God’s War by Kameron HurleyRead about the other books on the list.
When the wizard is the nice guy because everyone else is awful and a cyborg and it’s all covered in giant genetically-engineered bees.
I hadn’t intended it, but Hurley’s SF series seems like the culmination of everything else on the list. It’s a bitter world, and Nyx and her crew are bitter, bitter people, betrayed by their patrons whom they betray in turn at the drop of a hat. Nyx is the warrior, making up in skills and general horribleness for what she lacks in youthful energy. Accompanying her are is a mage, a shapechanger, rogues, rangers… None of it is styled in these RPG terms, but the books would make for a fantastic RPG setting.
God’s War is among Joel Cunningham's seven top sci-fi books featuring strong women.
My Book, The Movie: God’s War and Infidel.