The Woman Who Rides Like a Man

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Simon and Schuster, Dec 8, 2009 - Young Adult Fiction - 304 pages
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From Tamora Pierce, the third book in the Song of the Lioness Quartet, honored with the Margaret A. Edwards Award.

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 death—either she will be killed or she will be inducted into the tribe. Although she triumphs, dire challenges lie ahead. As her mythic fate would have it, Alanna soon becomes the tribe's first female shaman—despite the desert dwellers’ grave fear of the foreign woman warrior. Alanna must fight to change the ancient tribal customs of the desert tribes—for their sake and for the sake of all Tortall.

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A fascinating book full of twists, alanna`s personality resurging in every step she takes. A must read as well as pretty much every other book of tamora pierce`s. I strongly reccomend this series, as well as Aly's, Beka's,Daine's and the emelanese universe

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OMG ..... it was great. I loved the romantic relationships going on throughout the book, but I got frustrated when Alanna and Jon were fighting. I really wanted them to be together, but
now that I think about it George and Alanna would be great together. The book ended a bit weirdly, but hey, the rest was great.
A truly great read that I recommend to everyone!!

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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, The Will of the Empress, Melting Stones, and the Beka Cooper series.  She lives in New York and can be visited at

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