Lioness Rampant (Song of the Lioness #4)
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...more
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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 ...more
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 li ...more
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 ...more
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 i ...more
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. ...more
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 worl ...more
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 ...more
Hey, my original review is pretty good. So, you know, what she said. She being me. Okay, wait. (view spoiler)[Except I am more curious about Alex. So he just needed to be the best and that is his whole character??? I also wish more time had been spent on Thom. (hide spoiler)]
(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 Li ...more
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! (No ...more
و بعد از الان که ساعت دو و نیم شب است و کتاب تمام شده است ...
ساده بگویم، که خیلی دوستش داشتم.. ولی اینکه اییینهمه اتفاق رو در چند صفحه آخر جا داده بود.. خب یکم ناراحت شدم :)) باید طولانی تر می بود...
(view spoiler)[و واقعاً قلبم بخاطر لیام به درد اومده و می خوام های های گریه کنم. اصلاً آرام و قرار ندارم و در خانه خاموشمان راه می روم ...more
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 understandi ...more
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."
- 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 thoug ...more
I bemoan how the predictable plot was super foreshadowed. It didn't go well with knowing that everything will magically, literally, be handed to Alanna. Oh, she works hard for it! But it's just too much to foreshadow that much. Thom. Dear Thom. I feel like he was so under utilized this entire time. It saddens me where his story went. He became unlikeable and in this last volume I didn't feel the twin love. I ...more
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Though I would love to join gro ...more