Thursday, April 14, 2011

Character Connection: Cassel from White Cat and Red Glove

I've been following blogs for some time and Character Connection has always been a favorite of mine. I couldn't wait to do one so here goes.

Cassel from White Cat and Red Glove, Ah, what can I say? I've got quite the little crush on him. He comes from a family of curse workers who have ties to the mafia. So, you can imagine his life has not been very easy. Especially since he's so determined to live his own life and be his own man. Still, as always seems to be the case, he finds himself in situations where  the "not so great" things he's learned from his family come in rather handy.  But...,and this is my favorite aspect about him, he always puts his family first. Even though they really don't deserve it; and I mean REALLY don't deserve it.

Cassel is one of the most real male characters created by a female author. That's one of the main reasons I'm so fond of him. All to often I find myself fuming over some ridiculous male character that's prancing around acting like a girl! Cassel is ALL man! He acts like a guy, he thinks like a guy, and, boy, would I love to meet him. OK, so that would be considered illegal because of the age thing but hey, can you blame me?

So, if you haven't read these books yet, you just might consider it; if for no other reason then to appreciate his manliness.

Below are two different pictures of the cover of White Cat. I have the one where there's writing all over Cassel's head so I don't get to enjoy but you can. It's pretty much what I imagined him to look like.


  1. Yeah, what IS that with the writing all of his head? Sheesh. I just posted my Ed Kennedy post and I really really wish I could a picture of someone that looks like he does in my head. Any ideas? and yes, I agree Cassel is cool. I need the next book!

  2. Welcome to Character Connection!

    I haven't read these books, but Cassel sounds like a winner! Loyalty wins big points from me. And why did they write all over his head on your cover? That's just odd!

  3. I haven't read any of Holly Black's books. Am I missing out here?

  4. Suey, I'll bring Red Glove to book club and you can read it at your leisure.

    IntovertedJen, yeah the whole writing on the face thing is so weird. A bad cover design decision.

    Techno Grandma, Agreed!

    Sarah, I don't like the other Holly Black books I've tried but this series is definitely worth checking out.