1. Carnival – Scar Night
“Her Name is Carnival”
Carnival is a scarred angel who stalks the city of Deepgate once a month searching for blood . Though she may seem a dark villain, the reader will find as the Deepgate Codex trilogy progresses Carnival will grow into a God Slaying bad ass force for good. The entire trilogy is worth reading just for this memorable Carnival character.
2. Uther Doul – The Scar
“Live Man Doul”
Uther Doul is the Grand Admiral Thrwan (Star Wars reference) of the steampunk world. Doul possesses a ceramic sword that taps into probability which allows him to take on large numbers of opponents . His mysterious origins can be traced to the High Cromlich a nightmare world of Vampires and Zombies. Always in control(perhaps more than anyone suspects) Uther Doul is the enforcer for the “Lovers” the leaders of floating city of Armadas.
3. Alexia Tarabotti – Soulless
The main character from Gail Carriger’s Soulless, Tarabotti is a refreshing break from the standard steampunk cliched women. The standard Steampunk crutch, always written by a male author, is of a women in Victorian times who isn’t happy with her station in life as a women and generally wants to do scientific things. Tarabotti breaks this mold and creates a real female character who isn’t trying to be a man.
Alexia Tarabotti’s does not have a soul which makes her invulnerable for the most part from the attacks of Warewolves, Ghost’s and Vampires.
4. The Commodore Jared Black – The Jackalian Series
The Jackalian series could also be called the continuing adventures of Commodore Black. Black is never the central figure in the stories but makes his appearance in all of Stephen Hunt’s Kingdom of Jackals Novels. Black is a Naval Captain and Scoundrel. Sometimes Submarine Captain Sometimes not.
5. Spiral Jacobs – The Bas Lags Series
“Are you a Doubler?”
It’s not until reading through the Bas Lag Trilogy several times that the reader will realize that Jacobs makes an appearance in Perdido Street Station and the Scar before coming to take a central role in Iron Council. The
Jacobs is a homeless vagrant who drifts in and out of lucidity oh and he is also the Teshi ambassador.