Throwdown! With Kendare Blake #3
Harry Potter & Ron Weasley
Legolas: The Shadow moves.
Aragorn: So do my pants when you wear that little cloak.
Legolas: Aragorn, focus.
Aragorn: It’s a nice color, is all I’m saying. It’s a good dude’s cloak. But yeah. The Shadow moves. We should do something about that crap.
Harry, like Aragorn, gets into more than his fair share of crap. And there by his side, ever faithful, however generally close to wetting his pants, is Ron. Always ready to defend his friend, always ready to dive into danger, be it by going up against a million fafillion angry spiders or putting his entire family at risk by harboring a kid with a target on his chest, Ron is there. Sometimes jealously. Always clumsily. But he’s there, I guess is my point. And Harry, in return, got Ron onto the Quidditch team, where a young Edward Cullen tried desperately to school him in the ways of lady-getting…and failed.
Harry and Ron would certainly get their licks in, but I think we all know who the real killers are. Harry and Ron, for all their flash and entertainment value, stop short of being truly lethal. And I don’t think Expelliarmus works on Anduril (I totally had to Google that). The only thing that might save the Hogwarts duo: In a surprise move, Harry takes off his glasses, and Aragorn mistakes him for Frodo.
|Yes, we look alike. It's been pointed out once or twice.|
|Don't be absurd. I'm obviously the prettiest.|
|Actually, Legolas is the prettiest. Look at those cheekbones. And that skin.|
That's what 400 years of cucumber eucalyptus scrubs will do for you.
|Holy naked wizard!|
Well, there it is. The last Throwdown. Thanks to Alyssa and the guys at Teens Read and Write for letting the Bromances thrash it out on their blog. Vote for the winner in order for a chance to win a $20 BN gift card, and some Personal Demons swag in honor of fellow Tor author Lisa Desrochers’ Original Sin, releasing in July!
Check back next week to see who wins and read the winner’s gloat post.
Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual vocation: He kills the dead.
So did his father before him, until he was gruesomely murdered by a ghost he sought to kill. Now, armed with his father's mysterious and deadly athame, Cas travels the country with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat. Together they follow legends and local lore, trying to keep up with the murderous dead—keeping pesky things like the future and friends at bay.
When they arrive in a new town in search of a ghost the locals call Anna Dressed in Blood, Cas doesn't expect anything outside of the ordinary: track, hunt, kill. What he finds instead is a girl entangled in curses and rage, a ghost like he's never faced before. She still wears the dress she wore on the day of her brutal murder in 1958: once white, now stained red and dripping with blood. Since her death, Anna has killed any and every person who has dared to step into the deserted Victorian she used to call home.
But she, for whatever reason, spares Cas's life.
Kendare Blake is an import from South Korea who was raised in the United States by caucasian parents. You know, that old chestnut. She received a Bachelor's degree in Business from Ithaca College and a Master's degree in Writing from Middlesex University in London. She brakes for animals, the largest of which was a deer, which sadly didn't make it, and the smallest of which was a mouse, which did, but it took forever. Amongst her likes are Greek Mythology, rare red meat and veganism. She also enjoys girls who can think with the boys like Ayn Rand, and boys who scare the morality into people, like Bret Easton Ellis.