I’m honored that Kristen at Fantasy Cafe has invited me to take part in her annual Women In SF&F Month! Today I’m guest-posting about some of my favorite female characters in fantasy who don’t fall into the “strong female protagonist” stereotype. Because while I love reading about women who wield swords, cast spells, and fight alongside (or against) men, I also love reading about women who exhibit other kinds of strength – and they deserve just as much attention.
Also, in keeping with Women In SF&F Month, all of the female characters featured in this post were created by female authors. 😉
If you haven’t yet, please check out the other awesome posts that are part of Women In SF&F Month. Some of my favorites so far are Ilana C. Myer’s on religion and spirituality in world-building, Beth Cato’s on healers as protagonists, and Stephanie Burgis’s on the female authors who inspired her to write fantasy.
How about you? Who are some of your favorite female protagonists who defy the “strong” stereotype? Share them here as well as at Fantasy Book Cafe. I’ll be dropping in there periodically to respond to any comments!