"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 soon becomes the tribe's first female shaman -- despite the desert dwellers' grave fear of the foreign woman warrior. Alanna must fight to change the ancient tribal customs of the desert tribes -- for their sake and for the sake of all Tortall.
Alanna's journey continues...
Gr 7-9 The third in the ``Song of the Lioness'' series finds the title heroine, Alanna; her psychic cat, Faithful; and the older man-at-arms, Coram, among the desert tribes of the Bazhir. Here Alanna breaks with tradition by training three gifted youthstwo of them girlsas shamans. She also sets out to tame the evil in a substitute crystal sword that she suspects belonged to her enemy, Roger, whom she killed in Book Two. Her ambitious brother, sorcerer Thom, is experimenting with raising the deadand new trouble brews. Meanwhile, she has a misunderstanding with Prince Jonathan, her lover who has assumed their betrothal and a romantic reunion with George, King of Thieves. A coming-of-age fantasy-adventure that can be read by itself, thanks to smooth backgrounding, and one that leaves readers wanting to read further in either direction. Ruth M. McConnell, San Antonio Public Lib .
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1 . This is an AWESOME series!
Posted December 14, 2009 by Bookworm , TorontoTHIS IS AN AMAZING SERIES!!!! If you do not read this book, you are missing out on A LOT. For those people that like adventures (like me) this book is packed with it! But for those who like romance, this book has it too! It tells about a girl who becomes a knight, and travels the world for an adventure. But she has two men who want her, too. Many of you would like that, but this is a really tough decision for her to make, 'cause she likes them both - a lot. And everywhere she goes, adventure seems to follow her. And to top it off, she has to make a decision that will change her life forever....
I would tell you more, but I guess you just have to read the book! :) Enjoy!
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
January 05, 2005
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