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for an old series, its way better than some failed ya fantasy.. lol. and jon is an asshole. george is damn opportunistic. ( )
  aoibhealfae | Sep 23, 2013 |
for an old series, its way better than some failed ya fantasy.. lol. and jon is an asshole. george is damn opportunistic. ( )
  aoibhealfae | Sep 23, 2013 |
Alanna's adventures continue, as she leaves Tortall looking for adventure. The characters are well written even and the plot is interesting. This book is slightly slower than the other two I have read, but it is a good enjoyable read. ( )
  SparklePonies | Apr 16, 2013 |
These books get more and more satisfying as the series progresses, can't wait to listen to LIONESS RAMPANT! ( )
  Capnrandm | Apr 15, 2013 |
I've read this a couple of times, but this time I decided to listen to the audio and it was a fun way to "re-read." This is some of the earliest Tamora Pierce and she's just getting comfortable as a writer, but it's still great fun. I cannot stress how much I love her books. ( )
  JenJ. | Mar 31, 2013 |
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To Pa, Ma, and Kim--
my own personal pride of lions--
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Alanna of Trebond, the sole woman knight in the realm of Tortall, splashed happily in the waters of an oasis, enjoying her first bath in three days.
"You are a terrifying creature," the Voice told her solemnly. "You do not take your place in your father's tent, letting men make your decisions. You ride as a man, you fight as a man, and you think as a man --"

"I think as a human being," she retorted hotly. "Men don't think any differently from women -- they just make more noise about being able to."

As Coram chuckled, Mukhtab said, "Have you not discovered that when people, men and women, find a woman who acts intelligently, they say she acts like a man?"

-- p.43
"Better that you die and become a legend. Legends force no one to change." (p.43)
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"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...

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Alanna adopteres af bazhirerne, et ørkenfolk i det sydlige Tortall, og bliver deres shaman. Samtidig er hun splittet i sin kærlighed til kronprinsen Jonathan og tyvenes konge Gergi.

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