Welcome to the second installment of Crossover Camaraderie, where I find characters from two different books and play matchmaker. Just call me Emma Woodhouse. Or don’t, because she’s a terrible matchmaker. My next set of friends come from two YA fantasy series (and this pair is actually the reason I came up with the idea for Crossover Camaraderie).
Celaena from the Throne of Glass series and Froi from the Lumatere Chronicles.
For starters, they’re both assassins. Their situations are a little different, as Celaena is a professional with years of training and experience while Froi is basically in the amateur league. He can fight well, but he didn’t exactly major in Assassin Studies. More importantly, they’re both killers with hearts of gold. In Crown of Midnight, Celaena has more would-be victims than actual kills. In the same vein, Froi heads out to complete a mission and instead forms an emotional attachment to half the kingdom. They have no problem punishing the wicked, but they’re softies.
Furthermore, they’re both intelligent and musically talented. Celaena would definitely try to get Froi to sing along when she plays the pianoforte, even though he wouldn’t oblige. They’re both orphans who were taken under someone’s wing. Froi had much better luck in this area, considering who took in Celaena. But the biggest thing I think they would bond over is their sass. They’re both important figures in their respective stories, but I think it’s safe to say they’re rough around the edges. They’re temperamental, snarky, and irreverent. I’m entirely convinced that they make gross jokes together and poke fun at people.
My favorite thing about this friend pairing is how good they could be for one another. Celaena has a ton of blood on her hands, and I think she could benefit, particularly during Crown of Midnight, from having a friend who is like her in that respect. And Froi knows all about wanting to do good while dealing with your shady past.
Any thoughts on this pairing? Or, if you’ve got a Crossover Camaraderie pairing you’re dying to write about, leave me a link to your post! I would love to read it.