Although Union of Renegades is guy-friendly adventure with an ambitious hero, I deal with many feminist themes throughout the novel. Many readers may not even realize it, but the heroine Miranda represents the challenges and difficulties women face in oppressive patriarchal societies. One conflict between Miranda and her new lover Dreibrand erupts when she needs him to advocate for her when she is being marginalized by prejudice. Dreibrand also must struggle against the social pressure to oppress the woman he loves. I developed Miranda as a strong female character who must navigate the narrative with all the vulnerabilities associated with her womanhood and motherhood.