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By Tamora Pierce

From Tamora Pierce, the second one ebook within the tune of the Lioness Quartet, commemorated with the Margaret A. Edwards Award.

Alanna, disguised as a boy, turns into a squire to none except the inheritor to the throne. Prince Jonathan is not just Alanna’s liege lord, he's additionally her most sensible friend—and one of many few who is aware the key of her real identification. but if a vicious sorcerer threatens the prince’s lifestyles, it is going to take all of Alanna’s ability, power, and magical strength to guard him, even on the probability of surrendering her goals…

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Squire Alan’s reluctance to fulfill younger girls was once palace legend. Jonathan observed them and smiled, beckoning them ahead. “Gary, you stumbled on him. Alan, come right here. ” A royal command was once a royal command. Alanna moved as much as stand beside the prince, yet she wasn’t chuffed approximately it. Seated on the heart of the cluster of fellows used to be a stunning woman with chestnut-colored hair. Alanna lifted an eyebrow. so much maidens at court docket wore faded colours or whites, yet this one used to be donning a low-cut eco-friendly silk gown. good, the colour did emphasize her vibrant eco-friendly eyes as a lighter colour wouldn't. Jonathan used to be bowing to the imaginative and prescient. “Lady Delia of Eldorne, I’d such as you to satisfy my own squire, Alan of Trebond. ” Alanna bowed and located herself offered with a dainty white hand. Blushing somewhat, she brushed it together with her lips. by no means was once she extra conscious of her actual intercourse than at moments like those! She appeared up into Delia’s face, noting the pert little nostril and entire purple lips. She’s a attractiveness, very well, Alanna discovered. and she or he is familiar with it. “Alan of Trebond,” Delia murmured, her voice mild and throaty. “I’ve heard of you, haven’t I? ” She tapped her rosy mouth along with her fan, smooth darkish forehead rigorously arched. Then she laughed merrily. “The ‘Squire’s squire! ’ and also you beat that dreadful knight from Tusaine. i feel that’s exciting! ” Alanna bowed courteously. “It used to be not anything, woman Delia,” she murmured. “Oh, yet you’re being modest. I’m yes no Tortallan thinks it used to be ‘nothing’—do you, gents? ” Delia requested the bristlingly jealous knights round her. Alanna knew rather well that for the time being her neighbors have been wishing they'd overwhelmed Dain, and that she was once some distance, distant. In that Alanna used to be one with them. She didn’t like Delia, and he or she desired to depart. “Do you dance, Alan of Trebond? ” Delia requested now. Jonathan, grinning wickedly, responded, “Of direction he understands the right way to dance. He realized the stairs as a web page, as did all of us. ” Alanna speedily resolved to place whatever delicate and squishy in her friend’s bed—very quickly. “And he used to be regularly stepping on someone’s feet,” Raoul muttered. Delia put her hand on Alanna’s arm, emerging gracefully from her chair. “I’m certain he dances superbly now. ” She laughed. The Code of Chivalry was once very particular approximately moments like this. pink as a beet, Alanna led Delia out onto the dance ground because the musicians struck up a waltz. She had by no means felt so ridiculous in her lifestyles. Delia was once even taller than she was once! conscientiously Alanna whirled Delia round the flooring because the woman chattered approximately how sort every person was once, rather Prince Jonathan. She knew now she didn’t like Delia in any respect, and she or he felt very abnormal at any time when Delia complimented Jonathan. eventually it was once over, and he or she lower back the younger noblewoman to her admirers. solid manners or no, she used to be going. Even the Chamber of the Ordeal needed to be larger than dancing with a green-eyed flirt. She ran into Myles on her approach out. Her pal used to be worse for put on, to place it mildly. He toasted her together with his glass of brandy. “Not sociable, Alan? ” Myles requested. “You’d larger discover ways to be. A knight is a social animal.

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