In the Hand of the Goddess

Song of the Lioness, Book 2
Narrated by: Trini Alvarado
Series: Song of the Lioness, Book 2, Tortall, Book 5
Length: 5 hrs
4.5 out of 5 stars (1,517 ratings)

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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

Critic Reviews

"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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amazing read, and amazing series

I have loved this book for many years, and have reread and relistened again and again.

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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.

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a good book

I cannot wait to read the next book. this was a good time.i highly recommend this series.

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I absolutely love her books ❤️. I

I love these books. all of them. Pierce is one of my favorite authors. love that I can listen to them. ALL of her series.

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great book

Always loved this series, just somewhat disappointed with the narrator. She reads it really fast and tends to run sentences together. I also feel like she's inconsistent with the voices of the different characters.

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I Still Love These Books

I remember stumbling upon Tamora Pierce’s books as a teenager, when my parents only allowed me to go to the public library alone. Her books allowed me an escape, if only in my mind. In this book, Alanna meets the Goddess that has touched her life, finds that she has two admirers, goes to war, struggles with her hate for Duke Roger, and gets discovered as a girl during a duel. I still find myself getting sucked into the fantasy of this book. I look forward to introducing the series to my own children when they get older.

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A favorite!

This is a family favorite, well performed. listen with your kids or on your own. my daughter and son both love it.

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I love this book!

This story is so meaningful. I love this book and have read it 12 times. I started reading this book when I was 8,and now I am older and still love this book.
PLEASE write more books! I have spent close to 36 hours reading/listening to these books. I love you Ms. Perice.

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Great sequel to Alonna!! Love this Author!

I love her wonderful character development and story. Uikding!! This is an amazing sequel to the first book! Tamora Pierce knows how to build on the story!! #MagicalSchooling #Comingofage

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Still a favorite.

My favorite book in one of my favorite series. I loved it at 12 and still at 26.