First Test (Protector of the Small, #1)

About the Author: Tamora Pierce

Hey, folks I just discovered that apparently I have given some very popular books single star ratings except I haven t How do I know I haven t Because I haven t read those books at all So before you go getting all hacked off at me for trashing your favorites, know that I ve written GoodReads to find out what s going on.I return to my regularly scheduled profile Though I would love to join gro Hey, folks I just discovered that apparently I have given some very popular books single star ratings except I haven t How do I know I haven t Because I haven t read those books at all So before you go getting all hacked off at me for trashing your favorites, know that I ve written GoodReads to find out what s going on.I return to my regularly scheduled profile Though I would love to join groups, I m going to turn them all down I just don t have the time to take part, so please don t be offended if I don t join your group or accept an invitation I m not snooty I m just up to my eyeballs in work and appearances Also, don t be alarmed by the number of books I ve read When I get bored, I go through the different lists and rediscover books I ve read in the past It s a very evil way to use up time when I should be doing other things Obviously, I ve read a lot of books in 54 years I was born in South Connellsville, PA My mother wanted to name me Tamara but the nurse who filled out my birth certificate misspelled it as Tamora When I was 8 my family moved to California, where we lived for 6 years on both sides of the San Francisco peninsula.I started writing stories in 6th grade My interest in fantasy and science fiction began when I was introduced to The Lord of the Rings by J R R Tolkien and so I started to write the kind of books that I was reading After my parents divorced, my mother took my sisters and me back to Pennsylvania in 1969 There I went to Albert Gallatin Senior High for 2 years and Uniontown Area Senior High School for my senior year.After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, I wrote the book that became The Song of the Lioness fantasy quartet I sold some articles and 2 short stories and wrote reviews for a martial arts movie magazine At last the first book of the quartet, Alanna The First Adventure was published by Atheneum Books in 1983.Tim Liebe, who became my Spouse Creature, and I lived in New York City with assorted cats and two parakeets from 1982 2006 In 2006 we moved to Syracuse, New York, where we live now with assorted cats, a number of squirrels, birds, raccoons, skunks, opossums, and woodchucks visiting our very small yard As of 2011, I have 27 novels in print, one short story collection, one comic book arc White Tiger A Hero s Compulsion co written with Tim, and a short story anthology co editing credit There sto come, including a companion book to the Tortall verse So stay tuned


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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 240 pages
  • First Test (Protector of the Small, #1)
  • Tamora Pierce
  • English
  • 08 February 2018
  • 0679889175

First Test (Protector of the Small, #1) In The Medieval And Fantastic Realm Of Tortall, Keladry Of Mindelan Is The First Girl To Take Advantage Of The Decree That Permits Females To Train For Knighthood Up Against The Traditional Hazing Of Pages And A Grueling Schedule, Kel Faces Only One Real Roadblock Lord Wyldon, The Training Master Of Pages And Squires He Is Absolutely Against Girls Becoming Knights So While He Is Forced To Train Her, Wyldon Puts Her On Probation For One Year It Is A Trial Period That No Male Page Has Ever Had To Endure And One That Separates The Good Natured Kel Even From Her Fellow Trainees During The Tough First Year But Kel Is Not A Girl To Underestimate, As Everyone Is About To Find Out

10 thoughts on “First Test (Protector of the Small, #1)

  1. Allison says:

    Recently I decided to reread all of Tamora Pierce s books, because, well, it s been too long since I read them For her Lioness Quartet, Circle of Magic books, and The Immortals series, I was refreshing my memory, but with the Protector of the Small series, it was almost like reading them for the first time I read this series only once, when I was a preteen, and I had honestly forgotten just how much I love Kel.At first glance, the story of Keladry of Mindalen seems like a rewrite of Tamora Pie Rece...

  2. Rachel E. Carter says:

    No review I could ever write would do this book or series justice This series to me is the pinnacle of Tamora Pierce s career She had many wonderful books but the emotional and physical turmoil her protagonist Kel goes through to earn her knighthood is nothing that I have ever experienced in another YA book Kel perseveres against every trial imaginable, and while at times she can seem a bit too mature she s only 10 in this one , she is unique and refreshing in a world of cliche She is wh No review I could ever write would do this book or series justice This series to me is the pinnacle of Tamora Pierce s career She had many wonderful books but the emotional and physical turmoil her protagonist Kel goes through to earn her knighthood is nothing that I have ever experienced in another YA book Kel perseveres against every trial imaginable, and while at times she can seem a bit too mature she s only 10 in this one , she is unique and refreshing in a world of cliche She is what every female warrior should be And what sFor once an author cast a tomboy who wasn t secretly some beautiful girl she was normal, plain, a LumpYou won t ask it, but I ll do it anyway, she thought stubbornly You ll see I m as good as any boy I m better And how about that awesome battle sceneKel promptly...

