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.”
In a time when girls are forbidden to be warriors, Alanna of Trebond wants nothing more than to be a knight of the realm of Tortall. So she finds a way to switch places with her twin brother, Thom. Disguised as a boy, Alanna begins her training as a page at the palace of King Roald. But the road to knighthood, as she discovers, is not an easy one. Alanna must master weapons, combat, and magic, as well as polite behavior, her temper, and even her own heart.
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.