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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 m...
Beka Cooper: Terrier
Beka Cooper is a new member of the law enforcement group known as the "Provost's Dogs" or Guards. These new members are called "Puppies" for their first year. As such, they are paired with veteran Dogs for training. During her training, Beka finds out her friend, Tansy, has had her child kidnapped by a supposed fairy tale--the Shadow Snake, and killed. Beka, who has the ability to hear the dead, who ride the backs of pigeons, and has a purple-eyed c...
Briar's Book - Circle of Magic 4
This is the last book of the 'Circle of Magic' Quartet, wherein the story of the four teenage mages revolves around a new dilemma. A mysterious plague has broken out, which induces high fever, loss of appetite and bluish spots. Briar Moss, a former orphan and pickpocket, is now a plant mage. Together with his teacher Rosethorn they were the first to discover the sickness and along with afflicted casualties are placed into quarantine. When the epidemic sp...
Daja's Book - Circle of Magic 3
Similar to other books in the Circle of Magic series, this third book in the quartet is about four mages-in-training are the main characters. However it is now Daja Kisubo's turn to take the limelight. While traveling in the drought and fire-stricken Gold Ridge with fellow mage apprentices and their mentors, the young people's magical talents somehow become intertwined, leading Daja, who is linked to the element of fire and the craft of smithing, to cons...

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Emperor Mage - The Immortals 3
Daine is a young woman traveling with companions of the Tortallan king to an unfriendly new country. She can talk to animals and shape-shift as well. Her king wants her to go and heal the Emperor Mage's precious birds. When political matters go wrong, Daine get special powers from Carthak's main goddess, The Graveyard Hag, so she can turn heal dead animals....
First Test - Protector of the Small 1
In First Test, the main character, Kel, decides to be a page but finds out she has to be on probation. Kel tries her best to succeed. After she goes on a hunt for spidrens, magical beings, she finds out she has passed the first test and can come back again....
In the Hand of the Goddess - Song of the Lioness 2
Still disguised as a boy and pursuing her dream to become a knight, Alanna is now Prince Jonathan's squire. At the very beginning of the book it becomes apparent that she safeguarded by the Goddess Mother. She acquires several interesting things, like a magical talisman which shows her whether magic is present and a magical cat, to whom she can telepathically talk to. War breaks out against a neighboring country, Tusaine, which is short-lived but glo...
Lady Knight - Protector of the Small 4
Keladry is the first girl to become a knight since the Lioness Alanna. As Keladry sets out to the borders of Scanra to take place in The Great War she is placed in command of the refuge camp. As the people come to fear and respect her they learn to defend their camp. When Keladry reports to Lord Wyldon her camp is attacked and her people enslaved. As Keladry sets off against her orders to free her people and take revenge. ...
Lioness Rampant - Song of the Lioness 4
Alanna of Trebond and Olau is a young woman in the country of Tortall who has dreams to become a knight. In doing so, she disguises herself as a boy for eight years of her life. After her identity is revealed to the kingdom by her archnemsis, Roger of Conte, she goes out of the capital and begins searchng for adventures. Alanna then meets a sorcerer who gives her a map that set a "path to her destiny". The map contained information to the Roof of the Wor...
Magic Steps
In Magic Steps the main characters, Sandry and Pasco, must capture three murderers that have a kind of magic that can make them invisible. After Pasco learns he has magic he learns he has to help capture the murderers. ...

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Page
As a page in the palace Keladry of Mindelan is fighting, performing her studies, and keeping up with the bullies in the page's and squire's wing. But being the only girl among 20-30 boys is not easy, especially when being put up with a older, stronger boy named Joren, a conservative who hates Keladry, and fighting new emotions for her best friend....
Page - Protector of the Small 2
Having finished her first year as a probationer, Keladry of Mindelan turns 11 and is the first official female page in centuries. However many older pages are still against 'The Girl' and plot mischievous deeds against her and her growing number of friends in the Kingdom of Tortall. Many trials stand in her way during her years as a page; she struggles to conquer her fear of heights, rages war against hazing (abuse of younger pages by senior pages or squ...
Sandry's Book - Circle of Magic 1
With her gift of weaving silk thread and creating light, Sandry is brought to the winding circle community. There she meets Briar, a former thief who has a way with plants; Daja, an outcast gifted at metalcraft; and Tris, whose connection with the weather unsettles everyone, including herself. At Winding Circle, the for misfits are taught how to use their magic-and to trust each other. But then disaster strikes thier new home. Can Sandry weave together f...
Squire - Protector of the Small 3
A teenage girl fights and battles robots and magical creatures, whicle trying to convince everyone that she is the equal of men. ...
The Realms of the Gods - The Immortals 4
In this last book of “The Immortals” quartet, Veralidaine and her sorcerer friend-teacher Numair are placed into the realms of the gods. There Veralidaine reunites with her mother and finds out who her father is, the author's rendition of a sort of Pan god. In order to return back to earth, where war is raging amongst humans and immortals, Daine and Numair have to travel to the Dragonlands. During their trek, they come to recognize the feelings they have...
The Woman Who Rides Like a Man - Song of the Lioness 3
After killing Roger in a magical battle and having the fact that she is a woman revealed to everyone, Alanna goes into voluntary exile and visits the Southern Desert. While there, she ends up being captured by one of the desert tribes. In self-defense, she kills the tribe's shaman and becomes the next shaman. She tries to deal with the tribes' prejudices against women as she teaches three young mages how to use their magic. When Prince Jonathan visit...

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Trickster's Choice
Aly is 17 and the daughter of famous parents. Her mother is the Lioness, the first woman knight and king's champion of Tortall and her father is Tortall's spymaster. Her oldest brother is a knight in training and her twin brother is a mage in training. Both of her parents want her to 'grow up'and find her way in life. But when Aly tells them that she wants to be a spy they both tell her NO! So Aly decides to leave for a while so her parents can cool...
Tris's Book - Circle of Magic 2
Tris's cousin comes to visit, which is a great reminder of a family who had abandoned her. After the earthquake the year before, Winding Circle is left with hardly any defenses and is in an very vulnerable position. Daja is left to help her teacher repair the damaged defenses, Sandry is left with her teacher to help the surrounding area with clothing, Briar is left with his teacher to help with those injured, and Tris is left with no one to talk to, noth...
Wild Magic - The Immortals 1
The heroine Veralidaine ‘Daine' Sarrasri is an orphan who gets hired to assist transporting horses from Galla to the capital city Corus. During the journey she builds friendships and makes enemies with some monstrous Immortals (magical creatures). Throughout the book it becomes evident that her “knack with animals” is more than it seems. Numair Salmalin, the King's most powerful magician, takes Daine under his tutelage as a student so that she can develo...
Wolf-Speaker - The Immortals 2
Daine was a young girl who was gathering wood and supplies for winter. Then her wolf friend Brokefang comes running out of the woods trying to tell her to run. Fit just so happens that gang of enemy wolves is coming. When they find Daine, they try to kill her but brokefang saves her. After she is saved they head back to their cave and plan a raid and war on the enemies. In order to do this, Daine must be a wolf. The local mage offers to do this so he su...


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