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At last, Alanna of Trebond has become the first female knight errant in Tortall. She sets out on an impossible quest to find the Dominion Jewel, a legendary gem that, in the right hands, has limitless power for good. But while she searches for the one thing that can save her war-torn country, her nemesis returns from the dead and begins to wreak havoc. Only Alanna has the power to prevent Tortall's utter destruction.

In this final verse of the Song of the Lioness quartet, Alanna grows from heroine into legend.

Follow Alanna of Trebond's quest to knighthood in the Song of the Lioness series.
©1988 Tamora Pierce (P)2002 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group

Critic Reviews

"The production...smoothly weaves dramatic reading and Pierce's outstanding fantasy. Alvarado's even pacing perfectly matches the crisp tone of the book, which reads and feels like great historical fiction. Her performance will have listeners believing that Tortall really existed....A thoroughly enjoyable listening experience." (School Library Journal)

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OK! Now what?

Well you have made it through this most excellent series, and you need to know what book to go get and read next. The answer is simple! Trickster's Choice followed by Tricksters Queen. Those two books are both set in this same Authorverse, and the same reader too.

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Great finale

This is one of my favorite series and the final book does it all the justice it needs. I encourage anyone reading this series to continue on with other Tamora Pierce series afterwards.

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Great End

A very well told story that was well written. A great ending to a wonderful series.

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Enjoyable performance

Since I like this narrator and enjoy this author, it's hard to admit that this isn't quite the best work of either. The book could have used more editing, and Trini doesn't put as much polish into the narration as she has in other books. Still, it's a fine tale and a good read, if not a brilliant one. I enjoyed it anyway.

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A Glorious End to a 4 part journey.

My favorite of the Lioness story arc, this was my first taste of Tortall when I was young, driving me to find the rest of the story. The pace is quick tempoed, and full of action and enthralling characters.

If fantasy adventure is what you seek, then look no further.

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still love it!

Well this being the 5th time I'd say that speaks for itself but I love these books.

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Loved it

Perfect, it is a perfect finisher. Absolutely perfect....
I love this series, this was an excellent way to finish it.

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This whole series is SO good

Loved these books as a child, still love them as an adult. Trini Alvarado does a wonderful job of reading all the characters and expressing all the emotions of the cast. Tamora Pierce’s work is classic.

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I feeling that the reading was lacking in conveying the feelings of the events, I would have given it more starts if she had read parts with more emotions.

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Great story, difficult to understand narrator

The narrator was slurred, she sounded drunk. Alanna was read as a very weak character.

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