it will all work out in the end, or if Lymond really is as despicable as everyone thinks he is.