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↠´ Read Ê Lioness Rampant by Tamora Pierce à 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 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 time when children s series were allowed to contain 700 page epics At the very least, it feels like there should be one book in the Alanna series As always, Pierce is racing through her plot points as quickly as possible, but in this book it s e 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 about her, not 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 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 I can stand.
I like all the new secondary characters we meet, too, and Pierce does a great 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 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.
5 Stars This review will be looking at the whole series 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 life leave her with a great deal of physical scars And this still seems utterly refreshing twenty years later Although, there can be clunky bits through out this series, I must applaud Tamora Pierce for giving young women and girls a heroine that in th
Maybe high fantasy isn t really my thing Maybe I needed this magic system fully explained than it was Maybe I needed something 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 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 SPOILERS There was just no doubt that things would happen the way they did Of course Alanna would be able to pass as a boy with no problems Of course she d become Jon s squire Of course she ll pass her trial and become a knight Aw, I m all verklempt now A bittersweet ending to this series It s plain to see why the Alanna books created so many die hard Pierce fans.
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 less interesting when George isn t around.
But view spoiler THE CAT WHY DID THEY HAVE TO KILL THE KITTY WHYYYYY I can deal with the other two major character deaths way better than I can deal with the cat s, and I KNOW he s technically immortal I just wanted a scene with Alanna finding a new kitten during the epilogue or something FANFIC WRITERS, GIVE THIS TO ME I m sure it s alr From Tamora Pierce, The Final Book In The Song Of The Lioness Quartet, Honored With The Margaret A Edwards AwardHaving Achieved Her Dream Of Becoming The First Female Knight Errant, Alanna Of Trebond Is Not Sure What To Do Next She Has Triumphed In Countless Bloody Battles, And Her Adventures Are Already Legendary Perhaps Being A Knight Errant Is Not All That Alanna Needs But Alanna Must Push Her Uncertainty Aside When She Is Challenged With The Impossible She Must Recover The Dominion Jewel, A Legendary Gem With Enormous Power For Good But Only In The Right Hands And She Must Work Fast Tortall Is In Terrible Danger From All Directions, With Enemies Great And Small Plotting To Destroy Everyone And Everything Alanna Loves 3.
5 Stars I don t think I enjoyed this one quite as much as the last It was wonderful read, but there is something about it that I just didn t fall in love with and I can t quite put my finger on why All in all, however, this is a fantastic series though it could use a little depth.
Here s my favorite thing about Lioness Rampantit s an epic story that focuses on great storytelling instead of its own legend It s aware of its importance, and it believes in its importance but it s not obsessed with its enormous future impact It s content to tell a great story, and let the legend grow naturally from there.
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 is determined to be a hero for her country s sake, and that she doesn t stumble upon greatness unexpectedly but deliberately goes after it And I love the nuance I think this is the first Pierce book where I can say that Think about the scholar who tel