Lioness Rampant

Lioness Rampant I m not sure I want to be a hero any Having achieved her dream of becoming the first female knight errant Alanna of Trebond is not sure what to do next Perhaps being a knight errant is not all that A

I m not sure I want to be a hero any Having achieved her dream of becoming the first female knight errant, Alanna of Trebond is not sure what to do next Perhaps being a knight errant is not all that Alanna needs.But Alanna must push her uncertainty aside when a new challenge arises She must recover the Dominion Jewel, a legendary gem with enormous power for go I m not sure I want to be a hero any Having achieved her dream of becoming the first female knight errant, Alanna of Trebond is not sure what to do next Perhaps being a knight errant is not all that Alanna needs.But Alanna must push her uncertainty aside when a new challenge arises She must recover the Dominion Jewel, a legendary gem with enormous power for good but only in the right hands And she must work quickly Tortall is in great danger, and Alanna s archenemy, Duke Roger, is back and powerful than ever In this final book of the Song of the Lioness quartet, Alanna discovers that she indeed has a future worthy of her mythic past both as a warrior and as a woman.

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  1. Hey, folks I just discovered that apparently I have given some very popular books single star ratings except I haven t How do I know I haven t Because I haven t read those books at all So before you go getting all hacked off at me for trashing your favorites, know that I ve written GoodReads to find out what s going on.I return to my regularly scheduled profile Though I would love to join groups, I m going to turn them all down I just don t have the time to take part, so please don t be offended if I don t join your group or accept an invitation I m not snooty I m just up to my eyeballs in work and appearances Also, don t be alarmed by the number of books I ve read When I get bored, I go through the different lists and rediscover books I ve read in the past It s a very evil way to use up time when I should be doing other things Obviously, I ve read a lot of books in 54 years I was born in South Connellsville, PA My mother wanted to name me Tamara but the nurse who filled out my birth certificate misspelled it as Tamora When I was 8 my family moved to California, where we lived for 6 years on both sides of the San Francisco peninsula.I started writing stories in 6th grade My interest in fantasy and science fiction began when I was introduced to The Lord of the Rings by J R R Tolkien and so I started to write the kind of books that I was reading After my parents divorced, my mother took my sisters and me back to Pennsylvania in 1969 There I went to Albert Gallatin Senior High for 2 years and Uniontown Area Senior High School for my senior year.After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, I wrote the book that became The Song of the Lioness fantasy quartet I sold some articles and 2 short stories and wrote reviews for a martial arts movie magazine At last the first book of the quartet, Alanna The First Adventure was published by Atheneum Books in 1983.Tim Liebe, who became my Spouse Creature, and I lived in New York City with assorted cats and two parakeets from 1982 2006 In 2006 we moved to Syracuse, New York, where we live now with assorted cats, a number of squirrels, birds, raccoons, skunks, opossums, and woodchucks visiting our very small yard As of 2011, I have 27 novels in print, one short story collection, one comic book arc White Tiger A Hero s Compulsion co written with Tim, and a short story anthology co editing credit There s to come, including a companion book to the Tortall verse So stay tuned

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  1. After adoring the first, liking the second and hating the third, the fourth came somewhere in between The first half of this book was a bit of struggle for me, but honestly once the adventure for the jewel was over, the story picks up a bit.I didn t like how Alanna s brother Thom was practically non existent throughout the entire series, and has a small or rather large part in this book and no, just no The author made it seem like just because they were twins, they knew everything about each oth [...]

  2. Having reached the end of the Alanna books, I m really sad to be done with the series 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 The entire Alanna series has felt very rushed, since Book One when we sped through two years of knight training in about [...]

  3. I m just posting this to say that I was thoroughly impressed by Tamora Pierce s fight scenes Like it s obvious that she thought about how Alanna could win fights against people who are physically stronger without any magic short cuts Most of the time when I read action scenes in books I have no idea what the fuck happened or the author takes a cop out and writes something like and then everything happened at once and then skips to the aftermath but in these I always had a vivid mental pic of eve [...]

  4. In a lot of ways, this is my favorite of the Alanna books I love seeing Alanna come into her own I love seeing her gain confidence, throwing herself in the face of impossible odds, and accepting herself as both a woman and a knight I love, love what this series does with relationships, that Alanna s allowed to date multiple men, that it s okay that some of the relationships don t have long term potential, and that it hurts when they fall apart anyway That the relationships are ultimately about h [...]

  5. I should have stopped reading this series after the first book And I d like to dock half a star on this for the needless murder of a catGH.Maybe high fantasy isn t really my thing Maybe I needed this magic system fully explained than it was Maybe I needed something in depth than a middle grade series could provide I m not sure where this series went wrong And speaking of middle grade, Alanna sure gets laid a lot for a middle grade series I m just throwing that out there And don t try to tell m [...]

  6. This review will be looking at the whole series I have to admit I amazed that some how in my adolesence of female oriented fantasy reading I never picked up the Alanna Quartet 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 life [...]

  7. 3.5 Stars I don t think I enjoyed this one quite as much as the last It was wonderful read, but there is something about it that I just didn t fall in love with and I can t quite put my finger on why All in all, however, this is a fantastic series though it could use a little depth.

  8. Aw, I m all verklempt now A bittersweet ending to this series It s plain to see why the Alanna books created so many die hard Pierce fans.This could have easily been broken into two books, but I m glad it wasn t, after the weird cuts between books the series made earlier Still, it s pretty much two stories the first being the quest for the Dominion Jewel, and the second the plot against Jonathan s life While the first was fun, I liked the second half better I love Corus and things are way less i [...]

