ALAS, there is yet more women I wanted to introduce to you and to read about.
They must wait for another time.
Here are a few on my want list that may be of interest to you...
by Skyler White
by Robyn Bachar
by Robin McKinley
-recommended by the epic rat
by Ilona Andrews
* feel free to share in comments any books about women wielding any kind of blade on your wish list - they just might show up at the next Women Wielding Blades event ;-D
* image source book and sword