Study Guide

Alanna: The First Adventure Characters

By Tamora Pierce

Alanna of Trebond

In Alanna Trebond's world, boys rule and girls drool—or at least, their life options do....

Prince Jonathan (Jon)

When Alanna first sees Jonathan in the palace, he walks in some other pages, so there's not...

George Cooper

Alanna first gets a gander at George in the capital's marketplace: "The lean young man grinned,...

Thom of Trebond

Alanna's twin brother Thom looks just like her, with red hair and purple eyes. Plus they both...

Coram Smythesson

This loyal servant not only raised Alanna but also protects her secret at court. What's his deal?...

Maude

Maude is the village healer of Trebond, and she helped raise Alanna and Thom. They must've been a...

Sir Myles of Olau

This rumpled knight is every absent-minded teacher you've ever had all rolled into one fuzzy...

Duke Roger of Conté

Duke Roger is Jonathan's cousin…which puts him next in line for the throne.Oh gee, no need...

Ralon of Malven

Ralon is a "tall, gangling boy of nearly fourteen…a sneer on his thick mouth. He had cold...

Gary (Gareth) of Naxen

The son of the Duke of Naxen, Gary is a "large young man with chestnut hair and eyes" (2.71). He...

Duke Gareth of Naxen

When Alanna first goes to the capital, she meets her noble sponsor, who is "tall and thin, with...

Raoul of Goldenlake

This friendly page is "big, with tightly curled brown hair and coal-black eyes" (2.49). He's...

Alexander of Tirragen (Alex)

One of the pages who's friends with Jonathan and his crew, Alex is a "slim, dark boy" (2.71)....

Francis of Nond

This "shy blond" page (2.71) is friends with Jonathan, Raoul, and the rest of the group. He's one...

King Roald

As a lowly page, Alanna doesn't see the king of Tortall up close and personal very often. She...

Queen Lianne

One of the first to come down with the Sweating Fever, Lianne remains weak throughout the story....

Stefan

One of the palace servants who works in the stables, Stefan also reports to the King of Thieves,...

Timon

A "slender young man in royal livery" (1.119), Timon is one of the many palace servants. He shows...

Geoffrey of Meron

When Geoffrey shows up at court in Alanna's second year as a page, Alanna's no longer the newest...

Douglass of Veldine

Douglass is one of the young pages who Alanna first meets when she reaches the palace. He's a...

Sacherell of Wellam

A young page, Sacherell is the first person Alanna has a sword duel with while in training with...

Duke Baird

The palace healer must be pretty good at his job—so it's odd that the Sweating Fever drains...

Captain Aram Sklaw

This dude is the head of the Palace Guard, and he has the dubious honor of training new pages in...

The Ysandir

Also known as the Nameless Ones, the Ysandir are an ancient race of immortals that have been...

Mistress Cooper

George's mother is "a tall woman, with her son's twinkling hazel eyes and an air of command. Only...

Solom

This old man is the innkeeper at the Dancing Dove. He's one of George's men, which means he'll...

Rispah

Rispah is a "tall, chesty redhead" (3.161) whom Alanna encounters in the Dancing Dove. George...

Ali Mukhtab

This Bazhir man is the governor of Persopolis Castle. He is tall "with walnut brown skin, glossy...

Lord Martin of Meron

Lord Martin rules the Great Southern Desert, a fact that does not seem to thrill him. Perhaps...

Lord Alan of Trebond

The only time we see Lord Alan in the book is in the very beginning, when he tells his children...

Ranulf

This guy works for Sir Myles, serving as the majordomo of Barony Olau. He agrees with Sir Myles's...

The Court Tailor

This "scowling old man" (2.18) takes Alanna's measurements for her page uniform. While he's...

The Innkeeper and His Wife

When Alanna and Coram leave Trebond, they stay at an inn the first night. Coram winds up drunk,...

The Math-Teaching Priest

Most of the teachers who instruct the pages at court are priests. The one who teaches math...