"From now on I''m Alan of Trebond, the younger twin. I''ll be a knight."
And so young Alanna of Trebond begins the journey to knighthood. Though a girl, Alanna has always craved the adventure and daring allowed only for boys; her twin brother, Thom, yearns to learn the art of magic. So one day they decide to switch places: Disguised as a girl, Thom heads for the convent to learn magic; Alanna, pretending to be a boy, is on her way to the castle of King Roald to begin her training as a page. But the road to knighthood is not an easy one. As Alanna masters the skills necessary for battle, she must also learn to control her heart and to discern her enemies from her allies. Filled with swords and sorcery, adventure and intrigue, good and evil, Alanna''s first adventure begins -- one that will leard to the fulfillment of her dreams and the magical destiny that will make her a legend in her land.
Alanna the First Adventure is the first in the Song of the Lioness Quartet. The series follows a girl as she disguises herself as a boy to become a night. It's teen fiction, but whatever, I love them. My copies of these books are as creased and stained as my Harry Potter books, the signs of love and care, and how many times I've reread them. Just like HP, I was reluctant to read them and then was hooked on the series. It has everything you could ask for in a book, a love story, war, family, and a plot to murder the king.
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