I realized that I only make lists at the end of the calendar year when I’m looking back at what I have accomplished, but there are so many other times when a list of awesome things would be appropriate. I know I’m always finding cool bookish things that I want to share with you all, so I’m starting this Top 5 series to highlight some of those items.
This week I have been thinking about my top 5 historical hunks! This came in part from a discussion about strong male lead characters a few bloggers and I were having and also because of a humorous conversation I had with my husband. These are men that I have fallen in love with while reading their novelized life.
5. Alexander Belov from The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons
I must say that this is the version of Alexander from The Bronze Horseman only – I don’t necessarily love his character in the subsequent books. He was just the right amount of hero, dashing, daring, handsome, and brave. He did all the right things and you always cheered for him.
4. Jamie Fraser from Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
I’m already seeing a trend here as a lot of the reasons I liked Jamie are the same reasons I like Alexander above: Jamie was romantic, strong, argumentative, brave. And in the television show he is quite good looking!
3. Brendan Prescott from The Tudor Secret by C.W. Gortner
I loved how intelligent and crafty Brendan was – he is quite the dashing spy!
2. Hephestion from The Conqueror’s Wife by Stephanie Thornton
Oh Hephestion! He was a soldier and very loyal to his friend/lover/commander. He pulls off some witty and outright hilarious dialogue; he can banter with the best! He was brave and strong and made me outright swoon!
1. William Marshall from The Greatest Knight by Elizabeth Chadwick
My earliest historical hunk! The Greatest Knight was one of the earliest books that I reviewed on this blog and my love of him has kept him at number one all along. It would take a lot to outrank him in my perspective! He was honorable and brave and I loved the way he treated his wife.
I would love to hear who your historical hunks are and if you agree with me about any that I put on my list.