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4.00002655337228 out of 54.00002655337228 out of 54.00002655337228 out of 54.00002655337228 out of 54.00002655337228 out of 5 4.00 (37,660 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tamora Pierce Narrator: Trini Alvarado Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Song of the Lioness Series Release Date: November 2001 ISBN: 9780307280824
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Disguised as a boy, Alanna of Trebond becomes a squire -- to none other than the prince of the realm. But Prince Jonathan is much more to Alanna; he is her ally, her best friend, and one of the few who knows that she's really a girl. Now it will take all of Alanna's awesome skill, strength, and growing magical powers to protect him from the mysterious evil sorcerer who is bent on his destruction--and hers!

Here continues the story of Alanna, a young woman bound for glory who is willing to fight against enormous odds for what she believes in.


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Quotes & Awards

  • An action-filled adventure novel. Recommended. Fantasy Review
  • This series is sprightly, filled with adventure and marvelously satisfying. School Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 6/9/2017

    " Even though is early teens level reading / maybe a little earlier it really is a timeless classic that I still enjoy 10 years later. Trini the reader was fantasic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erika | 2/5/2014

    " The best girl hero series that I've read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sherry | 2/3/2014

    " I am loving this series. Pierce is a good author. The plot seemed to jump around a lot from one adventure to the next which makes me understand better why our teen readers like it. Again the author does not pressure the reader to read the next book (but I will). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jacque | 2/2/2014

    " Alanna has moved on to squire and the Goddess takes a hand in her future. The animal friend enters the story, one of my favorite parts of Tamora Pierce's books. She excels as squire to the prince and defeats the evil uncle in the end. Another great story about an exceptional young woman. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Madison | 1/25/2014

    " Tamora Pierce's books are awesome. She creates exciting, thrilling and riveting stories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 1/23/2014

    " After tipsily recapping the entire series to a friend over drinks, it was officially time for my semi-annual re-read of the Song of the Lioness series. Still pretty much awesome, despite the talking, omniscient cat. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 R | 1/22/2014

    " The last of Alanna's castle adventures. After this, she moves on to the real world. I think this was probably my favorite of the books that I've read so far. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 kissmyshades | 1/21/2014

    " The writing is choppier than I remember it being, but still. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Morgan | 1/20/2014

    " Tamora continues her saga with another excellent book. The whole plot kept you on the edge of your seat, and you couldn't put it down.(i know i couldn't). One of the only things that dissapointed me about this book was tamora had the tendency to skip out on seemingly important events that me as a reader would have liked to have learned more about. (going home when her father died, and the romantic moments her and johnathan had.) Im still debating wheather or not it was a stratigic point on her part to give the reader such brief glimpses on smaller parts in the story that seem big, but i for one would appreciate the extra exerpt into Alanna's life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cara | 1/16/2014

    " I loved this one too! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Justine | 1/16/2014

    " liking these books more and more as I go along. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lellan | 1/7/2014

    " My favorite book in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Max Gardner | 12/25/2013

    " A good quick read. Too few fantasy and sci-fi novels with female protagonists out there, and this is one of the better ones, though clearly aimed at younger readers. God forbid I ever have kids, but if I do, I'll make sure they read the Tortall books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel Piper | 12/24/2013

    " A fun read, though there really wasn't much development between everyone loving evil Roger to everyone being willing to accept that he's evil when Alanna announces it. It also reads very much like a kids book so when people start sleeping with each other it struck me as odd. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 12/16/2013

    " My girl is growing up... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Merle Albrektsen | 12/6/2013

    " Love this series, and this is probably my fave of the four! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dodger | 12/5/2013

    " I can never decide if I like this one more or less than the previous. It's definitely good, but so much happens here and it's done so quickly. Definitely wish it was drawn out a little more, but still good. It's also nice to see Thom return outside of a letter. "

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

    " This series is just awsome!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brittany Nelson | 6/6/2013

    " aw! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole | 4/23/2013

    " The second one is also amazing and has excitement at every turn and Ive also read this book many times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 1/18/2013

    " Love this girl! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emma | 10/29/2012

    " *choirs of angels sing* "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shar | 9/18/2012

    " Of this series, this is my favorite book. I love the adventures and how Alanna grows and changes... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 6/23/2012

    " An absolutely fantastic follow up to book one of this series. One of the reasons why I enjoy Tamora Pierce's series so much is probably because we see the heroines grow and change, facing issues that every girl is challenged with though perhaps a little bit exaggerated. Bring on the next book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Che | 6/9/2012

    " certain people think this series is my root. i looooove it. (some weird race stuff, but much better on class and gender than most fantasy books.) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patricia | 4/11/2012

    " I liked this one better than Alanna. The story seemed to gel better....still not challenging, but a good, quick read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carolthetiger | 2/21/2012

    " Can't wait for more... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ms. Library | 12/16/2011

    " I really love how Alanna grows in this series, and I love George. Also, thank you, Pierce, for explaining why everyone was so bizarrely trusting of Duke Roger. So much fun, and if you love fantasy with a strong female lead, you should definitely read this series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chelsey | 11/30/2011

    " Re-read 3/3/2013 for Hub Reading Challenge "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Spiderlily2 | 9/19/2011

    " all of the song of the lioness books are good, but you have to be careful. they really are teen books. i love the plot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marci | 6/24/2011

    " The story continues to get better, but I assume all volumes will follow the same slightly weak writing style. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 6/20/2011

    " Much, much better than the first book. I feel like one and two should have come out as one book, as book one spent way too much time just setting the stage for book two. Regardless, this book was a good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alexa | 5/15/2011

    " This book really flies through Alanna's later teen years. Interesting twists but went a little too fast for me to love it. Excited for Sir Alanna to run around in further adventures so I will keep reading. Also liked Faithful the cat, bringing the magic in. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 5/11/2011

    " My favourite of this Quartet. I love the believability of Alanna's transformation from girl to woman- and also to warrior. She faces up to her demons in every way. It is also a wonderfully written book. A VERY enjoyable read. =-) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Olivia | 4/17/2011

    " See Book #1 for information - Alanna the first adventure "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Grayson | 4/14/2011

    " I love it, I love it, I love it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jacque | 3/29/2011

    " Alanna has moved on to squire and the Goddess takes a hand in her future. The animal friend enters the story, one of my favorite parts of Tamora Pierce's books. She excels as squire to the prince and defeats the evil uncle in the end. Another great story about an exceptional young woman. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tina | 3/28/2011

    " I loved these books. In fact I think, I still have them back from 8th grade! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vicki | 3/28/2011

    " Delightful, with some unexpected plot developments. Two down, two to go. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny | 3/8/2011

    " Alanna is still masquerading as a boy, Alan, as she trains to be a knight. As squire to Prince Jonathan, she is always in the thick of court intrique. She must use her magical gifts and a special cat to foil a plot to murder Jonathan and put the evil sorcerer Rojer on the throne. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hannah | 3/1/2011

    " It was a good starter book for independant young women. A good book to go back to for simple reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lizzie | 3/1/2011

    " These are kind of sweet. They have a familiar feel to them with likable characters and an original storyline. At about 126 pages a book it is like my old "12 pack and a trilogy" lunch on summer days in my 20's. "

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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.

About the Narrator

Trini Alvarado's film credits include The Perez Family, Little Women, Stella and The Babe. On stage she played Melinda in Broadway's Runaways and appeared off-Broadway in Yours, Anne and Godspell.