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Squire (2001)

by Tamora Pierce

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Series: Protector of the Small Quartet (3), Tortall Universe (16 (Protector of the Small 03))

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After becoming a squire to Lord Raoul, commander of the King's Own, Kel of Mindelan, must face a terrifying test in the Chamber of the Ordeal before she can be a knight.
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• I just love Kel and her story so much. Maybe my favourite Pierce heroine.
• Third company Kings Own is clearly the place to be.
• The jousting scenes give me life.
• Possibly my favourite of the series.
• 5 ⭐️s every time. ( )
  sianhopper | Dec 6, 2021 |
This is the third in a series. Kel has been studying to be a knight for a while now, but many don’t think a girl should become a knight. However, she is determined. She is chosen as a squire to Lord Raoul – that is, she has now finished her education and is training with a real knight.

I listened to the audio, so I do suspect that had a bearing on my rating. It just didn’t hold my attention at some points, though other parts were good. Fighting is one thing that I just don’t find very interesting, especially on audio; I tend to tune out. That being said, I finished it two days ago and sadly, I have already forgotten most of it, unfortunately. However, there is one more book in the series, and I will plan to finish it. ( )
  LibraryCin | Nov 5, 2021 |
*Review of the series on the last book* ( )
  Elna_McIntosh | Sep 29, 2021 |
I do enjoy Kel as a main character/heroine but I do not enjoy her books as much as some of Tamora Pierce's others because I feel like the Protector of the Small series doesn't so much end as just sort of stop. Kel is strong and interesting and I love her friends and adventures but I would have liked to read about what happens to her, even if I can guess at the ending. Overall I feel like this particular series is good but not great. ( )
  KateKat11 | Sep 24, 2021 |
As with all of Tamora Pierce's books I truly enjoyed this one. Why? Because it teaches good principles and models how to deal with all the challenges that come your way. ( )
  GlenRH | Jul 26, 2021 |
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Dunne, BernadetteNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gerardi, JanCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Musselman, DanExecutive producersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Patti, JoyceCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Tenneson, JoyceCover photosecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Watkins, LiselotteCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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To Ms Gloria Barbizan and Miss Dorothy Olding - strong women long before women's liberation.
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Despite the overflow of humanity present for the congress at the royal palace, the hall where Keladry of Mindelan now walked was deserted.
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After becoming a squire to Lord Raoul, commander of the King's Own, Kel of Mindelan, must face a terrifying test in the Chamber of the Ordeal before she can be a knight.

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"I thought if I survived the big examinations, I'd be fine. I thought someone would take me, even if I am The Girl."

Keladry has finished her page training, she's passed the exams and now she's a fully-fledged squire. Which is great - except that you can't really be a squire if no knight will take you on.

But Kel's luck is in. After weeks of waiting, a knight-master has come forward. A true warrior to follow - if she can cope with the gruelling life on campaign. Bandits and renegade centaurs are just what she's trained for - it couldn't be better. But eventually Kel will have to return and face the Chamber of the Ordeal, the final test of a squire. One boy has already died in the chamber this year...
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