Review: Alanna, The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce

Alanna, the First Adventure is book one of the Song of the Lioness quartet by Tamora Pierce, which follows Alanna of Trebond.

Alanna is a girl in an age where girls are not warriors. They’re not knights. They’re ladies. And she hates it. Her twin, Thom, isn’t a warrior or a fighter, and he’s the one being sent to the castle to train as a knight. Hiding her identity, and her gender, Alanna (now Alan) travels to the King’s castle and starts her training to become a knight.

Except, Alanna makes new friends, and new enemies. She has to learn who to trust and who to avoid, how to fight, and how to overcome her small stature and weak muscles in order to make her way as a knight.

Everyone said she’d never make it through her first four years as a page. Alanna is about to prove them wrong.

You can read the rest of the Song of the Lioness series here… or on the author’s website.

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