Today's Top Ten List comes from LRP reader and guest reviewer, Sandra Scholes.
Sandra would like to introduce you to her top ten heroes of all time, and when she isn't doing that, she likes to indulge in reviewing many erotic titles, romance novels and even the other branches of romance genres of fantasy, sf and horror - she can read pretty much anything she can get her hands on that can be naughty and even smutty, but she likes it well-written.
My Top Ten list has the uncanny knack of changing whenever my whim takes it, but I do really like these ten I have chosen for now as they all have that special something I would call unusual and original that makes them some of the best characters around.
1. Legolas - The Lord of The Rings
He's a handsome Elf who wears tights, but who cares! He stands up for justice, and the right to wear his hair long and be played by handsome star Orlando Bloom.
2. Spencer - Spencer's Secret
For a man with a destiny to have a small harem of werewolf men at his disposal, he comes under threat when a leader from a rival pack tries to take over leadership of his men. Spencer, guy that he is steps in and prevents a blood bath, yet even if things got rough he wouldn't allow anyone to come between him and his men.
3. Brandon - Dark Passages 4
Although he is deaf and dumb, he has all the powers and punch a vampire from a very old clan called the Brethren can muster. Unlike his own family, he has his own sense of morality, and sees humans as people to get to know rather than indulge in for their blood. He is a very sexy and deep individual who has to be read about to truly
4. Kiowa - Soul Deep (Coyote Breeds)
Even when the subject of his desire is an annoying woman who doesn't know how to keep out of trouble, he still manages to keep his cool around her and save her ass when he needs to - what a guy!
5. Ichigo Kurosaki - Bleach
A kid with a huge sword and an even bigger attitude to killing off those pesky Hollows. With funky orange hair and an aptitude for making some really bad mistakes with his superiors, he also knows how to save a damsel in distress.
6. Elric of Melnibone - Stormbringer
The pale-skinned albino with the haunted eyes and black suit of armor casts a shadow over all around him, vexed by his wife being murdered by cousin Yrkoon, he is in despair and vows to avenge her death, but not before he has to do a hell of a lot of slaying. The series of novels is long but well worth reading just for this central character.
7. Raistlin Majere - Test of the Twins
Originally written as an anti-hero, he is a dark figure that could be a baddie if he were born under the wrong circumstances, yet he withstood the test in the tower of high sorcery and stands as one of the fans favourite characters in the series in the Dragonlance fantasy novels. With long, white hair, amber hourglass eyes and a bronzed
complexion he is the dark, brooding type who hides his true personality.
8. Fitzwilliam Darcy - Pride and Prejudice: Hidden Lusts
Remembering the original novel by Jane Austen and thinking it was a welcome detour from squashbuckling tales of handsome pirates and highwaymen, I found Mitzi Szereto's erotic retelling of it better with its kinky sex and lesbian overtones and powerfully evocative sexual scenes - it ranks him on the adult erotica list for me.
9. Konrad - The Werewolf Upstairs
Pretends he's an upstanding citizen in his area of town, but when faced with a really good woman in Roz, he shows how chivalrous and protective he can be in this supernatural comedy about folk living in an apartment block.
10. Duncan Caldwell - The Sex: Virtus Saga Book 1
A man of honor who only wants to aid young lady Ylianor through hard times, he has a problem with his lover, Christopher, a man who is jealous of Ylianor being around them, and in his bed - he feels he has to be the centre of attention when he is with them, and cannot accept her as his female mate even if in their land he is allowed to take a woman as well as a man.