Home Feed
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Villains by Necessity
Villains by Necessity | Eve Forward
9 posts | 2 read | 1 reading | 6 to read
Living after the victory of Good and Light has transformed the world into a utopia, a bored band of villains--a thief, a black knight, a Druid, and a man-eating sorceress--conspires to restore evil to the universe. Reprint. AB. PW.
Amazon Indiebound Barnes and Noble WorldCat Goodreads LibraryThing
Pick icon
Villains by Necessity | Eve Forward
post image

Chocolate cake 🍰 plus a fantastic fantasy book? 📚 Sounds like a perfect Saturday night to me! 😁👍

brit91 Yum!😍🎂 4mo
52 likes2 comments
Villains by Necessity | Eve Forward
post image

Receive my book from @DaveGreen7777 for his villain giveaway I tied for best villain with @Branwen I‘m super excited about this ! It looks like a great fantasy!! Also I had to take an epic book selfie to honor my friend Dave ! 🖖🖤

DaveGreen7777 YAY!!! I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did, Rachel! I love this selfie! 🤗💕 4mo
Branwen Whoo Hoo! Huzzah for villains! 😁 💕 4mo
sudi Great selfie 😊💕 4mo
46 likes2 stack adds3 comments
Villains by Necessity | Eve Forward
post image

Maho is standing guard over the wonderous book I recieved in the mail from my book bestie @DaveGreen7777 !!! I co-won his recent villians giveaway along with @Meaw_catlady and I am SO HYPED to read this book! Thank you so much, my friend! Even though this giveaway was focused on villians, you'll always be a hero to me! 🤓📚💕🖖 #bookmail #catsoflitsy #littenkitten #bookbestie

AmyG ❤️cat nose! 4mo
ladym30 Adorable! 4mo
Meaw_catlady Awww adorable picture!! 4mo
See All 6 Comments
brit91 His nose!😍💖😻 4mo
DaveGreen7777 YAY!!! I‘m so happy it arrived! Hope you enjoy the book, Becky! 🤗💕 4mo
Branwen @Meaw_catlady @ladym30 Thank you! 🤗 @brit91 @AmyG Right?! So cute! 😸💕 @DaveGreen7777 Thank you so much! I can't wait to read it and discuss it with you! 4mo
47 likes1 stack add6 comments
Villains by Necessity | Eve Forward
post image


My #5000LitfluenceGiveaway has officially ended! There were great entries by some awesome Littens! In the end, I was having so much trouble choosing between “Snape” by @Meaw_catlady and “Mara Jade” by @Branwen that I declared it a tie! Congratulations Rachel and Becky, your books will be shipped shortly!

Thank you to everyone who participated and everyone who helped me reach 5,000 Litfluence! You‘re all heroes to me!

Branwen HOORAY! THANK YOU SO MUCH, I AM SO SUPER EXCITED! 😃💕📚 I am really looking forward to reading it when it gets here! 🤗 4mo
Branwen @tammysue Thanks so much, friend! 😁💕 4mo
See All 8 Comments
Meaw_catlady Yay! Villains for the win!!! 🖤 @Branwen congrats! We are both great villains! 4mo
Branwen @Meaw_catlady Huzzah! Congrats to you to, my friend! I totally agree, we are awesome villians! 😎💕 4mo
Branwen @DaveGreen7777 Could you sign and date the inside of my copy so I will never forget this momentous and joyous occasion? 😀💕📚 4mo
DaveGreen7777 @Meaw_catlady @Branwen I‘m so happy you both had fun with this giveaway! I can definitely autograph the books before I send them out! 😁 4mo
Meaw_catlady @branwen @DaveGreen7777 yes great idea! 👏 4mo
71 likes8 comments
Villains by Necessity | Eve Forward
post image

Friendly reminder that my giveaway for a rare print copy of “Villains By Necessity” is active until August 1st. If you want to take part, here‘s all you have to do:

1️⃣ Share a post about one of your favorite fictional villains. You can tag any book or add any image you like.

