The Woman Who Rides Like a Man - Song of the Lioness 3 Book Review Summary

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After killing Roger in a magical battle and having the fact that she is a woman revealed to everyone, Alanna goes into voluntary exile and visits the Southern Desert. While there, she ends up being captured by one of the desert tribes. In self-defense, she kills the tribe's shaman and becomes the next shaman. She tries to deal with the tribes' prejudices against women as she teaches three young mages how to use their magic. When Prince Jonathan visits the tribe in order to learn things that would help him better unite his people, Alanna has to sort out her feelings about him and what she wants for herself.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 20%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 10%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 40% FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy world/fantasy past Romance    -   Yes Romance plotlets:    -   love among disparate social classes Mental/magical powers focus    -   Yes magical powers:    -   magical powers (general) Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Cultural problems, alien culture    -   Yes Culture clash-    -   one person from different culture of other persons Intense exploration of society's culture?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   warrior/knight Age:    -   20's-30's If magical mental powers:    -   can talk to animals    -   fire/lightning/weather cntrl    -   can cast many different spells    -   healing


Terrain    -   Desert A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   humans in a primitive/fantasy society Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   none/very little science jargon needed How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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