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Wyrd & Wonder 2023 - Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Villains

Happy Tuesday everyone!  In honor of Wyrd & Wonder 2023 (a month long celebration of all things fantasy co-hosted by Lisa @ Dear Geek Place, imyril @ There’s Always Room For One More, Ariana @ The Book Nook, Annemieke @ A Dance With Books, and Jorie @ Jorie Loves A Story with artwork by astromoali),Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl will be fantasy themed each week this month.  This week I'm featuring some of my favorite villains (for the Wyrd & Wonder Prompt Challenge).  Without further ado, here we go:

Astrid and Athos Dane from A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic #1) by V.E. Schwab

Cardan from The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air #1) by Holly Black

The Gentleman with the Thistle-Down Hair from Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clark

Howard Doyle from Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Sand dan Glotka from The Blade Itself (The First Law #1) by Joe Abercrombie

Saruman from The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings #1) by J.R.R. Tolkien

Have you read any of these books?  Who are some of your favorite fantasy villains?  Are you taking part in Wyrd & Wonder this year?  As always, thanks for visiting my blog and perhaps even commenting down below!


  1. I've read Dracula and the Lord of the Rings series; I have Mexican Gothic on my TBR this year list. There is nothing better than a great villain.

  2. I haven't read any of these, but they look fun!

  3. I wnjoy Carden and The Darkling as well. Here is my post-

  4. Oooh! Villains! Great list!

    Here’s my TTT

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  5. Such a fun villain list! I completely agree with Eli, Cardan and Dracula😁

  6. I don't read much fantasy, but I have actually read a few of these. Dracula is probably the villain I remember most. He's just classic.

    Happy TTT (on a Wednesday)!

  7. I do love villains. LOL Only read a couple of these.

  8. The Lord of the Rings trilogy is great! Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thank you!

  9. Saruman is awesome! I love that you ent with that and not Sauron. :) Cardan- I've heard so many good things about that series.

  10. VE Schwab writes amazing villains. I love them all!

  11. VE Schwab always does the best villains!
    My TTT:


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