Strong Female Characters?
I'm looking for ADULT (not young adult) books about "kick butt" female characters... female bounty hunters, hitwomen, mercenaries, assassins, gunslingers, swordswomen etc .... historical, mondern, or futuristic are desired... fantasy and sci fi are welcome .... can you help me please ....
I want to thank everyone in advance for their additions to my reading collection....I thought I should maybe add to yours as well... here are some authors who fit the request above, and that I have read and enjoyed....(this way you have a better idea of what im looking for and i dont get any repeaters)
Amelia Atwater Rhodes
C E Murphy
Jeanne C Stein
Laurell K Hamilton
Maggie Osborn (Samantha Kincade)
Maria V Snyder
Tara k Harper
...hope you like some/all of these
....thanks for your help
- Danny BLv 41 decade agoFavorite Answer
Anne McCaffrey -
Dragon Riders of Pern series
The Wheel of Time is a series of epic fantasy novels written by the late American author James Oliver Rigney, Jr., under the pen name Robert Jordan.
Both are enjoyable and have very strong Female Characters.
- tantechrissieLv 71 decade ago
Any book by Sue Grafton. The lead character definitely falls into the kick-butt category, and they are fun too. Start with A for Alibi and work your way down.
Patricia Cornwell's main character is a strong and feisty woman.
The Christmas tree by Jennifer Johnston is an amazing and very moving book.
In the Springtime of the year by Susan Hill.
And perhaps best of all The No 1 Ladies Detective Agency, by Alexander McCall Smith. It is the first in a series of about 8 books about the same woman. She isn't exactly kick butt but she is cunning, clever, compassionate etc and an excellent and amusing read.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Strong female character? I'd have to say Through Wolf's Eyes by Jane Lindskold. It's about a girl who grows up with wolves (intelligent and larger than normal wolves; called Royal) and then is found by people when she is a young woman. And she kicks butt. There's more in the series too.
- 1 decade ago
Alrighty, here's two series for you.
Clan of the Cave Bear series by Jean M. Auel, it's like, 5 books long, about a stone age girl who gets taken in by a different, older human species who speaks with their hands. It follows her life as she eventually moves away from them.
The Dragonriders of Pern collection by Anne McCaffrey is a series of books about ... dragon riders! Some of the books don't have a female character as the lead, but many of them have a female who is usually in a position of leadership. The Dragon Singer mini arc is one of my favs.
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
There is a book that I read a few years ago called The Coldest Winter Ever by Sister Souljah. Winter, the stories protagonist, suffers a difficult episode in her childhood. She then tries to make a life of her own. She has to fight for everything.
- Lady LynxLv 61 decade ago
Terry Goodkind - Wizard's First Rule.
Morgan Llywellyn - Bard: Odyssey of the Irish. Those women don't take crap from anyone, and from what I remember, the mother was excellent with a sword.
L. E. Modesitt - Spellsong Chronicles.
- Farore159Lv 41 decade ago
like hentai chicks or something