Alanna: The First Adventure (The Song of the Lioness, Book by Tamora Pierce

By Tamora Pierce

"From now on I'm Alan of Trebond, the more youthful dual. I'll be a knight."
In a time while women are forbidden to be warriors, Alanna of Trebond wishes not anything greater than to be knight of the world of Tortall. So she unearths the way to swap locations together with her brother, Thom. Disguised as a boy, Alanna starts off her education as a web page on the palace of King Roald. the line to knighthood, as she discovers, isn't really a simple one. Alanna needs to grasp guns, wrestle, magic -- and likewise well mannered habit, her mood, or even her personal middle. With stubbornness, ability, and bold, she wins the admiration of throughout her, and the friendship of Prince Jonathan of Tortall himself. yet she additionally makes an enemy of the prince's uncle, the strong and fascinating Duke Roger....
packed with swords and sorcery, experience and intrigue, sturdy and evil, Alanna's first event starts off -- person who will bring about the achievement of her desires and the paranormal future that may make her a legend in her land.

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