Friday, March 6, 2020

Five SFF titles with dogs as key characters

Vanessa Armstrong is a book lover and writer with bylines at the LA Times, SYFY WIRE, and other publications. She lives in Los Angeles with her dog Penny and her husband Jon.

At Armstrong tagged five SFF books with dogs (and dog-adjacent individuals) as key characters," including:
Dol in the Villians Duology by V. E. Schwab

Many people, including myself, don’t enjoy reading anything where a dog dies. Dol is a unique exception to this rule—because although he does die (more than once, actually) in V. E. Schwab’s grippingly dark duology about two best-friends-turned-enemies with supernatural powers, he is brought back to life by his loving owner, a young girl named Sydney who can bring once-living things back from the dead. Dol, despite dying multiple times, is the closest on this list to being a regular pup—he’s just a big old black dog with floppy ears who loves his owner Sydney. He is a great friend, and keeps her company while her world is threatened by the supernatural machinations going on around her.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue