Posted in Blog Memes, Saturday Stars

Saturday Stars – 14 April 2018 – Tenaka Khan

I feel like a total narcoleptic. I keep yawning a lot and all I wanna do is sleep, sleep, sleep. Add in my dilemma – at night I turn into an insomniac. Oh, boy. Talk about a quandary. I get to sleep in tomorrow, so it’s all good. 🙂

For this Saturday, I’m playing Eenie, Meeny, Miny, Moe about which character to star. Then I looked over my list of previous stars and I was surprised that I haven’t featured my beloved Tenaka Khan yet.

How to participate in this meme:
1. Credit the creator of this tag (Me! 😉 ) and link back.
2. Answer the three questions pertaining to the character.
3. Have fun revisiting your favorite characters and their worlds.

1 – Saturday Star (Name the Character you want to feature.)
2 – Which book or series does the character live in?
3 – Why is this character among your favorites?

Saturday Star: Tenaka Khan
Book/Series: The King Beyond The Gate – David Gemmell


Tenaka Khan was my first experience of a larger than life warrior. I absolutely loved him. He’s half-Drenai, half-Nadir, shunned by both races. It was hard for him to live on the brink of two worlds, to be hated by his people because of his mixed blood. I felt such empathy for Tenaka Khan.

He wasn’t the flawless hero I’d imagined him to be all those years ago. In typical David Gemmell fashion, he was an anti-hero, with his flaws and issues. And he was also a decent man, with kindness and a nobility of spirit, and he changed the fate of the Nadir by uniting all the tribes as one nation.

I don’t know why Tenaka Khan got such a grip on my heart but he still has it. 🙂

I hope you all have that special character who holds such a place in your heart. Happy Saturday.


I'm a die-hard bibliophile and I'm also an introvert. My blog's about books, books and more books. (yep, that was easy) I might, from time to time, write about life and its vagaries. I like taking pictures of books and doing origami.

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