Nov 9 2012 9:10am

Who’s Afraid of the Dark?

Many romance novels feature heroes and heroines with some paralyzing fear, one they must overcome in order to achieve happiness. Now that we're in Daylight Savings Time, and it's getting darker earlier, we thought we'd ask:

Which heroes and heroines have a fear of the dark?

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Lynda the Guppy
1. Lynda the Guppy
One of my all time favorite books. The hero Jess in Through The Looking Glass, an old category by Joyce McGill, is afraid of the dark.
Lynda the Guppy
2. Ezequiel
I don't really know any protagonists who are afraid of the dark per se. Most of the Urban Fantasy characters I read about earn their biggest paychecks come darkness, because that's when the creepy crawlies come out.

Instead, I offer you this: the most humorous phobia I've ever encountered belongs to one Hellian, of the Malazan Book of the Fallen. She's an arachnophobe who grew up in a city where spiders are worshipped.

The result? She's constantly drunk out of her mind, and yet manages to be one of the most brilliant mid-level commanders in the Malazan marines.
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