elven queens

Sydnee Recommends: FANTASY BOOKS

Young Adult

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (are you shocked?)

  • ragtag group of misfits
  • an impossible heist
  • bi, pan, gay, poc, and disabled mains (amazing)
  • its literally the breakfast club meets ocean’s eleven

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

  • ancient rome inspired
  • gladiator trials
  • a rebellious slave girl
  • an ancient evil spirit

This Savage Song by Victoria Scwab

  • actual monsters vs humans
  • warring families
  • beautiful writing
  • no romance

Adult (ish)

A Darker Shade of Magic by VE Schwab

  • blood magic
  • parallel londons
  • pirates
  • literally no one is hetero

Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson

  • what if the dark lord won?
  • alchemy magic
  • group of misfits perform a heist (sound familiar)

Graphic Novels

Rat Queens 

  • elven mage, dwarf warrior,  atheist cleric, and halfling theif fight monsters
  • queer
  • the sass
  • its great

[Re]Introducing the Elven Queen, Elithien! Just a bunch of doodles of new designs and variations of dresses, crowns and hairstyles for the queen. I also tweaked her hair colour to be slightly more platinum and silvery. Also AT LAST I have finally given her a name. I’ve spent ages and ages on it, searching far and wide for all sorts of Sindarin names and coming up with my own. Elithien comes from the derivative of ‘Elia’ - meaning to bless and ‘calithil’ - meaning moonlight. It was originally Elithileth but it didn’t roll on the tongue nicely so feminineelf helped me rename it to Elithien to smoothen it out. Personally I love the name (because I worked so damn hard on it gdi) but I understand if it’s not your cup of tea. I just felt I should give my own Queen a name. Also thanks to everyone who suggested me names for her! I really appreciate the effort <333 Although you can always let me know about your opinion on the name I gave her?


You are about to become my queen, love.
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I’m really into fantasy, fairytales, mythology and the like, but I feel like women of color are so underrepresented in fantasy. All I see is white “fairy/Elven princesses/warriors” with pale skin and long, flowing, straight/wavy hair. Fuck that, I’m a fairy too. Melanin-rich skin, curly hair, big lips and all.