Riot Recommendation

Riot Recommendation: Classic Characters Reimagined

Rebecca Joines Schinsky

Chief of Staff

Rebecca Joines Schinsky is the executive director of product and ecommerce at Riot New Media Group. She co-hosts All the Books! and the Book Riot Podcast. Follow her on Twitter: @rebeccaschinsky.

merlin prophecy seriesThis week’s Riot Recommendation is sponsored by the Merlin Prophecy series by M.K. Hume.

In the final book in a captivating trilogy, the legendary Merlin  faces a moral dilemma when the powerful Uther Pendragon demands that he use his talents for evil.

A talented healer, Merlin has traveled extensively, becoming a trusted advisor to rulers and kings the world over. But when Merlin finds his way back to Britain, he comes under the attention of the brutal war leader Uther Pendragon. Uther wants Merlin to use his powers for evil to help him conquer women and kingdoms alike, but when Merlin protests, the insatiable Uther threatens to eliminate anyone close to him, and thousands of lives are at risk.



There are some literary characters we just can’t get enough of–Lizzy Bennet and Mr. Darcy, for instance, or Odysseus, or Cinderella–and whom we see turn up time and again in new stories. These characters are beloved. They are classics. And they, almost magically, lend themselves to endless new imaginings. So today, we want to know: what are your favorite books that reimagine classic characters?