The Song of the Lioness Quartet
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
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 ...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
Tamora Pierce was recommended to my sister. She devoured all of Ms Pierce’s books and I, as a dutiful younger sister, quickly followed suit.
I love Pierce’s characters, especially those in The Song of the Lioness series. Every year I reread the series, and even after a decade, I love the books as much as I ever did.
I want to spend my special reading time with the characters of The Song of the Lioness quartet. I want to talk to them after ...more
2. In the Hand of the Goddess:
3. The Woman Who Rides Like a Man:
4. Lioness Rampant:
I absolutely fell in love with the first book of the series.
After that, it slowly became a chore.
It is a good series. Just not one for me.
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.
Reading this as an adult is very different. I can clearly see now that this was written for younger teens and it ...more
The answer is yes and no. They aren't quite as thick and ...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 ...more
A definite thumbs up for the series that was my gateway, even before Harry Potter, into the amazingly wonderful world of lit.
Content: a few swear words, some violence, premarital sex mentioned
The summer I was 9 I check out Alanna from the library every week and read it obsessively over the summer. While I always enjoyed fantasy books as a kid like the Hobbit this was the first fantasy book I loved deeply. Finally one that centered a girl doing amazing, heroic stuff and used her grit and determination to succeed in a world that ...more
I've re-read Protector of the Small over and over again since I was a child, that being the only series I possessed of Pierce's. While I read books one and two of the Lioness from the library, I ...more
I have owned three different editions of this series... my first i wore through the spines. The second I found the original printed copies at a thrift store, I LOVE the original artwork. They’re in better condition. This edition I love that it is all in one book, although it’s getting to be a little battered because I read it almost every year.
For an ...more
However, I never got my hands on the fourth book - until now! I saw this compilation in a charity shop and decided I should really find out what happened to Alanna after all this time.
I was a bit worried that they wouldn't stand up to re-reading after all this time, but they absolutely did. I still really enjoyed all the stories and adventures, not to mention the characters - who are heroic, but also ...more
Ever since I received this box set for Christmas one year, this has been one of my favorite book series, which lead me to explore some of Tamora Pierce’s other books and loving those too. I love the magic system and wonderful characters she creates in her Tortall universe, and I can’t seem to get enough of Alanna and her knightly shenanigans and adventures. The theme of accepting yourself is prevalent throughout, as Alanna ...more
I read these books and others from Tamora Pierce when I was in the 4th grade. Now after years of not touching them, I thought that it would be a bittersweet remembrance to read through them again. The first book started out strong but the plot and the characters get flatter and flatter as you go through this cycle. the ending was rushed and there was no character development that would of glued me to the ...more
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