Lioness Rampant - Lionness Quartet, Bk 4 Author:Tamora Pierce 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... more » 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.« less
In this, the final book of the Lioness Quartet, Alanna travels far beyond Tortall's borders in search of a legend in order to save the kingdom from a treacherous plot and claim her place by Jonathan's side. But the future rarely works out quite the way one expects and success always requires sacrifice.
This was a satisfactory conclusion to a wonderful series. I had a hard time putting it down because I wanted to know how it all ended. Some of it was predictable due to all the foreshadowing, but that didn't make it any less enjoyable. Pierce has become one of my favorite authors and I'm looking forward to reading the Tricksters series next.
EXCELLENT! This is the best book in the series. This is action-packed from the first page. I particularly liked George, the Dragon, and especially Alanna. I'm sorry to see Alanna's adventures end but I think she returns as a back character in The Immortals series and also in the Trickster series.