Alanna: The First Adventure - Tamora Pierce This book was good fun. It doesn't feel like a complete story, which has the benefit of making the reader want to acquire the second book as soon as possible, but is also slightly frustrating. I quite like the history of Tortall and I want to know more about the Old Ones, the Gods, etc. I plan to read all the Tortall books eventually, so I hope there's more of that history in addition to the delightful adventure stories.