Alanna: The First Adventure (Mass Market Paperbound)
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"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, Thom 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.
Alanna's journey continues...
About the Author
Tamora Pierce has written over twenty novels for young readers, including the wellloved Protector of the Small and Circle of Magic quartets. A former radio actress, Tammy herself narrates this full cast recording and says, In the studio I came as close as I can to shaking hands with characters who had once leaped into my mind, as if they d waited all along to talk to me. I don t think a writer can get a better gift. You can visit her on the Web at www.tamora-pierce.com.