In the Hand of the Goddess

About The Book

From Tamora Pierce, the second book in the Song of the Lioness Quartet, honored with the Margaret A. Edwards Award.

Alanna, disguised as a boy, becomes a squire to none other than the heir to the throne. Prince Jonathan is not only Alanna’s liege lord, he is also her best friend—and one of the few who knows the secret of her true identity. But when a vicious sorcerer threatens the prince’s life, it will take all of Alanna’s skill, strength, and magical power to protect him, even at the risk of surrendering her dreams…

About The Author

Photograph © John Carnessali Photography

Beloved author Tamora Pierce has written a great number of books, including The Song of the Lioness quartet, The Immortals quartet, The Circle of Magic quartet, The Protector of the Small quartet, The Circle Opens quartet, the Trickster series, The Will of the Empress, Melting Stones, and the Beka Cooper series.  She lives in New York and can be visited at TamoraPierce.com.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (December 8, 2009)
  • Length: 288 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781439115138
  • Grades: 7 and up
  • Ages: 12 - 99
  • Lexile ® 750L

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Awards and Honors

  • ALA Margaret A. Edwards Award

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