By Tamora Pierce
From Tamora Pierce, the 1st ebook within the tune of the Lioness Quartet, commemorated 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 wishes not anything greater than to be a knight of the area of Tortall. So she unearths the way to change areas 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 highway to knighthood, as she discovers, isn't a simple one. Alanna needs to grasp guns, strive against, and magic, in addition to well mannered habit, her mood, or even her personal heart.
Filled with swords and sorcery, event and intrigue, reliable and evil, Alanna’s first experience begins—one that would result in the success of her desires and make her a legend within the land.
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I’ll have Coram wake you. You’ll be long past for every week. I count on you to take care of along with your experiences, or I’ll consider carefully approximately the other outings of this type. ” “Thank you, your Grace. ” Alanna bowed deeply and moved quickly from the ducal presence. She ran again to her rooms, to discover Coram ready up for her. She informed him her information, infrequently in a position to stand nonetheless from the buzz. “And the Duke wears a red-gold brocade dressing costume. are you able to think? ” she requested as she disappeared at the back of her dressing reveal. Coram chuckled. “It’s such things as that that ring a bell in me who ye are. occasionally even I overlook ye’re no longer a lad. ” Alanna, in her nightshirt, popped into mattress as Coram doused the candles. “Coram? ” she stated whilst he had settled below his personal blankets. “Aye? ” “D’you imagine somebody else has—guessed—that I’m now not a boy? ” the guy yawned. “Unlikely. Ye’ve taken an excessive amount of care with yer hide. Now, nod off. Or at the very least permit me get a few. The sunrise watch’ll be the loss of life of me. ” Alanna used to be up, dressed and packed while Coram got here for her the following morning. He passed her a roll and a tumbler of milk. “Drink and eat,” he ordered her sternly. “Did ye get any sleep final evening? ” She grinned sheepishly. “I don’t imagine so. ” “Well, behave yerself and don’t gulp that milk. He won’t depart with out ye. ” Coram used to be correct. Myles used to be watching for her within the courtyard, dressed for using. The very considered Myles driving made Alanna stare. by some means she had by no means expected the older guy on a horse. Then she scolded herself mentally. Myles had needed to move all of the exams she did. How might he were knighted another way? She loved the day-long experience to Barony Olau. Myles had lots of tales to inform, and it used to be great to omit palace self-discipline. The sunlight used to be commencing to sink within the west after they grew to become off the good street. not like Trebond, Barony Olau used to be no castle equipped to struggle off mountain bandits and raiders from Scanra. Myles’s domestic was once set in an extended valley and surrounded by means of acres coated with brown stubble. towards the hills Alanna might see rows of bushes. “My individuals are farmers,” Myles defined, seeing the course of her gaze. “Barony apples are the best in Tortall—if I do say so myself. ” “It’s much diverse from Trebond,” Alanna answered. She stroked Moonlight’s neck—for Moonlight’s convenience or her personal, she wasn’t certain. The rooms Myles gave her have been small and comfy. The flooring have been lined with brilliant rugs. a hearth burned within the fireplace, and the home windows didn’t permit any drafts kick back the air. Alanna considered her own residence back and sighed. The servants have been well mannered and good spoken. while she defined her love of privateness to the fellow Myles despatched to attend on her, he bowed and spoke back, “As the younger grasp needs. ” She didn't be aware of the guy went instantly to Myles and relayed her needs, or that Myles sat up very past due considering. Over breakfast day after today Myles requested, “Are you as much as the ruins? We’ll need to cross on foot—the ground’s too asymmetric for horses. ” She used to be greater than desirous to start. After gulping her breakfast, Alanna rushed to alter outfits.