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 knight errant, Alanna of Trebond is not sure what to do next. Perhaps being a knight errant is not all that Alanna needs….But Alanna must push her uncertainty aside when a new challenge arises. She must recover the Dominion Jewel, a legendary gem with enormous power for good — but only in the right hands. And she must work quickly. Tortall is in great danger, and Alanna’s archenemy, Duke Roger, is back — and more powerful than ever. In this final book of the Song of the Lioness quartet, Alanna discovers that she indeed has a future worthy of her mythic past — both as a warrior and as a woman.
“Full of slam-bang action…young readers will rejoice.”
“Alanna’s fans will be pleased to see their heroine triumph in all the ways that matter.”
—School Library Journal
“It has the appeal of good winning over evil and of the resilient courage of a believably heroic female protagonist.”
—The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books