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Alexander "Alex" of Tirragen(pronounced TIHR-ah-genn) was a Knight of Tortall during the first half of the fifth century of the Human Era. He went through page training around the same time as Alanna of Trebond and was part of her circle of friends. He was a skilled mathematician and fencer. Duke Roger of Conté chose Alex for his personal squire, distancing Alex from his friends. Alex drifted away and became part of the Conté Duke's plot against the Crown. Alex was deadly with a blade, and was the last fencer to best Alanna at swordplay in single combat. He was killed by Alanna during the Coronation Day Battle in 439 HE.
Alex was often described as being dark and slim or slender. It was also said that he had a "cat-like grace". He was secretive and closed, ambitious, swarthy, overconfident, and obsessed with winning.
He appeared in three of the Song of the Lioness novels as Alanna's friend and later antagonist.
I recently did a quick scan through Tamora Pierce's official
facebook page (TAMORA PIERCE, FANTASY AUTHOR) to make sure we have
all the information for the new books about Numair Salmalín. There
are a few changes to past updates. Tempe…
The upcoming books about Numair Salmalín will come in a duology,
like the Trickster Series. The Gift of Power, the first in
the duology, will be published on a date yet to be announced.
According to Tamora Pierce, it will cover Numair's y…
A recent blog post on Tamora Pierce's prive livejournal seems to
reveal the title of the next book in the Circle Universe. In the
blog entry titled "Catching Up" Tamora Pierce mentions that she
will be working on "Battle Magic". This title would fit…
I've been busy with my studies, so unfortunately I haven't been
as frequent with giving updates as news as I used to. Unfortunately
I can't promise that it gets better. But I can assure you that I'm
still here, looking after things and trying to fit…
On my daily check of Tamora Pierce's livejournal I was at first
overjoyed by this entry, which states that the first draft of
Mastiff is finished and counts 660 pages; about 100 pages
more than Bloodhound. Pierce plans on finishing the rewrite
by the e…