By Tamora Pierce
"From now on I'm Alan of Trebond, the more youthful dual. I'll be a knight."
In a time while ladies are forbidden to be warriors, Alanna of Trebond desires not anything greater than to be knight of the world of Tortall. So she unearths the way to change locations along with her brother, Thom. Disguised as a boy, Alanna starts off her education as a web page on the palace of King Roald. the line to knighthood, as she discovers, isn't really a simple one. Alanna needs to grasp guns, wrestle, magic -- and in addition well mannered habit, her mood, or even her personal center. With stubbornness, ability, and bold, she wins the admiration of throughout her, and the friendship of Prince Jonathan of Tortall himself. yet she additionally makes an enemy of the prince's uncle, the strong and captivating Duke Roger....
jam-packed with swords and sorcery, event and intrigue, reliable and evil, Alanna's first event starts off -- person who will result in the achievement of her desires and the mystical future that would make her a legend in her land.
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Was there anything left of the garden which the coast-watchers had started, and what about the fowls they had left behind? Then there was the old boat. I had seen no sign of it on the beach. I quickened my step along the narrow path, brushing past the tangled undergrowth and creepers, the dense thickets of young coconuts, pandanus, gardenias, which had grown into a curtain, walling me in, almost blocking out the sun. Suddenly the shack was there in front of me and I must admit my heart sank. I had forgotten the amazing violence of tropical growth; forgotten, too, just how long ago it was since men had lived here.
Had there been any good volcanic stones on the island, I might have built a stone fireplace of sorts, but there were none. Once I had unpacked, firewood was one of my top priorities, for I wanted the shed filled with a good six months’ supply. In a few weeks the hurricane season would start, and that could mean a spell of heavy rainy weather. I had no intention of being caught without dry firewood. It was a hard job. Some of the shrubs and trees had dead limbs which could be severed with a couple of strokes of the axe.
51 - To get over this, I wrapped the end I had to hold in layer after layer of the large cloth-like dead leaves which you always find attached to the base of a coconut palm frond. Once I had got a good fire going in the cook-house, I found it fairly easy to hammer the iron to a point, and when it had cooled off I filed the point down with my coarse file until it was really sharp. Then I heated it again until it was bright red, and plunged it into water several times to harden it. After I had picked out a suitable sapling for a shaft, I cut a slot four inches deep in one end, fitted the spear-head into it, then bound the whole with wire.
Alanna: The First Adventure (The Song of the Lioness, Book 1) by Tamora Pierce