Given the recent flap over J.K. Rowling’s revelation that Hermione and Ron were perhaps not the best choice to put together in a long-term relationship (though she has since said they’d probably be OK with some counseling), Alix and I were wondering if any of us could do a better job playing Cupid this Valentine’s Week.

Alix wants to introduce Arya Stark and Kvothe, because, she says, “I never bought Kvothe and whassername for a second, and Arya would take him down a notch or two.”

As for me, I’d like to see Anomander Rake and Galadriel together. Both are so ancient that they’d have decades of conversation just talking about their pasts, and when that gets dull they can recite epic poems at each other. Both bear the burden of leadership and can share the weight a bit, though each has a bit of humor if you dig deep enough. Each has a strong enough personality to stand up to the other. When they’re tired of flying around place to place in Rake’s Skykeep, they can chill in Lothlorien and smell the Niphrendil.

Anomander and Galadriel?

Anomander and Galadriel?

So here’s your chance to play matchmaker: what two characters from different fantasy world do you think would be a great couple? You needn’t limit it to opposite genders or even same-species. And don’t forget to give us your reasons as to why you believe they’re a match made in heaven, Arda, Middle-Earth, Midkemia, Narnia, Wu…


  • Bill Capossere

    BILL CAPOSSERE, who's been with us since June 2007, lives in Rochester NY, where he is an English adjunct by day and a writer by night. His essays and stories have appeared in Colorado Review, Rosebud, Alaska Quarterly, and other literary journals, along with a few anthologies, and been recognized in the "Notable Essays" section of Best American Essays. His children's work has appeared in several magazines, while his plays have been given stage readings at GEVA Theatre and Bristol Valley Playhouse. When he's not writing, reading, reviewing, or teaching, he can usually be found with his wife and son on the frisbee golf course or the ultimate frisbee field.