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Alanna the First Pierce, Tamora Book one of the Lioness fantasy quartet. Fantasy Readers Adventure Alanna and her twin brother switch places so that each one can live his/her dream. This quartet is about the making of a hero; Alanna grows as she follows her dream of knighthood in a realm where women are not allowed to be knights. In the Hand of the Pierce, Tamora Alanna’s adventures and struggles continue. Fantasy Readers Goddess This book brings in more of her struggles to master the weapons, her temper, and her attitude. The Woman Who Rides Pierce, Tamora Alanna’s battles get more deadly as her Fantasy Readers Like a Man progress as a knight continues. Her friendships also strengthen. Lioness Rampant Pierce, Tamora In the final book of the quartet, Alanna must Fantasy Readers make difficult choices as she and her peers are pulled into battles for king and country. Wild Magic Pierce, Tamora Daine, a young woman, loses her family to Fantasy Readers raiders and is forced from her home. 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First Test Pierce, Tamora The first in the Protector of the Small Fantasy Readers quartet introduces Keladry, a strong young girl who, like Alanna, yearns to be a knight. Although the laws have changed since Alanna’s time, Keladry will be the first. The instructor of the training program does not want her and forces a “probationary” period on her. This books focuses on what it means to be honorable and chivalrous. Page Pierce, Tamora Keladry returns in this second book in the Fantasy Readers Protector of the Small quartet. She is no longer on probation but her troubles are not over. This book shows the value of friendship and hard work; it also confronts the ideas of prejudice and bullying. 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