In the Hand of the Goddess (Song of the Lioness, Book 2)

By Tamora Pierce

From Tamora Pierce, the second one ebook within the music 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 familiar with the key of her precise id. but if a vicious sorcerer threatens the prince’s existence, it's going to take all of Alanna’s ability, energy, and magical energy to guard him, even on the chance of surrendering her desires…

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Somebody 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 this day. ” Alanna laughed as devoted 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 will be arranged,” the thief murmured. Alanna sat bolt upright. “You suggest you could—you would—” “I imagine i may be makin’ a few inquiries, sure. yet you had most sensible make certain you discover a fashion of concealin’ your resource. ” “Yes, that might be an issue. ” Alanna nodded. “I’ll take into consideration that a part of it, then, and you—would you're making your inquiries? ” She smiled at him shyly. “It should be vital. you recognize what the placement 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 acknowledged. “I wouldn’t do it for the king, yet for you and Jon i'll. Aren’t we associates? 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 embellished with tiny diamonds and sapphires and a belt of woven silver cord. gleaming with excitement, for Alanna had infrequently noticeable such attractive paintings, she opened her twin’s letter. Sister pricey, I belief it will serve correctly as Trebond’s honorarium at the celebration of His Highness’s birthday. Are you attempting to holiday my treasury? simply don’t disregard to say my identify. I did as you requested and placed a few protecting spells at the blouse and belt. in truth, I placed the most powerful on them i'll locate. The Masters puzzled us for days, looking for out who used rather a lot magic with no permission. I knew you are going to wish the simplest. once more questions about us are being requested within the urban. i believe not less than one of many new servants employed right here on the Mithran Cloisters is additionally being paid to maintain an eye fixed on me. So I play two times as silly, and I’m being very cautious. might be you’ll say I fear an excessive amount of, yet i think you probably did anything to make your “smiling pal” frightened. give it some thought. supply my regards to the dishonorable George, and naturally formal regards from the Lord of Trebond to the Royal Family—you know the way to deal with that kind of factor. Thom Alanna learn the letter to George ahead of burning it within the candleflame. “He’s obtained delusions,” she acknowledged flatly. “Why could Duke Roger take certain curiosity in us now? ” George swallowed his drink and poured one other. “Weren’t you tellin’ me the Duke’s been testin’ your magic a piece in recent times? And two times you’ve been into the town through palace males. ” Alanna stared on the thief. “Followed? ” George patted her shoulder. “They by no means bought as far as undefined. I consistently have you ever or the men watched in your means right here by means of my humans, in case my Lord Provost makes a decision there’s oddness on your urban visits. ” Alanna frowned. “Why persist with me, or have Thom watched? And why has he been trying out my magic? ” George shrugged large shoulders. “This is dated July, and also you beat Dain of Melor in June. He began testin’ your magic after the Black urban; that used to be a yr in the past.

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