Although Alanna has magical powers, she would rather be a knight and let her twin brother, Thom, become a sorcerer. So they change places. Alanna uses her powers to save Prince Jonathan from the Sweating Fever, and is chosen to accompany him on a journey to the region of the evil Black City.Although Alanna has magical powers, she would rather be a knight and let her twin brother, Thom, become a sorcerer. So they change places. Alanna uses her powers to save Prince Jonathan from the Sweating Fever, and is chosen to accompany him on a journey to the region of the evil Black City.Read Less
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Got the book quickly and it was the exact format I was looking for!
Nov 15, 2011
Everything as expected
Shipping was a bit slow, but the item got here and was as described. No complaints.
Jun 27, 2008
Just what you're looking for!
Wonderful; just wonderful. I read these books at a young age along with The Immortals series and they shaped my life considerable. It was Tamora Pierce who first turned me into a fantasy reader and aspiring author. Not only would these books make great gifts for a young teen, but at any age you'll find these stories addicting. In the world of books true heriones are in short supply. Tamora Pierce helps to fill that missing factor with her characters. Do you want a lead female who can hold her own? Then read these books. Expect non-stop adventure, excitement, and even love. You wont regret it!
Mar 11, 2008
Reading this book was, I believe, a formative experience for me. I was in fourth grade, and I devoured it, so tired was I of stories about girls who babysat and worried about boys. Here was a girl who didn't always behave how adults might wish, who was ornery and stubborn but still good-hearted and brave. I related....as much as I could, seeing as there was no way that I was becoming a knight. The plot is well-spun and very high stakes, in all directions, for the heroine and for the kingdom in which she lives. To be honest, I've read this so many times that my copy is on the verge of falling apart and I will keep reading this into old age. Alanna is one of the great characters of young adult literature; she is extremely well fleshed out and practically leaps off the page with the intensity of her presence. It is a relevant story for young girls who are coming of age in what is still a man's world.
Feb 16, 2008
Very good book
This was a very good book. I had read it once before I bought it, and had wanted to read it again. I would even read it a third time! I think this book is generally thought of as being for teens, but I am a little older and I like it too.
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