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Grade 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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"Lively and enjoyable, with a strong, vigorous heroine."--The Horn Book
"Alanna's world is a harsh one, but believable.... This fantasy provides food for introspection as well as flights of imagination in a magical kingdom." -- Kirkus --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
very interesting story line, believable interaction with people....love this series....Published 9 days ago by Karta
I love stories like this. I was taken in from the beginning and had to get all the books. Great story!Published 10 days ago by Nancy A. Henriksen
I read these when I was younger and loved them. Not to hard, very easy to get lost i... perfect light reading.Published 20 days ago by Danielle hammond
I loved this whole series! I enjoyed the other books she had written when I was a girl and even tho I'm a bit old for her writing style now I still enjoy her characters and... Read morePublished 21 days ago by Natalie
Tamara Pierce consistently creates these amazingly complex worlds that I completely fall into each time I read one of her books. Read morePublished 1 month ago by lkatj
I think the people: great , good wording , great ideas , great background , all in all a great story!Published 1 month ago by Leonid Oliker
This has been a favorite book of mine for 25+ years, and it's one of a handful of my YA favorites that has held up to rereading in my 40s.Published 1 month ago by catnip
Book 3 - still keeping me entertained. Alanna's adventure continues, this time in the dessert where she meets the Bazhir. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Nime