By Tamora Pierce
From Tamora Pierce, the second one ebook within the track 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 isn't 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 id. but if a vicious sorcerer threatens the prince’s lifestyles, it's going to take all of Alanna’s ability, power, and magical energy to guard him, even on the hazard of surrendering her goals…
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Alan, ye won’t actually have a drink t’ rejoice th’ prince’s birthday? ” Alanna grinned. “You’re celebrating His Highness’s birthday? It’s no longer even hour of darkness! Does he understand you’re so dependable, ’Fingers? ” George stood, commanding everyone’s realization. “Lightfingers simply loves to drink, Alan. ” ’Fingers nodded and grinned. “And if he can’t locate an excuse, he beverages from sorrow. Come upstairs, lad. ” Alanna the King of the Thieves to his chambers, sinking right into a chair with aid. “Goddess, I’m drained! ” she stated with a yawn as trustworthy allow George scratch his ears. “Up earlier than sunrise at the present time, and back the next day to come. might be I should still switch my brain and turn into a stableboy or whatever. ” George poured them every one a tumbler of wine, then threw open the shutters, letting the cool evening breeze rush in. “Anyone who needs to be a knight is mad, to my manner of thinkin’. I pay attention you probably did good on your classes with Duke Gareth at the present time. ” Alanna laughed as trustworthy explored the room. “George, you amaze me. I want the king’s spies in Tusaine have been pretty much as good as you're. ” “That could be arranged,” the thief murmured. Alanna sat bolt upright. “You suggest you could—you would—” “I imagine i may be makin’ a few inquiries, convinced. yet you had top make certain you discover a manner of concealin’ your resource. ” “Yes, that will be an issue. ” Alanna nodded. “I’ll take into consideration that a part of it, then, and you—would you are making your inquiries? ” She smiled at him shyly. “It should be vital. you recognize what the location is with Tusaine. ” George unlocked a wide chest within the nook of the room, lifting out a cumbersome package deal and a small one and placing them at the desk. “Of course,” he stated. “I wouldn’t do it for the king, yet for you and Jon i'm going to. Aren’t we pals? right here, lass. From Lord Thom within the urban of the Gods to yours actually to you. ” the big package deal contained a silver chain mail blouse adorned with tiny diamonds and sapphires and a belt of woven silver twine. sparkling with excitement, for Alanna had infrequently obvious such appealing paintings, she opened her twin’s letter. Sister pricey, I belief this may serve competently as Trebond’s honorarium at the party of His Highness’s birthday. Are you attempting to holiday my treasury? simply don’t put out of your mind to say my identify. I did as you requested and placed a few protecting spells at the blouse and belt. in truth, I positioned the most powerful on them i may locate. The Masters puzzled us for days, searching for out who used loads magic with no permission. I knew you'll wish the easiest. once more questions on us are being requested within the urban. i feel at the very least one of many new servants employed right here on the Mithran Cloisters is additionally being paid to maintain a watch on me. So I play two times as silly, and I’m being very cautious. probably you’ll say I fear an excessive amount of, yet i feel you probably did whatever to make your “smiling pal” anxious. give it some thought. provide my regards to the dishonorable George, and naturally formal regards from the Lord of Trebond to the Royal Family—you know the way to address that kind of factor. Thom Alanna learn the letter to George earlier than burning it within the candleflame.