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女神に守られて 女騎士・アランナ2 (Song of the Lioness #2)

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Disguised as a boy, Alanna of Trebond becomes a squire, to none other than the prince of the realm. But Prince Jonathan is much more to Alanna; he is her ally, her best friend, and one of the few who knows that she's really a girl. Now it will take all of Alanna's awesome skill, strength, and growing magical powers to protect him from the mysterious evil sorcerer who is be ...more
320 pages
Published January 2004 by PHP研究所 (first published 1984)
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Jacqueline In the first book, it is briefly discussed.

"George said he was seventeen, although he seemed older." -p. 55

At the time, Alanna was 10, so George is…more
In the first book, it is briefly discussed.

"George said he was seventeen, although he seemed older." -p. 55

At the time, Alanna was 10, so George is about 7 years her senior.(less)
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Catriona (LittleBookOwl)
My goodness, my memory is atrocious. I thought that the ending of this book was supposed to be the ending of the final book in the quartet, so now I will be continuing on with the series going in totally blind!

This was so enjoyable, I love these books so much. The nostalgia is real!
I do think that they could have been fleshed out a little bit though. There is a bit of glossing over and jumping forward in time in big leaps, so things moved very fast in pace. I wish I had the chance to slow down a
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Alexandra
Jul 12, 2011 Alexandra rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I still enjoyed reading this series, but several more problems stood out more with this book. First off; important events kept being dropped casually into the conversation or mentioned in passing and that was that. I was very taken aback when it was said that Alanna's father died "last month", and that was about it. There were several other instances as well that this happened but I can't remember right now. Also time seems to be passing too quickly. At some point I had to struggle to keep up an ...more
Norah Una Sumner
"I don't want to fall in love. I just want to be a warrior maiden."

HAHAHAH YEAH RIGHT,GREAT JOKE ALANNA

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Sooo...this book was basically like a sketch of Alanna's teenage years. In on chapter she's 13,in the next one she's 15; in one chapter she's all like: "I am powerful woman ready to take my place in this world" and in the next one she's like: "omfg Jon,I know you're sleeping around and stuff but I want to be the one you sleep with too!!!".

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Alanna gives everything these cutesy names which made
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Madeline
Jun 13, 2014 Madeline rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was looking at the cover of my library copy of this book before I started it, and saw that on my edition, Alanna is pictured with a black cat on her shoulder. Remembering how delightfully full of wish fulfillment the first book was, I thought to myself, "Oh, she gets a cat in this one. I bet it's a magic cat. I bet it talks." I was joking. But I was totally right. Alanna not only acquires a talking cat (who also has purple eyes, natch), a deity swoops down to personally give Alanna a magic nec ...more
Yue
Im having a little hard time progressing with this book. In the first place, I chose this book because I was looking for a bad-ass female character and because of the good reviews. However, Im having troubles liking Alanna. And the story itself. Why? Because in one chapter she is 13-year-old, in the next one, 15-year-old and so on. She starts being Jonathans lover when Im still picturing her as a child, for Gods sake!

Another thing why dont like her is because she keeps contradicting herself. Fir
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Erica
What happened??

I've read several of Tamora Pierce's books, but had not read the Song of the Lioness quartet and thought it time I start. I enjoyed the first book, Alanna: The First Adventure. I liked Alan, nee Alanna, in her single-minded determinedness and her unawareness of self and the effect she had on others. I liked the supporting characters. It was light, pleasant and fun so I was eager to read the second book, The Hand of the Goddess. I expected Alan to grow up and have to deal with iden
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Kathleen
Dec 28, 2013 Kathleen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Lindsey Rey
Feb 06, 2015 Lindsey Rey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, 2015
Really enjoyed this one! Can't wait to pick up Book 3!
Fuchsia Rascal
5.0 nostalgia, 4.0 re-read, 4.5 actual.

Okay, I've re-read this many times, but never with as large a gap [3+ years] and as much a focus on critical thinking as now. That being said, although the Immortals Quartet stands as my favourite Tortall series and I relate to Diane more overall... this book has always been my favourite. And, looking at it critically, I stand by that judgment. It does have its faults [not all author-related], but its strengths make up for those. I do have a couple of discl
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Jen (The Starry-Eyed Revue)
Gah, can people please hurry up and finish with the next two books and return them to the library so I don't have to wait? Pretty please?

