Book Reviews of In the Hand of the Goddess (Song of the Lioness, Bk 2)

In the Hand of the Goddess (Song of the Lioness, Bk 2)
In the Hand of the Goddess - Song of the Lioness, Bk 2
Author: Tamora Pierce
ISBN-13: 9780679801115
ISBN-10: 0679801111
Publication Date: 1/20/1990
Pages: 240
Reading Level: Young Adult
Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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4.5 stars, based on 180 ratings
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed In the Hand of the Goddess (Song of the Lioness, Bk 2) on + 54 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
This book picks up several months after the end of Alanna (the first book in the Lionness Quartet) and tells the tale of the final years of Alanna's training. As the Goddess's hand lays ever more strongly over her Alanna begins to explore her more feminine side in addition to fighting in her first battle and trying to make sure Jonathan lives long enough to become king. This book introduces new characters and challenges while tying together threads from Book 1 all leading up to a final confrontation.

This book is well written and a quick entertaining read for both YA and adults. The conclusion comes rather abruptly after the climax, but Book 3 picks up shortly after.
reviewed In the Hand of the Goddess (Song of the Lioness, Bk 2) on + 10 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
The second book in the story of Alanna is better than the first, with a more developed plot and more from the characters we love from the first book. A pleasant read.
reviewed In the Hand of the Goddess (Song of the Lioness, Bk 2) on + 27 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
A fabulous series. It's published for teens, but it's great for adults, too. A girl who wants to be a knight switches places with her brother, and disguises herself as a boy to go through knight's training in a world with magic and mystery. This is book two, which is more adventures of Alanna. The back says, "Disguised as a boy, Alanna of Trebond becomes a squire - to note other than the prince of the realm. But Prince Jonathan is much more to Alanna; he is her ally, her best friend, and one of the few who knows that she's really a girl. Now it will take all of Alanna's awesome skill, strength, and growing magical powers to protect him from the mysterious evil sorcerer who is bent on his destruction - and hers!

"Here continues the story of Alanna, a young woman bound for glory who is willing to fight against enormous odds for what she believes in."
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Helpful Score: 1
This story was just as good as the first in the series and is an equally quick read. I've come to enjoy how the author doesn't waste a lot of time between events, like some do, and as a result you don't end up bored because you're reading how detailed starting a fire is or something else as uninteresting. I didn't want to put the book down because I couldn't wait to see what would happen next.
reviewed In the Hand of the Goddess (Song of the Lioness, Bk 2) on + 371 more book reviews
Book 2 in the Song of the Lioness series. A fast, enjoyable fantasy read.
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Alanna is an amazing warrior and a squire for Prince Jonathan. She has to complete the Ordeal and officially become a knight of the realm. She also has to conquer Duke Roger and his evil plans to become King. Tamora Pierce really has a way with words which put you into the scene as if you are actually participating. This was just terrific!
reviewed In the Hand of the Goddess (Song of the Lioness, Bk 2) on + 1756 more book reviews
This story was just as good as the first in the series and is an equally quick read. I've come to enjoy how the author doesn't waste a lot of time between events, like some do, and as a result you don't end up bored because you're reading how detailed starting a fire is or something else as uninteresting. I didn't want to put the book down because I couldn't wait to see what would happen next.
reviewed In the Hand of the Goddess (Song of the Lioness, Bk 2) on + 1756 more book reviews
This story was just as good as the first in the series and is an equally quick read. I've come to enjoy how the author doesn't waste a lot of time between events, like some do, and as a result you don't end up bored because you're reading how detailed starting a fire is or something else as uninteresting. I didn't want to put the book down because I couldn't wait to see what would happen next.
reviewed In the Hand of the Goddess (Song of the Lioness, Bk 2) on + 1756 more book reviews
This story was just as good as the first in the series and is an equally quick read. I've come to enjoy how the author doesn't waste a lot of time between events, like some do, and as a result you don't end up bored because you're reading how detailed starting a fire is or something else as uninteresting. I didn't want to put the book down because I couldn't wait to see what would happen next.
reviewed In the Hand of the Goddess (Song of the Lioness, Bk 2) on + 61 more book reviews
All of Tamora Pierce's books are excellent! I have never been disappointed. Everyone should read her books!
reviewed In the Hand of the Goddess (Song of the Lioness, Bk 2) on + 33 more book reviews
Love this series! Great continuation of the Alanna story!
reviewed In the Hand of the Goddess (Song of the Lioness, Bk 2) on + 129 more book reviews
I forget how I liked this particular book...I read it when I was young. I remember really liking Tamora Pierce though.
reviewed In the Hand of the Goddess (Song of the Lioness, Bk 2) on + 1756 more book reviews
This story was just as good as the first in the series and is an equally quick read. I've come to enjoy how the author doesn't waste a lot of time between events, like some do, and as a result you don't end up bored because you're reading how detailed starting a fire is or something else as uninteresting. I didn't want to put the book down because I couldn't wait to see what would happen next.
reviewed In the Hand of the Goddess (Song of the Lioness, Bk 2) on + 1756 more book reviews
This story was just as good as the first in the series and is an equally quick read. I've come to enjoy how the author doesn't waste a lot of time between events, like some do, and as a result you don't end up bored because you're reading how detailed starting a fire is or something else as uninteresting. I didn't want to put the book down because I couldn't wait to see what would happen next.
reviewed In the Hand of the Goddess (Song of the Lioness, Bk 2) on + 1756 more book reviews
This story was just as good as the first in the series and is an equally quick read. I've come to enjoy how the author doesn't waste a lot of time between events, like some do, and as a result you don't end up bored because you're reading how detailed starting a fire is or something else as uninteresting. I didn't want to put the book down because I couldn't wait to see what would happen next.