Song of the Lioness
Alanna of Trebond dreams of becoming a knight, even though girls are not allowed. To pursue her dream, she switches places with her brother Thom and disguises herself as “Alan” before presenting herself as a new page at the royal palace. The series follows Alanna as she fights to prove herself as a woman knight, all while making friends with the king of thieves, catching the eye of the handsome prince, and becoming mortal enemies with a man determined to take the throne for himself–no matter the cost. This quartet contains the first books Pierce wrote set in Tortall and are an excellent introduction to her world.
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