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- The Darkling
- Astrid and Athos Dane
- The Commandant
It’s not possible to start off a list of fave villains without The Darkling people. It’s just not! Leigh created such a complex man fueled with enormous power in the Grisha Trilogy yet still somehow made him relatable. In Victoria Schwab’s case, the Dane twins, Astrid and Athos, are two entirely ruthless, conniving siblings and they leave me utterly terrified in A Darker Shade of Magic. Having finally read An Ember in the Ashes I now understand everyone’s deep seated loathing and fear of The Commandant. Lady has some serious issues. So does Amarantha in A Court of Thorns and Roses though. She’s so high off her power and has virtually enslaved the High Lords of Prythian. Away from the fantasy genre, Sethos, a criminal mastermind and charmer from the Amelia Peabody series, always kept me captivated and enraged.
So who are your Top 5 Villains? Do any of mine make the list? Let me know all your thoughts in the comments below!