Alanna and Thom are two identical twins, identical except for the length of their hair. Alanna is going to be sent to the convent to learn to be a lady and Thom is going to be sent to the castle to become a knight. However, Alanna doesn’t want to be a lady: she wants to be a knight and Thom wants to be a magician. So they decide to switch places. Alanna will go to the castle to become a knight. Disguised as a boy.
I read this book for the first time a few years ago and it was, and still is, the best book I’ve read. This novel has everything: friendship, a bit of romance, the struggle of becoming a woman when you have to disguise yourself as a boy, lots of funny comments, and lastly, tons of adventure.
This novel is the first of four, so if you like this one: the rest are just as awesome.