The Song of the Lioness Quartet (Song of the Lioness #1-4)
Fans of Tamora Pierce's stellar saga about Alanna of Trebond can now get all four books one boxed set!
Packaged together for the first time, the Song of the Lioness quartet is the adventurous story of one girl's journey to overcome the obstacles facing her, become a valiant knight, and save Tortall from conquest. Alanna douses her female identit
Alanna's story is fast-moving, exciting, and well-told. One reason I don't like to read many books in a series format is that there are always pages or even chap ...more
- Die schwarze Stadt
- Im Bann der Göttin
- Das zerbrochene Schwert
- Das Juwel der Macht
Dementsprechend vielfältig ist dieses Buch auch, denn es begleitet die junge Adlige Alanna von Ki ...more
My opinions have shifted, as comes with my growingly critical mind. I now favor George over Jonathan, and see new depths and faults in Alanna's character development that before I blindly accepted. I now see why my friends often complained of its bla ...more
Then I picked up books 2-4 and took them all home the next day. And zoomed through them! I couldn't believe it... this was the most amazing series I had ever read! Knights, and disguises, and coming of age, and magic and ...more
The story is fast-paced, full of magic and knights, handsome men, thieves and animals. The female protagonist, Alanna, is —well, close to perfect: chosen by the gods, magical, pretty, martially talented, smart, stubborn, loyal and kind. The bad guy is easily predicted and the love interests also cornered down quickly.
The answer is yes and no. They aren't quite as thick and ...more
A definite thumbs up for the series that was my gateway, even before Harry Potter, into the amazingly wonderful world of lit.
I c ...more
These were a fun escape, reminding me quite a bit of the Ranger's Apprentice books in quality and style. Not the most elegant writing, but just perfect for those looking for a YA fantasy coming of age story, with magical animal companion & a courageous heroine that challenges the cultural gender-based restrictions placed upon her.
I appreciate that the heroine and other characters are portrayed ...more
Content: a few swear words, some violence, premarital sex mentioned
Maybe it's just because of the recommended age--I feel as if the Protector of the Small series as well as the Daughter of the Lioness series are for older kids, and not quite so simplistic. Just as one example, the first meeting between George Cooper and Alana is so...boring. I don't need a meet-cute, but as that George Cooper is the (view spoiler)[ King of Thieves ( ...more
Out of all of the YA authors with whom I am familiar, Tamora Pierce is the best at writing real characters. For a while now, I've seen a trend in YA lit to write "kickass" heroines. These heroines tend to be super strong one moment and a weeping mess another moment, leaving me confused as to who is the real them. When I think about a truly strong and ind ...more
Harry Potter is awesome, but once again, it's a boy who takes center stage. This book series has a heroine, and a feminist one on top.
I thouroughly enjoyed reading this quartett, never mind my age. Below, I will list the things I loved and the things I did not like so much.
- Alanna is a strong heroine without being what so many authors these days try to write and fail at: a "tough ...more
Alanna The Fi ...more
I return to my regularly scheduled profile:
Though I would love to join gro ...more