A friend has just shown me an article saying that having an older female protagonist is a big taboo in modern urban fantasy.
While I recognise that younger men are traditionally the heroes in pretty much all fiction, I was a bit surprised at older women protagonists being such a taboo in modern urban fantasy novels. After all, surely the witch figure is often an older woman? Terry Pratchett's Granny Weatherwax made a fine protagonist in his not-so-modern fantasy Discworld novels, so why the taboo in books set in the modern day?
What do you think? Let's get a discussion going.