12 Action Fantasy Books with Female Lead

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12 Action Fantasy with Female Lead

12 Action Fantasy with Female Lead
Books are a medium for us to getaway from the reality, a break form the ordinary life. A dose of fresh unknown world, the wonderfull and adventurous fantasy world. It will be even more extraordinary to dive into fantasy fiction book with strong female lead character, here are twelve fantasy fiction with female lead which are a must read:

First Published: 1976

Summary Plot:
Thread of centuries the cataclysmic force which govern over the World of Pern. The glorious fierce dragons is the only thing who could protect it and its best hope, but the dragons are slowly decreasing. The thread of centuries are bidding its time gaining power, and who would have guessed the little fifteen year old Menolly is their only hope, when running away to persue her dream as a Harper and take refuge by the sea she unexpectedly meet nine dragons who will change her fate.

Reason you should read this:
If you’re an avid fans of How To Train Your Dragon then this is the book you need. This is the story of the fifteen year old girl Menolly relationship with the nine dragons and their adventure which lead to be the savior of their land is a story to behold. Who didn’t love dragons and the idea of being friends to them?

Best Quote:
“Step by step, moment by moment, We live through Another day”

11The Ages of Chaos (Darkover) by Marion Zimmer Bradley

First Published: 2002

Summary Plot:
This story set in the Ages of Chaos, it was when the Seven Domains of Darkover mercilessly creates two womens of paranomal progenies phenomenon which brings terror and usurp power. Divided in two theme of victory and tragic brings a briliant yet poignant image to describe the withering period of the fantasy world history.

Reason you should read this:
For any of you who is first in reading fantasy genre, this is the book to go. The content is not to unconventional or bloody yet the author manage to deliver the reader the best introduction into the unknown world yet so tempting and smoothly allure you to read more.

Best Quote:
“You speak of being afreaid. Yet fear is something you generate in yourself, from your mind’s lack of control; and you will learn to look at it and discover for yourself when you choose to be afraid.”

10The Paladin by C.J. Cherryh

First Published: 2002

Summary Plot:
Saukendar the master swordsman retired from his position after the Emperor allegedly betray him. But it all change when a girl name Taizu appear on his doorstep and demand to be his apprentice to avenge the death of her family, he is in dilemma to help her vanquish the evils dictator or send her away and continue his agony in solitude.

Reason you should read this:
This novel is considered as the author best work, be prepared to indulge in swords fighting, sorcery, spells, martial arts, and behold the girl Taizu strong will to achieve her happy ending to get her justice.

Best Quote:
“So Taizu walked out into the twilight, out into the open, disappointed, but braver in the failure of a miracle.”

First Published: 1982

Summary Plot:
Jame a young woman with amnesia, have to stuggle to get out of Tai-tastigon, the old, wealthy, and overrun by god. Located between the mountains and the lost country of kencyrath. This book follows Jame and her attempt to recover memories, strength, and supplies for her journey to return to her people. Her stumble to relationships and unfogettable memories of her enemies and friends.

Reason you should read this:
The author P.C Hodgell maze like plot lines comes with invigorating energy and content is just simply makes you have to read this novel. Jump into the world of Gods and revival through the eyes of a girl who just simply want to discover herself.

Best Quote:
“Ahhh!” Jame said in sudden disgust, tossing away the mirror. Fool, to be obsessed with a past she coudn’t remember. But it was all behind her now.”

8The Hero and the Crown by Robin Mckinley

First Published: 1984

Summary Plot:
The novel tells about a story of a witch bewitch the king to make her the queen, so that her heir would be king of Damar. Until she gave birth to a daughter that put her to despair and die, unknown to her that Aerin her daughter will the hero of Damar with fate of dragonslayer and save their kingdom .

Reason you should read this:
This is a novel of a young girl and her struggle, challenges, and burden too great for her own age. If you’re looking for a fantasy fiction with different twist and plot you ever read before, this is what you have to get. Sometimes our fate are not what we plan to be, it might be greater than we thought.

Best Quote:
“He will apologize, or I’ll give him a lesson in swordplay he will not like at all.”

First Published: 2005

Summary Plot:
King Baryn has issue a decree to let mystics and magicians be free in the kingdom. But the rumor has spread across the kingdom that the queen has bewitched the king with her spells and causing outrage, the King secrectly assign the help of Senneth and her band of magical creatures, warriors, and others to vanguish the threat throughout kingdom for the fear of threats to overthrow the King from his throne. They have to face the fanatic cult whose against any magic, the only way to win is by working together and setting their differences appart.

Reason you should read this:
This is one of the Twelve Houses series and a thrill to read until the very last page. Full of magic, spells, fairy tales, and fantasy skillfully written by Sharon Shinn. A fantasy theme which is still realistic and enchanting to read.

Best Quote:
“She should leave you. Or you shouldn’t leave her. I haven’ worked it out yet. But you shoudn’t be apart.”

