Lioness Rampant (Song of the Lioness Series #4)

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Having 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 great ...
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Having 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 great danger, and Alanna's arch-enemy, Duke Roger, is back -- and more powerful than ever. In this final book of the Song of the Lioness quartet, Alanna discovers through fierce combat and ceaseless searching that she indeed has a future worthy of her mythic past -- both as a warrior and as a woman.

Alanna continues to create her own life as a female warrior when she and new companions journey to the Roof of the World seeking the powerful Dominion Jewel, perhaps the last hope of saving her country from dissension and hostile magic. "I'm not sure I want to be a hero anymore." Having achieved her dream of becoming the first female knight errant, Alanna of Trebond is not sure what to do next. 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 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.

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Gr 6-9 In Book Four of ``The Song of the Lioness'' sequence, the stage is set for a series of final confrontations for Alanna, the woman who rides like a man, involving love, adventure, and power. A new romance enters her life in the person of Liam Ironarm, a Shang Dragon warrior. With others Alanna and Liam travel to the Roof of the World on a quest for the Dominion Jewel. They return home in time to play their parts in a struggle between good and evil, represented by Jonathan, now king, and Alanna's enemy, Duke Roger. If the finale seems a long time coming for some readers, the climactic conflict is worth waiting for. It's handled skillfully, with all the of tension, drama, and physical action that a good fight should generate. The ending is an appropriate mixture of sorrow and joy and hope for the future. Lioness Rampant will be confusing for readers who do not know the earlier books, but Alanna's fans will be pleased to see their heroine triumphant in all the ways that matter. Amy Kellman, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780689878572
  • Publisher: Simon Pulse
  • Publication date: 1/28/2005
  • Series: Song of the Lioness Series , #4
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 100,805
  • Age range: 12 - 14 Years
  • Lexile: 720L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 4.19 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Tamora Pierce

Beloved author Tamora Pierce has written a great number of books, including The Song of the Lioness quartet, The Immortals quartet, The Circle of Magic quartet, The Protector of the Small quartet, The Circle Opens quartet, the Trickster series, The Will of the Empress, Melting Stones, and the Beka Cooper series. She lives in New York and can be visited at TamoraPierce.com.

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"I'm not sure I want to be a hero anymore."

Having 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 great danger, and Alanna's arch-enemy, Duke Roger, is back -- and more powerful than ever. In this final book of the Song of the Lioness quartet, Alanna discovers through fierce combat and ceaseless searching that she indeed has a future worthy of her mythic past -- both as a warrior and as a woman.

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  • Posted July 1, 2009

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    Lioness Rampant

    Upon receiving this last book in Tamora Pierce's fabulous Song of the Lioness quartet, I must admit I was worried. Okay, not truly worried, but nervous that Pierce wouldn't be able to address my many questions and thoughts properly in this last book. Then I noticed the book was over 400 pages and I knew Pierce had given herself plenty of space to discuss each facet of Alanna's story in the detail it deserved. I was not disappointed - shame on me for even doubting.

    Alanna of Trebond, the only female Knight of Tortall, has achieved her dream. She has gained her knights shield, she has had numerous adventures, and her fame with sword and magic have spread all over the country. I just loved it when everyone is talking about how the little girls in the streets play "Alanna and Duke Roger!" Let's hear it for female role models! But her Gift keeps warning her that all is not right with her friends in beloved Tortall. In order to save Tortall from dissension and sorcery, Alanna must obtain the Jewel of Dominion, the one thing that, if used wisely, can have great power for good. Several of Alanna's old enemies resurface (ones I had thought were gone for good) are they prove to be more deadly and conniving than ever and it will take everything Alanna and her friends have to combat these old foes.

    Alanna's faithful friends are never far from the action including the much changed Prince Jonathan, Myles (her adopted father), gruff Coram, her cat Faithful, and of course the lovable George. She is even joined on this adventure by some new faces - a Shang warrior and an outcast princess - who brought additional depth to Alanna's character. I was so pleased with Alanna's choices in this book - she truly proves herself to be a strong woman and a knight and I couldn't have enjoyed reading her story more.
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  • Posted April 14, 2009

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    Addicting!!

    This series is the series that started it all for me! I hated reading up to the sixth grade and that's when i started readin a little, but it wasn't until the seventh, when my friend brought the first book, Alanna, to school and let me borrow it, that i fell in love with reading. I had to finish the series, and then i had to read the other series by Tamora Pierce, which are also very awesome. They are all a mix of romance and adventure and they never get boring. I'm almost a junior now and i still love these books! They are definitely a must read!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2008

    Cant find any series that compares to this!

