Saturday, April 5, 2014

~E~ is for Eowyn

My Theme for the 2014 A to Z Challenge is: SciFi/Fantasy Characters in Novels

I'll introduce you to a new scifi/fantasy character from the plethora of novels I've read over my lifetime. My goal is to entice those who maybe haven't read much in the genre I write and share why I find these characters so interesting. I hope you'll enjoy taking the ride with me.

~E~ is for Eowyn from Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

In The Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins is whisked away from his comfortable, unambitious life in Hobbiton by the wizard Gandalf and a company of dwarves. He finds himself caught up in a plot to raid the treasure hoard of Smaug the Magnificent, The Lord Of The Rings tells of the great and dangerous quest undertaken by Frodo Baggins and the Fellowship of the Ring: Gandalf the wizard; the hobbits Merry, Pippin, and Sam; Gimli the dwarf; Legolas the elf; Boromir of Gondor; and a tall, mysterious stranger called Strider. J.R.R. Tolkien's three volume masterpiece is at once a classic myth and a modern fairy tale - a story of high and heroic adventure set in the unforgettable landscape of Middle-Earth.

Eowyn is one of my favorite female characters because though she seems to fit an archtype, she actually is much too complex to fit into any mold. She is a strong, courageous character without the outlets allowed men with a similar personality. She is left behind to cater to a dying old man without anyone of her rank to confide in. Though she appears cold and unfeeling, she is actually withdrawn as a way to protect herself. When Aragorn refuses to take her with him, she decides to take matters into her own hands and do something about her situation. I love the Lord of Rings, both the books and the movies.



Shine 7: Lost Haven by Sabrina A. Fish is available on Amazon as an e-book. This is my very first published work, so please so some love and check it out! If you like it, please check out the rest of the series written by other contributing authors.

In the near future, a few young women manifest extraordinary abilities called "Shine." Each girl's ability is different. Some develop extraordinary mental abilities. Some become physically strong. Others have powers that defy description. But the world does not embrace these Shines. It fears them.

Camille’s life hasn’t been the same since her parent’s supposed murder suicide. When an intruder ransacks her home and she discovers a mysterious thumb drive hidden in her father’s office, she realizes the unwanted changes in her life are just beginning. Politics and conspiracy, betrayal and abduction. Camille is about to discover that change is inevitable and hiding is not an option.


4 comments:

Margo Kelly said...

Don't shoot me, but I've never read Tolkien, and I've never watched the movies. But I do enjoy a good sci-fi or fantasy every once in a while! :)

Morgan said...

Oooo…Eowyn is perfect for E. What a great idea for the challenge, Sabrina. You are sooooo much braver than I!!!! :)

Rebekah Loper said...

Whoo, I'm starting to catch up on my RSS reader. Oy.

I'll be honest, I was hoping your "Denna" pick was Denna from Sword of Truth, lol! My feelings on Denna from Name of the Wind are about the same as yours, though: Kvothe is definitely the naive one when it comes to her.

Eowyn is an excellent pick for "E"! She's one of my favorites, too.

Kristen Dyrr said...

Awesome choice! I'm going to enjoy reading your posts, because I'm a sci-fi fanatic. Not as much into fantasy, but I still like most fantasy. :)

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