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In the third book in the series, Sir Alanna goes adventuring and is captured by the Bazhir. She fights a duel, becomes the tribe's shaman, and trains three new shamans (two of whom are girls). Jonathan appears and trains to become the next Voice of the Tribes, joining the Bazhir with the north; he also proposes to Alanna, who does not immediately say yes. She spends a week in Port Caynn with George, as the King of Thieves deals with a new, underhanded rival who goes by the name of Claw.

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"You have always been blessed in your friends." (Ali Mukhtab to Alanna, 52)

"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."
"Have you not discovered that when people , men and women, find a woman who acts intelligently, they say she acts like a man?" (Alanna and Ali Mukhtab, 53-54)

The Bazhir were very willing simply to let things happen, which was strange in such an energetic people. Didn't they realize that the only way to change things was to act? (68)

You won't always be able to stand between another person and his fate, Faithful warned. You mustn't think you can look after the world. (114)

"All things change, [Mari Fahrar] told Alanna frankly. "It does not hurt men to know that women have power, too." (123)

"You have done more than most Bazhir have accomplished in a lifetime." (the Voice of the Tribes to Alanna, 138)

"You're brave, to admit you don't know everything and then do something about it." (Myles to Alanna, 147)

"You know so much, and nothing at all." (the Voice to Alanna, 151)

"No can always be changed to yes, but it's very hard to change yes to no." (Myles to Alanna, 164)

"You are afraid you will lose yourself if you join with another." (Umar Komm to Alanna, 167)

George stared at Thom. If my lass had made no friends, only enemies, he thought, and if she'd been too frightened to let others know she was a human bein', disguise and all, she might well have turned out like this monster. He's all brain and cynicsm now, with no heart left to him. (259)

"Have you ever noticed that when you try to deny some part of yourself, things fall out so you need that part more than any other?" (Alanna to Coram, 282) ( )
  JennyArch | Jan 20, 2015 |
Excellent. Alanna was more complicated that I expected, and so were the gender politics of the desert people.

I thought I'd read all 4 of these as a teen, but this didn't quite seem familiar on re-reading. ( )
  lavaturtle | Dec 31, 2014 |
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 |
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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.
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"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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