The First AdventurePaperback - 2010
"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.
From Library Staff
Pair with "The Masqueraders" by Georgette Heyer. One has a girl disguised as a boy and one has a boy disguised as a girl AND a girl disguised as a boy.
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This book is placed in the medieval times in which the men are supposed to learn how to be knights to protect their castles and thrones. The women go out to learn how to be ladies and sorceresses( if men choose to they can become priests and sorcerers). So, Alanna Of Trebond and her brother Thom are twins. Thom being more soft and connected with the gift of magic and Alanna being more skilled with her foot work, they both decide to part on their ways that they wish to be (Alanna a knight and Thom a sorcerer). Alanna being a girl, she desguised herself as a man and goes on her journey of knight hood and becomes a page at eleven years old.
Alanna and Twin Tomm have the gift, Alanna is scardd willl not be able to control it while Tomm loves it and wishes he did not have to go to knight school. Alanna loves the sword and fighitng so she goes to learn to fight in thom's place and he goes to learn magic. Alanna finds her heart conflicted knowing, the boyies give her a hard time and we see the troubles she face as a girl
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