That they do! And, sometimes, it seems they’re everywhere.
When you find a romantic partner, a business partner, a good friend….someone who has common values and shared interests, who “gets” you, who’s fun to be with, who has your back…you cherish that person.
Linnhe McCarron’s books are largely about connections and readers will appreciate the warm, strong relationships that develop between and among her characters in Books 1-4, the Riverwood series. Those are the protagonists.
But then there are those who do not wish you well, who hope you will fall on your face, who are self centered and self serving, who would love to stick their finger in your eye or stick a knife in your back, who go out of their way to make you look bad or cause you grief…ah, yes, the antagonists!
The plot requires both and there are plenty of both but…in the end…readers can count on a happy ending.