Thursday, April 24, 2014

Top ten animal companions in fiction

Django Wexler is the author of The Thousand Names and The Forbidden Library. At the Guardian, he shared a top ten list of animal companions in children's fiction, including:
Bartimaeus from The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud

Bartimaeus is of course a demon – specifically a djinn – rather than an animal, but he spends a fair bit of time in the form of various creatures both real and supernatural. His snarky, sarcastic tone makes me think that he and Ashes would get along famously.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue