Alanna: The First Adventure

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Simon and Schuster, Dec 8, 2009 - Young Adult 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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the best book ever. i have read these serise more than 50 times and it gets better all the time. Read this book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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i read this book when i was younger so i didn't get some of the reference's but now thinking back on it i realized i lost myself in this book and rarely ventured out.This book was as captivating as it was astonishing. Tamora Pierce clearly knows what shes doing with Alanna and the rest of the Tortallian people. 

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About the author (2009)

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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