In continuing my series of favorite characters from books, I wanted today to explore fictional villains, those people we love to hate or who capture our imagination. They sometimes make us quake in fear and wonder about the darkness.
There are so many wonderfully written villains to draw from that the choice of my favorite is difficult. Among the many possibilities are Sauron from J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord Of The Rings, Dracula from Bram Stoker’s novel, Dr. Hannibel Lechter from Thomas Harris’ The Silence Of The Lambs, and Claudius from Shakespeare’s Hamlet. As I mentioned, there are many other possibilities. Would it be immodest to suggest my own character Maledicus from my novel Maledicus The Investigative Paranormal Society Book 1?
My choice, however, is from the book that is one of the largest influences on me as a reader and writer, and that is Dracula!