Read by Trini Alvarado
approx. 5 hours
This third book in the Song of the Lioness quartet continues Alanna's saga as she strikes out alone and discovers herself anew.
A knight at last, Alanna of Trebond heads out to seek adventure in the desert of Tortall. Captured by desert tribesmen, she is forced to prove herself in a magical duel to the death. But her real challenge doesn't come until after she wins. As the first female shaman, Alanna must fight to change the ancient traditions of the stubborn desert tribes -- for their own sake and for the sake of all Tortall.
Trini Alvarado’s film credits include Meg in the most recent movie version of Little Women and Helen Ruth in The Babe. She has also appeared on television and the stage. Ms. Alvarado also narrated Alanna: The First Adventure and In the Hand of the Goddess for Listening Library.
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In the sixth grade, Tamora Pierce was encouraged by her father to start writing and she immediately got hooked. Once she discovered fantasy and science fiction, she tried to write the same kind of stories she read, only with teenaged girl heroines who were usually missing from the 1960s stories.
Before her junior year at the University of Pennsylvania where she studied psychology, Pierce rediscovered writing when she wrote her first original short story since tenth grade. She sold her first story a year later and then enrolled in a fiction writing course during her senior year. When her teacher suggested that she tackle a novel, her childhood ideas came back to her and she began her first sword and sorcery novel.
Pierce then worked as a housemother in an Idaho group home for teenaged girls, who loved hearing Alanna’s story from the in-progress quartet, Song of the Lioness. As Pierce continued to write and send out manuscripts, she moved to Manhattan to get her publishing career off the ground.
Pierce still lives in Manhattan with her husband, writer/filmmaker Tim, and their three cats, two parakeets, plus a floating population of rescued wildlife. She enjoys her hectic life as a full-time writer and she hopes that her books leave her readers with the feeling that they can achieve anything if they want it badly enough.
Tamora Pierce is a popular author of fantasy books for teenagers. In her latest quartet, Protector of the Small, readers follow heroine Kel as she rigorously trains for the knighthood.
From the Paperback edition.
Trini Alvarado maintains diverse accents and large numbers of characters in this production, the third volume in the Song of theLioness quartet. Alvarado differentiates between the characters, adding stronger emotions as the plot requires without merely relying on a shift in volume. Alanna of Trebond, now a knight, was forced to leave the castle after a duel led to the death of her greatest enemy and the revelation of her gender. Only by joining a Bahzir tribe as its first female warrior and shaman can she work to change the traditions of the tribe and all of Tortall. E.J.F. © AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Listening Library 2002-03-26, 2002. Audio Cassette. Book Condition: good. Unabridged. 0807206075. Bookseller Inventory # 549500