The First Adventure

By Tamora Pierce

Atheneum Books, Paperback, 9781442426412, 249pp.

Publication Date: December 7, 2010

From Tamora Pierce, the first book in the Song of the Lioness Quartet, honored with the Margaret A. Edwards Award.
"From now on I'm Alan of Trebond, the younger twin. I'll be a knight."
In a time when girls are forbidden to be warriors, Alanna of Trebond wants nothing more than to be a knight of the realm of Tortall. So she finds a way to switch places with her twin brother, Thom. Disguised as a boy, Alanna begins her training as a page at the palace of King Roald. But the road to knighthood, as she discovers, is not an easy one. Alanna must master weapons, combat, and magic, as well as polite behavior, her temper, and even her own heart.
Filled with swords and sorcery, adventure and intrigue, good and evil, Alanna's first adventure begins--one that will lead to the fulfillment of her dreams and make her a legend in the land.

About the Author
Tamora Pierce has published more than twenty fantasy novels, including the New York Times bestsellers Lady Knight and Trickster s Choice. She lives in Syracuse, New York, with her beloved spouse creature, Tim Liebe (who can be heard on this recording as both a Stormwing and a Kraken!), and a variety of cats and birds. You can visit her on the Web at