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Sword ‘n Sorcery and Kick-Ass Heroines

In a recent comment thread, a couple of us were bemoaning the silly trope of princesses needing to be rescued by heroes wielding magic swords. I recently discovered a new show that has a pretty tough heroine. It’s a show out of New Zealand, Legend of the Seeker, based on Terry Goodkind’s Sword of Truth book series. I’ve only seen one episode so far so I’m not entirely sure what’s going on, but magic is a large part of the action, and the gal running around the woods in the long white gown is pretty handy with a sword. I have not read the books so I have no idea how close the show is to the storyline. Some of the F/X are pretty good and they’re getting ready to launch Season 2 this fall.

Anyway, here’s a clip from the upcoming episode:


The Web site is here:

Legend of the Seeker

What I really want to know is, how does she keep that white dress clean during all those sword fights in the woods?


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