2️⃣ Tag me in the post and use #TheWorldNeedsAVillain

3️⃣ After August 1st, I‘ll announce the winning post. Winner will be sent the book, and I‘ll incur all shipping fees!

vivastory I'm curious to know who your favorite villains is 5mo
rretzler 💕Andrew Scott as Moriarty! 5mo
DaveGreen7777 @vivastory Good question! One of my early favorites was Iago from Shakespeare‘s “Othello”, as he was an early version of a villain who corrupted others just because he could! I also like The Joker for the whole dynamic of his existing to bring chaos to Batman‘s attempts at order. And Lanfear from the Wheel of Time series was great since she was so powerful, and her motivations were twisted yet still managed to be sympathetic as well. 5mo
See All 10 Comments
DaveGreen7777 @rretzler I love his portrayal as Jim Moriarty! 😁 5mo
Branwen MUAHAHAHA! Erm...I'm not so good at producing an evil laugh I guess! 😂🤣 5mo
DaveGreen7777 @Branwen TEE HEE! Oh, wow, my evil laugh was WAY off! 😂 5mo
Branwen @DaveGreen7777 😂🤣👍 5mo
Molly_the_mezzo This is so hard! I love a good villain, and between books and films, there are so many great ones! 5mo
DaveGreen7777 @Molly_the_mezzo Yeah, I understand! That‘s why I set the giveaway up so people can post about any one of their favorites... picking an absolute favorite villain would just be too hard! 😱 5mo
Molly_the_mezzo @DaveGreen7777 It really would! 5mo
45 likes10 comments
Villains by Necessity | Eve Forward
post image


This was me trying to do an evil villain laugh... I don‘t think it translates well into a two dimensional photograph! 🤦🏻‍♂️

To celebrate reaching 5,000 Litfluence, I am doing a giveaway for a paperback version of one of my favorite books of all time. “Villains By Necessity” has been out of print for a long time, so it can be very hard to find a physical copy. The rules for the giveaway are in the comments below.

DaveGreen7777 1. Post about one of your favorite fictional villains, with a brief description of why you like that villain. Please be sure to tag me and use the hashtag #TheWorldNeedsAVillain, so I know it‘s for the giveaway. (edited) 5mo
DaveGreen7777 2. You can tag whatever book you want and use what ever image you want. The villain doesn‘t even necessarily have to be a literary one, if there‘s a movie or TV villain you want to use instead. (edited) 5mo
DaveGreen7777 3. Giveaway ends on August 1st. At that time, I‘ll pick my favorite post and will send the book to the giveaway winner. I‘ll incur all shipping costs. This giveaway is my way of thanking you all for all the kindness you‘ve shown me. Hope you all have fun with this giveaway! 😊 5mo
See All 24 Comments
Ddzmini Love love love the tie 😍😍😍📖😋 5mo
DaveGreen7777 Awww, thank you so much @Ddzmini 😊 5mo
JoScho 🖤🖤🖤🖤 5mo
Meaw_catlady Yay!! I will have to think about which Villain 🦹🏻‍♀️ to choose! 5mo
DaveGreen7777 @JoScho 😊😊😊 5mo
DaveGreen7777 @Meaw_catlady MUAH-HA-HA!!! Looking forward to seeing which villain you go with! 😁😈 5mo
Branwen I'm totally going for it! I need a new copy of this book since my old one got heavily damaged during the move! 😟🐱 ALSO OMG THAT TIE IS AMAZING!!! I have to think long and hard to pick the absolute BEST villian post! 😈 5mo
DaveGreen7777 @branwen YAS!!! I can‘t wait to see which villain you go with, Becky! 😁😈 5mo
BooknerdsLife Wow! Congratulations 🎉🎉🎉 & You always have the most awesome tie!!!😍😆👍🏼 Hahaaa I love your idea of a giveaway! 😈😈 5mo
DaveGreen7777 @BooknerdsLife Thank you! This seemed like a giveaway idea people could have fun with! 😁😈 5mo
BooknerdsLife @DaveGreen7777 😈 Absolutely 🤣👍🏼 5mo
GypsyKat Haha! Awesome! Congratulations!🎉 5mo
DaveGreen7777 Thank you @GypsyKat 😊😀 5mo
Suet624 Awesome photo! 5mo
DaveGreen7777 @Suet624 Thank you so much! 😀 5mo
wanderinglynn Awesome tie! 👍🏻👍🏻 5mo
DaveGreen7777 @wanderinglynn Thank you! 😁😁😁 5mo
TobeyTheScavengerMonk My friend loves this book and I read it upon his suggestion and had a blast with it. 5mo
DaveGreen7777 @TobeyTheScavengerMonk Glad you enjoyed this book, too! 😀 5mo
JoyBlue Love your tie!!! I think you pulled off The villainous laugh look better than you think. 🤭 (edited) 5mo
DaveGreen7777 @JoyBlue Thank you so much, you‘re very kind! ☺️ 5mo
59 likes1 stack add24 comments
Villains by Necessity | Eve Forward
post image

