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I'm a librarian who loves anime, manga, and reading a wide variety of genres.

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Fellowship of Fantasy ABC Challenge - K

The original post is here.

 

I'm going with Keladry (Kel) from Tamora Pierce's First Test (technically, from the whole Protector of the Small Quartet, but the first book is the one I've reread the most). Everybody loves Pierce's Alanna, the girl who pretended to be a boy in order to become a knight, but I prefer Kel. Kel becomes Tortall's official first female page. Although she doesn't have to hide the fact that she's a girl, she does find herself dealing with bullying and prejudice.

 

She's physically different from a lot of fantasy heroines I can think of, stockily built. She has no magical abilities that I can recall, although she did make friends with some magically intelligent birds. Oh, another amazing thing, although her books do have some romance, I distinctly remember being very surprised that she didn't get married and was, in fact, single at the end of the last book.

 

Hmm, I really need to reread the whole quartet sometime.