The Woman Who Rides Like a Man (Song of the Lioness #3)
"Let her prove herself worthy as a man."
Newly knighted, Alanna of Trebond seeks adventure in the vast desert of Tortall. Captured by fierce desert dwellers, she is forced to prove herself in a duel to the death -- either she will be killed or she will be inducted into the tribe. Although she triumphs, dire challenges lie ahead. As her mythic fate would have it, Alanna so...more
It's been a decade since I first read these books, and they still stand up pretty well. Alana still strikes me as an excellent role model for teenage girls, and she's as endearing...more
At the end of the previous volume Alanna became a knight and confronted her greatest foe and won! (surprising for a book two) Alanna was revealed in that fight as a woman and chose to leave the court and become a knight-errant. She is travelling through Bazhir lands and becomes involve...more
This book had many of the same old characters to love, but I really enjoyed the addition of the Bahir, as well. I'm now especially dubious of all Alanna's suitors but I suppose...more
Book three starts not too long after book 2 ends. Alanna, now Sir Alanna, wants to go out wandering looking for adventure. She ends up with a tribe of Bashir (introduced at the end of book one) and is somewhat grudgingly welcomed into the tribe. The tribe's shaman is very suspicious...more
(view spoiler)[Also…so she whines when he’s too ardent in his affections, she whines when he’s willing to treat her as just a friend. She whines when the prince wants to marry her, she whines when she thinks he’s f...more
This was a good third book. I...more
Let us start with what is so different. Alanna is no lon...more
After writing the above and getting a good night's sleep, let me add this (and watch out, it's a bit of a rant): I'...more
My main thought about this book boils down to (view spoiler)[SCREW YOU JONATHAN. He assumes that Alanna wants to marry him without even waiting for her answer, and t...more
Excellent story of a young woman who faces down long odds with compassion and care even as she forces great change onto a tribe and how they see women. It's a time of introspection and learning for Alanna in learning many things from the whys of st...more
Tretiu Alannu som prečítala veľmi rýchlo, zatiaľ asi najrýchlejšie zo všetkých častí. Plus je, že kniha už nezaberá veľké časové obdobie, nové prostredie je skvelé a kultúra zaujímavá.
Ale teraz si idem vyliať srdce zo všetkého, čo ma na ne...more
In this book Alanna is a knight in a world where most tribes believe woman aren't meant to be a warrior (and how she became a kn...more
The story is good, but the setting and characters are ambitious. As Alanna travels to the Southern Desert and meets the tribal people who live there its h...more
Okay, you guys. What is up with this cover? I wanted the cover that corresponded with the other books, but this was the only one available. Alanna looks like a girl Santa Clause with all the red and green. And what's with the weird title? I get that Alanna was called that with the tribes, but its not going to bring in readers. I wouldn't even touch it if I was already reading this series.
Now let's go onto the good stuff; my rant.
What is up with the Alanna and Johnathan drama? It was a lot of kis...more
-Alanna. I felt like her character became fully developed in this book, like she didn’t have anymore growing to do. She was the woman she wanted to be, and nobody was going to tell her otherwise. She was strong, resourceful, gifted, and she always did what she thought was right.
-Alanna and George’s relationship. It grew into something beautiful, and if they hadn’t been friends for years and in love with each other, it might have been seen as happening too soon with too little buildu...more
From Now on I'm officially a fan of Tamora Pierce. The Woman Who Rides Like a Man was almost as good as the previous book in the series, if it wasn't for what happened at the end. Indeed, my heart is now into pieces!
In Song of the Lioness #3 we encounter Alanna traveling through the desert with Coram. Still, Alanna's adventure wouldn't be an adventure without some danger and this is the first thing that happens when we open the book. Alanna jumpe...more
There, however, she is captured by vicious desert dwellers, who have challenged her to a duel. A duel to the death that will prove whether she is worthy of being invited into the tribe, or killed in battle.
Alanna receives a triumph from the battle, though she is headed for tough times. Times that will test her in everything she...more
I return to my regularly scheduled profile:
Though I would love to join gro...more
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-George to Alanna”