Five out of five stars! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
This book is out of print and can be hard to find, but it‘s soooooo worth seeking out! The premise is such a brilliant twist on the theme of good vs. evil. Good has completely triumphed over evil, and the lack of balance is threatening to burn the world out, so now a band of rogues must reintroduce villainy into the world in order to save it!

Funny and thought provoking, one of my favorite books of all time!

CrowCAH Welcome to the Litsy community! 😊 1y
Branwen Yaaaaaaaay! Welcome to litsy, my dear! 😀🎉😀🎉 1y
DaveGreen7777 @CrowCAH Thank you, I feel welcome here already! 😊 1y
See All 10 Comments
DaveGreen7777 @Branwen Awwww, thank you, Becky! And thanks for introducing me to this wonderful community! 😀 1y
Bronte_Chintz Welcome to Litsy! I hope you love it here! 1y
DaveGreen7777 @Bronte_Chintz Thank you so much, I really appreciate that! 😊 1y
Bronte_Chintz @DaveGreen7777 it‘s the best community! 💖 1y
Branwen @Bronte_Chintz It really really is! 🤗💕 1y
Nute Welcome to Litsy! You‘ll make many friends here. Looking forward to getting to know you. 1y
DaveGreen7777 @Nute Thank you so much! I appreciate the kind words! 😊 1y
4 likes10 comments
Villains by Necessity | Eve Forward
post image

Woke up to this... seems one of the cats either disapproves of my shelving choices, or thinks these are the books I should read next 😹

Tamra Fun new idea for TBR! Takes all the pressure off. 2y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk Villains by Necessity is one of my friend‘s favorite books of all time! 2y
Andrea4 Guuuuuuus.... 2y
See All 6 Comments
llwheeler @Tamra Lol! True 😆 2y
llwheeler @TobeyTheScavengerMonk Good to know! I grabbed it from a used book sale... um... probably getting close to 15 yrs ago now, but didn't know anything about it and haven't heard anyone talking about it. I will make sure to bump it up the tbr! (at least within next 15 yrs? Lol) 2y
llwheeler @Andrea4 Lmao probably... 2y
45 likes6 comments
Villains by Necessity | Eve Forward
post image

#riotgrams #favoritevillain I like villains with a complex backstory, so the reimaginings of many classic villains like the wicked Witch of the West & Maleficent are my favorite vilkain/heroes. Snape also falls into this category ☺

Tanzy13 I also love complex villains that are not so black and white if you know what I mean :) 3y
rubyslippersreads I'm a little concerned about Mrs. Potts in this picture. 😂 3y
Redjewel_7734 @rubyslippersreads maybe there's more to her story that we need to know 😂 3y
72 likes3 comments