Lioness Rampant. Book Four in The Song of the Lioness. “I’m not sure I want to be a hero anymore.” Having achieved her dream of becoming the first female. Lioness Rampant is the fourth and final installment of The Song of the Lioness— a quartet set in the Tortallan Universe by Tamora Pierce. The book offers. Listen to “Lioness Rampant Song of the Lioness #4” by Tamora Pierce available from Rakuten Kobo. Narrated by Trini Alvarado. Start a free day trial today.
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Preview — Lioness Rampant by Tamora Pierce. 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 go “I’m not sure I want to be a hero anymore.
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She must recover the Dominion Jewel, a legendary gem with enormous power for good — but only in the right hands. And she must work quickly. Tortall is in great danger, and Alanna’s archenemy, Duke Roger, is back — and more powerful than ever. In this final book of the Song of the Lioness quartet, Alanna discovers that she indeed has a future worthy of her mythic past — both as a warrior and as a woman.
Mass Market Paperbackpages. Published January 1st by Simon Pulse first published Song of the Lioness 4TortallTortall chronological order 7more. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Lioness Rampantplease sign up. What Tamora Pierce book should be read after this series? Alanna makes cameos in the other quartets. I really liked the Wild Magic series but Protector of the Small wasn’t quite as good. She also just started a series that will tell the backstory of one of the characters in the Wild Magic series.
There’s also a trilogy set in Tortall a few centuries before the Alanna books but her cat is in them. This question contains spoilers… view spoiler [I can’t tell if Alanna got back her Gift at the end when Jon touched her hand, or whether she’s permanently Giftless. Alia If you read the next quartet, The Immortals starting with Wild Magic, centers on a girl named Daine, but Alanna and many other of the characters make …more If you read the next quartet, The Immortals starting with Wild Magic, centers on a girl named Daine, but Alanna and many other of the characters make more than cameo appearances in it!
See all 3 questions about Lioness Rampant…. Lists with This Book. Jan 09, Adrianna [SypherLily] rated it it was ok.
After adoring the first, liking the second and hating the third, the fourth came somewhere in-between. The first half of this book was gampant bit of struggle for me, but honestly once the adventure rsmpant the jewel was over, the story picks up a bit. 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.
The author made it seem like just because they were twins, they knew everything about After adoring the first, liking the second and hating the third, the fourth came somewhere in-between. The author made it seem like just because they were twins, they knew everything about each other and were each other’s other half, but really they had only sent a few letters to each other throughout their lives and never even visited each other.
The end of the book just didn’t touch me like I suppose the author meant. This is a story that can be stopped at the first book if you’d like to skip all the frustration, rambling and whining and just imagine the rest. For honestly, not much happens in the last three books worth mentioning.
Oh and also, this would tamroa had ramant 1 star, but I liked who she wound up with, and he rapant the only character I’ve loved whole-heartedly the entire time.
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Jul 11, Madeline rated it really liked it Shelves: Having reached the end of the Alanna books, I’m really sad to be done with the series. Not just because Alanna is a fantastic heroine – seriously, I’m currently drafting legislation to make these books required reading for sixth grade girls everywhere – but also because this is one of those rare occasions where I feel like a book could have been longer, and should have been longer.
The entire Alanna series has twmora very rushed, since Book One when we sped lionesz two years of knight training in Having reached the end of the Alanna books, I’m really sad to txmora done with the series. The entire Alanna series has felt very rushed, since Book One when we sped through two years of knight training in about two hundred pages, and I wish that these books had been published at a rampamt when children’s series were allowed to contain page epics.
At the very least, it feels like there should be one more book in the Alanna series. As always, Pierce is racing through her plot points as quickly as possible, but in this book it’s especially obvious that there gamora two major plotlines that each deserved their own book: Then, once Alanna gets the jewel, she goes back to the capital city and lives at court for a while, where we have two intersecting plotlines of George Cooper trying to piierce onto his role as King of the Thieves and Prince Jonathan trying to uncover whatever plot the only-mostly-dead Duke Roger is cooking up.
That’s a lot of plot to cram into pages, lionses both storylines have to fight for space, and both suffer for it. I really, really wish this last book had been split into two books: I wish this had happened, not just because it would have meant that these stories would have been better developed and fleshed out, but also because, at the end of Alanna’s series, I still have a lot of questions.
