By Tamora Pierce

"From now on I'm Alan of Trebond, the more youthful dual. I'll be a knight."
In a time while ladies are forbidden to be warriors, Alanna of Trebond wishes not anything greater than to be knight of the world of Tortall. So she reveals how to swap locations along with her brother, Thom. Disguised as a boy, Alanna starts her education as a web page on the palace of King Roald. the line to knighthood, as she discovers, isn't a simple one. Alanna needs to grasp guns, strive against, magic -- and likewise well mannered habit, her mood, or even her personal center. With stubbornness, ability, and bold, she wins the admiration of throughout her, and the friendship of Prince Jonathan of Tortall himself. yet she additionally makes an enemy of the prince's uncle, the strong and fascinating Duke Roger....
full of swords and sorcery, event and intrigue, solid and evil, Alanna's first experience starts -- person who will bring about the success of her goals and the mystical future that may make her a legend in her land.

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