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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
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 stubbornness 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 i...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780679801146
ISBN-10: 0679801146
Publication Date: 10/17/1989
Pages: 240
Reading Level: Young Adult
Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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4.5 stars, based on 220 ratings
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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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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kala avatar reviewed Alanna: The First Adventure (Song of the Lioness, Bk 1) on + 13 more book reviews
I adore these books, my copy was read multiple times and I've gotten to the point where I can read it in an hour or so just from the sheer number of times I've read it. Alanna and her twin brother switch places so Alanna can become a knight, obviously something forbidden ;) She proves herself worthy and is allowed to continue knights training. The books have many twists and turns and through out the whole series' set in the realm of Tortal I have yet to find one that I don't love. Recommended great read!
celestial-winter avatar reviewed Alanna: The First Adventure (Song of the Lioness, Bk 1) on + 31 more book reviews
Very creative and interesting. I loved Alanna's strong willed character and her determination to be just as good as the boys. I'm already hooked on the series and reading the second book, awaiting to recieve the last two. I'm so glad my friend recommended the series to me and now I recommend it to anyone who wants a good adventure novel.
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