My fourth post featuring some of the fantastic answers from the entries I’ve been getting for the Crossing the Streams contest. So proud of all my contestants! As I said earlier, I’m familiar with some of the authors and heroines mentioned, but many of the entries have opened my eyes to books I’d missed or dismissed, and my to-be-read pile is piling up with each new entry.
(A note to everyone who entered the contest. Just because your entry is posted here doesn’t mean you’ve won. And just because it isn’t doesn’t mean you’ve lost. Every single entry is still in the running.)
(A note to everyone who hasn’t entered the contest. It runs ’til the end of February. Still plenty of time to enter!)
Right then, here are three more:
I think I will go with C.L. Moore’s Jirel of Joiry. She was seminal, she had agency, and she was willing to brave hells to do what needed doing. And if you were in her way, you were likely to get sliced into gyro meat. And she literally “ruled”, too. Somewhere in an alternate France as I recall.
How can you ask for anything more?
So my favorite heroine is like my favorite book, it changes approximately once a week or whenever i finish a great new book. On of the best heroines I have ever seen introduced is MacKayla Lane from Karen Marie Moning’s Darkfever. In that series we see the complete destruction and rebuilding of a character it is an interesting process. Never before had I had such strong and conflicting ideals about the same character within not only the series but the same book!