In the Hand of the Goddess
Author: Tamora Pierce
PIERCE, Tamora. In the Hand of the Goddess. NY: Atheneum, 1984. 8vo, [vi] 232pp. Grey cloth pictorially stamped in gold. One-page b&w map. A fine copy in original color pictorial dust jacket. Signed by the author, Tamora Pierce.
First edition. The second of four books in Pierce’s beloved The Song of the Lioness series and the best-selling author’s second book. Alanna, still maintaining her disguise as a boy, has become a squire to none other than the heir to the throne. But 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. 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 revealing her secret and surrendering her dream.