By Tamora Pierce
From Tamora Pierce, the 1st booklet 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 whilst women are forbidden to be warriors, Alanna of Trebond desires not anything greater than to be a knight of the world of Tortall. So she reveals the way to change locations together with her dual brother, Thom. Disguised as a boy, Alanna starts off her education as a web page on the palace of King Roald. however the street 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 experience begins—one that might bring about the success of her desires and make her a legend within the land.
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Alanna smothered a sigh of aid. Then she considered whatever worse. What if her father got here out of his studious fog and really learn Duke Gareth’s letter? I’ll examine that after it occurs, she advised herself. may issues ever get effortless? “Please say that I ship my regards, sir,” she advised the Duke. the guy positioned down his quill pen. “My record is passable. You study good and quick. we're completely satisfied to have you ever between us. ” Alanna became crimson with satisfaction. She had by no means acquired any such excessive praise. “Th-thank you, your Grace! ” “You may work to town the next day to come morning as a gift. In destiny, it's also possible to cross there with the opposite pages on marketplace Day. in view that you’re new to Corus, you've one of many older boys accompany you. now not Alex. He has to take an additional hour of Ethics day after today. ” Alanna beamed. “You’re very kind,” she stated. “Uh—could Gary—Gareth—come? ” The Duke raised an eyebrow. “Hm. He did say you're solid corporation. it may be prepared. ascertain to come in time for afternoon classes. ” “Yes, sir! ” She bowed deeply, “And thanks back! ” Gary needed to snicker at Alanna’s broad eyes as they walked during the city’s market. “Close your mouth, kingdom boy,” he teased. “Most of this is often overpriced. ” “But there’s quite a bit of every thing! ” she exclaimed. “Not the following. this sort of days we’ll journey to Port Caynn. You’ll see genuine wonders there. ” He stopped to examine a couple of using gloves. Alanna wistfully eyed the lengthy sword that hung beside them. She would want a sword sometime. How might she ever get a great one? a wide hand tapped her shoulder. Startled, she appeared up into the hazel eyes of the guy Coram had referred to as a thief simply 3 months sooner than. “So—it’s the younger sprout with the crimson eyes,” the fellow acknowledged pleasantly. “I used to be wonderin’ if you’d fallen right into a good. ” His voice was once tough and uneducated, yet he spoke rigorously. To Alanna it appeared that he considered each observe sooner than announcing it. She grinned at him. by some means this assembly didn’t shock her. “I’ve been on the palace. ” “Who’s your good friend? ” Gary requested, Alanna’s acquaintance suspiciously. “Allow me to introduce myself, younger masters. ” the fellow bowed. “I’m George Cooper, of the decrease urban. Will you are taking a funky drink with me? As my visitors, in fact. ” “Thank you,” Alanna acknowledged quick. “We settle for. ” George took them to a bit resort referred to as the Dancing Dove. The outdated guy who ran it greeted him like a great good friend, hurrying to convey ale for George and lemonade for the pages. whilst the beverages got here, Alanna tested George as she gulped her lemonade. George stated he was once seventeen, even if he appeared older. His nostril was once too mammoth for attractiveness, but if he smiled he seemed good-looking. He wore his brown hair reduce brief, like different commoners. Alanna felt anything strong approximately him, whatever virtually royal. She additionally felt a really powerful liking for him. “You shouldn’t be stunned at my lookin’ you up,” he instructed Alanna. “Truth to inform, i admire your appears. We don’t see many with eyes like yours. You bein’ from the country—you don’t glance it now, yet you probably did then!