  9. Here s my favorite thing about Lioness Rampant it s an epic story that focuses on great storytelling instead of its own legend It s aware of its importance, and it believes in its importance but it s not obsessed with its enormous future impact It s content to tell a great story, and let the legend grow naturally from there.And I think this is a great story I love that it opens with a young Alanna young despite her knighthood not knowing how to flirt with Liam I love the way Alanna is determined [...]

  10. Yep, I just re read all of these books for the first time since I was 12 Damn you, Kindle I enjoyed them the second time around not as much as I did when I was 12 and feisty and just beginning to understand that being a teenager meant wanting to fight EVERYTHING ALL THE TIME Alanna was a pretty great outlet for that.Things I liked that I missed the first time around Sex positivism For real Awesome and strong female characters consistently passing the Bechdel Test Awesome male characters Descript [...]

  11. first read 6 January 2008 Alanna gathers her own band of merry wo men as she continues her adventures outside of Tortall Her adventuring takes her through war torn Sarain, to the Roof of the World where she reclaims the Dominion Jewel for Tortall I will say that I think this is the most fulfilling of the Alanna series, for me I enjoyed reading about Alanna s adventures and growth into a warrior and a woman confident in her abilities and desires The myths and legends of Tortall and its world are [...]

  12. Five stars, for this, surely I must be kidding That, or delusional.It was worth every single second to read I can usually tell how much time passes while I read, not here, not with this volume I was sucked into it with glee a pinch of foreboding too.The first half of LR finds our Alanna and Coram continuing the plotline from the end of The Woman Who Rides Like A Man They are off to decipher the package Alois the doomed sorceress had given over Things progress quickly from here a series of meetin [...]

  13. Re read February 2016Hey, my original review is pretty good So, you know, what she said She being me Okay, wait view spoiler Except I am curious about Alex So he just needed to be the best and that is his whole character I also wish time had been spent on Thom hide spoiler Original Review view spoiler I forgot how MUCH happens in this book Anyway I liked seeing Alanna among her friends again and realizing how much she and they had changed And the relationship with Liam makes so much sense For [...]

  14. This isn t the most subtle series, but I do like its positive messages even if they re not subtle , one of which is that it s possible to be true to yourself, which in Alanna s case means coming to terms with the fact that she doesn t need to fit neatly or exclusively in a man s world or a woman s world I also find it interesting that, unlike in most fantasy novels, especially those oriented toward younger girls, Alanna not only has several lovers, but uses a magic birth control amulet Not so su [...]

  15. There really isn t much I can say about this series I honestly think that every child not just girls should just be issued it at birth Alanna is such a great, powerful, honest, stubborn, determined hero I love how this series ended Even though Alanna is so tough and nearly invincible, I could so easily see her humanity She struggles to have it all which is something that women young and old, mundane and heroic also struggle with constantly We want to travel and have adventures and make discover [...]

  16. Wow What a way to end I love reading and growing older with characters This is one of those series where you re left with a chunk of your heart missing.

  17. 4.5 stars, and it may be possible I m just being picky.Unlike The Woman Who Rides Like a Man, Lioness Rampant certainly doesn t feel like the first half of a story and while it shouldn t it is the final book in this particular series It really is quite well done I really enjoyed a lot of it.Jonathan as King and friend is so much better than Jonathan as love interest He makes a good King, in general I very much appreciate how focused his is on getting to know his people, and understanding them An [...]

  18. Tamora Pierce was the DEFINING author of my childhood I loved fantasy, and she introduced me to fantasy with heroines who take charge of their own lives I learned from her about feminine strength than almost any other author save, perhaps, Anne McCaffrey This series is a must read for growing girls and grown women everywhere

  19. 1988 I can t believe this was published that long ago It s not just Alanna s courage, her fighting abilities, and her noble heart, but this story that supports self exploration and discovery, whether that be through traveling, learning new cultures, or falling in love, which makes the series such an icon This message of girls growing into their skin and being happy with who they area by their own decisions It s not subtle but it s effective.God, I will miss Liam calling Alanna, kitten.

  20. I have always loved these books, honestly probably than anything else I ve ever read Sure other books make me think, but there are few if any other books that I can read over and over in one sitting and still cry at the end every time For years I wanted to end up an old maid I dressed like a boy I m twenty two and I feel like I m still just figuring out how to accept being a woman and like pretty things Now my question is where is George This is definitely the most epic book in the series with [...]

  21. It s kind of impossible for me to describe the impact Alanna had on me as a young girl She taught me that people will most often find your paralysing rage cute rather than intimidating, and she sparked a lifelong desire to have a talking cat with purple eyes I generally consider the Immortals quartet as my favourite but Alanna definitely had the most impact on me I re read either this or the Immortals probably once a year and if I ever have a daughter this will be required reading It s kind of i [...]

  22. I am quite over this series I admit that I skipped to the end just to see how the whole thing ends This series is drawn out way to long and I find it boring I don t think the book was very well put together I ended up not liking the main character very much.

  23. I finally read this series I read some of the author s other books when I was younger and really liked them, but it took me ages to figure out who the author was Overall, I really liked it, but there are some criticisms The books feel really rushed at times I don t necessarily need to read about all 7 years of Alanna s training to be a knight in detail if not much happened, but it often felt like major plot events were hurried along, and it made them seem pretty anticlimactic Even though we defi [...]

  24. This was a fantastic, satisfying end to the series There were times when this was a little slow and I really enjoyed the second half of the novel when we got back to Tortall, but I was with Alanna every step of the way The warrior woman she has become is incredible and inspiring I am encouraged to read the rest of the books set in this world I am so glad I reread this as an adult it was just as aspiring as it was when I was a young girl Conclusion Keep

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