The biggest one lionesd the question of what, exactly, the Goddess has had in mind for Alanna this whole time. She gave Alanna the magic sword, the magic jewel, the magic cat So Alanna could fight Duke Roger?
It feels almost like there was supposed to be something bigger, something more epic, at the end of this book, and it was scrapped to make room for a classic Boss Fight between Alanna and Roger. There just wasn’t enough time: Frustrating length aside, this was a great conclusion to Alanna’s story. We got to see her discovering more of who she is and what she wants often this self-discovery occurs thanks to her affair with a Shang warrior named Liam Ironarm, which, damn.
Four for you, Alanna of Trebond, you go Alanna of Trebond! Again, I would have loved it if this particular internal struggle had been explored in more depth, but I understand that the young adult market at the time didn’t really make it possible for Tamora Pierce to write five-hundred page volumes for her series.
It’s too bad that I didn’t get to spend as much time with Alanna as I wanted to, but I enjoyed every single adventure and every page. The writing never really elevated itself to the level I wanted, but ultimately it didn’t even matter because Alanna is such a great heroine, her adventures were fantastic, and these books are so important for little girls. Books about girls with swords will always be my personal crack, but this series is the gold standard. View all 21 comments.
Jul 09, Nadia rated it liked it Shelves: I’m just posting this to say that I was thoroughly impressed by Tamora Pierce’s fight scenes.
Like it’s obvious that she thought about how Alanna could win fights against people who are physically stronger without any magic short cuts. Most of the time when I read action scenes in books I have no idea what the fuck happened or the author takes a cop out and writes something like “and then everything happened at once” and then skips to the aftermath but in these I always had a vivid mental pic of I’m just posting this to say that I was thoroughly impressed by Tamora Pierce’s fight scenes.
Most of the time when I read action scenes in books I have no idea what the fuck happened or the author takes a cop out and writes something like “and then everything happened at once” and then skips to the aftermath but in these I always had a vivid mental pic of everything that went down and it was rad.
The last few action sequences were especially amazing and I wasn’t expecting that. I kind of wish that the last two books of this series had been cut down into one, because I feel like there was a lot of filler that I could’ve done without. In a lot of ways, this is my favorite of the Alanna books.
I love seeing Alanna come into her own; I love seeing her gain confidence, throwing herself in the face of impossible odds, and accepting herself as both a woman and a knight. I love, love what this series does with relationships, that Alanna’s allowed to date multiple men, that it’s okay that some of the relationships don’t have long-term potential, and that it hurts when they fall apart anyway.
That the relationships are ultimately abo In a lot of ways, this is my favorite of the Alanna books. That the relationships are ultimately about hernot about the men; that it’s not about choosing which man she likes best, but which man’s goals and lifestyle match those she’s already chosen for herself.
I wish more modern YA authors would take a page out of Pierce’s book, here, because it’s one of the only portrayals of a love triangle quadrangle?
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Pirrce like all the new secondary characters we meet, too, and Pierce does a great job characterizing them with very little screen time. I want to give it four stars. But I don’t think the plot and pacing quite justify them.
There’s a real choppiness between the first and second half the book, and while view spoiler [the notion of Roger back from the dead provides a chilling villain and a necessary one, I think, since it allows Alanna to face how far she’s grown in a way a new villain wouldn’tthere’s a lot of unforgivable vagueness around why Thom thought Roger–Roger, of all people! I suppose the answer to the latter is, “He’s insane,” but that’s never a very satisfying piece of characterization for a villain.
I have similar problems with Alex’s characterization. And the final scenes make me tear up every time. Oct 19, Lindsey Rey rated it liked it Shelves: Feb 10, Julie rated it it was ok Shelves: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.
To view it, click here. I should have stopped reading this series after the first book. And I’d like to dock half a star on this for the needless murder of a cat. Maybe high fantasy isn’t really my thing. Maybe I needed this magic system more fully explained than it was. Maybe I needed something more in-depth than a middle-grade series could provide. I’m not sure where this series went wrong. And speaking of middle grade, Alanna sure gets laid a lot for a middle-grade series.
I’m just throwing that out there. And d I should have stopped reading this series after the first book. And don’t try to tell me that this book isn’t middle grade, because it’s not written above maybe a fifth grade level. I just couldn’t get behind this. Of course Alanna would be able to pass as a boy with no problems.