Daily Heroine: Amberle Elessedil

Today’s Daily Heroine is: Amberle Elessedil, the elven princess from the 80s fantasy novel The Elfstones of Shannara, by Terry Brooks. The cover you can see is from the second volume of a 2007 two-volume edition released by Japanese publisher Fusosha. I dearly wanted to find out who created this gorgeous cover, but unfortunately I was not able to.☹

Based on what I’ve read of Mr Brooks (which admittedly isn’t very much), I can say his books do have some faults. There is, however, one thing I admire about him: he creates wonderful, compelling characters. And Amberle is a great example. She is a very feminine character: she is gentle, thoughtful and nurturing. She also displays endearingly human (or should that be elven?😋) emotions of fear and doubt (as do many of Mr Brooks’ characters). And yet she has an incredible fortitude, which allows her to overcome such negative emotions. All in all, a very likeable heroine.🙂

I’m always on the look out for new interesting and likeable heroines, so if you have a particular favourite, please tell me about her! Till tomorrow, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you.😊

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