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Plot Summary: A newly knight, Alanna leaves the capital to travel among the Bazhir in the desert, eventually becoming adopted by one of the tribes, though clashing with the tribe's shaman who seeks to destroy her name among the rest of the tribe. After fighting to the death with the shaman for her honor and winning, she has to replace the shaman and cannot leave until she trains another. During the courseof her stay she is visited by Sir Myles & Johnathan
Alanna of Trebond - Heroine and focus of the book/series; now knighted and a shaman of the Bazhir
Jonathan of Conté - Heir apparent to the throne of Tortall
George Cooper - Tortall's King of Thieves, in love with Alanna
Myles of Olau - Alanna's friend and mentor, who later adopts her as his heir.
Ali Mukhtab - Voice of the Tribes
Coram Smythesson - Alanna's manservant
Kara and Kourrem - Alanna's female trainee shamans. They jointly become shamans of the Bloody Hawk tribe after Alanna.
Ishak - Alanna's male trainee shaman. He is killed by the crystal sword when he attempts to wield it.
Halef Seif - Headman of the Bloody Hawk tribe.
Info from: Wikipedia