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In the Hand of the Goddess: Song of the Lioness, Book 2 | [Tamora Pierce]

In the Hand of the Goddess: Song of the Lioness, Book 2

Disguised as a boy, Alanna of Trebond becomes a squire, to none other than the prince of the realm. But Prince Jonathan is much more to Alanna; he is her ally, her best friend, and one of the few who knows that she's really a girl. Now it will take all of Alanna's awesome skill, strength, and growing magical powers to protect him from the mysterious evil sorcerer who is bent on his destruction, and hers!
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Publisher's Summary

Disguised as a boy, Alanna of Trebond becomes a squire, to none other than the prince of the realm. But Prince Jonathan is much more to Alanna; he is her ally, her best friend, and one of the few who knows that she's really a girl. Now it will take all of Alanna's awesome skill, strength, and growing magical powers to protect him from the mysterious evil sorcerer who is bent on his destruction, and hers!

Here continues the story of Alanna, a young woman bound for glory who is willing to fight against enormous odds for what she believes in.

Follow Alanna of Trebond's quest to knighthood in the Song of the Lioness series.

©1984 Tamora Pierce; (P)2001 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group

What the Critics Say

"A lively, fascinating tale." (Booklist)
"Pairing [Trini] Alvarado's vocal talents with [Tamora] Pierce's well written and engaging story makes this a quality audiobook worthy of inclusion in any audio collection." (School Library Journal)

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    Leah F. Natick, MA, United States 09-10-12
    Leah F. Natick, MA, United States 09-10-12
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    "One of my favorites"
    Where does In the Hand of the Goddess rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I've always loved the original Alanna series, so this has to be in my top ten (I listen to a lot of audiobooks).


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Gary or George. They're both very laid-back, but in different ways.


    What does Trini Alvarado bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The accents. I love that Gary has a slightly British accent. It's so easy to imagine him that way.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Thom shows Alanna the secrets of her shield.


    Any additional comments?

    If you're considering this book, definitely give it a try. I thought it was even better than the first book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Morgan BURNSVILLE, NC, United States 04-28-12
    Morgan BURNSVILLE, NC, United States 04-28-12
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    "A heart pounding sequel"
    Would you listen to In the Hand of the Goddess again? Why?

    I have many times and plan to again.


    What did you like best about this story?

    There are many things I enjoyed about this book. The clash between Alanna and Roger, the witty style of writing... I could go on for hours.


    Have you listened to any of Trini Alvarado’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This performance was on par with her others.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, and in my most recent listen I actually did.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Crystal Saint Albans, VT, USA 06-13-09
    Crystal Saint Albans, VT, USA 06-13-09
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    "Brilliant, a great sequel"

    This book is excellent. I love the romance that Tamora Pierce threw into the book to compliment the rest of the story. I love the ending, but am a bit sad to see Alanna leave the castle. It'll be interesting to see what happens next in the series.

    I will admit, at times the talking cat Faithful was a bit much and it wasn't really believeable, but still it wasn't annoying enough to stop the story from being amazing. My hat's off to you Tamora; I can't wait to finish this series and read the other books in the Tortal universe.

    In short, read this book series, it is amazing and you won't be disapointed by the writing or the performance by the narrator. She really brings the characters alive and makes you feel ike you are in Tortal with Alanna and her friends.

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    W Marina, CA, United States 10-13-05
    W Marina, CA, United States 10-13-05 Member Since 2003
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    "Good, but not as good as its predecessor..."

    I listened to the audio edition of "In the Hands of the Goddess" and enjoyed the continuing adventures of Alanna. In this book, Alanna becomes a squire and must face her worst fears accompanied by her faithful companions: Prince Jonathan, the cat faithful and George.

    I was disappointed a bit with this Alanna book. Mainly because I think Alanna's romantic adventures with older men were a bit strange. Why can't Alanna meet a boy her own age? In particular the relationship with George... I don't care for George and he is... 7 years older? Yuck.

    Overall, if you like Alanna you will enjoy this. Although I think the talking cat Faithful was a little much. This was a good book. Recommend for teens and young adults.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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