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In the Hand of the Goddess (Song of the Lionness Series #2)

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"I don't want to fall in love.
I just want to be a warrior maiden."

Still disguised as a boy, Alanna becomes a squire to none other than the prince of the realm. Prince Jonathan is not only Alanna's liege lord, he is also her best friend -- and one of the few who knows the secret of her true identity. And when the Prince's life is threatened by a mysterious sorcerer, it will take all of Alanna's skill, strength, and magical power to protect him...

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Overview

"I don't want to fall in love.
I just want to be a warrior maiden."

Still disguised as a boy, Alanna becomes a squire to none other than the prince of the realm. Prince Jonathan is not only Alanna's liege lord, he is also her best friend -- and one of the few who knows the secret of her true identity. And when the Prince's life is threatened by a mysterious sorcerer, it will take all of Alanna's skill, strength, and magical power to protect him -- even at the risk of revealing who she really is....

Filled with swords and sorcery, adventure and intrigue, good and evil, Alanna's second adventure continues the saga of a girl who dares to follow her dreams -- and the magical destiny that will make her a legend in her land.

Pursuing her desire to be a knight, Alanna learns many things in her role as squire to Prince Jonathan, but fears Duke Roger, an ambitious sorcerer with whom she knows she will one day have to deal. "I don't want to fall in love. I just want to be a warrior maiden." Still disguised as a boy, Alanna becomes a squire to none other than the prince of the realm. Prince Jonathan is not only Alanna's liege lord, he is also her best friend -- and one of the few who knows the secret of her true identity. But when a mysterious sorceror threatens the prince's life, it will take all of Alanna's skill, strength, and magical power to protect him -- even at the risk of revealing who she really is ... Filled with swords and sorcery, adventure and intrigue, good and evil, Alanna's second adventure continues the saga of a girl who dares to follow her dreams -- and the magical destiny that awaits her. Alanna's journey continues.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 5-8-Alanna of Trebond continues her masquerade as Alan in this, the second book in the Song of the Lioness quartet by Tamora Pierce (Random, 1990). The story spans Alanna's fours years as Prince Jonathan's squire. During this time, Alanna participates in her first war, battles against Jonathan's evil uncle, Duke Roger, meets the Great Mother Goddess and experiences first love, all the while maintaining her guise as a boy. Actress Trini Alvardo perfectly captures the essence of Alanna by giving her the uncertainty of a girl on the verge of womanhood combined with the steel determination and strength of a squire preparing for the battle to become a knight. Alvarado uses slight changes in her voice to vividly give life to a large cast of characters. While familiarity with the first book in the series, Alanna: The First Adventure (Random, 1983), will enhance this story, it is by no means necessary. Add this timeless story to collections where magic, adventure, and strong female characters are in demand.-Veronica Schwartz, Des Plaines Public Library, IL Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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"An action-filled adventure novel. Recommended."--Fantasy Review

"This series is sprightly, filled with adventure and marvelously satisfying." -- School Library Journal

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780689853241
  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
  • Publication date: 9/1/2002
  • Series: Song of the Lioness Series , #2
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 240
  • Age range: 10 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Tamora Pierce

Beloved author Tamora Pierce has written a great number of books, including The Song of the Lioness quartet, The Immortals quartet, The Circle of Magic quartet, The Protector of the Small quartet, The Circle Opens quartet, the Trickster series, The Will of the Empress, Melting Stones, and the Beka Cooper series. She lives in New York and can be visited at TamoraPierce.com.

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Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2011

    Great read

    It's a pretty easy read, and Alanna(for me) is an enjoyable character. I really love everything about this book. But, WHY does EVERY good book has to be ruined by so many sex scenes? So, if you don't mind that, or you don't mind skipping over it- I'd say, read it, it'll be worth your while.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 4, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    If your buying the book for your child.

    I think you should read this book, before you let your child read it. i read this book once, when i was youger. You see there's a little romantic relationship, between two of the characters. After a little bit of kissing, and such. One of the characters runs off, then changes her mind. It does not go in to it, but it does plant the idea in your childs head. It does this in all of the books after this. This is just my opinion. But I know, I would not let my childern read this book. They would at least have to be 16.

    3 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2012

    Great!!!!!!!!!!

    I love this book. It iis kinda violent and violet but a great read for teens like me and even for adults!!!!!!:):)

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2012

    Sheer Blize

    Love this series.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2012

    I love alana

    I love all but one of tamora book series i read oh most all of her book seies i remaned her book

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2012

    Hey

    Hey im looking for a thirteen year old nook friend call me liz. If you give ma your email i can lend you books and you can lend me books

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2012

    SPOILER ALERT! Don't read this if you haven't read the full book yet...

    The love triangle between Jonathan, Alanna, and George is amazing! I hope she stays with Jon because they're such a cute couple.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2012

    June 22, 2012

    Loved i! Alanna is totally awsome!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2012

    Yeay!

    It is awesome

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2012

    An Exciting Adventure full of Romance

    Alanna, a brave girl, carries on in her fight to win her sheild. With a suspicios Duke on the lurk, Alanna will fight to the finish to find out what he is up to. Will any one find out her secret? A love triangle keeps Alanna on her toes!

    Tamora Peirce is an astounding author!

    - Dallas (A girl from Colorado)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 16, 2011

    i seriously love these books!

    these books are my all time favorite books! tamra pierce is a excenllent author and i cant wait to see what else she brings to the table

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 8, 2011

    better every time!

    this has to be my fifth time reading this book. i ABSOLUTELY love it! it is a definite MUST READ. the whole series has entertained my for nearly 20 years now. BUY THIS BOOK! it just may be the best book choice you'll ever make

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 10, 2000

    A Few Concerns for Parents

    My 8 year old daughter started with the Protector of the Small series and loved it. I too was quite impressed: It was good fantasy writing that presented a young woman facing and overcoming both internal and external obstacles and growing in the process. My daughter then began (and has now finished) the Lioness Quartet. It too (particularly Book One) is generally well-written and exciting. However, by Book Two (In the Hand of the Goddess), the series degenerates somewhat into a combination martial arts and romance novel with less character development and some unnecessary bed hopping. Alanna is, in some respects, quite intelligent in her choice of romantic partners, but she seems extremely quick to progress from first hug to bedding down. Parents should decide whether they believe their children are ready for this aspect of the series and whether they are ready to discuss it with their children. My daughter and I were comfortable with the books, but I would be hesitant to recommend the Lioness Series without discussing it with the parents first.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2014

    Awsome!

    Awesoooooooooooooooommmmmmmmme

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2014

    Wish There Were 10 Stars!

    This series has me on my toes every time I read it. It's amazing! This series is a must read for anyone craving adventure and romance. Meant for teens and adults, though I read it at 11.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2014

    JoJo

    She sits alone, crying.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2014

    Phillip

    "JoJo."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2014

    JoJo

    Pulls away. "Yes?"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2013

    My Faviorete

    I have read this series several times throught my life and the older i get the nore i understand! When i read this series starting at 14. Like that the more romantic sence dont go into detail. This is a great book for teens and adults and an enjoyable series to keep coming back too!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2013

    Reader

    Loved and still love this book; I've read it 4 times and still love almost eveything about it- which is weird because it's an originally old series

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