Synopses & Reviews
From Tamora Pierce, the third book in the Song of the Lioness Quartet, honored with the Margaret A. Edwards Award.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Newly knighted, Alanna of Trebond seeks adventure in the vast desert of Tortall. Captured by fierce desert dwellers, she is forced to prove herself in a duel to the deathand#8212;either she will be killed or she will be inducted into the tribe. Although she triumphs, dire challenges lie ahead. As her mysterious fate would have it, Alanna soon becomes the tribe's first female shamanand#8212;despite the desert dwellersand#8217; grave fear of the foreign woman warrior. Alanna must fight to change the ancient tribal customs of the desert tribesand#8212;for their sake and for the sake of all Tortall.
About the Author
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, andlt;iandgt;The Will ofandlt;/iandgt; andlt;iandgt;the Empressandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Melting Stonesandlt;/iandgt;, and the Beka Cooper series.andnbsp; She lives in New York and can be visited at TamoraPierce.com.