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
But in actual fact, i did enjoy the basic storyline i think it could have worked as a young adult book if it was more fleshed out and less predictable. A lot of times the story went by too quickly and important plot points were just brushed over like the death of Alanna's father etc.
I feel that it was written in a way which...more
The answer is yes and no. They aren't quite as thick and...more
And yet, Alanna is such a Mary-Sue that I just want to throttle her. Don't get me wrong, there are times when she's a compelling character, and then Pierce has to make her super-special and it drives me up the wall. Purple eyes? Has The Gift? I find Keladry of Mindelan, of the Protector of the Small quartet to be much more compelling and much more easy to like - s...more
Sadly, I think this series is the one that has aged the least well. While I still enjoy most of Pierce's books now, in my twenties, this one just doesn't thrill me. The plot is not terribly original, although I enjoy the overall setting and the characters. I wish she'd put in more effort to tie this series to the latter Tortall books. Characters come back, and that's fun, but so many of the worldbuilding threads in Song of the Lione...more
The best part of this series is being able to journey with Alanna as she grows from childhood into young adulthood. The development of each character and their relati...more
And this quartet is followed by another, with another girl protago...more
It recounts the struggles of Alanna of Trebond, who in her quest to become a knight, disguises herself as a boy to train. She faces numerous challenges, but makes staunch allies along the way.
These are simple, straightforward fantasy novels. Classic sword and sorcery, but one where the damsel is doing the rescuing. The characters are strong, likeable and real. These really have...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
These are 4 novels about Alanna of Trebond, a girl who wants to be a knight. Unfortunately, the last female knight in her country lived 100 years ago and her preoccupied father has decreed that she will be fostered out to learn to be a lady. Alanna's twin brother, Thom, forges a couple of letters and Alanna takes his place in the school for knights and Thom happ...more
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