The woman who rides like a man /

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by Pierce, Tamora.
[ 02. English Fiction ] Authors: Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress)--DLC Series: Simon Pulse teen fantasy Song of the lioness quartet ; Published by : Simon Pulse, (New York :) Physical details: 284 p. : map ; 18 cm. Subject(s): Alanna (Fictitious character : Pierce) | Knights and knighthood --Fiction. | Sex role --Fiction. | Fantasy fiction. | Young adult fiction. Year : 1986 02. English Fiction Item type : 02. English Fiction
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On her first tour as a knight errant, Alanna assumes a position of influence with a fierce desert tribe, makes some changes in the role of women in the society, and continues her own emotional development. "Let her prove herself worthy as a man." Newly knighted, Alanna of Trebond seeks adventure in the vast desert of Tortall. Captured by fierce desert dwellers, she is forced to prove herself in a duel to the death -- either she will be killed or she will be inducted into the tribe. Although she triumphs, dire challenges lie ahead. As her mythic fate would have it, Alanna soon becomes the tribe's first female shaman -- despite the desert dwellers' grave fear of the foreign woman warrior. Alanna must fight to change the ancient tribal customs of the desert tribes -- for their sake and for the sake of all Tortall. Alanna's journey continues.