Tortall by Tamora Pierce
The Tortall universe is a “universe” consisting of five series of YA fantasy novels by American author Tamora Pierce. “Tortall” refers to the main country on the world in which the books take place on. Tortall resembles the Middle Ages, consisting of a monarchy and magic.

Tamora Pierce began her Tortall universe in 1983 with her debut novel, Alanna: The First Adventure. The universe consists of the Song of the Lioness, Immortals (aka Wild Magic), Protector of the Small, Daughter of the Lioness (aka Trickster) and Beka Cooper (aka Provost’s Dog) series. The series is currently ongoing. Below is a list of Tamora Pierce’s Tortall books in order of when they were originally published (which is the same as their chronological order):

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Publication Order of Song of the Lioness Books

Alanna: The First Adventure(1983)Description / Buy at
In the Hand of the Goddess(1984)Description / Buy at
The Woman Who Rides Like a Man(1986)Description / Buy at
Lioness Rampant(1988)Description / Buy at
Song of the Lioness Quartet : Alanna; In the Hand of the Goddess; The Woman Who Rides Like a Man; Lioness Rampant(1997)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of The Immortals Books

Publication Order of Protector of the Small Books

Publication Order of Daughter of the Lioness Books

Trickster's Choice(2003)Description / Buy at
Trickster's Queen(2004)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Beka Cooper Books

Note: The Woman Who Rides Like a Man was also published as The Girl Who Rides Like a Man.

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Tortall Synopsis: Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce is the first novel in the Song of the Lioness Quartet and also the first book of the Tortall universe. Alanna loves adventure, but a lot of the stuff she craves is restricted to males only. So, she and her twin brother, Thom, decide to switch places and Alanna can head to King Roald’s castle in order to become a knight. As she hones her skills for battle, she must also control her heart and distinguish between friend and foe.

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