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Alanna: the First Adventure by Tamora Pierce July 8, 2009

Posted by Aubri in Action, Adventure, Fantasy, week 4.
Central Bellingham Library
I just finished reading Alanna: the First Adventure by Tamora Pierce for the umpteenth time, and am finally posting about it.
Alanna is a spunky young girl who refuses to be sent to a convent. Her twin brother hates “falling down and whacking at things”, and doesn’t want to become a knight. The result? They pull a switch, pretending to be twin boys. Thom goes to the convent to study sorcery, and Alanna, ‘Alan’, goes to become a knight. She manages to keep her secret, barely, but faces some trouble along the way. Prince Jonathan’s cousin, the powerful Duke Rodger of Conte, seems to be hiding something. Alanna thinks he’s the one who caused the sweating sickness back in the spring, the one that almost killed Prince Jon… Everyone thinks he’s so perfect, but Alanna can tell something is seriously wrong. So when Rodger practically dares Jon to enter a cursed and forbidden city, Alanna has no choice but to protect her prince by tagging along. Can the Duke really be trusted? Will Alanna even survive her first years as a page? Written with the majesty only Tamora Pierce can wield, her debut book is sure to leave hearts pounding for more…


1. ella - July 8, 2009

I, personally, think this is Pierce’s best series. Thanks sooo much for bringing these books everyday I finished the previous one. xD

Lannigirl - July 28, 2009

Your welcome– your right, the first series is her best!

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