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Titan Christmas Calendar— Day Fourteen

By Titan Books On 14 12 2015

Titan Christmas Calendar— Day Fourteen

He sees you when you’re sleeping

He knows when you’re awake

He knows if you’ve been good or bad… 

Welcome to day 14 of the Titan Books Advent Calendar, and with just 11 days to go until the big day we thought we’d give Santa a hand with his last-minute list checking and present to you the Titan Naughty & Nice list – our favourite heroes and villains from our books.

Miranda Jewess, Production Editor (fiction) 

My favourite hero is…

       

Delilah Bard from A Darker Shade of Magic. She's a cutpurse/pirate/fearless fighter against dark magic and women having to wear impractical dresses.

My favourite villain is…

       

'The Hacker' serial killer from Hack. He/she dispatches unpleasant celebrity chefs, billionaires and C-list TV personalities in gruesome and inventive ways that are at once disgusting and hilarious.

Lydia Gittins, Press Officer

My favourite hero is…

       

Carey from Robert Brockway’s phenomenal, blackly comic Lovecraftian nightmare The Unnoticeables. In both his 1970s punk heyday and as a present day down-and-out a swaggering, swearing and frequently drunk Carey absolutely captured my heart in 2015 and fully proves that the best kind of heroes are the anti-heroes. Or that I have truly terrible taste in men.

My favourite villain is…

       

Sidonie Gryce from Kim Newman’s The Secrets of Drearcliff School. A wonderfully vicious creation, Sidonie rules over the younger gals in Newman’s wonderful 1920s boarding school with a razor sharp tongue and malicious streak that cuts to the bone – cross her at your peril.

 

Laura Price, Editorial Director

My favourite hero(es)…

       

Mordecai and Rigby the fun-loving, workshy, blue-jay-and-racoon duo from Regular Show. Yeahuh!  

My favourite villain…

       

The Blacklist's Raymond Reddington – criminal masterminds come no finer than Red. 

Chris Young, Online Publicist 

My favourite hero is…

       

Ally from The Silence by Tim Lebbon — a wonderfully-written deaf protagonist that provides a unique perspective on horror in this chilling book.

My favourite villain is…

       

Sleeplessness in Nod by Adrian Barnes. Nod shows us how fragile the bonds that hold our society together are. Read it and you will never take sleep for granted again

Jo Boylett, Editor (non-fiction illustrated)

My favourite hero is…

       

Snoopy because he's brave (WWI Flying Ace), cool (Joe Cool), an excellent dancer, has a boundless imagination and is a loyal friend. Plus he's a writer, hopefully one day of a 'great American novel' - if he can get past the first line. "It was a dark and stormy night"… 

My favourite villain is…

       

The Alien/Xenomorph, because every great villain should be darkly fascinating. Plus what's not to "like" about a perfectly evolved (or genetically engineered?) killing machine; ruthless, cunning, and patient, with acid blood, and led by a Queen.  

Beth Lewis, Managing Editor (non-fiction illustrated) 

My favourite hero is…

       

Imperator Furiosa from Mad Max, she's the ultimate badass. 

My favourite villain is…

       

Hannibal... because he's Hannibal. 

Ella Chappell, Editorial Assistant

My favourite hero is…

       

It has to be Koko from Koko The Mighty - she's the ultimate badass.

My favourite villain is…

       

The nurses inThe Death House are so creepy. No-one knows what happens to the kids they take away in the night, but they say it makes your eyes bleed...

Cath Trechman, Senior Editor (fiction)

My favourite hero is…

       

Aman from Turbulence and Resistance, because even when he's doing the wrong thing, which is quite a lot, he is always striving to figure out the right thing - and he can control the internet with his brain

My favourite villain is…

       

Wire from Koko the Mighty, because SHE'S the ultimate badass - and she's really pretty bad.

Don’t forget to follow #TitanXmas on twitter for more advent entries and some wonderful forthcoming competitions…

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