What is Fantasy Creature Friday? It’s a discussion where I will talk about a particular creature every week. And what book or book series I think of when that creature is mentioned. At the end of the post, you will also get to link up your own fantasy creature book reviews and discussions for others to wander through.
This weeks creature is the:
A Redcap is an evil murderous fairy that are said to live in ruined castles between England and Scotland. They are called Redcaps because anyone who strays into their homes are killed. They then dip their caps into the blood of the victims. They must kill regularly, because if the blood on their caps dries out, they will die.
Redcaps are very fast, so fast it is supposedly impossible to outrun one. They are said to look like sturdy old men with red eyes, taloned hands and large teeth. Their red cap constantly drips blood, and most like to carry a pikestaff.
I have read about Redcaps in a number of books. Including: The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa, the Merry Gentry series by Laurell K. Hamilton, Harry Potter, the Grim Agency series by J. C. Nelson, and others I’m forgetting.
Have you heard of Redcaps before? What is you favorite book with a Redcap in it?