Fake Geek Girls
Episode 114

Song of the Lioness Book 1 and 2

Melissa Brinks published on

Cross-dressing, examinations of the necessity of violence, and the unfortunate consequences of second-wave feminism? That's right, we're talking about the Song of the Lioness quartet by Tamora Pierce! In this first entry, we're talking about Alanna: The First Adventure and In the Hand of the Goddess, books one and two of the series that started the beloved Tortall universe.

Warning: Some mentions of genitalia. No explicit content, just mentions.

Some Links You Might Find Interesting:

Closed Minds: Tamora Pierce's Teenagers and the Problem of Desire by Anastasia Salter

The REadWind: Alanna: The First Adventure by Melissa Brinks

Negotiating Femininity: Tomboy Gender Performance in the Writings of Tamora Pierce and Suzanne Collins by Shauna Maragh

Impostor Syndrome vs Exceptionalism in Alanna the First Adventure by Angela

More than escapism : environmentalism and feminism in the young adult fantasy novels of Tamora Pierce by Michael James Hancock

What a Cross-Dressing Lady Knight Taught Me About Gender and Sexuality by B Pietras

Tamora Pierce Writes Fantasy That Changes Lives by Meghan Ball

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