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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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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 fun read

This book was engaging and I enjoyed listening to it on audible. An honorable, intelligent, and compassionate heroine outwitting a slimy deceitful immoral villain.

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Well done

Even if you stopped at this book, you could find your self satisfied. No cliffhangers to force the next book on you.

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wonderful

Again I recommend any book written by Tamora Pierces. I love the strong female characters and relatable problems.

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great story for boys and girls alike

love this entire series. love the powerful heroine, who also is learning what it means to be a women and a knight

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listen many time

love it listen to multiple times a year and her other books too thank you

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best series of books

this has been one of my favorite series of books I have read the series free times and listen to it at least a few. wonderful books for girls of all ages teaching them to be strong ladies without fear of being a woman

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Good for many listens!

That rare thing, a narrator whose voice draws you in and keeps you in the story while not disrupting the world you built when first reading the books in print. Love this adventurous girl-empowering series and the memorable characters within it!

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From my favorite childhood series

The four books from the Song of the Lioness Quartet were my absolute favorite books growing up, and I read them a million times! Listening to them again, years later, was a pleasure!

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  • BURNSVILLE, NC, United States
  • 04-28-12

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.