|Plot Summary of The Woman Who Rides Like a Man - Song of the Lioness 3|
After killing Roger in a magical battle and having the fact that she is a woman revealed to everyone, Alanna goes into voluntary exile and visits the Southern Desert. While there, she ends up being captured by one of the desert tribes. In self-defense, she kills the tribe's shaman and becomes the next shaman. She tries to deal with the tribes' prejudices against women as she teaches three young mages how to use their magic. When Prince Jonathan visits the tribe in order to learn things that would help him better unite his people, Alanna has to sort out her feelings about him and what she wants for herself.
This synopsis report prepared by Melissa Cookson
|Chapter Analysis of The Woman Who Rides Like a Man - Song of the Lioness 3|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 20%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 10%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 40%
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy world/fantasy past
- love among disparate social classes
Mental/magical powers focus
- magical powers (general)
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Cultural problems, alien culture
- one human from different culture of other humans
Intense exploration of society's culture?
If magical mental powers:
- can talk to animals
- fire/lightning/weather cntrl
- can cast many different spells
A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- humans in a primitive/fantasy society
Planet outside solar system?
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- none/very little science jargon needed
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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