A sidekick is a close companion who is generally regarded as subordinate to the one he accompanies. Some well-known fictional sidekicks are Don Quixote's Sancho Panza, Sherlock Holmes' Doctor Watson, The Lone Ranger's Tonto, Batman's partner Robin, The Green Hornet's Kato, Captain America's Bucky, Captain Kirk's first officer Spock, Sam's companion Al from Quantum Leap, Richard Sharpe's friend sergeant Patrick Harper and SpongeBob SquarePants' best friend Patrick Star.
In author D. C. Grace's novel, The Sacred Oath, the traditional role of comic relief is carried on by Dasan Tallchief best friend, Jake Killing Bear. Last evening, several fans of The Sacred Oath met Jake on the group chat of the book's Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/The-Sacred-Oath/129956580348918. Jake, a teenaged Hocak native, led us on a jaunt of hilarious repartee.
The group was made up of mostly women, the notable exceptions being Austin Bradley, an up and coming actor, who will be in The Sacred Oath movie wolfpack, The Guardians, and his father. Jake kept trying to draw the attention to his heart-throb, Finley Adair, but soon learned that women don't want to talk about other women, lol.
I also had the great honor of interviewing Jake at the end of the chat. First, if you've read the book, you know Jake is a Scooby Doo fan. He says "Scooby is my bud! Scooby is the best detective ever, he's highly underrated." We found the other attraction to the whole Scooby thing was Scooby snacks—Jake is, after all, a growing male. Two-thirds of the chat session was about food and virtual Scooby snacks had to be consumed during a short break in the action.
We were gifted with tantalizing revelations about the second book in the series, Season of Destruction, which is still being written. "Okay, so we've been minding our beeswax 'round here, & this new guy shows up - Brett, he's a Necromancer, but is that all? no, cuz that'd b 2 easy! He's worse than a Necromancer - if you have a supernatural talent, all he hasta do is be near u & he has it, 2 so he has this whole army of dead guys @ his beck & call - PLUS he can do whatever we can do." The setup seems pretty extreme and The Guardians are worried—and we can't wait to read Season of Destruction.
The third and final book in the series will be Last Shadow Cast and will be in an exotic location.
All who attended agreed we'll all be back for the next chat on a Saturday night, dubbed Jake's Full Moon Extravaganza, which will be announced on this site and on Facebook.