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Protector of the Small #04: Lady Knight

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Keladry of Mindelan has finally achieved her life-long dream of being a knight. But it's not turning out as she imagined at all. With the land of Tortall at war with the Scanrans, she has been assigned to oversee a refugee camp. But Kel has had a vision in the Chamber — a vision of the man behind the horrific battle machines that her fellow knights and friends are now fighting without her. She is torn between a duty she has sworn to do and a quest that she feels could turn the tide of the war. Bestselling author Tamora Pierce captivates her readers by telling stories filled with the classic elements of fantasy: high adventure, magic, and a touch of romance. But what makes the stories resonate with her legions of fans is the realism, often intense, that grounds her books in a modern sensibilty.

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"This is an essential and satisfying book..." School Library Journal

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"This eagerly awaited fourth and final book in the Protector of the Small series will not disappoint Pierce's many fans....this novel draws the reader into a complete and believable fantasy world." VOYA

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"Kel's world is completely realized in quick, precise detail." Booklist

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Protector of the Small #4

Keladry of Mindelan has finally achieved her life-long dream of being a knight. But its not turning out as she imagined at all. With the land of Tortall at war with the Scanrans, she has been assigned to oversee a refugee camp. But Kel has had a vision in the Chamber—a vision of the man behind the horrific battle machines that her fellow knights and friends are now fighting without her. She is torn between a duty she has sworn and a quest that she feels could turn the tide of the war. . .

Synopsis:

Kel has finally achieved her lifelong dream of being a knight. But now she is torn between a duty she has sworn to uphold and a quest that she feels could turn the tide of war.

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Tamora Pierce is a bestselling author of fantasy books for teenagers. Her books, known for their teenaged girl warriors, have received critical acclaim and a strong fanbase.

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crowyhead, August 22, 2006 (view all comments by crowyhead)
This was an excellent end to the Protector of the Small series. Keladry has passed her Ordeal and is now a knight awaiting her first assignment. There is a complication, however; during her Ordeal, the magical Chamber of the Ordeal sent her a vision of a necromancer who is creating fearsome killing machines. The Chamber has set her a task: find this necromancer, and kill him. But Kel has also been set a task by her more corporeal masters: she must manage the refugee camp of Haven. Kel is well-suited to the position; Sir Raoul trained her well to be a good organizer and to manage resources, and Kel has a sympathy and rappor with commoners that many of her noble-born colleagues lack. She knows in her heart that she is the best person for the job, but her visions of the necromancer chafe at her. How can she fulfill her promise to the Chamber if she is saddled with 500 refugees?

Tamora Pierce doesn't pull her punches when it comes to the fate of common people in war, and in many ways this is a rather dark novel. It ends on a hopeful note, however, and it's a very strong ending to a truly excellent series.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375814716
Subtitle:
Book 4 of the Protector of the Small Quartet
Publisher:
Laurel Leaf
Author:
Pierce, Tamora
Location:
New York
Subject:
Royalty (kings queens princes princesses knights etc.)
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Fantasy
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
Knights and knighthood
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Protector of the Small
Series Volume:
04
Publication Date:
20030826
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 7 up to 11
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
6.93x4.29x1.21 in. .47 lbs.
Age Level:
from 12 up to 16

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Product details 448 pages Random House Books for Young Readers - English 9780375814716 Reviews:
"Review" by , "This is an essential and satisfying book..."
"Review" by , "This eagerly awaited fourth and final book in the Protector of the Small series will not disappoint Pierce's many fans....this novel draws the reader into a complete and believable fantasy world."
"Review" by , "Kel's world is completely realized in quick, precise detail."
"Synopsis" by , Protector of the Small #4

Keladry of Mindelan has finally achieved her life-long dream of being a knight. But its not turning out as she imagined at all. With the land of Tortall at war with the Scanrans, she has been assigned to oversee a refugee camp. But Kel has had a vision in the Chamber—a vision of the man behind the horrific battle machines that her fellow knights and friends are now fighting without her. She is torn between a duty she has sworn and a quest that she feels could turn the tide of the war. . .

"Synopsis" by , Kel has finally achieved her lifelong dream of being a knight. But now she is torn between a duty she has sworn to uphold and a quest that she feels could turn the tide of war.
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