Book Boyfriend: Jackal

We decided that Thursday needed a little pizazz and stumbled on this meme while hanging out at one of our favorite blogs, A Book and a Cupcake. So we took ourselves over to The Unread Reader to see what it was all about and join the fun. We'd love it if you'd leave a comment if you participate in this so we can check out your book boyfriends as well.

My Book Boyfriend:  Jackal from the Blood of Eden Trilogy by Julie Kagawa

Jackal's Appearance (From Allie's Perspective):

"I blinked.  The stage had been empty a few seconds ago.  I was sure of it.  But a man now stood at the front, smiling at the crowd.  He was tall, lean but muscular as well.  I could see the cut of his chest beneath his shirt and faded leather duster.  Thick black hair had been pulled into a pony tail, accenting a young, handsome face and smooth, pale skin.

His eyes, sweeping over the crowd, were a lazy gold." ~ p. 269, The Immortal Rules

Some Facts About Jackal:

~ His real name is James.

~ Jackal is also known as the Raider King, self-proclaimed prince of Old Chicago.

~ He was sired by Kanin many years ago, making him Allie's blood brother.

~ His weapon of choice is a fire ax. 

~ His affectionate terms for humans include meatsacks and bloodbags.

Quotes From or About Jackal From The Forever Song (Book 3) - Spoiler Free:

"Better be careful, Jackal."  My voice came out cold.  Empty, because I couldn't feel anything, even now.  "It almost sounds like you care."

"Oh, well, parish the thought, sister."  Jackal gave me a sneer and moved away.  "I'll stop talking, then.  But if we reach Sarren, and he says something to make you fall apart, don't expect me to pick up the pieces." ~ p. 20


"...Now we're getting somewhere.  But now you're just a big fluffy bunny with sharp teeth."

"Shut up, Jackal" ~ p. 63


"But for the love of piss, make some sort of decision.  If you don't want to eat babies and nail bloodbags to walls, that's your choice..." ~ p. 219

Why Is Jackal My Book Boyfriend?

Everybody loves a bad boy, right?! about a bad-boy VAMPIRE?  Jackal is very honest and practical about being at the top of the food-chain.  He tells you like it is, not mincing words.  But deep down, you know he's longing for companionship and camaraderie.  I love a bad-boy who has an undercurrent of vulnerability while still retaining his powerful stature.  That is Jackal in a nutshell and I find that  I picture Tom Hiddleston in character as Loki as my perfect Jackal.


  1. I love Julie Kagawa but haven't read this series yet.

    1. Oh! If you love her writing will LOVE this other trilogy of hers! Amazing! Jackal is also an amazingly complex character!


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