I was beyond excited when I went into my local library to take out Alanna, The First Adventure. ( I seemed to have lost my copy and wanted to read it again.) only to be told that on their computer it said it was being re released in 2014!!
After further detective work I tracked this new edition to Red Fox part of the Random House group and there it was. No date or cover but definitely there!!
Alanna The First Adventure Random House
I absolutely LOVE this series, it was the series that really got me hooked on fantasy fiction. Alanna is also one of my favourite characters in a book. She is tough, independent and really inspired me as a young girl. Its a coming of age story set against adventure, magic and romance. I couldn't believe when Tamora Pierce's best selling series was no longer published by a Uk publisher since 2004. It is a classic of its genre. Some may find it younger and less dark than the books in the same category out now but her characters , plot and action really grip you and you will be a fan for life.
According to other websites it is out Aug 28th 2014. So I will keep my fingers crossed!
Becoming a legend is not easy, as young Alanna of Trebond discovers when she disguises herself as a boy and begins training to be a knight. Alanna's skills and stubbornness help her befriend Prince Jonathan and alienate his evil uncle, Duke Roger. Filled with swords and sorcery, adventure and intrigue, good and evil, this book is a rousing introduction to the intensely satisfying story of Alanna.
If you like this you will like
Magicians Guild by Trudi Canavan (an older read again but similar lines)
Across the Nightingale Floor by Lian Hearn -great fantasy set in a land similar to feudal Japan
Tamora Pierce Official Website