Looking for some more light fantasy reads - I guess along the lines of Mercedes Lackey, Anne McCaffrey, Marion Zimmer Bradley, that sort of thing.
I've recently read some Robin Hobb (quite liked the dragon ones, not that taken with the Assassin series) and Trudi Canavan's Black Magician trilogy (OK, but I found them over-long and didn't find the story really engaging in the way fantasy can be)
I'd really appreciate any suggestions. When I say 'feminist friendly' I'm not thinking of anything that serious (looking for light reading), but just something where I'm not thinking 'whoa, hang on there' every minute. (Eg with the Canavan ones, her central female character was great, but the rest of it was incredibly stereotypical in set-up, pretty much zero other significant female characters.)
Ursula le Guin hasn't been mentioned - some of her stuff is a bit heavier than you might want but generally manages.to look critically at her societies without making them total dystopias - Left Hand of.Darkness, Changing Planes, the Dispossessed...