  3. Lola Reviewer says:

    This is my first book series from Tamora Pierce, meaning that I did not read her Song of the Lioness series prior However, although Alanna, and as I discovered, multiple other characters from the author s other books in the same world are mentioned, I did not feel as though there was something I was missing to enjoy this particular story.Actually, because Alanna was mentioned so many times, I now feel very interested in picking Pierce s Song of the Lioness up Though it s true ...

  4. Dichotomy Girl says:

    3rd Read 12 16 2016Edit Raised this up to 5 Stars, because after discussing it with Rachel E Carter, I ve decided that yes, Kel is the awesomest I had forgotten how good this series is It s hard to decide which is my favorite, this one or Alanna.2nd Read 7 20 2015Original Read 11 11 2012

  5. Kat says:

    I started this series with the thought that it was going to be a do over of Pierce s previous, successful Alanna the Lioness Quartet, which followed a girl named Alanna, of course who dressed like a boy and took her twin brother s place in page training while he took her place in magic school not dressed as a girl The four books of that quartet follow her progress from page, to squire, to knight and king s champion with her sex being discovered along the way I was pleasantly surprised to I started this series with the thought that it was going to be a do over of Pierce s previous, successful Alanna the Lioness Quartet, which followed a girl named Alanna, of course who dressed like a boy and took her twin brother s place in page training while he took her place in magic school not dressed as a girl The four books of that quartet follow her progress from page, to squire, to knight and king s champion with her sex being discovered along the way I was pleasantly surprised to find that not only does Pierce give Keladry her ...

  6. Emily (BellaGrace) says:

    I liked this book listened to it as an audio book It was a quick, fast read I was mostly interested, but the story was entirely predictable My biggest problem was that Kel is a 10 year old girl, but at no time did she actually act like it She was way too mature for her age both in how she acted, her physical abilities and even how she spoke It was in no way believable that she was a child My other gripe is view spoiler I rolled my eyes for the entire ending the idea that the elit I liked this book listened to it as an aud...

  7. Kogiopsis says:

    I am going to save my reminiscing about this series for the third book Or at least I m going to try Some might creep in unnoticed.First off I HATE SPIDRENS I HATE SPIDRENS I HATE SPIDRENS I HATE SPIDRENS.Spidrens were, actually, the first Immortals I ever read about, because I went straight from the Lioness Quartet to this series So in the first chapter or so, when Kel finds a spidren biting the heads off kittens, I was deeply disturbed I still am What I love about that scene is Kel s react I am going to save my reminiscing about this series for the third book Or at least I m going to t...

  8. Lucy Ralston says:

    This book changed my childhood I had read stories about lady knights before about women dressing as men, fighting the odds, and changing the world But this story is different Kel doesn t dress in drag, she doesn t hide herself, she doesn t try to change the world She just wants to be a knight, and will do whatever it takes to achieve her goal She is my number one female character in a YA novel, and that has not changed in a long long time.I highly recommend this book to anyone and everyone This book changed my childhood I had read stories about lady knights be...

  9. Beth says:

    Alanna clenched her fists What was going on Was Jonathan inclined to give way to the man who d saved his children And with that, possibly the stupidest line Pierce has ever written, Kel s story begins I m big on details lately, and the introduction is shaky on them Here areplaces the writing is less than precise The training master absently rubbed the arm in its linen sling At last he bowed in his chair May we compromise, sire Maybe that first line is here to show Wyldon s hesitati Alanna clenched her fists What was going on Was Jonathan inclined to give way to the man who d saved his children And with that, possibly the stupidest line Pierce has ever written, Kel s story begins I m big on details lately, and the introduction is shaky on them Here areplaces the writing is less than precise The training master absently rubbed the arm in its linen sling At last he bowed in his chair May we compromise, sire Maybe that first line is here to show Wyldon s hesitation before answering Jonathan with the probation proposal The problem is that his gesture calls to mind the reason for the sling hey, remember when my arm was raked by a hurrok while I was saving your kids which makes the gesture not quite absent.And then Alanna stalks out, while The men stared at the door Each of them was t...

  10. Bridget Mckinney says:

    Before starting to read the Protector of the Small quartet, I read that Kel was just another Alanna and that the books are basically Song of the Lioness all over again I was actually okay with that going into this series, since I love Alanna and think that there are far worse things Kel could have been than just like her I m happy to report, however, that although there are similarities between Alanna and Kel, their experi...