First Test (Protector of the Small Series #1)

First Test (Protector of the Small Series #1)

by Tamora Pierce
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First Test (Protector of the Small Series #1) by Tamora Pierce

In the medieval and fantastic realm of Tortall, Keladry of Mindelan (known as Kel) is the first girl to take advantage of the decree that permits females to train for knighthood. But Kel is not a girl to underestimate. . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780679889175
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 05/28/2000
Series: Protector of the Small Series , #1
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 4.51(w) x 6.85(h) x 0.86(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

TAMORA PIERCE is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of over eighteen novels set in the fantasy realm of Tortall. She captured the imagination of readers with her debut novel, Alanna: The First Adventure. Since then, her bestselling and award-winning titles have pushed the boundaries of fantasy and young adult novels to introduce readers to a rich world populated by strong, believable heroines. She has been the guest of honor at numerous conventions, and her books have been translated into many languages and are available on audio. She is the winner of the Romantic Times Book Reviews Career Achievement Award, the Skylark Edward E. Smith Memorial Award for Imaginative Fiction, and the Margaret A. Edwards Award for her "significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature." Pierce lives in Syracuse, New York, with her husband, Tim, and their cats, birds, and occasional rescued wildlife. Visit her at TamoraPierce.com and follow her on Twitter at @TamoraPierce.

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First Test (Protector of the Small Series #1) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 252 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing. It had action, adventure, fantasy, and even a touch of romance in the series. I was impressed by these books and loved every second reading it. From the start, kel is shown as a strong, independant girl. You fall in love with her bravery and determination as she's tested by the crown and by her peers. You watch her grow throughout the story and the series. She makes friends in odd places and enemies along the way, but its worth the read to follow kel down the dark and dangerous road of adventure. She is truely a Protector of the Small
STORE NOOKUSER More than 1 year ago
i recomend this whole series and anything else written by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tamora Pierce weaves stories about girls and women in Tortall and the lands near Tortall so beautifully, so fully. The stories and the characters envelop you until you understand them in their entirety. The plot is interesting and the characters really give the girls and women and the people in general of today and tomorrow something to look to, something to aim for. The character range is broad enough to match pretty much everyone. I really reccomend Tamora Pierce's books and series' based in Tortall.
LadyHester More than 1 year ago
Keladry wants to be a knight! Not an easy goal in a man's world. Book one is year one as a page. She must deal with terrible prejudice and violence from almost every side and every moment. She is exceptionally determined to succeed. Very cool and inspirational!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing series filled with strong likable characters. Ive read it several times now, first at 16 and now at 21. I still love. I highly recommend reading this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For anyone who has been dying for more lady knight action, this is your book. With characters, we know and love, and more new ones, i highly recommend this to any of Pierce's fans.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was a great read and perfect for any young adult. I re-read Tamora Pierce's works all the time. She is an amazing author. My favorite series by far is The Song of the Lioness, but the Protector of the Small comes in second!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A quick read to capture your heart.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is one of my favorites !!!!!!! First Test is about a girl called kell,a girl who wants to be a knight .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I kel the charter and the story of all of her charter kel is my favs
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this book just as intriguing, if not more so, than the Son of the Lioness quartet. Her writing style leaves little to be desired. I read this before the Immortal series, so some references were lost on me, but I still highly recommend it.
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Set Mina on a blanket.
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Great book!
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This was one of the best books I've EVER read, and I've read alot of books. Kel wants to be a knight. She has to start as a page. Kel is tortured (literally) by some boys. Yet she does NOT quit. I think Kel is the sort of girl I'd like to be (but I'm not). This is a good book for you if you are intrested in midevil times.
Alaskan_Jenny More than 1 year ago
Awsome highly reccommended!
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I think this book is amazing!! the plot is perferctly planned out, and it is one of the best ways to start of a series. Its is just plain intruiging to the people that are just starting this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was by far one of the best children series I have ever read. As an educator I recomend this series to every young girl I teach.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this book!!!!!!!!!!!! Kel is so strong and I fell in love with neal! I couldn't put it down. Read the series on vacation, took my book everywhere. I didn't waste my vacation!
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