Day 14 – Favorite book from your favorite author.
I don’t really have a single favorite author, but several favorite authors. One of them is Mercedes Lackey, and one of my favorite books by her, so loved that I had to buy a second copy after I read the first one to pieces, is By the Sword.
I think I found this book in high school, a time when I could really identify with Kerowyn, a girl who doesn’t fit into her family and the rules of proper womanly behavior at all. When her brother’s fiancée is kidnapped, she ends up rescuing the sheltered girl herself. Her family is horrified, but instead of letting them fit her into a cramped box of what she should be, she goes on to be a mercenary.
Also, I love the books that are set in Valdemar, or the adjoining countries, no matter the time period. If you haven’t read one, you should check them out. There’s a bunch of different ones, so you’re pretty much guaranteed to find a protagonist you like.