20 Books Based On Female Warriors

20 Books Based On Female Warriors

Here’s a list of the 20 books based on female warriors from around the globe.

This book explores the warrior side of the mythical bride of Ram, who is usually portrayed as an ideal docile wide.

Sita: The Warrior of Mithila by Amish

This is a collection of Chinese myths of women warriors who helped change the course of history and who survive till date as memories and oral traditions.

The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston

Set in China in 484 AD, this book recounts the story of Mulan, whom circumstances force into war.

The Magnolia Sword by Sherry Thomas

This is the character sketch and life story of Egypt’s longest reigning warrior pharaoh, Hatshepsut.

The Woman Who Would Be King

This is the story of Queen Arraweelo, a woman of extraordinary mental and physical strength. Ruling over Somalia in AD 15.

The Somali Queen by Farah Mohamed

This memoir tells the story of the woman soldier who helped change the tide of Indian history and bring freedom from the British.

A Revolutionary Life by Lakshmi Sahgal

This book brings to life the rich history of Japanese warrior women, from Empress Jingo who led a battle while pregnant to women of Aizu and Hauri Tsuruhime.

Samurai Women by Stephen Turnbull

This is an eclectic compilation of the world’s bravest ‘heroines, hellions and heretics’. Breaking the pretty princess stereotype.

Rejected Princesses by Jason Porath

This book dives into the grassroots of WW2 and brings forth the narrative of the Allied codebreakers who helped the Allies gain victory.

Code Girls by Liza Mundy

This book is a multidimensional narrative of queens who have led their armies into war – Catherine the Great, Queen Elizabeth I, Rani of Jhansi and Queen Jinga of Angola.

The Warrior Queens

As the title suggests, this book accounts for the lacunae in the WW1 patriarchal and male-centric history.

We Also Served by Vivien Newman

Salas breathes life into the story of Mexican female soldiers. It explores the cultural nuances of this tradition, and how it has changed.

Soldaderas in the Mexican Military

This book follows the maritime odyssey of the Irish pirate Queen Grace O’Malley. We follow her journeys to Spain at with with England, and her escapades there.

Pirate Queen of Ireland

This book hits close to home – it is the story of the brave warrior Queen Rani Lakshmi Bai, who went to war clutching her baby after her husband’s death.

The Queen’s Last Salute

Nghia Vo’s book brings to life the story of the three Trung sisters of Vietnam who reblled against the Chinese domination of Vietnam.

The Trung Sisters by Nghia Vo

This book tells the awesome story of Nzinga, an African warrior queen, and her fight against colonization of her homeland.

Nzinga by Moses Howard

This is the first book in the Warrior Queen series, each of whose books captures the untold story of a historical warrior queen.

The Forgotten Queen

This book, the second one in the Warrior Queen series, focuses on a narrative largely eliminated from the Anglo Saxon history.

Swords Across the Thames

This is the third book in Garwood’s Warrior Queen series. It is the adventurous life story of the Celtic Queen Boadicea, who invaded the Romans and symbolizes freedom today.

Ashes of Britannia

The last book in the Warrior Queen series follows the inspiring story of Zenobia, a Syrian queen who fights the Romans.

Zenobia by Haley Elizabeth Garwood