My favorite fairy tale character: the sister (Sydnee, Sorcha, Alexandra, etc.) from the "Six Swans"
I fell in love with this fairy tale when I read Juliet Marillier's Daughter of the Forest. The sister is such a strong character - she rebels against her evil stepmother and is so determined to save her six brothers that she doesn't speak for years, scarring her hands as she makes starwort shirts for the brothers-turned-swans. She doesn't even fall in the face of accusations and impending execution, even when she is unable to explain the situation to her husband in order to save herself. The retellings and adaptations of this tale are fantastic, because the sister calls for such a strong character and personality. There's so many different aspects of the story to explore in fairy tale-inspired novels, which is why I'm giving away the winner's choice of two retellings:
Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier
The Swan Kingdom by Zoe Marriott
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