In the Hand of the Goddess
The beloved Song of the Lioness series has enthralled fans for decades, and now an even larger audience can revel in these adventure-filled fantasies, which are in trade paperback for the first time and feature newly designed covers. In Alanna, Alanna of Trebond disguises herself as a boy and... show more
The beloved Song of the Lioness series has enthralled fans for decades, and now an even larger audience can revel in these adventure-filled fantasies, which are in trade paperback for the first time and feature newly designed covers. In Alanna, Alanna of Trebond disguises herself as a boy and makes her way to the castle of King Roald to being training as a page. As she masters the skills necessary for battle, Alanna must also learn to control her heart. This challenge is even greater in In the Hand of the Goddess, where Alanna becomes a squire to Prince Jonathan, who knows the secret of her 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. Her efforts result in knighthood, and in The Woman Who Rides Like a Man, Alanna seeks adventure in a vast desert of Tortall, where, after a life-threatening duel, she becomes the first female shaman to an ancient tribe. Her warrior wisdom is put to the test in Lioness Rampant, because Tortall is in grave danger that only Alanna can prevent. As she takes on her archenemy, Alanna discovers she has a future worthy of her mythic past—both as a warrior and a woman.
Publish date: April 19th 2011
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
Series: Song of the Lioness (#2)
Chosen Ones, Mary Sues and magical pets? Count me in! I liked the narrative style better than the previous book. Simple, positive and entertaining.
Actual Rating: 3.5 out of 5 starsIn the Hand of the Goddess is the sequel to Alanna: The First Adventure, one of my new favorite classic fantasies from this year. Naturally, I was anxious to keep going with this series and see what adventures Alanna would get up to this time around. I listened to t...
March's Reading Challenge ~ Go Forth!This month you will read:1 ~ a book with character(s) who travel.2 ~ a book that takes place in a different country from where you live.3 ~ a book that takes place in the future.4 ~ a book you read at a place other than your home. This was another prompt that wa...
Alanna is still disguised as a boy and now a squire to Prince Jonathan. They are best friends and Jonathan is one of the few people that know Alanna's secret.But when Jonathan is threatened by a very powerful and mysterious sorcerer, Alanna realizes it'll take all she knows to protect Jonathan. I re...
So much I don't remember between the characters in terms of romance etc. Just goes to show how what you take in changes over time.