Welcome to this week’s Book Blogger Hop!
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This week’s question is
“Pick a character from a book you are currently reading
or have just finished and tell us about him/her.”
What an excellent question since one of the books I’m currently reading is Resurrection Code by Lyda Morehouse. As it happens, Morehouse’s AngeLINK series is the source of one of my favorite characters–Morningstar. There are ten dozen reasons why I like him so much, not least of which is that he’s, well, Lucifer (yes that Lucifer). He’s also redheaded, has owned a bookstore and a brothel (though not at the same time, apparently), and is morally ambiguous, not to mention devious, in all my favorite ways. But what really makes him stand out to me is the way his emotions are portrayed. He longs so much to return to Heaven, and his love for his creator has not lessened, but he still harbors frustration and anger at the same time. He’s also unwilling to change who he is in order to fit the mold of the perfect angel. His interactions with the archangel Michael, especially in Resurrection Code, are the perfect example. He loves his brother enough to volunteer to do the dirty work of killing for him (to spare Michael the guilt of doing it himself), yet when he begins to feel that the task is wrong, he doesn’t mind doing it half-heartedly or even fighting against an angelic army to prevent someone else from going through with it.
I really do love this character. I’m sure I’ll say as much again in the upcoming review.
You know, once upon a time, I did fanart of Morningstar. I should do another, better one just for fun.