First Published: 2001

Summary Plot:
The story tells of Imardin magicians fearless purge annually to small unwanted cities. Until one day a girl Sonea shows her magical potential and throw a stone through their magical barrier injuring one of them. Then they try to convince Sonea to join them and get training before she go rogue with her uncontrolled powers and destroy herself along with the everything around her.

Reason you should read this:
Filled with magic, intriguing characters, strong female lead and Sonea’s rebellion of raw full tilt magic at such young age is a book to read and character to behold. This fantasy fiction novel is one of many that you should collect.

Best Quote:
“It is said, in Imardin, that the wind has a soul, and that it wails through the narrow streets because it is grieved by what it finds there.”

First Published: 2006

Summary Plot:
Eld mountain is a place where Sybel the wizard grow up and fantastic creatures summon by Wizardry as her companion, then a baby brought along to be raised by her. She is unmoved by human presence until Coren, father of the baby return. Her once peacefull life with the beast on the mountain turn to life of revenge.

Reason you should read this:
If you read this book, you’re in for a treat. Filled with wondrous magical land, weird creatures, unexpected plot with fight for country power, love and revenge.

Best Quote:
“The man was hit in one eye by a stone, and that eye turned inward so that it looked into his mind, and he died of what he saw there”

First Published:2002

Summary Plot:
Sorcha is Lord Colum of Sevenwaters youngest child and only daughter from his seven children. Her mother have died and all her brothers love her dearly, the apple of their eyes, protected and adored every moment. Until one day the evil witch bewitched his father and put her brothers under a horrible spell. The spell can be broken by taking on a quest from Lady of the forest and the Fair Folk, and by all the while staying silent. Then she is kidnapped to a foreign country where she have to decide whether saving her brothers or her one true love. Tortured to the urgency of finishing her task and her ability yet the magic of Fair Folk are boundless.

Reason you should read this:
The author prowess of writing about strong female character is undoubted as seen in The Sevenwaters series, Shadowfell, Wildwood Dancing, Son of the Shadows and many more. She has been the author to go to for an experience of good read of badass female heroine.

Best Quote:
“Perhaps this is what the stories meant when they called somebody heartsick. Your heart and your stomach and your whole insides felt hollow and empty and aching.”

3Green Rider by Kristen Britain

First Published: 2000

Summary Plot:
This novel focuses on Karigan G’ladheon reluctantly become the Green Rider after she stumbles upon a dying Green Rider in Green Cloak forest with a warning of “Beware the shadow man”. Thereafter she is caught up in a deadly and full of magic world, chased down by unknown assassins who are determind to get the message and want her dead.

Reason you should read this:
This is the first novel of the Green Rider series, a must have of fantasy genre with magic, romance, and especially for the horse riding lover. Equiped with entertaining quality and suspense of evading the assassins to save the king’s message fall to the wrong hand. This is a fantasy with female lead must have.

Best Quote:
“Do whatever you must, Karigan, “ he told her, his voice so quiet it would not carry, “to come back. You must come back. To me.” – King Zachary”

First Published: 2016

Summary Plot:
Jessamy have to win the athletic contest to feed her secret family alive, when she took the chance of going on tour contryside to fight more competitors something unfortunate happen. Her traveling party were attacked and she is caught in the middle of war between Lord Kalliarkos against her own country. She is forced to go up from her fives champion to become warrior and faces choices of doing the bidding of her menacing overlord for the sake of her family or save Lord Kalliarkos the prince she still loves.

Reason you should read this:
This is a must read novel as the author with her reputation in fantasy fiction genre is undoubted. If you’re looking for a badass heroine with a fantasy fiction background this is the book you would want to start with.

Best Quote:
“I was missing”

1Black Unicorn by Tanith Lee

First Published: 1991


Summary Plot:
Unexpectedly a unicorn appear which puzzled Jaive the sorceress, it is so mysterious even she with her magical power couldn’t know where it came from or what it’s purpose. Until her daughter Tanaquil who didn’t possess a drop of magic able to understood it has come for her and required her help. This is even more confusing for everybody as Tanaquil only have talent in machinery the complete opposit of magic, as the unicorn is a magical creature with mystic aura. What possibly the unicorn need her to help with?

Reason you should read this:
This novel will entertain you as the author talent of story telling is compelling, with it’s theme of fairy tales fantasy is so classic but refreshing as Tanaquil the heroine and her nonmagical ability are able to hep the unicorn magical background. Not only it celebrated woman in leading action story also her talent in machinery which is typically are for men.

Best Quote:
“She braced herself for the pain of the perfect horn breaking her heart.”

CONCLUSION
Fantasy fiction is everyone favourite, as you imagine to be in the world of fairytale, magic, dragons, magical creatures, fairies, and save the kingdom away from our real world. It’s like being in the journey to world you never know before and encounter the mythical, exotic, even strange. To take part in fighting the evil, battle the epic war, and saving the world but in the twist of being the female as the heroine. These twelve books sure will satisfy your need of those classic adventure.

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