I think I loved this second book even more. This book really upped the ante on everything: magic, fighting, romance. Super fun, quick reads, but even so, they are just full of awesome. And Alanna is just such a gratifying character. So resistant to change and yet that's all she does.

I don't want to switch gears and listen to something else, so someone better re
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Jaime Arkin
Apr 23, 2016 Jaime Arkin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2016
OMG YOU GUYS!!!!
Nikki
Sep 29, 2015 Nikki rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was definitely more enjoyable for me than book 1! Still not quite 4 stars, but I have to round up because these really are fast, fun reads. Alanna is badass and I love her.
Ravyn
Jul 12, 2010 Ravyn rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: z-young-adult
Even though I didn't exactly fall in love with the first novel of this series, I just couldn't help myself from wanting to find out what would happen with Alanna. Would her secret be revealed? Would she fall in love? Would she finally face her arch nemesis, Roger?

Well, you'll just have to read book 2 to find out, won't you?

Unfortunately, I found book 2 to be plagued with many of the same issues that bothered me about book 1. For starters, it felt like many of the details or key scenes were glos
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Gianna
Jul 21, 2014 Gianna rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I'm pretty sure "Tamora Pierce" is just the pen name of a precocious child, because this series reads like it was written by and for 12-year-old girls. Let's start with the names: Moonlight, Darkness, Lightning, and Faithful. Really?
Then let's get to plot. Things don't happen naturally, they just occur because the author wants them to. All of a sudden men start falling in love with Alanna for no apparent reason. Alanna will never get distracted by love, but then someone kisses her and she hops
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Alissa
Feb 07, 2016 Alissa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-ebooks
Chosen Ones, Mary Sues and magical pets? Count me in! I liked the narrative style better than the previous book. Simple, positive and entertaining.
Beth
Jan 15, 2016 Beth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
More notes!

On the Ordeal: Alanna describes Jonathan coming out of the Chamber -
In her mind she saw Jonathan stumble out of that iron-barreled Ordeal Chamber, his face gray. He had looked at her without seeing her - Jonathan! Sometimes even now his eyes went dark and blank, and she knew that he was remembering the Ordeal. Her voice shook as she said, "He looked like some part of him died in there..."
Then, later, when Jonathan and Gary are about to instruct Alanna in her Ordeal, they both mention
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Andree
Jan 16, 2016 Andree rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: re-read, 2016
I think this is the book I forgot the most of. In fact, I remembered almost none of it, with the exception of Faithful. I remembered Faithful. It would also explain how I managed to conflate books one and two. I remembered next to nothing about book 2, except Alanna getting a cat, starting to wear women's clothing sometimes, and (view spoiler). The first two, I thought happened in book one, the third in book three.

This is a good book, and I like it as part
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Catie
Feb 08, 2011 Catie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a good continuation of the first in this series. I think that this one is more like 3 1/2 stars for me. In this book, Alanna faces down all of her greatest fears and finally reaches the age of her trial for knighthood. I do realize that this series is not really aimed at a 30 year old, but I felt this one was a little bit too simplistic to really grab me. All of the greatest children's and young adult books tend to transcend the recommended age and have some deeper meaning that can reach ...more
Katie

Re-read January

I think this might be my least favorite Alanna, at least on this read. I got bored with the battle and for all the revelations at the end to happen!

I like past me's comments about the love triangle. I've read more bad ones recently, and still like this one.

Original Review

So, of course I've read this many times before and I was enjoying the book, but going a bit slowly and then I reached about the halfway point and read it straight though! I think I always have a bit of a harder ti
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 Lady Jayne *~*The Beach Bandida*~*
(4 1/2 Stars)

This is the 2nd book in the Song of the Lioness Quartet. I liked the romance in this book, though still felt one particular aspect of the relationships developed too quickly. I like George more than Jonathan. :-) Alanna is one determined girl and I really like her and watching her grow. My main issue with this book was that it felt very choppy.

