alanna trebond

You have to understand this about Thom of Trebond: he was the youngest living Master wizard, he rose the dead, he made enemies everywhere he went and didn’t care, but he was used for his power and he had a tragic downfall because of it.

But he loved Alanna. He loved his sister more than anything in the world, even if he didn’t always show it. He loved her when he hated everyone else.

idk this makes me tear up, how much he loved his twin. It means so much. 

A few of my favorite redheaded ladies of literature.

Lady Fire from Graceling.

Hazel Evans from The Darkest Part of the Forest.

Scarlet Benoit from The Lunar Chronicles.

Alanna of Tredond from Song of the Lioness.

Truthful Newington from Newt’s Emerald.

Rachel Elizabeth Dare from Percy Jackson.

(re)read in 2017 → in the hand of the goddess → tamora pierce 

Alanna was cleaning Lightning in her room when Miles found her. “You didn’t kill him,” the knight said bluntly. “He would have killed you, but you didn’t kill him.”

Alanna’s arm was hurting: she hadn’t yet gotten the chance to place healing magic on herself. The pain made her short with her friend. “So? He was stupid. If I killed everyone who was stupid, I wouldn’t have time to sleep.”

Tortallan heroines sorted into hogwarts houses

Alanna is clearly a gryffindor. Brave, idealistic, fond of slaying literal and/or metaphorical monsters.

Daine is a ravenclaw. Curious, intellectually hungry, once stopped her heartbeat to listen to whales.

Kel is a hufflepuff. Loyal, hardworking, pragmatic. Mildly baffled when she gets recognition for doing something she considers her job.

Aly is a slytherin. Sly, clever, would never do something the normal way when she can do it a better way.

Beka is a little harder to pin down, but I think she’s a gryffindor at heart with hufflepuff methodology. She would like to be able to slay the world’s evils in one fell swoop, but knows she can’t. Instead she does her best to stop the small ones.