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Alanna: The First Adventure (Song of the Lioness, Bk 1)
Alanna The First Adventure - Song of the Lioness, Bk 1
Author: Tamora Pierce, David Wyatt
"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. Though a girl, 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, Th...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780689878558
ISBN-10: 0689878559
Publication Date: 1/6/2005
Pages: 240
Reading Level: Young Adult
Rating:
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
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4.4 stars, based on 117 ratings
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 0
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ReinerGirl94 avatar reviewed Alanna: The First Adventure (Song of the Lioness, Bk 1) on
Helpful Score: 3
This is a great book for teenage girls. Loved this book. Age appropriate and the main charecter is a stong female figure.
moookau avatar reviewed Alanna: The First Adventure (Song of the Lioness, Bk 1) on
Helpful Score: 2
A great fantasy adventure, Alanna is a girl who decides to masquerade as a boy to join the elite ranks of the King's Knights. But hiding her gender and controlling her magical abilities seems harder than she could have thought. Not to mention falling in love with another knight-in-training...

Great book! Fantasy and plot twists were excellent - I couldn't put this book down!
daedelys avatar reviewed Alanna: The First Adventure (Song of the Lioness, Bk 1) on + 1756 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
This story was very interesting and fast-paced. A little short (I didn't want it to end so soon!) but very enjoyable regardless. I this this would be a great read for fans of Harry Potter-like books or any stories that have that type of world.
horselover419 avatar reviewed Alanna: The First Adventure (Song of the Lioness, Bk 1) on + 33 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I love this book-actually this entire series! Got me first hooked on fantasy series when I was younger!
Alison-H avatar reviewed Alanna: The First Adventure (Song of the Lioness, Bk 1) on + 54 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
A great beginning to an epic fantasy tale for anyone who ever wanted to live in a world of magic and mystery. I reread this book and its sequels at least once a year growing up. Tamora Pierce is a MUST read for any YA fantasy enthusiast.

As an adult reader the book remains a swift entertaining read with intricate plotting, but it is not as detailed or developed as some adult focused fantasy stories.
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mdhendricks avatar reviewed Alanna: The First Adventure (Song of the Lioness, Bk 1) on
A really easy read that is packed with action and a strong female heroine.
kadiraa9 avatar reviewed Alanna: The First Adventure (Song of the Lioness, Bk 1) on + 25 more book reviews
This is a great YA series; I read it in middle school and loved it. Alanna disguises herself as a boy in order to be trained as a knight, and over the course of the 4 books becomes a strong woman, warrior, and sorceress; saves the kingdom; and just generally kicks butt. I'm definitely passing these books on to my nieces when they get a little older.


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