Now here’s a review that might date people.
The history of female characters in fantasy is a complex and murky one, one that I suspect consists of a lot of things that happened and that were forgot and were then repeated. As such, I am not a hundred per cent on where Alanna: The First Adventure...
Song of the Lioness
1. Alanna: The First Adventure (1983)
2. In the Hand of the Goddess (1984)
3. The Woman Who Rides Like a Man (1986)
aka The Girl Who Rides Like a Man
4. Lioness Rampant (1988)
The Song of the Lioness Quartet (omnibus) (2003)