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 Tamora Pierce, the first book in the Song of the Lioness Quartet, honored with the Margaret A. Edwards Award.

“From now on I’m Alan of Trebond, the younger twin. I’ll be a knight.”

In a time when girls are forbidden to be warriors, Alanna of Trebond wants nothing more than to be a knight of the realm of Tortall. So she finds a way to switch places with her twin brother, Thom. Disguised as a boy, Alanna begins her training as a page at the palace of King Roald. But the road to knighthood, as she discovers, is not an easy one. Alanna must master weapons, combat, and magic, as well as polite behavior, her temper, and even her own heart.

Filled with swords and sorcery, adventure and intrigue, good and evil, Alanna’s first adventure begins—one that will lead to the fulfillment of her dreams and make her a legend in the land.

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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