Becoming a legend is not easy, as young Alanna of Trebond discovers when she disguises herself as a boy and begins training to be a knight. Alanna's skills and stubborness help her befriend Prince Jonathan and alienate his evil uncle, Duke Roger. Filled with swords and sorcery, adventure and intrigue, good and evil, this book is a rousing introduction to the intensely satisfying story of Alanna.
A wonderful book for all ages...
Like many of the other readers and reviewers, I have always been a Tamora Peirce fan. Now, many years after discovering the book, finding the audio version has been a wonderful experience. Trini Alvarado, the narrator, was exactly the right choice to dictate the story; her smooth and polished voice displaying just the right amount of dramatics. Overall, Alanna... is a fabulous "book on tape" for anyone, from young children just discovering the magical world of Trebond, to the older and more experienced reader looking for nostalgia in just the right places. Either way, this book comes highly recommended. :)
Amazing beyond any stretch of the imagination!
Tamora Pierces books are so amazing I can't even begin to describe it. Her tales intertwine the troubles of being a girl, and hiding something from the ones you care about. All of this takes place in a detailed world of magic and mystery. There are twists and turns in the plot that make you DYE to listen to the book. Not only is this book good but all of Tamoras 'tortall' seires of books are so detailed and delightful. All take place in the same period with reacurrign characters. I HIGHLY recomend this book to anyone and everyone!
I alike have read all Tamora Pierce's novels, but I have to say, this is BY FAR my fav. Alanna is a strong and hard working girl, I know that I look up to her. If you like Harry Potter, you'll like this...