By Tamora Pierce
From Tamora Pierce, the 1st ebook within the music of the Lioness Quartet, venerated with the Margaret A. Edwards Award.
“From now on I’m Alan of Trebond, the more youthful dual. I’ll be a knight.”
In a time while ladies are forbidden to be warriors, Alanna of Trebond wishes not anything greater than to be a knight of the area of Tortall. So she unearths the way to swap areas along with her dual brother, Thom. Disguised as a boy, Alanna starts her education as a web page on the palace of King Roald. however the highway to knighthood, as she discovers, isn't really a simple one. Alanna needs to grasp guns, wrestle, and magic, in addition to well mannered habit, her mood, or even her personal heart.
Filled with swords and sorcery, experience and intrigue, stable and evil, Alanna’s first event begins—one that might result in the achievement of her desires and make her a legend within the land.
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Even in her unusual nation Alanna used to be afraid. This needs to be the darkish God, the grasp of all demise. It used to be loopy to argue with a god, yet he used to be among her and her pal. “Excuse me,” she acknowledged with courtesy. “But you can’t have him. now not but. He’s going again with me. ” The shadowy fingers reached for her. Alanna stood nonetheless, her brain sending up a safeguard of pink hearth. “You can’t have him,” she stated extra firmly. The shadow palms undergone her guard and held her via the shoulders. Alanna felt as though unseen eyes have been taking a look her over. the nice darkish head nodded—and the shadow was once long past. The darkish God had vanished. Alanna reached out to Jonathan. Their palms clasped. “Come back,” she advised her buddy. “This position isn’t for us. Come domestic. ” Jonathan smiled. “I’m coming. ” His voice used to be that of the fellow he will be at some point, deep or even, calm and commanding. Did he pay attention a girl while she spoke? Did he imagine it used to be her? “I’m with you, my buddy. Time to go away. ” Their gripped fingers glowed white-hot, melting the shadows round them. Their mixed presents burned away the partitions of that unreal position. on the finish of the good, drawing closer and closer, used to be the room they'd left see you later ahead of. Slowly the violet hearth ebbed from Alanna’s physique. by the point they have been in Jon’s bedchamber, her epidermis used to be choked with not anything yet Alanna—much to her aid. “Thank you,” the guy in him stated. He published her hand. She used to be Alan the web page, sitting at the mattress beside Prince Jonathan. His eyes have been transparent. He sighed and closed them. “It’s stable to be back,” he whispered, and slept. Swaying, Alanna stood. Myles ultimately dared to come back with reference to her. He had watched the 2 boys burn with a gradually brighter crimson mild. He had heard a man’s voice and a woman’s voice coming from Jonathan and Alan. It was once whatever he may perhaps always remember. “Alan? ” She became. “He’s all right,” she murmured, stumbling. “He’ll sleep—” Her bones ached. Her head throbbed, and she or he may slightly stand. “Myles? ” she gasped, and fell to the ground in a lifeless faint. 5 the second one 12 months simply because she slept for 3 days, Alanna refrained from lots of the questions on her half in Jonathan’s therapy. whilst requested approximately it later, she gave all of the credits to Sir Myles. each time the knight attempted to debate what had occurred that evening, Alanna continuously replaced the topic. She knew Myles watched her, yet she stated not anything, figuring out it's going to purely deliver the complete dialogue up back. Prince Jonathan additionally watched her. but he by no means referred to that evening. the fewer acknowledged in regards to the complete factor, the happier Alanna felt. She questioned occasionally if Jonathan even remembered where among lifestyles and loss of life. It used to be attainable that he didn’t—and he by no means introduced the topic up. The cold wintry weather grew to become finally into spring. Alanna unpacked her gentle garments once more. She dressed one morning in a fever of pleasure. It used to be the day the pages have been to move at the long-promised journey to Port Caynn, and Alanna used to be slightly capable of carry nonetheless. without notice she iced over earlier than her lengthy reflect. observing the glass heavily, she bounced up and down.