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Alanna: The First Adventure: Song of the Lioness (Song of Lioness Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Tamora Pierce
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“From now on I’m Alan of Trebond, the younger twin. I’ll be a knight.”

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; 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 learn who her enemies are. Filled with swords and sorcery, adventure and intrigue, good and evil, Alanna’s first adventure begins . . .

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Tamora Pierce was born in South Connellsville, Pennsylvania and her parents were originally going to call her Tamara, but the nurse who filled out her birth certificate had never heard of that name before and accidentally misspelled it. However, Tamora likes her name and in case you're wondering how to pronounce it, it sounds just like camera. She was a passionate reader from an early age, devouring encyclopaedias, Dr Seuss books and J.R.R. Tolkien. Writing helped Tamora get through her parents' divorce and in her junior year at college she sold her first story and went on to publish The Song of the Lioness, originally with adult readers in mind, but found success when she turned it into a quartet for teenagers. The rest, as they say, is history! Tamora lives in New York with her husband.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book 31 Oct. 2014
By jomama
Format:Kindle Edition
I read this series 20 years ago as a 13 year old and loved it. The story has always stayed with me and I can't wait for my daughter to be old enough to read them too
Alanna makes a great heroine, and the threat of the discovery of her disguise keeps the tension high. Highly recommend for teens (although later books have slightly more grown up/coming of age elements).
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By Jazz
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Brilliant book first read it when I was 8 was recommended to me by my teacher who lent me her copy and is just as good now (if not better because I understand references I wasn't sure on that age) as it was back then I also recommend the rest of the quartet and the immortals quartet and pretty much anything by Tamora Pierce she is and always will be a legend in literature.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing 15 Nov. 2014
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I first started reading this author when I was eleven and she quickly became my favourite; thirteen years later this has not changed. I am so glad that some of her work is now on kindle.

As for this book it is a fantastic introduction to an amazing world. Would recommend to anyone.
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5.0 out of 5 stars About time these came to Kindle" 22 Dec. 2014
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Fantastic series; can't wait for the rest of Tamora Pierce's books to become available on Kindle!
I ca't wait !
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5.0 out of 5 stars Zamora pierce 3 Jan. 2015
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She draws you into her story, I love the lioness books and the rest of her books
Great writer 😀 thank you
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