The Woman Who Rides Like a Man (Song of the Lioness Series #3) (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

The Woman Who Rides Like a Man (Song of the Lioness Series #3) (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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by Tamora Pierce
     
 

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Read by Trini Alvarado
approx. 5 hours
3 cassettes

This third book in the Song of the Lioness quartet continues Alanna's saga as she strikes out alone and discovers herself anew.

A knight at last, Alanna of Trebond heads out to seek adventure in the desert of Tortall. Captured by desert tribesmen, she is forced to prove herself in a magical

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Read by Trini Alvarado
approx. 5 hours
3 cassettes

This third book in the Song of the Lioness quartet continues Alanna's saga as she strikes out alone and discovers herself anew.

A knight at last, Alanna of Trebond heads out to seek adventure in the desert of Tortall. Captured by desert tribesmen, she is forced to prove herself in a magical duel to the death. But her real challenge doesn't come until after she wins. As the first female shaman, Alanna must fight to change the ancient traditions of the stubborn desert tribes -- for their own sake and for the sake of all Tortall.

Trini Alvarado’s film credits include Meg in the most recent movie version of Little Women and Helen Ruth in The Babe. She has also appeared on television and the stage. Ms. Alvarado also narrated Alanna: The First Adventure and In the Hand of the Goddess for Listening Library.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 5-8 In Tamora Pierce's The Woman Who Rides Like a Man (Random, pap. 1990), the third volume in the Song of the Lioness quartet, Alanna is now an 18-year-old knight who, after being taken captive, becomes an integral member of the nomadic Bloody Hawk tribe. This romance novel brings the heroine's magical, physical, and intellectual strengths to the fore, as she continues to grapple with her own emotional conflicts regarding love and loyalties. Actress Trini Alvarado gives a performance consistent with her previous narrations in this series. She projects a youthful, but strong character for Alanna; this is her outstanding strength. She sets a consistent pace and rhythm to the story, giving listeners time to distinguish among a multitude of characters introduced in the beginning. Other voices, such as Ibn Nazzir, the evil shaman, and Halef Seif, the head tribesman, sound like parodies of Middle Eastern or Asian characters one might hear on Disney cartoons. They vacillate between sounding Arabic and Asian, and never gel into giving listeners a solid geographical image for this fictional tribe. While her voice carries an intermittent husky quality, the similarities in tone between Alanna and Prince Jonathan may be confusing at times. It should be noted that although the story is an enjoyable adventure for upper elementary age students and older, the text includes specific references to the physical relationship between Alanna and Jonathan and mentions her lack of virginity.-Tina Hudak, St. Bernard's School, Riverdale, MD Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781417720644
Publisher:
Demco Media
Publication date:
01/01/2005
Series:
Song of the Lioness Series, #3
Edition description:
THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.90(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

In the sixth grade, Tamora Pierce was encouraged by her father to start writing and she immediately got hooked. Once she discovered fantasy and science fiction, she tried to write the same kind of stories she read, only with teenaged girl heroines who were usually missing from the 1960s stories.

Before her junior year at the University of Pennsylvania where she studied psychology, Pierce rediscovered writing when she wrote her first original short story since tenth grade. She sold her first story a year later and then enrolled in a fiction writing course during her senior year. When her teacher suggested that she tackle a novel, her childhood ideas came back to her and she began her first sword and sorcery novel.

Pierce then worked as a housemother in an Idaho group home for teenaged girls, who loved hearing Alanna’s story from the in-progress quartet, Song of the Lioness. As Pierce continued to write and send out manuscripts, she moved to Manhattan to get her publishing career off the ground.

Pierce still lives in Manhattan with her husband, writer/filmmaker Tim, and their three cats, two parakeets, plus a floating population of rescued wildlife. She enjoys her hectic life as a full-time writer and she hopes that her books leave her readers with the feeling that they can achieve anything if they want it badly enough.

Tamora Pierce is a popular author of fantasy books for teenagers. In her latest quartet, Protector of the Small, readers follow heroine Kel as she rigorously trains for the knighthood.


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The Woman Who Rides Like a Man (Song of the Lioness Series #3) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 280 reviews.
SeeMichelleRead More than 1 year ago
In book three of the Song of the Lioness series, Alanna has just received her Knight's shield and is anxious to be off on an adventure of her own making. Accompanied by the steady Coram, who trained her as a young page, Alanna feels ready for any eventuality. Heading southward, Alanna and Coram are attacked by murderous desert dwellers and are eventually rescued by the equally enigmatic Bazhir people who offer her two options: fight one of their own warriors and join the tribe or be killed. Wisely, Alanna fights and awes group with her fighting skills and compassion - except for a notable few members of the Bloody Hawk tribe. Despite all the tradition and prejudice against women, Alanna is slowing welcomed by the group, eventually becoming the tribe's newest shaman and training three youngsters to carry on her in place. Even though she has escaped the confines of palace life, Alanna is confronted with the reality of determining her relationship with Prince Jonathan while the ever comforting presence of George, the King of the Thieves, silently keeps watch over her. All of Alanna's friends are wonderful but George has always been a standout for me. This book finally showed a little more personality in Jonathan and, for good or bad, made for a more interesting character. Wherever she goes, Alanna draws attention. It's probably the whole red hair, purple eyes, warrior maiden thing she has going on but it really works for her. I'd probably stop in my tracks if she crossed my way too. That said, I love how she is constantly faced with difficult challenges where there really is no easy answer. Alanna faces each situation with maturity and intelligence that I can't help but admire. But above all, she is loyal to her friends and to the vows she made as a knight and it shows in everything she does. I am so enjoying this series and I can't wait to see what is up next for Alanna in the concluding volume, Lioness Rampant. seemichelleread.blogspot.com
Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutly LOVE this series!!! I'm totally buying every book that is related to the it!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This series is my most favorite series EVER!!! Tamora Pierce is a awesome and creative author. this was the first series by her that i had ever read, and from the first page i was hooked and have been hooked on fantasy ever sence. i HIGHLY reccommend this series to anyone who wants a stay-up-to-midnight until you finish kind of book.!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Alanna is seekig adventure when she is unexpectedly captured by the Bazhir. Alanna's adventure continues. This book was so awesome, I recomend it to everyone who loves Tamora Pierce.
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I love this series!
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These books are amazing and i highly recomend them but my only problem is that i read them too fast but that would also a be a reason to recomend it but it was exciting and great to be able to know what was on every characters minds every once and a while it was exciting and secretive so you get even more interested i highly advuse reading this
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Love the series and this book! Would recomend it to anyone who loves a kick but heroin that's easy to fall in love with
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I already have a dislike for such short books but to end it like THAT?! There's no ending! Nothing was resolved! Hopefully the next one makes up for it.
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