In the Hand of the Goddess
Young Adult / July 27, 2016

Song of the Lioness #2. Author: Tamora Pierce. Summary: Disguised as a boy, Alanna of Trebond becomes a squire, to none other than the prince of the realm. But Prince Jonathan is much more to Alanna; he is her ally, her best friend, and one of the few who knows that she’s really a girl. Now it will take all of Alanna’s skill, strength, and growing magical powers to protect him from the mysterious evil sorcerer who is bent on his destruction, and hers! Content Review: Sexual content: Character wonders what sex is like. Character flirts with other characters. The prince and some girl – “Soon they were sleeping together- sometimes.” Multiple kisses. One character starts to undress another, but she stops him. Language: 2 d***, 2 derogatory names Violence: Two sword fights to show skill, both of which devolve into a serious fight. One battle, in which character helps heal the wounded and sees a friend die. Sorcerer uses spell to nearly kill character.