Alanna: The First Adventure (Song of the Lioness #1)
Good is the best description I can give of Alanna. I wouldn't say it was great. It gets pretty close to it, though. Some parts of it seem unrealistic to me. Alanna being so readily accepted by the boys etc. But the story is short, fun, action-packed with magic and mystery and high-adventure.
Alanna it a great character. Stubborn, cheeky, do...more
The story is okay but not especially memorable. It takes place over several years, though the passage of time seems a little muddy and the only real sense of it is that sometimes Alanna will mention her age. It's written in third person, and for the most part we're only in Alanna's head. But there a...more
Anyway, this is an enjoyable story, you'll of course run into the character types and plot points elsewhere, but that's okay. Character types, become character "types" for a reason. Alan...Alanna is a good character, though a little, trying or even annoying at times. Still, she knows her mind!
This book has a few...more
Might read the further adventures, but my library's missing #2 and I don't feel motivated enough to ILL it.
Story of a girl who wants to be a knight, not a nun or a wife, so she switches pl...more
I think some details in Alanna's book, helps me a lot. I will learn my mistakes and do the best I can. :)
Its this medieval fantasy story with a kick ass main character who isn't afraid to go for what she wants. And that's to be a knight!!
I really cannot wait to read more about Alanna, and more from Tamora Pierce...more
Alanna is about to be sent off to study at a convent while her twin brother, Thom, is to be sent to the castle to train as a knight. Thing is, Thom hates fighting and such while it's all Alanna wants to do. So she convinces her brother to switch places with her so he can go study to b...more
The story covers several years of Alanna's young life and it mostly deals about her...more
So the normal thing everyone says here, "I'd have liked this more as a kid," really does not apply. But at 27, after hearing my twenties-something friends wax nostalgic, I figured I was being grossly unfair, and that I'd finally get around to reading it...more
-Alanna. She was a strong character that I connected with. She wanted to be more than just a noble lady. She wanted to prove to everyone that she had what it took, and she was brave enough to fight for her dreams by any means necessary.
-Magic. I love books with magic in them, and I love when that magic use has consequences that can’t be outsmarted. In this world, if you use too much magic, you can kill yourself, so you always have to be careful what you do. I loved that little twist...more
The main character was spunky and smart, she didn't do things just to do them, she had a purpose and she stuck with it. The storylines were also generally clever and entertaining and Alanna's sidekicks were a riot!
Then came the magical system for the world. As an avid fantasy fan, how an author makes their magic part of the world is one of the most important aspects of a book, or series...more
It is very rare for me to give up sleep for a book especially on a cold night and seeing as I gave my all into this series for around a month of primary school is...more
As it is now, I enjoyed this book, but the writing is very simplistic, obviously tailored for younger people, and this was pre-Harry Potter, back when publishers thought all kids had ADD and wouldn't read anything longer than 200 pages, with large print. Lots of...more
Whenever fantasy with strong heroines is being discussed, Tamora Pierce's name gets dropped on a regular basis. I regret that her work never made it to my lost little mountain village in time, because I probably would have loved Alanna 10 - 15 years ago.
Reading it now, as an adult, I find myself underwhelmed. There are always those children's books that can appeal to adult readers without much of an effort, a...more
This first book deals with the ten-year-old Alanna of Trebond. Alanna is determined to be a knight, and her father is just as determined that...more
Because of this nostalgic feeling for them, it is hard to review any of the series with an impartial look. However, I would recommend these to young girls to read about one of the feistiest, red-haired heroines ever to grace the pa...more
Pro tip for my younger, mor...more
The world that Pierce has created, starting with this volume, is rich and complex. We only get to see a tiny part in this volume, but that i...more
The characters are engaging, the dialogue is witty and the plot is well paced. Since I was so young the first time I read it, I went back a number of t...more
|Best Fiction for Women! Young and Old!||13||82||May 14, 2013 02:25pm|
|What's The Name o...: YA Fantasy book about twins (brother & sister) trading places in a world where the women usually enter monastery type facilities and the men usually go and become fighters. [s]||8||30||May 13, 2013 05:25am|
|What to read after Tamora Pierce?||91||481||Mar 25, 2013 07:13am|
|2013 Hub Reading ...: Song Of The Lioness||5||9||Feb 15, 2013 08:57pm|
|Does anybody else think this book could SOOOOOO be a movie????||85||148||Feb 12, 2013 08:00pm|
|Alanna: The First Adventure||2||38||Jan 13, 2013 01:06pm|
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