Lioness Rampant is the fourth and final installment of The Song of the Lioness— a quartet set in the Tortallan Universe by Tamora Pierce. The book offers. Finally a squire now, Alanna’s developing breasts pose a set of problems. With half of the palace on the verge of discovering her secret, what will she do?. Lioness Rampant. Book Four in The Song of the Lioness. “I’m not sure I want to be a hero anymore.” Having achieved her dream of becoming the first female.

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The book offers readers their first glimpse into other lands outside of Tortalllike Maren and Sarain.

It details Alanna of Trebond’s quest to find the Dominion Jewela magical artifact with tremendous power. Alanna once again leaves — this time, in search of the Dominion Lioess, to bring back to Tortall and to prove herself as a true knight. But while successful in her quest to gift her homeland with the jewel, bad news greet her: Jonathan is now King of Tortall, and her archenemy has risen from the dead thanks to her twin brother.

The final chapter alannz this quartet finds Alanna and her manservant, Coram, far from Tortall, on a quest seeking a legendary stone that can provide untold powers in the hands of country rulers.

Stopping in BeratAlanna meets Liam Ironarm, the Dragon of Shang and the most powerful of the Shang fighters, who befriends her and agrees to accompany her on her quest for the Dominion Jewel. En route to the Roof of the World, where the Jewel is hidden, Liam and Alanna begin a love affair, despite their clashing tempers and his fear of all things magical. The travelers pass through war-torn Sarain, ripped apart by a vicious civil war between the native K’miri tribes and the ruler, Warlord jin Wilima, whose armies persecute the K’mir.

The war has been fueled by the death of the Warlord’s K’miri wife, Kalasin, the most beautiful woman in the world, who killed herself as a rebellion against the persecution of her people. Caught in the midst of the battles, Alanna and her friends stumble upon Princess Thayet, the Warlord’s only child, who is in hiding from her father’s enemies who wish to either kill her or marry her to claim the Saren throne.


The group travels to the Roof of the World, where Chitral’s Pass is blocked off due to severe blizzards. Alanna knows Chitral, the mountain elemental who holds the Jewel, will never make it easy for her to obtain the Jewel, so she bespells her friends to keep them asleep and ventures into the blizzard up the mountain.

She battles Chitral, who takes the form of a mountain ape, and though she is defeated, he gives her the Jewel anyway. Alanna, wounded, frozen and half-dead, passes out; when she wakes up, she is back in the hotel with her friends.

Liam is furious that she witched him, and the two break off their romance but remain friends. Meanwhile, Alanna has been having strange dreams from home, of her brother Thom, George, Jonathan, and Duke Roger’s dead body.

When the group encounters Raoul of Goldenlake, he confesses to Alanna that Tortall is in turmoil.

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Queen Lianne is dead, and the King committed suicide soon after. Alamna grief-stricken Jonathan has been made King but not been crowned, and worst of all, Alanna’s arrogant brother Thom, in an effort to prove to the haughty Lady Delia of Eldorne that he is the most powerful sorcerer in the realm, has raised Duke Roger from the dead. Alanna’s friends accompany her back to Tortall, where she finds the people whispering of famine, black magic and a cursed reign for King Jonathan.

She takes her place at Jonathan’s side, giving him the Dominion Jewel, and Jonathan names her as his King’s Champion, the first female Champion in history. Meanwhile, Alanna finds amusement when he falls in love with Thayet and begins to court her. Jon and Alanna agree that they were not right together, but alannx she looks to George to renew his romance, he liiness her as nothing more than a friend.

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Her brother Thom dampant rapidly growing ill, poisoned by his own Gift, and Alanna is helpless to stop it. Meanwhile, Alanna and Roger have a vicious encounter where they renew their old hatred, and Alanna suspects that Lady Delia and others, including her old rival Alex of Tirragen, are plotting rammpant overthrow Jonathan and put Roger in his place. On the eve of the Coronation, Alanna meets the Great Mother Goddess, who warns her that the Coronation will be a “crossroad in time.


Thom dies, drained of life by Roger’s spell. In a rage, Alanna also kills Alex when he tries to detain her from reaching Roger, and she confronts her archenemy, who uses her sword – part Lightning, part the Bazhir shaman’s sword – to bring her to him.

The spell backfires when she stops resisting and lets go, killing Roger with his own sword and destroying his evil forever. When the fighting dies down, Alanna sees that Liam is also dead, killed while protecting Jonathan.

After the insurgents are captured, Alanna returns to the Bazhir to rest and clear her head, also to grieve for her brother, Liam and Faithful. Thayet and Buri visit her there, where Alanna gives her blessing on Thayet’s upcoming marriage to Jonathan.

The Shang Wildcat, who was once Liam’s teacher, visits briefly to aalanna Alanna a letter Liam had written before he died. Rqmpant it, he says he knew that his time was near, and he tells Alanna to live a happy life with a man who loves all of her, and she realizes by the end armpant George has always been the one for her.

Later, George visits her among the tribe, bearing the news of Thayet and Jonathan’s engagement, and Alanna confesses that she still loves George and wants to be his wife. The series ends with George and Alanna cementing their own engagement with a kiss, and an announcement to the Bazhir.

Sign In Don’t have an account? Contents [ show ]. She sets out on an impossible quest to find the Dominiom Jewel, a legendary gem that, in the right hands, has limitless power for good. But while she searches for liioness one thing that can save her war-torn country, her nemesis returns form the dead and begins to wreak havoc.

The Song of the Lioness

Only Alanna has the power apanna prevent Tortall’s utter destruction Tortall and Other Lands: Drell River Valley ; Maren: Retrieved from ” http: A Novel of the Tortall.

MarenSarainthe Roof of the WorldCorus. The Song of the Lioness. Protector of the Small. The Circle of Magic.