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Protector of the Small #03: Squire

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ISBN13: 9780679889199
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Protector of the Small #3

At the age of 14 and standing five foot ten, Keladry of Mindelan is a squire. A squire serves and learns from a seasoned knight for four years, then faces a final test. That final test is the Ordeal, which takes place in a magical room called the Chamber. There, a squire encounters the parts of him- or herself that the Chamber deems the most difficult to face–be they fears, failings, or unrepented wicked deeds. Does Kel have what it takes to survive the Ordeal?

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Keladry of Mindelan is a squire who serves and learns from a seasoned knight for four years, then faces a final test. Does Kel have what it takes to survive the Ordeal?

Synopsis:

In addition to coping with the challenges of a new romance and a life in the royal guard, Kel must prepare for the infamous "Ordeal," the last hurdle in the way of knighthood.

About the Author

In the sixth grade, Tamora Pierce was encouraged by her father to start writing and she immediately got hooked. Once she discovered fantasy and science fiction, she tried to write the same kind of stories she read, only with teenaged girl heroines who were usually missing from the 1960s stories.

Before her junior year at the University of Pennsylvania where she studied psychology, Pierce rediscovered writing when she wrote her first original short story since tenth grade. She sold her first story a year later and then enrolled in a fiction writing course during her senior year. When her teacher suggested that she tackle a novel, her childhood ideas came back to her and she began her first sword and sorcery novel.

Pierce then worked as a housemother in an Idaho group home for teenaged girls, who loved hearing Alannas story from the in-progress quartet, Song of the Lioness. As Pierce continued to write and send out manuscripts, she moved to Manhattan to get her publishing career off the ground.

Pierce still lives in Manhattan with her husband, writer/filmmaker Tim, and their three cats, two parakeets, plus a floating population of rescued wildlife. She enjoys her hectic life as a full-time writer and she hopes that her books leave her readers with the feeling that they can achieve anything if they want it badly enough.

Tamora Pierce is a popular author of fantasy books for teenagers. In her latest quartet, Protector of the Small, readers follow heroine Kel as she rigorously trains for the knighthood.

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crowyhead, August 22, 2006 (view all comments by crowyhead)
After Kel passes her exams and becomes a squire, she is terrified that none of the knights will have her. Fortunately, Sir Raoul of Goldenlake, Alanna's good friend, sees Kel's talent and takes her on. What follows is an intense period of activity, as Sir Raoul is to escort the Prince of Tortall and his Yamani fiancee in a tour of the kingdom. Kel learns to hold her own in the jousting tournaments (she is frequently challenged, and must repeatedly prove her worth as a fighter), rescues an orphaned gryphon, and has her first taste of war. She also falls in -- and out -- of love for the first time, which brings me to one of the things I really love about Pierce: her female characters almost never end up with the first person they kiss, or even the first person they fall in love with. It's such a refreshing change from the way romance is often portrayed in YA novels (and in novels in general). The romances are important, but they're definitely not the only thing going on.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780679889199
Subtitle:
Book 3 of the Protector of the Small Quartet
Author:
Pierce, Tamora
Publisher:
Laurel Leaf
Location:
New York
Subject:
Girls & Women
Subject:
Royalty (kings queens princes princesses knights etc.)
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Fantasy
Subject:
School & Education
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
Sex role
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Knights and knighthood
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Protector of the Small (Paperback)
Series Volume:
03
Publication Date:
20020827
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 7 up to 11
Language:
English
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
6.98x4.30x1.17 in. .44 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

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Product details 432 pages Random House Children's Books - English 9780679889199 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Keladry of Mindelan is a squire who serves and learns from a seasoned knight for four years, then faces a final test. Does Kel have what it takes to survive the Ordeal?
"Synopsis" by , In addition to coping with the challenges of a new romance and a life in the royal guard, Kel must prepare for the infamous "Ordeal," the last hurdle in the way of knighthood.
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