Alanna: The First Adventure - Song of the Lioness 1 Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis of Alanna: The First Adventure - Song of the Lioness 1

Being of noble heritage, Alanna of Trebond's future is set to be sent to a monastery and to be taught the ways of a lady. However, she has other plans. Adeptly switching roles with her twin brother Thom, she rides off to Corus, the capital city of Tortall, to King Roald's Castle to become a knight, while Thom goes to the monastery and studies to be a sorcerer. Disguised as a boy, she learns that the road to knighthood is not an easy one, for she has to master weapons, magic and proper conduct. She also grasps a better understanding of her magical gift.

It is through determination, dexterity and audacity that she soon gains the respect of the people around her. Making friends with the likes of Prince Jonathan, she also makes an enemy of his Uncle the Duke of Conté, who she believes is plotting evil against the Royal family.
This report prepared by Lovely Wolff

Alanna of Trebond is no ordinary girl- her dream is to become a knight. So she disguises herself as a boy and begins her training at the palace. She soon becomes friends with Prince Jonathan and his followers, and makes an enemy with the princes uncle, Duke Roger.
This report prepared by Riley

Alanna is a young girl who does not want to grow up to be just like all of the other fine society ladies. She wants to become a great knight. So, she disguises herself as a boy and goes to the palace to become a page. But there is danger awaiting her, and she must learn to use her despised magical abilities if she is to survive.
This report prepared by Brittney Anglin

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 10%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% Tone of book    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy world/fantasy past Coming of age    -   Yes Youngster becomes    -   great warrior Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   warrior/knight Age:    -   a teen


Terrain    -   Desert    -   Mountains A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   humans in a primitive/fantasy society Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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