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Joined 09-26-08, id: 1702122, Profile Updated: 08-04-09
Author has written 5 stories for Song of the Lioness.

Hi I'm Sarabi. I'm a college student- a poli sci major with Chinese and Spanish minors. I love good books, chocolate, lively discussion, history, languages, travel off the beaten path, and the great outdoors.

I never thought I would ever join and write for a community like fanfiction, but I have really enjoyed reading everyone's stories and they have inspired me to try writing a few of my own.

I read mostly and write exclusively in the Tamora Pierce fanfic world (but also dabble in some Firefly and Amelia Atwater Rhodes), as Tamora Pierce has been my favorite author since I was about 11. Since then I have spent a lot of time living and breathing Tortall and other fantasy worlds, and it is wonderful to meet others with whom I have this in common.

I especially like Song of the Lioness A/G, Protector of the Small K/D and Beka Cooper B/R. I tend to hold canon very high in my mind and I mostly dislike non-canon pairings and OOC characters, which is why I put off writing fanfic for a long time- I feel like I have to know a character to write about them and in that respect accurate fic is hard, because they are not my characters.

But I also REALLY love to read unique plots that work within canon to fill out the parts of the world the author neglects or scenes that could plausibly happen within canon from a different perspective. Paying attention to the stubs of characters and the interactions offpage is the best part of fanfiction, and our small contribution to making the author's world a vibrant and believable place.

A suggestion for any Tamora Pierce fic writer who needs any ideas: http://tpwords.wordpress.com/ This site is a GOLDMINE with just a WEALTH of information- stuff that I've never found anywhere else, and certainly not all together. A collection of TP's own words from interviews, chats, answers in her live journal etc in an organized format. Sources are also mostly verified. You can also add any info you received from TP (lucky people) or found someplace obscure on the web by sending it to the site's moderator (hero!). Like HP Lexicon, but for us TP fanatics. Until Tammy comes out with her companion, this is probably the most definitive we'll get.

The truth is rarely pure and never simple. -Oscar Wilde

Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, its too dark to read. -Groucho Marx

Never belittle the way someone else finds God. -Merlin in the Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley

Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened.-Sir Winston Churchill

To live content with small means;

To seek elegance rather than luxury

And refinement rather than fashion;

To be worthy, not respectable

And wealthy, not rich.

To study hard, think quietly,

Talk gently, act frankly;

To listen to stars and birds,

Babes and sages,

With open heart.

To bear all cheerfully,

Do all bravely,

Await occasions,

Hurry never.

In a word, to let the spiritual

Unbidden and uncommon

Grow up through the common.

This is to be my Symphony.

