Hosted by The Unread Reader, My Book Boyfriend is a weekly meme where you write a post about a book character that makes you swoon, makes you weak at the knees and fall in love. For more information and how to contribute, check out the My Book Boyfriend introduction post.
“I didn't respond, because naked people never win arguments.” - Clan Rathskeller
I can't believe I haven't done him yet, but considering this is only my third MBB post and I'm going through all my favorite male leads, it was inevitable we come to this: Atticus O'Sullivan of Kevin Hearne's Iron Druid Chronicles, which I love to death.
Atticus is a 2100ish Irish druid who looks around 21 and has a mouth that quips more than Buffy Summers ever did. He's a delight to read, from his entanglements with Irish goddesses to his fights with witches, demons and gods, oh my!
- He was born Siodhachan O Suileabhain
- He has an awesome pet dog named Oberon, who is pretty much my favorite UF sidekick ever
- Owns Fragarach, a powerful and magical sword from Irish mythology
- Has curly red hair, fair skin and a goatee
- Is a druid who uses Earth magic
- Spent 750 years making a magical amulet necklace
- Made a deal with the Morrigan for his immortality, but makes an herb tea to keep his youthful looks
“Brighid’s eyes flashed with a blue flame, and I wondered if she had learned to do that just so she could compete with the Morrigan’s red flashes. Maybe I should try to figure out how to make my eyes flash green so I could freak out the baristas at Starbucks. “No, you foolish mortal,” I’d say as my eyes glowed, “I ordered a nonfat latte.”- Hexed
My Atticus is played by none other than Richard Madden, Irish actor with a perfect head of curly hair. I want the Iron Druid Chronicles to be a TV show just so he can play Atticus. Sigh, in my dreams. I do have to give a shout out to the model on the cover of Hounded, however:
“<This guy is an epic douche. Kick his shiny ass, Atticus,> Oberon said.
I compartmentalized his comment and resolved to enjoy it later. I glared at this would be usurper and said in my most authoritative voice, "Aenghus Og, you have broken Druidic law by killing the land around us and opening a gate to hell, unleashing demons on this plane. I judge you guilty and sentence you to death."
<Amen, Atticus! Testify!>”