More female characters than male characters. Passes the bechdel test multiple times. Every character is either gay, lesbian, bisexual, pansexual or asexual. Women are heroes, villains, captains, world leaders, and everything inbetween. Nobody is degraded for their gender.
The Liveship Traders series (‘Ship of Magic’, ‘The Mad Ship’ and ‘Ship of Destiny’) is set in the fantasy world of Robin Hobb’s The Farseer trilogy.
The Liveship Traders books feature engrossing and varied protaganists, most notably the female members of the Vestrit Trader family. Robin Hobb depicts a society that has become rigid with gender roles and increasingly tolerant of slavery, then populates this society with strong-willed characters who defy expectations and thwart their fates.