-- William Ellery Channing

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Violet Fire by Nessa'fur reviews
A millennium has passed from time of King Jonathon IV and Tortall has faded from its former glory. Now, an old enemy from the Age of Heroes threatens to destroy them all...But hope comes in the form of a redhaired foreigner with a special Gift.
Song of the Lioness - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 75 - Words: 242,609 - Reviews: 1855 - Favs: 312 - Follows: 185 - Updated: 3/9 - Published: 5/31/2002 - Tortall - Complete
Sharp Edges by athena14lee reviews
Neal's adventures as Alanna's squire.
Protector of the Small Quartet - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 7 - Words: 15,658 - Reviews: 52 - Favs: 50 - Follows: 102 - Updated: 4/4/2014 - Published: 7/24/2013 - Nealan, Alanna
Hidden Darkness by KrisEleven reviews
Drabble series looking into the darkness they hide inside- from each other, and from themselves. Features characters from Immortals, Beka Cooper, Protector, and SotL series.
Immortals, Tamora Pierce - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 16 - Words: 2,280 - Reviews: 124 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 29 - Updated: 10/10/2012 - Published: 4/10/2009
New Hopes by bebes reviews
The killing machines may have been destroyed, but war with Scanra continues. Kel still has her refugees to protect, and the long northern winter to get through, before fighting picks up again in the spring. Picks up at the end of Lady Knight.
Protector of the Small Quartet - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 17 - Words: 59,564 - Reviews: 152 - Favs: 164 - Follows: 226 - Updated: 6/19/2012 - Published: 4/24/2012 - Keladry, Domitan
Balancing Act by Daughter of Nature reviews
A story told through ficlets about Clary Goodwin, starting from her childhood and including her husband Tom. Nothing I've written contradicts anything in Terrier or Bloodhound, but there's not too much info on her so I've taken a bit of creative license.
Beka Cooper series - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 17 - Words: 24,122 - Reviews: 142 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 55 - Updated: 9/26/2011 - Published: 7/19/2009
Never Forgotten: Scenes from the Scanran War by Aurorax reviews
New Update- Scene 19 is the second half of the interview where Kel gets assigned to the refugees, told from Wyldon's perspective. A platonic examination of the Kel/Wyldon relationship and Wyldon's thoughts on the coming war.
Song of the Lioness - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 19 - Words: 19,897 - Reviews: 75 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 42 - Updated: 6/15/2011 - Published: 6/4/2009 - Tortall
Two Commanders by TeresaDelay reviews
B/R one-shots about their relationship before and after Squire. First chapter was a one-Shot for March Tamora Pierce Experiment Challenge, so different from the rest.
Song of the Lioness - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 3 - Words: 1,678 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 12/26/2010 - Published: 3/13/2010 - Raoul, Buriram Tourakam
Broken to Bridle by lionesseyes13 reviews
A series of scenes spanning Owen's squireship to Lord Wyldon.
Protector of the Small Quartet - Rated: T - English - Friendship - Chapters: 52 - Words: 220,768 - Reviews: 353 - Favs: 96 - Follows: 77 - Updated: 8/11/2010 - Published: 3/7/2009 - Owen, Wyldon - Complete
The Lady Knight's Squire by Rusting Roses reviews
We all know how Kel's years as a squire went...yet it was Neal who faced four years with the infamous 'Lioness'. How did Neal fare those four years? Welcome to Squire, told from Neal's perspective.
Song of the Lioness - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 15 - Words: 86,663 - Reviews: 151 - Favs: 85 - Follows: 110 - Updated: 3/26/2010 - Published: 1/7/2008 - Tortall
Missing Scenes by Daughter of Nature reviews
A collection of short ficlets that focus on scenes that are missing from the books.
Song of the Lioness - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 7 - Words: 9,100 - Reviews: 94 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 56 - Updated: 1/25/2010 - Published: 8/28/2007 - Tortall
Digging Deeper by Aurorax reviews
A series of short drabbles I did for the prompts at Goldenlake, covering all different characters from SotL and PotS. Now featuring a first-year Joren and Wyldon's reflections.
Song of the Lioness - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 22 - Words: 4,602 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 1/7/2010 - Published: 6/22/2009 - Tortall - Complete
The Contessa and The Marquis by Lady Obsess A Lot reviews
Coryanna, the youngest Contessa of Whitehorn, has a secret. The Gift. Most un-lady like for a Courtier. So how will she balance her studies, her conservative family and finding a rich husband? Now back and edited!
Song of the Lioness - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 16 - Words: 22,909 - Reviews: 34 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 38 - Updated: 11/18/2009 - Published: 2/12/2009 - Tortall
Making Her Own Way by Lady Muck reviews
