By Tamora Pierce
"From now on I'm Alan of Trebond, the more youthful dual. I'll be a knight."
In a time whilst women are forbidden to be warriors, Alanna of Trebond desires not anything greater than to be knight of the area of Tortall. So she unearths the way to change locations together with her brother, Thom. Disguised as a boy, Alanna starts her education as a web page on the palace of King Roald. the line to knighthood, as she discovers, isn't a simple one. Alanna needs to grasp guns, strive against, magic -- and likewise well mannered habit, her mood, or even her personal center. With stubbornness, ability, and bold, she wins the admiration of throughout her, and the friendship of Prince Jonathan of Tortall himself. yet she additionally makes an enemy of the prince's uncle, the robust and captivating Duke Roger....
full of swords and sorcery, event and intrigue, sturdy and evil, Alanna's first experience starts -- person who will result in the achievement of her desires and the mystical future that may make her a legend in her land.
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Marcia stares at the young female officer beside her, tears rolling down her face. ’ When an abusive husband refuses to make an appearance at the Delegacia Precinct, officers are sent on a mobile patrol to investigate the situation. The 9th Precinct’s territory covers all kinds of areas, ranging from millionaires’ mansions to the perilous shanty-towns of south São Paulo. Silvia Rodrigues has been with the all-female police force for six years. 38 calibre black service revolver, she prepares for an investigation along with her partner, Vera Lucia.
But genuinely fearing for their lives, and those of their children, Martina and thousands like her have no other choice. Waiting for her name to be called, Martina glances around the room. About two dozen other women sit about on red plastic chairs. Some are weeping. Others nurse fresh wounds, or comfort their children. A teenage mother sitting beside Martina holds a bloodied bandage to her thigh. The early hours of Sunday morning are always the most eventful at São Paulo’s Delegacias. , Martina is still waiting.
Now I want him in jail, otherwise he will kill me and the kids. ’ Martina puts her signature beneath the printout of her statement, and wonders what to do next. She is too afraid to return to their home. ‘I think I will go and stay with a cousin in Belo Horizonte,’ she says. ‘I’ll have to find a job. ’ The Delegacia has a special shelter for women too afraid to go home. The abrigos, shelters, support homeless and vulnerable women and their children for up to three months. The details of such safe houses are kept secret, for fear that a violent husband would come to get revenge on his wife.
Alanna: The First Adventure (The Song of the Lioness, Book 1) by Tamora Pierce