Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Review of Tamora Pierce's Lioness Quartet
The Lioness Quartet: These four books follow the journey of a young girl Alana. She disguises herself as a boy in order to train as a knight. Eventually, her sex is revealed and she must find the balance between warrior and woman. Along the way, she fights the evil that threatens the realm. I found these books quite interesting. Pierce creates a strong female character that any girl can relate to. There is enough in the way of action and characters to make the plot entertaining without placing a strain on young readers. The books have several quirky characters and a lot of magic; this does not make them so fantastical that they aren't relative. These books are definitely a good read!