Set some 20 years after Lady Knight, this is the tale of a girl who didn't want to be a mage or a warrior, but whose ambition might prove equally challenging to attain. Epic political saga with random humorous interjections. Better than average OC! R&R!
Song of the Lioness - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 26 - Words: 59,422 - Reviews: 285 - Favs: 60 - Follows: 80 - Updated: 10/3/2009 - Published: 5/23/2007 - Tortall, Tortall
Reprise by Taxie reviews
Post PotS. The killing devices weren't the only thing Blayce the Gallan had up his sleeve. "If that's all it takes to be a legend, legends are made from baskets of lies." Chapter 7 and epilogue. Complete!
Song of the Lioness - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 8 - Words: 44,973 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 9/8/2009 - Published: 8/20/2009 - Tortall
Kalasin's Guard by TeresaDelay reviews
**Teaser for Sequel Now Up!** Kalasin goes to Carthak to marry Kaddar. She brings her three best friends: two nobles and a commoner who is her personal guard and must fend off someone powerful who wants Kally dead. K/K fluff, plus slight K/D and others
Song of the Lioness - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 24 - Words: 71,206 - Reviews: 133 - Favs: 66 - Follows: 39 - Updated: 8/6/2009 - Published: 7/25/2008 - Tortall - Complete
A Rogue's Gamble by Starzgirl reviews
Post-Bloodhound. Rosto reacts to reports of Beka being seen with a gambling cove in Port Caynn. What happens when Beka returns to Corus and a sore Rogue? Hinted at Beka/Rosto. T for safety.CHAPTER TWELVE: TAKIN' A GAMBLE up! Bloodhound spoilers! COMPLETE!
Song of the Lioness - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 24,327 - Reviews: 341 - Favs: 124 - Follows: 98 - Updated: 7/21/2009 - Published: 6/2/2009 - Complete
Nights by LaylaYuy reviews
A collection of short one-shots about the nights that take Kel and Dom's relationship from just friends into something more.
Song of the Lioness - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 13 - Words: 32,778 - Reviews: 148 - Favs: 88 - Follows: 112 - Updated: 7/12/2009 - Published: 9/16/2008 - Tortall
Nothing Important Happened Today by sylvanius reviews
A series of events between Daine and Numair. Mostly awkward, who doesn't love those? More D/N undertoned than pure D/N. Light, fluffy fun.
Immortals, Tamora Pierce - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 16 - Words: 18,172 - Reviews: 244 - Favs: 103 - Follows: 78 - Updated: 7/9/2009 - Published: 10/7/2008
CH: A KnightMaster's Most Important Duty by Quatre-sama reviews
At some point in Owen's squiredom, he's bound to have "the talk" with Lord Wyldon... This is part of the "Cavall's Heart" saga.
Protector of the Small Quartet - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,551 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 4 - Published: 6/13/2009 - Wyldon, Owen - Complete
Wars of the Heart by Killashandria reviews
Blayce the Gallan is dead but the war against Scanra continues. Kel must protect her refugees from enemy armies and battle against the feelings inside her heart. Can she win two wars at once? K/D, rated T for later chapters. R&R
Song of the Lioness - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 3 - Words: 28,498 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 37 - Updated: 6/7/2009 - Published: 5/23/2009 - Tortall
Vulnerability by Anaroriel reviews
Tortall's characters caught in moments of vulnerability. 23rd Chapter: JonAlanna, 24th chapter: OwenMargarry
Song of the Lioness - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 24 - Words: 8,251 - Reviews: 150 - Favs: 58 - Follows: 71 - Updated: 5/6/2009 - Published: 10/2/2007 - Tortall
The Games by ClaireyL reviews
One a year, the Riders and the Own have a little compatition to see who really is the best. What happends when Kel and friends get caught up in it and Kel has to face her feelings for a certain Sergent?
Song of the Lioness - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 16 - Words: 34,743 - Reviews: 158 - Favs: 114 - Follows: 178 - Updated: 4/29/2009 - Published: 2/21/2008 - Tortall, Tortall
Hunter by Adagio To A Wolf reviews
My first Our-world Beka fic. Beka's training to be Chicago PD and her skills are very different from the ones in Terrier, though some familiar characters show up. She struggles when she becomes embroiled in a Mob case. Think Terrier CSI. B&R. Rated T .
Beka Cooper series - Rated: T - English - Crime/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 35,705 - Reviews: 85 - Favs: 55 - Follows: 76 - Updated: 4/19/2009 - Published: 10/22/2008
Two out of three, not bad by Tamora Pierce Junior reviews
Set in Kel's last years as a squire. There are 5 girl pages who idolise Kel. Two of them she's met before... This is the story of the girls who will do anything to be like Kel. But will they succeed and at what cost? Read and review!
Song of the Lioness - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 7 - Words: 8,386 - Reviews: 42 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 4/14/2009 - Published: 7/21/2008 - Tortall
