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Authors:Tamora Pierce
Other authors:Bernadette Dunne (Narrator)
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Kel continues training to be a knight. She faces sexism from her fellow nobles and danger from the kingdom's enemies.

Kel goes through puberty (at 12, which seems early for her time period) and immediately starts being interesting to boys--and gets interested right back. I wish we'd gotten more of her training, which is the most interesting part of these books to me. I also wish Kel was a little less perfect. ( )
  wealhtheowwylfing | Feb 29, 2016 |
4.5 stars.
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  ElizabethJoseph | Feb 10, 2016 |
Description: As the first openly female page in a century, 11-year-old Keladry of Mindelan has an uphill battle to fight. In addition to proving herself worthy of being a page, Kel spends her time defending first-year pages from bullies, staying on top of homework, conquering her paralyzing fear of heights, and keeping up with Lord Wyldon's grueling physical training schedule.

Kel's detractors do everything in their power to thwart her progress, from tormenting her friends to sabotaging the Midwinter Festivities, to kidnapping her maid and dog on the day of final examinations.

The tide of resistance begins to turn slightly as Kel proves time and again that she is capable and determined.

Tamora Pierce revisits the imaginary Kingdom of Tortall in this sequel to First Test: Protector of the Small. Fans of Pierce's exotic fantasy sequences will be hard-pressed to put either book down. Kel is a valuable role model: she's proud of being a girl, and she never wavers in her conviction that she can do anything a boy can - and usually do it better.

Thoughts: I'm rather enjoying this subseries! The pacing is pretty good, we're staying put in Tortall with a fairly consistent cast of characters, and actually getting to focus on the path to knighthood! I appreciate Kel's determination and hard work and the way she deals with those around her fairly and compassionately.

Rating: 3.83
Liked: 4
Plot: 4
Characterization: 4
Writing: 3.5
Audio: 3.5


http://www.librarything.com/topic/188600#5174538 ( )
  leahbird | Jul 20, 2015 |
I'm continuing to enjoy Kel's adventures! Satisfying fantasy comfort reading with a spunky likable heroine, school setting, underdog victories, and adventure. I am strongly tempted to run out and buy the next two and just read them all at once.
  devafagan | Jan 2, 2015 |
This series is really fun to read but contains material that is not appropriate for young readers. ( )
  NinjaTat | Dec 20, 2014 |
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As the only female page in history to last beyond the first year of formal training to become a knight, 11-year-old Keladry of Mindelan has an uphill battle to fight. In addition to proving herself worthy of being a page, Kel spends her time defending first-year pages from bullies, staying on top of homework, conquering her paralyzing fear of heights, and keeping up with Lord Wyldon's grueling physical training schedule. Kel's detractors do everything in their power to thwart her progress, from tormenting her friends to sabotaging the Midwinter Festivities to kidnapping her maid and dog on the day of final examinations. The tide of resistance begins to turn slightly during the summer between Kel's second and third years, when she leads a team of pages in defensive maneuvers against renegade bandits--coincidentally on the same day that she gets her first period!

Tamora Pierce revisits the imaginary Kingdom of Tortall in this sequel to First Test: Protector of the Small. Fans of Pierce's exotic fantasy sequences will be hard-pressed to put either book down. Kel is a valuable role model: she's proud of being a girl, and she never wavers in her conviction that she can do anything a boy can--and usually do it better. Some rather bloody battles as well as discussions about Kel's developing body make this book appropriate for more mature readers. (Ages 10 to 14) --Emilie Coulter

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Keladry of Mindelan continues her training to become a squire with the aid of a new maid, the support of her friends, interference from some other pages, and some serious, even dangerous opposition.

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