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Building a Likable Monster:  How Villains Keep Stealing Our Hearts

Building a Likable Monster: How Villains Keep Stealing Our Hearts

Posted October 23, 2020 in Bookish Things // 6 Comments

When I first read Shadow and Bone, I was confused.  About a lot of things, but mostly… I had a hard time understanding why so many people loved the Darkling character. For those who haven’t read Shadow and Bone and aren’t familiar with the Grishaverse, I won’t go into too much detail here as I don’t want to spoil things.  The Darkling is a powerful magic-worker in the world and there’s (in my opinion) consistent evidence of his nefarious ways.  And it’s constantly tossed aside by the easily-besotted protagonist.  And even more casually tossed aside by readers.  He never appealed to me […]