E – Most Exquisite Evil – Literary Smackdown #AtoZChallenge 2016
Greetings and welcome to the letter E and day 5 of the AtoZChallenge. We are going for something slightly different today in that we want to know who embodies the most Exquisite Evil. We have chosen two ageless characters who both have a significant number of bodies to their names.
Bram Stoker‘s Prince of Darkness is the ultimate in seductive evil. A Count in his country of Transylvania he comes to England to find a new home. Here he seduces Lucy Westenra, making her into the undead, but this is part of his undoing. However, even Lucy’s three suitors along with Jonathan Harker, under the guidance of Abraham Van Helsing cannot beat him without losing some of their own. He is the ultimate release from the confines of moral society, surely that is worth your vote?
- The White Witch
The self-proclaimed Queen of C.S.Lewis’ Narnia, Jadis brings eternal Winter, but never Christmas. She is the harsh nature of cold, without any of the joy. She originally caused all life on her own world to die and ended up in Narnia by mistake, where she was subdued, but had already gained immortality. Eventually escaping her confines, she took over all of Narnia, keeping it under her icy control. Those she wishes to dispose of she turns to stone. A prophesy is her only weakness, isn’t that worth a vote?
There are many forms of evil, we chose two with fantastical powers, how do you prefer to read about evil, with powers, or simply human?
Our Other Blogs
Sophie and Tasha are also sharing duties on one other blog for the AtoZ and they both have their own blogs as well. Visit them to see their exciting themes for this year.
Other People’s Blogs
What is the AtoZChallenge?For those who don’t know, the AtoZChallenge is a giant blog hop with thousands of blogs taking part. Every day in April, apart from Sundays, these blogs will post using a letter of the alphabet at a prompt, e.g. A on 1st, B on 2nd etc.