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 »om heads for the convent to learn magic; 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 leard to the fulfillment of her dreams and the magical destiny that will make her a legend in her land.
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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!
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.
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.
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.