Unrequited by sylvanius reviews
It's after the immortals war and Daine has realized her feelings for Numair but has decided it's best not to tell him. This is a moment from her life trying to deal with those feelings.
Immortals, Tamora Pierce - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 10 - Words: 16,844 - Reviews: 92 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 27 - Updated: 4/13/2009 - Published: 9/18/2008 - Complete
Jarred Cooper: Piper's Rain by Lioness's Heart reviews
Long ago, Rosto the Piper vanished without a trace. Years later, the son he never knew he had has become a Dog like his mother. When a case sends him on the road to Scanra, nothing is as Jarred expected, and something long hidden comes to light...
Song of the Lioness - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Family - Chapters: 30 - Words: 91,847 - Reviews: 298 - Favs: 85 - Follows: 85 - Updated: 4/9/2009 - Published: 1/25/2008 - Tortall - Complete
Unwritten Love by Starzgirl reviews
Takes place during Squire & Lady Knight. Kel & Cleon are courting, but Kel still feels extremely attracted to Dom. Dom knows she & Kennan are together, but what happens when Dom & Kel share an unexpected, and wonderful, kiss? Eventual K/D. T for Safety
Song of the Lioness - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 36 - Words: 92,965 - Reviews: 763 - Favs: 208 - Follows: 144 - Updated: 3/28/2009 - Published: 6/28/2008 - Complete
Tricks Aplenty by Ally-Marty reviews
The Adventures of Kyprioth and George Cooper, mostly from their POV. Starts in the First Adventure; plans to continue throughout all the settings in Tortall. Eventually Alanna/George. **On Hiatus**
Song of the Lioness - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 31,035 - Reviews: 90 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 64 - Updated: 2/14/2009 - Published: 7/17/2008 - Tortall
Unspoken by Cygnet Shearwater reviews
A collection of scenes featuring the unspoken thoughts of Daine/Numair during RotG. Lots of foreshadowing and nearly-fluff, as well as a bit of hopeless agnst! Seventh chapter added. R/R apreciated!
Immortals, Tamora Pierce - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 8 - Words: 16,229 - Reviews: 61 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 1/19/2009 - Published: 12/10/2007 - Complete
Clear Skies by KrisEleven reviews
Willing to try anything to be normal, Tris hides her powers and her name to go to Lightsbridge. But of course the life she's chosen is not without its own perils... Will she be able to survive when her new life demands she give up everything she once was?
Will of the Empress - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 20 - Words: 50,772 - Reviews: 582 - Favs: 306 - Follows: 141 - Updated: 12/19/2008 - Published: 10/8/2006 - Complete
Reasons by jeez12 reviews
George and Alanna have a little chat.
Song of the Lioness - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 918 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/2/2008 - Complete
The Bells by Rainstorm Amaya Arianrhod reviews
Thayet unpacks something she brought all the way from Sarain, Jonathan discovers a secret passageway, and the start of something that could either be catastrophic or Tortall's great love story happens, all in a sunlit sitting-room. Jonathan/Thayet
Song of the Lioness - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,252 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 2 - Published: 11/8/2008 - Tortall - Complete
Love and other Disasters by sylvanius reviews
Numair decides to take a chance and actually tell her how he feels. This is him attempting to do so..again, again and again. D/N
Immortals, Tamora Pierce - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 8 - Words: 7,755 - Reviews: 99 - Favs: 57 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 10/30/2008 - Published: 10/9/2008 - Complete
Cubs by actions-we-remember reviews
Alanna's pregnant...& that's pretty much it. A series of moments throughout the Lioness' pregnancies, eventually full of angst, hormones, & the occasional laugh. Who can escape Lioness' wrath? Rated for adult themed suggestions in chapter one and thirteen
Song of the Lioness - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 22 - Words: 49,253 - Reviews: 316 - Favs: 89 - Follows: 66 - Updated: 10/29/2008 - Published: 6/7/2008 - Tortall - Complete
Of Magic And Bathtubs by Rainstorm Amaya Arianrhod reviews
Magical accidents are common in the Salmalin household, and they have their consequences. It's not easy being an invisible dragon...
Song of the Lioness - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 976 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 12 - Published: 10/21/2008 - Complete
A Very Long Night by Rainstorm Amaya Arianrhod reviews
Jasson discovers that sometimes Court balls can be stressful. Some A/L, Conte fic
Song of the Lioness - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,605 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 2 - Published: 10/5/2008 - Complete
Terrier Troubles by Bethany89 reviews
Just how I believe Beka and Rosto get together. I don't think it should be T rated but just to be safe. It's my first so please tell me what you think!
