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Song of the Lioness Quartet by Tamora Pierce

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Submitted by Anonymous 
(Sep 02, 2011)

I first read this series in fourth grade! While I didn't get everything out of it that I could have it shot me into all of Pierce's books. I love them all. I couldn't count the number of times I've read Song of the Lioness, because its the first it is one of my all time favorites. Many people have been saying that the order is confusing, I made some mistakes and would like to set people on the right track. I would start with Song of the Lioness and then move to The Immortals, Then go to Trickstar/Beka Cooper/Protector of the Small. I haven't actually read Beka Cooper/Trickstar/Procetor of the Small because I made the mistake of reading The Immortals, and all of the Circle Series (Forms/Opens/Reforged) which is not about Alanna. Because of this there were important details about Alanna that I had forgotten when I went into Trickstar that really hindered the experience. So if you are a slow reader and take long breaks between series then also skip Immortals too. But overall start with the Lioness first.

My only question is:(MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!)

In Lioness Rampant, what did Alex want to gain from Roger's coronation? I never got his secretive looks...

Submitted by Sophie 
(Jun 23, 2010)

This series was such a great one! It was full of action, adventure, and mystery that made me want to just read ahead until I had to block the other pages near the ending! I finished the whole thing in about a week and am planning on reading it again. I read the Protector of the Small series first, so I already knew a little about the characters, and was happy to hear how they kept living later. But if you are going to read it, I'd recommend you'd read the Lioness Quartet first, to make sure you don't get any surprises spoiled. I loved the series and ESPECIALLY the ending, which, (if you haven't read it don't read on), made me so happy to read, because I loved George myself and never like Jon much and hated Liam... I read the proposal about ten times and wished I could have read everybody's reactions when she went to "tell the tribe" and everyone else. The first book was the best, but the other ones followed closely behind. Tamora Pierce could probably write a fifth book on her, like how she dealt with being married and a knight, how she managed children, exc., and would get a great result. I can't wait to read the Tricksters and the Immortals series, and I would highly recommend this book to anyone looking for one of the best books of their lives!

Submitted by Madison Roles 
(May 08, 2006)

I think that the Song of the Lioness Quaret was a read under the covers book (which I did). It's got a little bit of everything, action, adventure, fantasy, and romance, which is what makes ALL of Tamora Pierce's books so great. Me? Well, I haven't read all her books yet (and I'm still trying to figure out the order!) but I have read a lot. And a lot of people are really mad at how the end of the Lioness Rampant ends, but everybody deals with some sadness in their lives, and throughout the other three books, there wasn't a lot, so Alanna had to deal with it then. In the Hands of a Goddess is my favorite one because that's when Alanna shows people who she really is, and what she can really do as herself, not Alan. The whole series was great, a lot of cliff hangers too.The beginning actually made you want to keep reading, instead of starting out boring. It also had a great ending, which shows that, Tamora Pierce...really knows how to write a book!

Submitted by sky fryer 
(Dec 01, 2005)

Hi, I started reading the Alanna series because my grandparents sent them to me along with some other ones from America. At first, when I looked at them, I thought "oh great, books I'll never read" but now I've just finished reading them for the 9th time. I abslutely love them!!! I would also recommend the Immortals series by Tamora Pierce.


Submitted by Remo 
(Aug 28, 2005)

Hi guys,
I started off reading the Alanna series because my friends did a play on it. I have now read the series at least five times, they are great!!!! I have also read all of Tamora Pierce's other series and they are fantastic aswell!!! She is like the best author!!! I also think that she should write two more books about Alannas daughter. I've just finished Tricksters queen for like the seventh time its great!!!!

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