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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I started off reading tricksters choice and tricksters Queen. Those are two of my favorite books. Reading about the lioness is just as captivating. I love the way Tamora pierce writes.
One of the best series out there!
It haa everything, great characters, strong plotline, romance, characters you want to punch in the face, and the main character is amazing.
One thing I noticed is the summary. I find it funny how it says Thom pretends to be a girl. This isn't true by any means, and is sort of ironic considering how in the third book Alanna specifically tells a girl that her brother did NOT dress as a woman, and how stupid that would be.
Finally, a book with a strong heroine who is confident in herself. I love this book so much, I've read it too many times.