Song of the Lioness - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,203 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 15 - Published: 9/24/2008 - Tortall, Tortall
Small Talk by Rainstorm Amaya Arianrhod reviews
Vania climbs a tree, Alan escapes a court lady, and Lianne fails to get rid of a suitor. Alan II/Lianne II
Song of the Lioness - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,958 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 4 - Published: 6/23/2008 - Tortall - Complete
Kel's List by LEMM reviews
Kel writes a very personal list, what happens when it falls into the wrong hands? KelDom. Complete
Song of the Lioness - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 7,526 - Reviews: 45 - Favs: 80 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 4/8/2008 - Published: 4/4/2007 - Tortall - Complete
The Lady and the Knight by Rainstorm Amaya Arianrhod reviews
All fairytale comparisons entirely justified, even if the princess prefers to save herself and the knight's half-commoner. AlanII/LianneII, not a oneshot.
Song of the Lioness - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,339 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 3/5/2008 - Published: 3/4/2008 - Tortall
A Midwinter's Eve Dance by Lightish Red reviews
Oneshot. Kel dances with a courtier at the Midwinter's Eve Ball, and Dom starts to act a little strange. Can Kel work things out with both of them? Kel/OC and Kel/Dom
Song of the Lioness - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,329 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 3 - Published: 1/21/2008 - Tortall - Complete
Bloodhound by Adagio To A Wolf reviews
Bloodhound fanfic edition! Beka and her Dogs are chasing fake silver. Suspicions mounts as the scent points to her friends. All the while, Beka's magic is changing! Will she be the Bloodhound, and smell the rat amongst the Rats? Read Final Author's Note.
Beka Cooper series - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 37 - Words: 124,453 - Reviews: 576 - Favs: 275 - Follows: 109 - Updated: 1/20/2008 - Published: 11/17/2007 - Complete
Summertime by CalliopeMused reviews
Trisana Chandler is tired of hot nights, but called breezes bring images she would rather not see. "Sensible Tris" knows that something needs to be changed. TrisBriar
Will of the Empress - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 13,965 - Reviews: 160 - Favs: 223 - Follows: 46 - Updated: 10/29/2006 - Published: 9/9/2006 - Complete
Midnight Meeting by Hawiian Girl reviews
Dom, Neal and Raoul have a little chat with Cleon in Persopolis. Drabble. Implied KelDom
Song of the Lioness - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 482 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 4 - Published: 2/15/2006 - Complete
Lonely at the Top by k4writer02 reviews
During a lonely time, Kalasin Iliniat of Conté, empress of Carthak, receives a visit from her sister the princess Lianne of Conté and her friend Buri. KaddarKalasin. 2nd Place winner Tortallian Heroes & Emelan Circle. Complete!
Immortals, Tamora Pierce - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 66,069 - Reviews: 108 - Favs: 92 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 11/2/2005 - Published: 2/10/2004 - Complete
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The Fate of Commoners reviews
This fic explores the life of Irnai the seer child after the events of Lady Knight. Also appearances by Kel, Neal, Numair, Tobe, Loey and Gydo and more.
Song of the Lioness - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Friendship - Chapters: 9 - Words: 14,091 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 33 - Updated: 3/21/2011 - Published: 8/7/2009 - Tortall
Into the Lioness' Den reviews
An AG set at the beginning of the Protector series, with an appearance by a young Aly. Please R&R. T for Alanna's temper and George's teasing.
Song of the Lioness - Rated: T - English - Family/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,537 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 5 - Published: 2/27/2011 - Alanna, George - Complete
Dancing is Dangerous reviews
My take on a ball story and KD angst. Oneshot, possibly a twoshot. T for highly charged emotions, though the rating system baffles me.
Song of the Lioness - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,724 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 2/13/2011 - Published: 2/3/2011 - Kelandry, Dom - Complete
A Message from the Rogue reviews
SPOILERS FOR BLOODHOUND. An off page scene. Ever wonder why Dale makes such lame excuses to Beka at the end of Bloodhound? What if it wasn't entirely his idea?
Song of the Lioness - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,303 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 4 - Published: 4/20/2009 - Tortall - Complete
Any Regrets? reviews
Sarai, busy starting her new life in Carthak, hears the news from the Copper Isles. One shot.
Song of the Lioness - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 639 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/14/2009 - Tortall - Complete