One of the main characters of Scriber is Bryndine, a giant warrior over six feet tall, the niece of the king whose nickname is the Bloody Bride.
When Bryndine was first introduced, my first thought was: “Oh, no.” I thought she would be a caricature, a joke. She’s described as huge, beefy, muscular, not very pretty. What motivation would an author have to create a character like this if not as a joke?
But when I continued reading Scriber, I was pleasantly surprised. No, I was shocked. Not only is Bryndine a kick-ass character, she’s a HERO. All the other main characters look up to her. She’s competent and has an unshakable resolve and loyalty to her people even though they hate her.
Bryndine has also assembled her own army unit of kick-ass women, so there’s no lack of strong female characters in this book. Scriber stomps the Bechdel test into the dust.