Angie is one of my favorite bloggers, and Angieville is the first blog I visit every time I’m looking for a book to step out of my Romance comfort zone, and in many years of reading it, I’ve never been disappointed. Even when we don’t agree, I find Angie’s reviews helpful and enlightening. So as you can imagine, I’m really excited with her contribution to Heroine Week, which also happens to be the last guest post of the event.
Girls Who Do Things by Angie from Angieville
And so today, because I love a good list, I leave with you ten of my most beloved heroines from fantasy literature. They come from different backgrounds, in all different sizes, at very different stages of their lives, and from wonderfully faraway places that nevertheless glimmer from time to time with vestiges of our own. Maybe you love one of them, too. Maybe you will soon.
Son of the Shadows by Juliet Marillier
Because she refuses to let go of any part of her happiness. And because she heals.
Mystic and Rider by Sharon Shinn
Because she chooses to be both stronger than her mother and kinder than her father. And because she burns.
The Sword-Dancer Saga by Jennifer Roberson
Because she defies all accepted ideals of womanhood in her society. And because she is hell-bent on revenge.
The Queen's Thief series by Megan Whalen Turner
Because she does not balk at divesting people of their appendages should the occasion require. And because she believes him.
Deerskin by Robin McKinley
Because she reshapes her life after the most abject of betrayals. And because she survives.
The Song of the Lioness quartet by Tamora Pierce
Because she dresses as a boy to become the first female knight in over a hundred years. And because she learns everything the hard way.
Graceling by Kristin Cashore
Because she is a reluctant assassin. And because she never compromises her integrity.
Archangel by Sharon Shinn
Because she shakes off the chains that bind her. And because she is the definition of stubborn
The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
Because she is the greatest witch of her generation. And because she always looks first in a book.
The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley