Ah, Tavia from A Fighting Man of Mars. I still have to get that one. I know she is one of the first tomboyish action heroines in fiction.Thaluikhain said:Tavia, some books further in flat out is a proper action heroine, though. Although the hero doesn't recognise it and explicitly states he was worried about her safety in a way he wouldn't be about a man of comparable ability. That character was impressively thick when it comes to women, though.