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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (40,197 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tamora Pierce Narrator: Tamora Pierce Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Song of the Lioness Series Release Date: September 2003 ISBN: 9781400085729
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Becoming a legend is not easy, as young Alanna of Trebond discovers when she disguises herself as a boy and begins training to be a knight. Alanna's skills and stubborness help her befriend Prince Jonathan and alienate his evil uncle, Duke Roger. Filled with swords and sorcery, adventure and intrigue, good and evil, this book is a rousing introduction to the intensely satisfying story of Alanna.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joanna | 2/8/2014

    " Definitely a young adult novel. Not 1/8 as violent and nitty-gritty as something like The Hunger Games, but still entertaining. Great female lead character. Will definitely read the rest in the series for that point alone. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 ChelseyDawn | 1/13/2014

    " Ultimately the best book I've ever read!!! Which is ironic because back in middle school I must have picked it up a dozen times and put it back down! It wasn't until I met a Tamora Pierce fan did I read the series, and how did I love it!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary Kay | 1/1/2014

    " I read this when I was 12, and I remember it being awesome! Alanna trains to become a knight (or something like that) by disguising herself as her twin brother. The whole series is great! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Acsal S. | 11/28/2013

    " Anything by Tamora Pierce Is my favorite book. he only one of her series I haven't read is "Wild Magic", which I am currently working on. She is pure genius. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 11/24/2013

    " I probably actually give this book a 3.5. I think if I had read this book when I was in middle school, I probably would have loved it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anna Chappell | 11/16/2013

    " Pretty cute and a fun story, though it's clear that it was shortened by a publisher as some stuff is really glossed over. But it's still pretty damn good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leah | 11/12/2013

    " Very cool. I love the whole idea of this series. All the characters are fantastic. I love George. Alanna is one of the strongest female characters I believe I've ever met, which is really awesome. A good book for girls my age, I think. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kayla | 4/9/2013

    " I'm really happy I finally own this book, I suggest you read this book if you like reading about people becoming knights. Alanna takes the place of her twin brother and soon become the squire of the Prince. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katie Mcsweeney | 3/27/2013

    " First read when i was around 11 and i read them again numerous times throughout my teens, despite the fact that in general i don't re-read anything. I really loved the stories and characters. :) Might reread them again :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tilly | 3/11/2013

    " GREAT BOOK i loved it. I find the best books are the books that make you scream,cry,smile,laugh etc at/with them. This one definately had me laughing at some points and sad at other points. great book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbie Chapman | 2/5/2013

    " I ADORED THIS SERIES IN SCHOOL!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aldis Aradottir | 11/20/2012

    " I loved this book, it was so refreshing to have a strong female lead without having romance be the focus of the story. I'm looking forward to reading it again! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristyn | 9/20/2012

    " I havent read this book in many many years but it was one of my favorites! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rosie | 9/9/2012

    " Okay, but Tamora Pierce sticks with the same heroine theme, so it was a book of that character. Pretty good, but not superb. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer Noble | 10/20/2011

    " ALANNAAAAAAAAAA. One of the greatest heroines in literature, especially for young girls. Seriously, everyone read this book/series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meg | 10/9/2011

    " So if you've read any Pierce you've read this. It's a little familiar given that I came to it after reading the Kellis books etc but still worth it if you want to run away for a while into the "girls can be awesome like boys too!" thing Pierce does so well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Abbeygail | 4/28/2011

    " deliciously paced this book had me on edge with its wonderful detail. Tamora pierce truly is my favorite brand of author. with a great plot and show of feminism power this book is well worth the tireless search fro its siblings in my library catalog! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janelle | 6/5/2010

    " It was great, very creative. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Happycat | 1/22/2010

    " I love this book and it saved me while I was in middle school. I really don't think I would have made it though without this book series. In my book, this book is a classic girl power fantasy that any middles schooler with self esteem issues (which is all of them) should read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katterley | 6/11/2009

    " This is a really good story for tween/teens and a really good series. I need to make/find time to read more Tamora Pierce, I love her work. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Glorious.Clio | 4/4/2009

    " Pierce has a gift for writing amazing adventure stories with strong characters- centralized around female characters. She should be added to every fantasy collection. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sabina Kellie | 1/17/2009

    " 4[9 u1rgiofvdhc IEOHWDkv :D READ ALL THE BOOKS!!!! "

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About the Author
Author Tamora Pierce

Tamora Pierce was raised in rural Pennsylvania and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania. She had a brief career in teen social work and spent some time writing for radio, but she held true to her childhood crusade, and published Alanna: The First Adventure, the first in a quartet about a valiant, young, female warrior. Pierce’s heroine struck a chord with readers across the country and quickly earned her a loyal following. Pierce is now a #1 New York Times bestselling author and has written more than twenty books. She lives in upstate New York with her husband Tim, three cats, and two birds.