Song of the Lioness #4. Author: Tamora Pierce.
“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.
Sexual content: Some flirting, some wondering by a character if she and a man are right for each other.
Language: 2 derogatory names, 1 d***
Violence: Character dies of magical illness, character dies from a sword imbedded in his chest. Plots to kill the king. Various hand-to-hand fighting.
Other Issues: A man was raised from the dead (this is not portrayed as good) and George is back.