My fave quotes from this book:

"Alanna shook her head, smiling a little. In the three years she had been disguised as a boy, she had learned t
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Keertana
Jun 25, 2013 Keertana rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: did-not-finish
Rating: 2 Stars/DNF

It seems as if Tamora Pierce and I must part our ways. Quite simply put, I am above the age group to enjoy this. While I know many of my older friends have loved this, I seem to have lost interest in the life and struggles of a mere fifteen-year-old girl, which says everything about me and nothing about the book itself. I've only ever read The Immortals Series by Pierce when I was ten and I suspect I'd have loved this as much, if not more, if I were the same age. Alas, Alanna
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kris
Jan 17, 2016 kris rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
[first read 3 January 2008; 4 stars]

Speeding through years of Alanna's squirehood, her Ordeal, and a final showdown with Duke Roger the Evil Sorcerer, In the Hand of the Goddess wraps up Alanna's quest to become a knight with more of a whimper than a bang. We leave our faithful Lady Knight preparing to depart for the south on adventures of her own (which I am PUMPED FOR).

1. Alanna's secret is pretty much not hers to share, huh? She doesn't get to reveal it to the king and queen and the rest of
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Shera (Book Whispers)
Why do boys say someone acts like a girl as if it were an insult?"
What a marvelous follow-up. While it doesn't pick up right after The Black City, In the Hand of the Goddess fills in the blank even though it takes place about a year after those events. The book flows just as well as the first, even a little better.

It's wonderful to see how comfortable Alanna has become with herself. No endless worries about how she's a girl and there for can't be good enough. Now she's coming to understand th
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Christine
May 04, 2015 Christine rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Where do I start?
These books came with such high reviews, and I was really excited to start reading it. But then I started reading it. First off, Alanna is a Mary Sue. Anything that happens ends perfectly, with no consequences to the characters. She's stereotypical and isn't consistent at all. (view spoiler)
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Maya
Nov 21, 2012 Maya rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Maybe back when this series was first published, it was a very big step for this particular genre of "feminine fantasy", and I can definitely see how Alanna might have influenced authors such as Cashore.

Reading it now, though, Alanna's adventures feel very bland and uninspired. (For instance, the highly anticipated and dreaded Knight's Ordeal turns out to be a totally boring event.) It also feels like a children's book through and through.

Everything is very simple and straightforward, but this c
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Celeste
Sep 04, 2012 Celeste rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I hate giving this such a low score because I don't think it's a *bad* book but I just had a hard time staying engaged with it for a couple reasons. One, the pacing is really strange. It was in the first Alanna book also, but seems even worse here. A scene will happen, then in the next chapter it'll be referred to as having happened "last summer." But within each individual scene time lasts the normal amount of time, so it's kind of hard to have to keep mentally switching back and forth between ...more
Maree
Mar 18, 2011 Maree rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought that this book was a nice followup from the first, and closed off a lot of the rising questions I had from the first. I think there are a couple more in the series, but I don't really have a desire to read them and star up new lingering questions.

I don't think I'm really a fan of her style of writing. Time seems to pass too quickly to me without anything of note happening, which I suppose is realistic but bothersome. It also seems like everything is kind of kept at arms length. Yes, s
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Ilene
Nov 06, 2009 Ilene rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
As with the first book in this series I have mixed feelings about it. Overall I was interested in the story and charcters. I felt the writing was better in this book than the first. I have some issues with it though, it is written for young readers but it treats things like sex and drinking very casually. I find that to be irresponsible of the writer. I would not suggest that a young person read this book for that reason, yet the writing isn't really sophisticated anough for an adult so I have a ...more
Forever Young Adult
Graded By: Stephanie
Cover Story: Little Girl Catnip
BFF Charm: Big Sister
Swoonworthy Scale: 5
Talky Talk: Flash Forward
Bonus Factors: Loyal Pets, Mythology
Anti-Bonus Factor: Inconsistencies
Relationship Status: Dress-Up Friends

Read the full book report here.
Elli
Dec 17, 2014 Elli rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: from-hannah
The second book in one of my favorite series! I flew through this book because there wasn't a single part in the book that wasn't interesting. Near the end, I started freaking out! (ask my friends. They started to get tired of me fangirling over this AMAZING book!) I need an "Song of the Lioness" t-shirt, now.
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