There are many types of wonderful characters out there, ranging from brilliant librarians to regal kings, but there’s just something about a feisty female who gets the job done. Here are my top five literary heroines, in no particular order.
- Eowyn (The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien) – She refused to be put in a cage, and took up her sword and went to war with the rest of her country. She also has one of the best lines in the book, spoken to the Witch-king of the Nazgul: “But no living man am I!” And then she killed him.
- Meg Murray (The Time Quintet, by Madeline L’Engle) – Meg’s the child of two brilliant scientists, and she goes to the planet Camezotz to rescue her father, and then her brother. She accomplishes both feats not with martial arts or any other type of butt-kicking ability. Meg is very, very smart, and outthinks foes and obstacles alike.
- Aerin (The Hero and the Crown, by Robin McKinley) – Even though Aerin’s princess of Damar, she is as much of a misfit as you can be. Then she discovers an anti-dragonfire balm, saddles up her father’s old war horse, Talat, and rides off to save the kingdom. Spoiler alert: she wins, and that victory is far from the end of her story.
- Phedre no Delaunay (Kushiel’s Legacy series, by Jacqueline Carey) – Phedre is somewhere between a courtesan and a spy, and goes to amazing lengths all in the name of her country. Even though Phedre isn’t a warrior, her bravery is legendary.
- Puck Connolly (The Scorpio Races, by Maggie Stiefvater) – Puck is the first woman to ever enter the Scorpio Races, an event where mere mortals ride fanged horses that emerge from the sea. Puck doesn’t enter because she has something to prove; she needs the prize money to save her family’s home.
There you have it, my top five literary heroines.
What female characters do you admire? Let me know in the comments!
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Sara’s pretty sure her life is perfect.
Not only are she and Micah finally married, her father, who’d been missing since the Magic Wars, has been found. Actually, he just strode up to the manor’s front door, but whatever. Sara knows better than to look a gift horse in the mouth.
But Baudoin Corbeau isn’t content to return to family life. He’s decided that he will be the force of change in the Mundane world, and lead the Elemental resistance to victory with his children at his side. What’s worse, Baudoin doesn’t approve of Sara’s marriage, and makes every attempt to separate her from Micah.
After a visit to the Mundane realm leaves Sara, Max and Sadie imprisoned by the Peacekeepers, Sara’s doubts creep to the surface. Is her father right? Does she belong in the Mundane realm, not the Otherworld? Is Micah really the right man—make that elf—for her?
Was marrying him a mistake?
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