Alanna: The First Adventure (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, Dec 8, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 240 pages
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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.”

And so young Alanna of Trebond begins the journey to knighthood. 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; 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 lead to the fulfillment of her dreams and make her a legend in the land.

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User Review  - JSIS-Reviews - LibraryThing

Magic, castles, wars, princes, warriors, battles, love. These components, and many more, make up the world of Alanna. She is the first woman knight, more skilled in swordsmanship and sorcery than many ... Read full review

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User Review  - Keertana - Goodreads

Without a doubt, I'd have fallen in love with this book as a younger child. Now, as an older teen, however, I have to admit that while Pierce's introduction to this quartet is satisfying, it isn't ... Read full review

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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

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