I have been rereading Carey's Kushiel books, and I find myself once more falling into absolute adoring love of the Cassiline, Josceline Verreuil. When I read the scene where he engages the traitorous Casseline, Robert, at the end of Kushiel's Chosen, I once more felt deprived that I could not watch this battle somehow. Or, his battle in the snow, in the first book, in which he dispatches several Skaldi to protect Phedre. I don't thinnk any other character has captivated my imagination.....captured my heart and soul......the way Josceline does. His devotion to Phedre through everything she must do and be stuns me. I wish I had time to write more about him, but have to get back to my students and their exams. Would you share with us any characters that have captivated you, won your heart and soul, made you want to be with them, watch them in action, etc.?