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4.00003507295174 out of 54.00003507295174 out of 54.00003507295174 out of 54.00003507295174 out of 54.00003507295174 out of 5 4.00 (28,512 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tamora Pierce Narrator: Trini Alvarado Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Song of the Lioness Series Release Date: March 2002 ISBN: 9780807206096
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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.

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


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Quotes & Awards

  • Lively and enjoyable, with a strong, vigorous heroine. The Horn Book
  • Alanna's world is a harsh one, but believable.... This fantasy provides food for introspection as well as flights of imagination in a magical kingdom. Kirkus

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 6/9/2017

    " Even though is early teens level reading / maybe a little earlier it really is a timeless classic that I still enjoy 10 years later. Trini the reader was fantasic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Esther | 2/19/2014

    " A good book, but rather unwieldy title. Alanna is a little fickle and there's too much love in this book for my taste, but I'm not really the romance type. I like action, which there is a little less of, again. I don't think it quite deserves 4 stars, but not 3 either, so maybe 3 1/2. An overall pretty good book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Irene | 2/11/2014

    " I still love reading this YA series. Alanna is a strong young woman, who goes against many rules, but only to do good. After being one of a few women to become a knight, she becomes the first woman in the Bazhir tribe to become a shaman. It's a quick and easy, but enjoyable read (still not for elementary students though). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kiana | 2/10/2014

    " This book followed the others very nicely and and I was a great 3rd book. I can't wait to read the fourth book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Athena | 2/4/2014

    " I cant resist a story with great and strong women, femanine yet strong as this series has. Add magic to it and I am hooked. It will take you to a fantasy world and make you fall in love with characters while pitying others...you will not want to leave! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny | 2/2/2014

    " Alana has set out on her adventures as a knight. Before she knows it, she has been discovered by a desert tribe, the Bazhir, adopted into the clan, and become their shaman as she trains replacements. Now Prince Jonathan has arrived, and he is training to become the Voice of the Tribe. He also proposes to Alana. Alana isn't sure about marriage, and they fight. Now Jonathan has a new princess on his arm and Alana has taken up with George, King of Thieves. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ben | 1/25/2014

    " The third book in the Song of the Lioness saga is a great one--a near complete switching of gears, it focuses on Alanna as an adult, and revolves around her experiences with the Bazhir, an interesting fantasy take on nomadic desert people. Though things remain strictly PG, it also expands on Alanna's romantic life. It's a great read, and better than the first two. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allison | 1/14/2014

    " Though still excellent, this is probably my least favorite of the series. In the other books I love all the interactions with the other knights in training and the people in Corus. This one most of the book takes place away from the capital. I just miss some of the old characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie (The Night Bookmobile) | 1/6/2014

    " Enjoyment wise probably closer to a three (for most of the book) but I'm rounding up because Pierce was ahead of her time and a gen-u-ine badass for what she chooses to do with her characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lo-lo | 12/26/2013

    " I really like this series, I zipped through all four books. Tamora Pierce shows the readers that women (and girls) really can do anything, even in a time period when women usually just stayed home and looked after the house, Alanna just had to be sneaky about it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Siera | 11/9/2013

    " Wow, Tamora Pierce is such a good author! I really love her books, and I love her writing style. I definitely recommend this book, and am looking forward to reading the rest of the books by her. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lilly | 9/22/2013

    " Thank you Emma for recomending this serries!!!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Daphne | 8/31/2013

    " Oh, Alanna, Oh, Jon. Oh, George. Alanna sets out on her first year as a knight. We get to see the world beyond the castle grounds, and drama arises everywhere. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alice | 7/25/2013

    " My least favorite of the series. I'm not even quite sure, myself why I didn't enjoy it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cat | 7/23/2013

    " It's not my favorite out of the series, but I still love it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aime' | 3/25/2013

    " Another great book in this series, really liking it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 2/22/2013

    " Alanna kicks butt! I love how she is no nonsense and logical and not overly emotional. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matt | 12/26/2012

    " Another amazing installment. In my opinion some of Pierce's finest work. Would highly recommend. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Koohiki | 12/9/2012

    " Well it was better then the 3rd but only barely. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Empyrean Opulent | 11/24/2012

    " I don't know why But I've decided to see the series through. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Naj | 9/2/2012

    " I didnt like the fact that she mainly stayed with the Bazhirs but it was good all the same. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jaimie | 7/25/2012

    " This one was okay but I didn't like how much Jonathan changed. Alanna's changes seemed a part of growing up. Overall I enjoyed it but felt it wasn't as good as the other two. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ruhee | 5/4/2012

    " love the competition btwm man and a woman soldier "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Audrey | 11/20/2011

    " it is the best book ever "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shardae | 4/30/2011

    " The cat's out of the bag. Every one knows that "Alan" is really Alanna. To avoid the scandal, newly knighted Alanna sets out for adventure. In helping two Gifted youngsters she teaches not just them, but herself and gains confidence in her own Gift. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julie | 4/19/2011

    " Felt like filler building up to final book.
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Olivia | 4/17/2011

    " See book #1 for thoughts - Alanna the first adventure "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heidi (don't listen to me) | 4/15/2011

    " Still love the series and Alana in general but this was just not my favorite. I can't wait to read the 4th and final book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Grayson | 4/14/2011

    " One of my all time favorites in Middle School and one of my all time favorites now "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lia | 4/6/2011

    " Good, but not as good as the previous books in the series. There wasn't as much adventure and Alanna seemed a little whiny. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mariah | 3/12/2011

    " i love this series, and author, so much! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Claire | 3/9/2011

    " Meh. An obvious placeholder in the 4-part series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mandy | 3/7/2011

    " Not as good as the others! But still good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jaimie | 2/22/2011

    " This one was okay but I didn't like how much Jonathan changed. Alanna's changes seemed a part of growing up. Overall I enjoyed it but felt it wasn't as good as the other two. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ariel | 2/21/2011

    " Enjoyable story. Some inapropriate content. "

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About the Author
Author Tamora Pierce

Tamora Pierce was raised in rural Pennsylvania and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania. She had a brief career in teen social work and spent some time writing for radio, but she held true to her childhood crusade, and published Alanna: The First Adventure, the first in a quartet about a valiant, young, female warrior. Pierce’s heroine struck a chord with readers across the country and quickly earned her a loyal following. Pierce is now a #1 New York Times bestselling author and has written more than twenty books. She lives in upstate New York with her husband Tim, three cats, and two birds.

About the Narrator

Trini Alvarado's film credits include The Perez Family, Little Women, Stella and The Babe. On stage she played Melinda in Broadway's Runaways and appeared off-Broadway in Yours, Anne and Godspell.