Friday Favorites

Friday Favorites : Favorite Mentor/Teacher Characters


It’s time for Friday Favorites hosted by the lovely Kibby over at Something of the Book! Head to her page for the rules and prompts! This is a weekly meme hosted every Friday where you can show off your favorites (or least favorites) based on her weekly prompts.

This weeks prompt is Favorite Teacher/Mentor Characters

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Rowan Whitethorn

From the Throne of Glass series Rowan enters our lives in book three, Heir of Fire. He is tasked with teaching Aelin how to summon, use, and control her powers. While he makes some mistakes along the way Rowan is a terrific mentor and I would say he taught Aelin very well.img_20181223_125942_538

Albus Dumbledore

This one could be controversial, I know people are very opinionated on Dumbledore’s treatment towards Harry and how he basically raised him for slaughter, BUT, I still feel that Dumbledore had Harry’s best interest at heart. He was a great teacher and an even better Headmaster and I think he helped shape Harry into the man he ended up becoming. I mean, he must have meant something to Harry since he named one of his kids after him ¯\_(ツ)_/¯



How could I not include Gandalf in this list of wonderful literary teachers and mentors? Gandalf is the perfect teacher and is wise beyond his many years.

“Courage will now be your best defence against the storm that is at hand-—that and such hope as I bring.” 


Scythe Faraday

Scythe Faraday, from the Arc of a Scythe series, is a marvelous mentor towards Citra and Rowan. I just posted the other day on my bookstagram about these magnificent books and I feel the need for a reread, even though the ending to Thunderhead still has me shOOK.


Lazlo Strange

Lazlo Lazlo Lazlo, what can I say. How I adore you. How I loved your stories and hope for more. Lazlo Strange is, to me at least, the ultimate teacher and mentor. He taught so many how to open their minds and their eyes. Nothing more needs to be said on Lazlo’s brilliance because my words would never be good enough. Just, go read Strange the Dreamer and Muse of Nightmares.

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These are some of my favorite teacher and mentor characters! Who are yours?

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11 thoughts on “Friday Favorites : Favorite Mentor/Teacher Characters”

    1. I’m glad you liked this post! It was pretty fun picking out my favorites. And I agree, he really does just get lumped into being the big hunky love interest, but I enjoyed Rowan and Aelin in the beginning when they despised each other. At least it was a slow burn romance over a couple books.

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  1. I LOVE mentor characters. Dumbledore and Gandalf are both awesome! I really love Halt from the Ranger’s Apprentice series by John Flanagan. He’s my favorite mentor character.


    1. I love them too! I definitely had to include both of them in this post because they’re just.. iconic at this point! I haven’t heard of that series, I’ll have to look into it!


  2. I love your pictures! OMG! I love it! I followed you like at the specific moment! LOVE IT! HP, LOTR, and Scythe… those are for sure the best ones around! I felt so much when when Gandalf was gone T_T


  3. This is a really cool post, I feel like we often spend so much time thinking about the heroes of stories that we forget about the important people who made them heroes! Lazlo is one of my all-time favorite YA fantasy characters, he’s so soft and funny but also brave and lovable he’s just the best!


    1. I love doing this post every week! And you’re so right, the mentor characters often are disregarded since they are only side characters but they are SO important. Lazlo is seriously the greatest character, I just finished Muse last weekend and I am just in awe over him still.

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    1. 😊 this was a great prompt! I always thought Rowan was a fantastic mentor towards Aelin, well, at least when it came to her learning how to use her powers lol.


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