Tough Traveling: A Lady and Her Sword
The Thursday feature “Tough Traveling” is the brainchild of Nathan of Review Barn, who has come up with the excellent idea of making a new list each week based on the most common tropes in fantasy, as seen in (and inspired by) The Tough Guide to Fantasyland by Diana Wynn Jones. Nathan has invited anyone who is interested to come play along, so be sure to check out the first link for more information.
This week’s tour topic is: A Lady and Her Sword
Fantasyland is full of threats. A lady and her sword can keep those threats at bay.
The sword of an archangel doesn’t bond with just anyone. If it determines you unworthy, then good luck trying to lift it. Penryn has more than proven her worth and now, not only does Pookie Bear let her wield it, it teaches her how to do so.
The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley
Aerin was the first hero to reclaim the Blue Sword and the crown, but now Harry must discover the truth about her past and her future. Good thing the king of the Hillfolk knows and is nice enough to kidnap her and help her learn.
I’m feeling to-the-point this week (get it?) so what I’m going to do is post some really cool covers of books I’ve read featuring beautiful, strong, powerful kickass female protagonists with their beloved blades. A picture is worth a thousand words and all that, so I’ll let them do the talking. Okay then? Okay then.
From left to right, top to bottom: Alix Black and her bloodblade, Celaena Sardothien, Kate Anstruther, Çeda and her ebon blade, Yukiko, Widdershins, Kate Daniels and Slayer, Vin, Monza Murcatto