    Absolutely the most amazing series of books ever. These books are what got me into reading. Way before Harry Potter came out. I loved every single book especially the last one because I loved George! Wouldn't recommend it to younger girls if they havent had the birds and the bees talk yet. (its in no way explicit, dont worry about that!) But I read it in 5th grade I think and its still my favorite book and series and it really shows that girls or young women can empower themselves and achieve whatever they set out to achieve. Cant wait until the rest of the Bekka Cooper series comes out!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2007

    fantastic!!!!

    the titles says it all! this whole series was great. Out of all the series I have read (which is all of them so far) I like this one the best. It has the perfect balance of action and love in it, which is my favorite kind of book. Definately recommended to anyone who loves adventure and romance.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2007

    A reviewer

    I really whole this whole series. I still have to read the last one though. One thing that I really didn't like about this book was how Jon and Alanna broke up. It made me really mad. But otherwise I love these books and I will read all of the other books that Tamora Pierce has written. Go Alanna!!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2012

    Hi

    Wonderful

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2012

    Bad Ending but good begining

    The begining is pretty good but at the end of the book it is not so great,but over all it is a good

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 26, 2011

    Great book!!!!!!

    I love this series and all the other ones of this author. If anyone would like to become a nook friend and exchange books! Im all for it!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2007

    I love her!

    'Both Tammy and Alanna........' I absolutely love this book, as much as I love everything else she has written. Have read this quartet so many times, I could tell you the entire story. I recommend this book to anyone who has read any Tamora Pierce, likes fantasy, medieval history/fantasy, and/or female heroines. Keep on rocking Tammy!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2007

    Awesome book!

    This book was awesome, but I didn't care for all the characters she 'got rid of' all in all,it was enjoyable and fast paced!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2007

    I loved it.

    I loved this whole series, this book in particular is great, it was the first book in tortall i read, tamora is a wonderfull writer, all her charectoers have a life and vigour to them that makes you feel with them. a good job!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2006

    AWESOME ENDING!!!!

    This book was a great ending to the series. I loved how Alanna risked her life to retrieve the Dominion Jewel for the glory of Tortall. This series was an awesome one so... READ IT!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2006

    LOVED IT!

    I loved this book and all of its non stop excitement! Some little parts were kind of obvous but it still rocked! I could not put the book down!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2005

    THROWING BOOKS AGAINST A WALL IS A CRIME!!!(see review by 'a fourteen year old girl')

    This book was a spectacular finish to the SONG OF THE LIONESS quartet. True, it was definetly not as good as the first two, and about the same as the third (which was also rather dull), but the plot sure thickened plenty! Yah, Alanna should have figured out a lot sooner who Thom raised from the dead, but it was still exciting!!! And the quest for the Dominion Jewel was well balanced with the time back at Corus. All in all, A GREAT READ!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2005

    I liked it

    Honestly I really liked this book, probably one of the best books I've read. There was action, love, and secrecy. Why can't all boooks be like this?

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2004

    Amazing!!

    I'm 15 nearing 16 years old and I began reading Tamora Pierce books when I was in 4th grade. I've never been disappointed with her books and I've read them all about nine times over, so they are highly recommended by me to anyone who likes a good fantasy!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2004

    Best Book Ever

    Lioness Rampant is one of the best books there is. Alanna searches for the dominion jewel to help her prince who she refuses to marry. This is one of the best books of the Song of the Lioness Series. When I first read Alanna the first adventure, I fell in love with the series and followed Alanna from a child of ten to a grown woman. This series is one of the best there is. Lioness Rampant is Alanna's last adventure. If you enjoy a book with lots of adventure, magic and love, read this book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2003

    TOTALLY AWESOME BOOK!

    I thought that this book showed TP at her best! She is an amazing writer! I love who she has Alanna get married to and how she ties every else with other people (HINT HINT) I love how in the rest of tortall books you see a little of everyone else that you already have read about! READ IT!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2003

    THE ULTIMATE!!!

    This was an amazing book, and a wonderful ending to the Song of the Lioness quartet. I toast Tamora Pierce to this one. The only part I didn't like is that two characters I loved die. However, this is balanced nicely with the fact Alanna marries someone nice, who's name I shall not say so I don't ruin the surprise. Please but this book, and make sure you get a hardcover, for you are going to read this book so many times, a paperback is not going to hold up for a long time. Trust me. My copy is paperback and it is reduced to little scraps of paper. I hope to get the hardcover for my birth day to replace it. Please listen and BUY THIS BOOK!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2003

    Awesome!!!

    I have read all the Tamora Pierce books over and over again but this one is the best. I love how Alanna takes on the boys and becomes a knight through everything else she has to deal with. I am so excited that a new book about Alanna's daughter has come out. I found Tamora Pierce books by accident. I have thanked my aunt over and over again for sending me that book for my birthday. Anyone who can read should read this book and will definetly enjoy it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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