Thanks to Sue Bavey from Sue’s Musings at http://www.suelbavey.wordpress.com for giving me this challenge of talking about a favourite trope in fantasy that I’m a sucker for.
Now this didn’t even me a moments thought! In fantasy novels, I’m a sucker for a strong female lead. If you add in a female protagonist with magical powers, then, well… I’m hooked.
Some of my favourite magical female characters are as follows:
She starts of completely overshadowed by her older brother, but ends up taking control of her own destiny. Plus she is immune to fire and has dragons. 🐉🐉🐉
Wasn’t a massive fan of how she turned out in Season 8 of the TV show, but I’m hoping George R.R Martin gives her a better ending!
This character is essentially me – but with a wand and encyclopaedic knowledge of spells! A way better sidekick than Ron – and just as brave as Harry, I loved this character instantly. 🧙♀️
Brave, a warrior, a loyal friend. Nona Grey is an amazing protagonist to follow. She has magical powers too (won’t go into what as I don’t want to spoil the story) which grow as the story develops.
And also – who knew that killer-ninja nuns could be so much fun! 🗡
Both intelligent and talented, Shallan is another fantastic female protagonist. When we first meet her, she is timid and shy, and yet willing to participate in a daring theft.
As the story progresses, we find out she is much more than she first appears and is a pivotal character in the upcoming fight against the Desolation. 🎨 ✍️ 📚
If you know of any other strong female protagonists that you think I’d like, let me know.