In the Hand of the Goddess

In the Hand of the Goddess

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From Tamora Pierce, the second book in the Song of the Lioness Quartet, honored with the Margaret A. Edwards Award.

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 sorcerer 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...
Publisher: London :, Scholastic,, 1998
Copyright Date: ♭1983
ISBN: 9781439115138
Branch Call Number: Online eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
text file, rda
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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susan_findlay
May 05, 2017

Quick light enjoyable read. The only negative thing I'd say about the book is that it's *very* fast paced. Which isn't necessarily a negative thing, but events that would merit several chapters of build-up before finally being resolved in any other book take only pages in this book. Events which might merit pages of discussion in another book are one-liners in this book. The book as a whole proceeds at the approximate rate of 1 year per chapter. So, you feel like you're racing through Alanna's teenage years and only really seeing the highlights reel. It feels like there could easily be more depth to the story than was written. None of this makes it a bad book (or even a mediocre one). It's just different from what I'm used to.

PinesandPrejudice Apr 23, 2017

Alanna does it again. Man, was she ever the incredible basass in this book than ever. I love how she is exploring her femininity while still staying strong and keeping true to her goal of becoming a knight. The magic aspect is fascinating in this book and how Alanna balances her studies with magic and fighting is awesome. The ending was slightly abrupt for me but I am happy with how everyone reacted once she revealed herself and how it showed the power and importance of friendship.

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dolphin1lion2
Jun 28, 2014

Greatest book i ever read

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foxylady31
Aug 08, 2013

A well told series. Interesting, intreguing.fast moving and great plots. Main character is very courageous and loyal..I would recommend

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jtolmie
Aug 08, 2013

The second book in a great series! I'm pretty sure I've read the series twice now. Actually, the third book was my favorite, but this one's pretty good to. Just as a word of caution, I wouldn't recommend this book to kids younger than 10, because there is some, uh, explicit material from now on, but not much. Younger kids probably won't understand many of the references.

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Legomyeggo33
Jul 30, 2013

Best book of the series! I found it the most interesting book because a lot of different things were happening.

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22950006867246
Jul 29, 2013

A very enticing book! and I can't wait the read the next one!

Allieelly Feb 28, 2013

I love the plot, the writing just isn't the best.

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tyloroberts
Feb 23, 2012

the main charector has both courage and detirmanation.

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8217549
Aug 19, 2011

loved it. can't wait to read next book in the series. very easy read

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