Favourite female character.
Also not really easy to answer. Again there's more than one. I probably should start with Camilla n’ha Kyria from the Darkover novels--I do love the grouchy old amazon. Then Sara, Helva and Killashandra out of Anne McCaffrey's novels. Carol from Val McDermid's Tony Hill series. Sarah Fowler, Raven and Daria written by R. Lee Smith. Just about any heroine Jane Austen wrote.