Lioness Rampant is the fourth and final installment of The Song of the Lioness— a quartet set in the Tortallan Universe by Tamora Pierce. The book offers. Finally a squire now, Alanna’s developing breasts pose a set of problems. With half of the palace on the verge of discovering her secret, what will she do?. Lioness Rampant. Book Four in The Song of the Lioness. “I’m not sure I want to be a hero anymore.” Having achieved her dream of becoming the first female.

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Gary loves being Prime Minister and running a government! Jonathan is now King of Tortall, and her archenemy has risen from the dead thanks to her twin brother. Things I liked that I missed the first time around: Someone that you’re attracted to and like as a person, but, for whatever reason, can’t accept all of who you are but you still care about As a girl who never got along as well with other girls as with guy buddies, I thought that it was also refreshing to read a book about successful opposite gender friendships, including some that lasted after the “romance thing” was over.

I love Corus and things are way Aw, I’m all verklempt now. The party thence traverse the realm of Sarain, evading a civil war between the native ‘K’miri’ tribes and the ruler, Warlord jin Wilima, and acquire new companions in Princess Thayet, the Warlord’s only child, and her protector Buriram Tourokom.

Originally meant as one book for the adult market, Pierce divided it into four and made a large amount of cuts to conform to the rules of length and content that Young Adult Literature had in The ’80s. Get Known if you don’t have an account. Men got ideas when a person wore skirts! She must […] Read More. Children and Young Adult Literature portal.


A bittersweet ending to this series. In this final book, Alanna is fully an adult and as such facing war means not glory but loss, betrayal, and absolution. Of course he does. Perhaps being a knight errant is not all that Alanna needs I loved fantasy, and she introduced me to fantasy with heroines who take charge of their own lives.

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The stupid is so very strong with this one. I like all the new secondary characters we meet, too, and Pierce does a great job characterizing them with very little screen time. A grief-stricken Jonathan has been made King but not been crowned, and worst of all, Alanna’s arrogant brother Thom, in an linoess to prove to the haughty Lady Delia of Eldorne that he is the most powerful sorcerer in the realm, has raised Duke Roger from the dead.

Would Alanna truly shrug away the resurrection of Roger? I just couldn’t get behind this.

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Will they have to behave differently, now that you are of the tribe? I was really annoyed with Thom in this book and how he let his pride and arrogance get him in deep shit. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Why didn’t they re-kill him when he was brought back from the dead again? Not just because Alanna is a fantastic heroine – seriously, I’m currently drafting legislation to make these books required reading for sixth grade girls everywhere – but also because this is one of those rare occasions where I feel like a book could have been longer, and should have been longer.

I read this series and all subsequent Tortallan books on a cycle of every three years.

She gave Alanna the magic fampant, the magic jewel, the magic cat The entire Alanna series has felt very rushed, since Book One when we sped through two years of knight training in Having reached the end of the Alanna books, I’m really sad to be done with the series. It’s very much, “Well, a pretty girl dared me to.


Lioness Rampant

What did he think would happen when he called the sword to him? In keeping with the habits of the later books which are considerably inferior to the first twoWe see the following: I lioneds similar problems with Alex’s characterization. Get to Know Us. Alanna has always craved the adventure and daring allowed only for boys; her twin brother, Thom, yearns to learn the art of magic.

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This series doesn’t get old it only ages well. Share your thoughts with other customers. The Silent War the one between George and Claw has been bloody and gets bloodier. Or is this shades of Voldemort, and he was just paranoid about death all the time?

After the insurgents are captured, Alanna returns to the Bazhir a Bedouin -like ethnicity of Tortall’s southern desert to recover from her losses. Perhaps being a knight errant is not all that Alanna needs The series is most definately unique in the world of fantasy directed to girls;the sex is frank, the main character has the unique attributes of red hair and violet eyes but is at one point described as short and stocky, she works to callous her hands, and has chosen the road that will most definatly at the end of her li This review will be looking at the whole series.