My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This book was recommended to me by a friend and she even lent me her copy! And let me tell you this is a good adventure book! About half was through it I changed it to audio since I didn’t want to stop reading it while I do some things. The main character and story-line are simply amazing. The story is about Alanna who will do just about anything to become a knight in an age where females get sent to magic school. What follows is lots of scheming, fights, adventures, and twists. If you like adventure books you’ll like this one. Happy reading my friends.
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: 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 lead to the fulfillment of her dreams and the magical destiny that will make her a legend in her land.