Song of the Lioness, book 1
Young Adult, Fantasy, 231p
While Alanna (like all of Pierce's characters) is slightly Mary Sue-ish, her story is enjoyable, she and her friends are endearing, and the world Pierce created for them to inhabit is believable. Strong female characters are Pierce's specialty and Alanna is the roughest of the bunch.
109. In the Hand of the Goddess by Tamora Pierce
Song of the Lioness, book 2
Young Adult, Fantasy, 240p
The entry of romance into her life frustrates and baffles Alanna. All she wants is to become a knight, and these distractions confuse her. Several new characters enters the picture, including one who nobody seems to see as a menace except her.
Another enjoyable book with the strong female lead. Alanna makes her own choices and refuses to be bound by her society's restrictive rules.
110. The Woman Who Rides Like A Man by Tamora Pierce
Song of the Lioness, book 3
Young Adult, Fantasy, 253p
After achieving her knighthood and defeating a great enemy, Alanna leaves the palace and all her friends to discover who she is and where she belongs.
The third book in this series introduces still more new people and challenges to this growing character. She learns diplomacy and teaching and gains the respect of another race of people. Another enjoyable book.
111. Lioness Rampant by Tamora Pierce
Song of the Lioness, book 4
Young Adult, Fantasy, 320p
Alanna goes on a quest, determined to prove to everyone (including herself) that she is worthy of her shield. When she returns, great changes have occurred and she is tested even more.
Lioness Rampant is the strongest book in the SotL series.
112. Wolf Speaker by Tamora Pierce
The Immortals, book 2
Young Adult, Fantasy, 344p
112 / 160 books (70%)
56 / 80 *new books (70%)
3 / 7 ^non-fiction (43%)
29744 / 48000 pages. (62%)