Tough Travelling: Tricksters

Tough TravellingJoin me each Thursday for some Tough Travelling with the Tough Guide, hosted by Fantasy Review Barn. Inspired by ‘The Tough Guide to Fantasyland, we will set out on a quest to track down the biggest tropes and clichés in fantasy fiction.

| Tricksters |

A great prank is always amusing.  Many an adventure start with a well placed trick.  They are even more amusing when performed by those with god like powers.

Apologies for the sporadic posting, I’ve just started a new job so I’m still settling into the routine! This week’s Tough Travelling is looking at the conmen, pranksters and cardsharks who make a habit of turning up at opportune moments to deplete you of your possessions, your sanity and, more often than not, your dignity. In no particular order, here are this week’s five (or seven) troublemakers:

| 1. |

Merry & Pippin

The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

| 2. |

Fred & George Weasley

Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

| 3. | 

Mat Cauthon

The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan

| 4. |

Wit (or Hoid)

The Stormlight Archive (or the Cosmere) by Brandon Sanderson

| 5. |

Locke Lamora

The Gentleman Bastard Sequence by Scott Lynch

Who are your favourite Tricksters? If you would like to join in with Tough Travelling, head on over to the Fantasy Review Barn and sign up!

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3 thoughts on “Tough Travelling: Tricksters

  1. So pleased to see Fred and George Weasley on your list as they are on mine too. Interesting choice with Merry and Pippin; I never thought of them! On my list I went for the older, wiser and more wily Gandalf – thinking of how he tricks poor, little Bilbo into inviting him and the dwarfs for an unexpected party in The Hobbit 🙂

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