So, I'll kick it off with my new favorite hero: Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden created by Jim Butcher (though every author knows a good character has a life of his or her own.)
I'm late to the game (I know) but having just finished the first book, all I can say is "WOWSER!" Love at first read, baby. Love at first read. I can't wait to turn my teenager on to him.
A wizard for everyman. Harry is the kind of guy I love to well...love. Dark past, misunderstood by the opposite sex, not to mention that he's not trusted by his superiors, he struggles with ordinary things like food, rent, and staying alive. We've all felt that. Doesn't everyone have their own private Morgan who pops out of nowhere and tries to take you down? Let's hope we're able to keep our sense of humor and understand the power we hold within ourselves...like Harry.