I loved reading Tamora Pierce’s books back when I was younger. It’s been quite awhile since I’ve read then so I really wanted to give them another try. Here is my review of the first Song of the Lioness book Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce.
As a stand-alone book this isn’t all that strong. What’s really important is the introduction of all of the characters. Alanna is a stubborn, fiercely loyal girl who is a pretty memorable character. Out of all of the other characters (plenty of which I like) I have to admit the prince Jonathan is another one of my favorites. Maybe his serious nature is not the most realistic way to act for a teenage boy (even one who will be king), but I always was a fan.
This story is labelled as the first adventure, and really is just that. It’s a simple story that really needs to be the start of a bigger series. That’s why I give it three out of five stars.