Wednesday, April 17, 2013

O is for Ombra - Guest post by Nicki Elson

For the letter O, Nicki Elson stopped by for a guest post! Nicki is the author of Three DavesSway, and Divine Temptation. Click on the links to check them out on amazon!
An now... the floor, er, blog post is yours, Nicki.

I don’t care that Lord Ombra is a character from a Middle Grade series (Peter and the Starcatchers by Ridley Pearson and Dave Barry)—he’s still one of the creepiest fictional villains I’ve come across, and here are the top 5 reasons why:

  1. As he said himself, he’s not only on the side of darkness, he is darkness.
  2. He speaks in a groan. A haunting, horrible, icy groooooan.
  3. He moves like liquid. That is…that is just so unnatural and disturbing.
  4. He’s always cloaked, which leaves you to only imagine the hideousness that resides beneath.
  5. A chill comes over his victims as he steals their shadows, reading their thoughts and controoooolling their miiiiinds.

Congratulations, Pearson and Barry, for creating a character that makes me convince myself time and time again that I can just hold it until morning rather than cross the darkened room to use the bathroom. I hope you’re proud of yourselves.  

~Nicki Elson

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  1. Lord Ombra gives me the creeps. *shudders*

  2. I want to read this! Villains is one of the main reasons I read at all. Lord Ombra sounds awesome!

  3. wow now that sounds like a one of a kind character!

  4. Oh my goodness. That is one creepy character. I might have to check this fellow out.

  5. Hehe, glad you all find him as creepy as I do. Thanks for letting me do the O post, Jackie! It's nice to participate in A to Z in such a small way. :D

  6. Creep-tastic! I like the sound of that.

  7. Very descriptive in a creepy, wet my pants kind of way.

  8. Not a genre I read but yeah for Nicki!

  9. This sounds great- I will have to check it out.


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