The Woman Who Rides Like a Man
Books | Young Adult Fiction / Action & Adventure / General
Newly knighted, Alanna of Trebond seeks adventure in the vast desert at the edge of Tortall in this third book in Tamora Pierce’s Margaret A. Edwards Award–winning young adult series—now with a new look!After achieving knighthood, Alanna leaves the capital city to explore the desert near the kingdom’s borders. When the local Bazhir people discover her, they charge her with trespassing and sentence her to a duel to the death. But when Alanna wins, she’s inducted into the tribe—and soon after, she becomes the tribe’s first female shaman. Still, dire challenges lie ahead. Alanna must convince the Bazhir to change their ancient customs for their sake and for the sake of all Tortall.
Simon and Schuster
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"3rd installment in the Alanna series. After defeating her greatest foe, exposing her lifelong secret and earning her shield, Alanna is setting off to explore who she is, what she wants, and where she fits in the world. She furthers her study in magic, embracing the gifts the gods gave her. Her romantic life is explored further, with her making some tough choices for the betterment of herself. #fantasy #fantasy_and_magic #yafiction #female_knight #knights_and_knighthood "
"Pros:<br/><br/>I love how the author slowly introduces another culture. Alanna doesn’t always understand at first but through curiosity and necessity she learns just how lovely some of their traditions are. I wish this was something more often explored so that curiosity and interest in something different were more accepted and encouraged.<br/><br/>Cons:<br/><br/>These stories are perfect but I will always want there to be more."