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Tortallan heroines sorted into hogwarts houses

Alanna is clearly a gryffindor. Brave, idealistic, fond of slaying literal and/or metaphorical monsters.

Daine is a ravenclaw. Curious, intellectually hungry, once stopped her heartbeat to listen to whales.

Kel is a hufflepuff. Loyal, hardworking, pragmatic. Mildly baffled when she gets recognition for doing something she considers her job.

Aly is a slytherin. Sly, clever, would never do something the normal way when she can do it a better way.

Beka is a little harder to pin down, but I think she’s a gryffindor at heart with hufflepuff methodology. She would like to be able to slay the world’s evils in one fell swoop, but knows she can’t. Instead she does her best to stop the small ones.

My Alanna piece is up for grabs on my society 6 account!  

The Lioness Rampant series is an incredible series based on Alanna of Trebond, a girl who disguises herself as a boy in order to earn knighthood.  TLR is one of the few books i’ve encountered that actually acknowledges the changes that happen to a woman as she transitions from young girl into adulthood, and is an incredible story about a flawed character fighting to prove herself based on her skills and not her gender.  If you’re looking for a fun, action, fantasy novel, I recommend this series.

All of the Tortall books are fantastic, and i’m so thankful I read them when I did as a child.

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