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Lioness Rampant
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Lioness Rampant
Tortall: Song of the Lioness Series, Book 4
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At last, Alanna of Trebond has become the first female knight errant in Tortall. She sets out on an impossible quest to find the Dominion Jewel, a legendary gem that, in the right hands, has limitless power for good. But while she searches for the one thing that can save her war-torn country, her nemesis returns from the dead and begins to wreak havoc. Only Alanna has the power to prevent Tortall's utter destruction.

At last, Alanna of Trebond has become the first female knight errant in Tortall. She sets out on an impossible quest to find the Dominion Jewel, a legendary gem that, in the right hands, has limitless power for good. But while she searches for the one thing that can save her war-torn country, her nemesis returns from the dead and begins to wreak havoc. Only Alanna has the power to prevent Tortall's utter destruction.

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  • TAMORA PIERCE is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of over eighteen novels set in the fantasy realm of Tortall. She first captured the imagination of readers with her debut novel, Alanna: The First Adventure. Since then, her bestselling and award-winning titles have pushed the boundaries of fantasy and young adult novels to introduce readers to a rich world populated by strong, believable heroines. Her books have been translated into many languages, and some are available on audio from Listening Library and Full Cast Audio. In 2013, she won the Margaret A. Edwards Award for her "significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature." Pierce lives in Syracuse, New York, with her husband, Tim, and their cats, birds, and occasional rescued wildlife. Visit her at TamoraPierce.com and follow her on Twitter at @TamoraPierce.
    Trini Alvarado, a multitalented stage and screen actress, has been appearing onscreen since the late 1970s. She has narrated numerous Listening Library audiobooks, including Tamora Pierce's the Song of the Lioness series.
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  • School Library Journal

    February 1, 2003
    Gr 5-8-Listeners will be thrilled by this final episode of the Song of the Lioness quartet by Tamora Pierce (Random, pap. 1997). In this series that began with Alanna: The First Adventure (Atheneum, 1983), the lioness reaches the height of her power. As the first female knight in the mythical country of Tortall, Alanna sets out to find the powerful Dominion Jewel in the hope that she can save her war-torn nation from disaster. As always, Alanna is stunning in battle and wise in her deeds. It's no wonder she has many suitors vying for her hand in marriage. Can the lioness be tamed? Listeners will be guessing right up to the exciting conclusion. The production, narrated by actress Trini Alvarado, smoothly weaves dramatic reading and Pierce's outstanding fantasy. Alvarado's even pacing perfectly matches the crisp tone of the book, which reads and feels like great historical fiction. Her performance will have listeners believing that Tortall really existed and that the bards truly sang about Alanna's prowess on the battlefield. While this fourth offering will stand on its own, listeners will beg to hear (all available from Listening Library) or read previous titles, including In the Hand of the Goddess (Atheneum, 1984) and The Woman Who Rides Like a Man (Atheneum, 1986). A thoroughly enjoyable listening experience guaranteed to enthrall a host of new fans to Pierce's enchanting saga.-Celeste Steward, Contra Costa County Library, Clayton, CA

    Copyright 2003 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

  • Kirkus "Full of slam-bang action...young readers will rejoice."
  • School Library Journal "Alanna's fans will be pleased to see their heroine triumph in all the ways that matter."
  • The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "It has the appeal of good winning over evil and of the resilient courage of a believably heroic female protagonist."
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