Alanna: The First Adventure (Song of the Lioness #1) (Mass Market)

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    Alanna of Trebond is the daughter of a recluse nobleman. The day that she must be sent to a convent to learn how to behave like a proper lady is upon her and, determined to make something else of herself, she makes a deal with her twin brother Tom. He will go to school to be a sorcerer just as he has always wanted, and she will take his place in the king's knight school. Forging letters from their father the two siblings go in different directions. Disguised as a boy, Alanna travels to the capital city where she must hide her identity as a girl or risk her life plans being spoiled. This brilliant adventure captures you from page one through the end leaving you begging for the next in the series. 

— Wren


"From now on I'm Alan of Trebond, the younger twin. I'll be a knight."
And so young Alanna of Trebond begins the journey to knighthood. Though a girl, Alanna has always craved the adventure and daring allowed only for boys; her twin brother, Thom, yearns to learn the art of magic. So one day they decide to switch places: Disguised as a girl, Thom heads for the convent to learn magic; Alanna, pretending to be a boy, is on her way to the castle of King Roald to begin her training as a page.
But the road to knighthood is not an easy one. As Alanna masters the skills necessary for battle, she must also learn to control her heart and to discern her enemies from her allies.
Filled with swords and sorcery, adventure and intrigue, good and evil, Alanna's first adventure begins -- one that will leard to the fulfillment of her dreams and the magical destiny that will make her a legend in her land.
Alanna's journey continues...

About the Author

Beloved author Tamora Pierce has written a great number of books, including The Song of the Lioness quartet, The Immortals quartet, The Circle of Magic quartet, The Protector of the Small quartet, The Circle Opens quartet, the Trickster series, The Will of the Empress, Melting Stones, and the Beka Cooper series.  She lives in New York and can be visited at
Product Details
ISBN: 9780689878558
ISBN-10: 0689878559
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publication Date: January 2005
Pages: 240
Language: English
Series: Song of the Lioness

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