Saturday, November 22, 2014

Tough Travels- Missing Heirs

This week’s topic is MISSING HEIRS:
MISSING HEIRS occur with great frequency. At any given time, half the countries in Fantasyland will have mislaid their crown princess/prince.

This week's topic is going to have some easy ones that probably everyone is going to answer.  The big one we might as well get out of the way.  Aragorn from Lord of the Rings.  I remember the first time I read the books I was just about to be a freshman in high school and just loved Aragorn.  Then when I saw Viggo Mortensen play him in the film I really fell in love the character of Aragorn. 

Next up is A Song of Ice and Fire series.  Everyone is from somewhere and they are all lost.  I have refused to read anymore of the books until GRRM finishes them.  I first read them in 2003 and I am STILL waiting for more.  Done.  I did go to see GRRM at a  book signing though and that was pretty amazing.  Plus I was RIGHT next to him at San Diego comic con once too.  Fun times.

I love LOVE LOVE the Lunar Chronicles series.  I can't stress that enough.  Sooo.. this could be a spoiler for those who haven't read the series.  Cinder is the heir to the throne of the moon! I am fangirling over here about these books!!   I just can't wait for the rest of the series to come out.... soon.  Very soon.

Now the next three books .. I am not sure if they really count but whatever! First up.. Percy Jackson from the Olympians series.  He technically doesn't have a throne to rule but he had no idea he was the son of Poseidon until he was older. Love this series and have been meaning to read more books after the first 5.

Next up Hercules.  Similar to Percy Jackson.... his parents had no idea who he was at first. Zeus slept with Hercules mom disguising himself as her husband. I love the tales of Hercules.  Well.. I love all mythology.  Is mythology fantasy???  Does this count for Tough Travels?? I don't know but I'm adding it. 

I am going to add Princess Peach from Mario games in this list too.  Technically ... she knows she the heir... but she is always lost and Mario always has to find her. I just couldn't leave her out.  I mean.. I have spent hours looking for her!!!

What about you??  Do you know of any lost heirs???  Be sure to join in next week!! We are going look for BUGS
BUGS- Not in the Tough Guide but it should be. Let’s all find anything creepy or crawly, big or small, six legs, eight legs, or more. Bugs, bugs, bugs.


  1. =) Peach would have made it a lot easier if she wasn't always in that other damn castle.

    Mythology totally counts because it is your blog and anything goes! I have used it before too though.

  2. Aragorn is a good one, and Arya from Game of Thrones is a favorite of mine although her story is getting a bit ridiculous. She's one of my favorites even so... there are so many I'm surprised I can't think of more right now. Princess Peach... :)

  3. I'm listening to Cress right now. I love the Lunar Chronicles!

    Terri M.
    Second Run Reviews

  4. Aah Princess Peach! What an excellent choice! She is always sending these notes (Mario Galaxy) and extra mushrooms to one up Mario, but she is not giving him location details! Peach! Be more helpful!

  5. OH good!! I answered correctly then. I was worried :)

  6. I had to throw in some video game characters... I mean how could I leave them out??? Some games you are always looking for someone!

  7. They are sooo good!! I tried to get my sister to read them but she just didn't get into it.

  8. hahahahahah! Ok that's funny. Yes can we get some details about where you are located!

  9. Have you read The Princess series by Jim C. Hines? If not, you should definitely check them out. If you like The Lunar Chronicles, I think you'll like Jim's series.

    Terri M. , the Director
    Second Run Reviews

  10. Great list! I can add a few; let's see if I can do these without spoilers:

    The Princess in Spindle's End (Robin McKinley)
    Ozma in the The Marvelous Land of Oz (L. Frank Baum)
    The heir to the Rivan throne in The Belgariad series (David Eddings.)
    The missing prince in The False Prince (Jennifer A. Nielsen.)
    There's a missing heir in the Ranger's Apprentice series by John Flanagan.
    The Ordinary Princess (M. M. Kaye - the princess knows who she is, but no one else does.)
    Sarah Crewe in A Little Princess (although she's not really missing. Frances Hodgson Burnett)

  11. OMG! I can't believe I forgot Ozma!! I really loved that story.. though I have to admit I read it in Marvel Comic book form. I did read the first book by Baum but the rest were comics.