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ISBN: 0679889183
Author: Tamora Pierce
Language: English
Publisher: Laurel Leaf (May 22, 2001)
Category: Growing Up & Facts of Life
Subcategory: Kids
Rating: 4.4
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The Protector of the Small quartet is a series of books written by Tamora Pierce that tells the story of Keladry of Mindelan, a heroine in the fictional kingdom of Tortall.

The Protector of the Small quartet is a series of books written by Tamora Pierce that tells the story of Keladry of Mindelan, a heroine in the fictional kingdom of Tortall. The story opens in the realm of Tortall, where women have been legally allowed to train for knighthood since Alanna the Lioness disclosed her gender publicly; however so far no one has tried

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.

Tamora Pierce revisits the imaginary Kingdom of Tortall in this sequel to First Test: Protector of the Small. 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. Second in the Protector of the Small fantasy series for children revolving around Kel of Mindelan, only the second girl to want to become a knight of Tortall. My Take We get all the rest of the years Kel spends as a page in this one story.

The Protector of the Small quartet is the fourth series published by Tamora Pierce and the third set in the Tortallan Universe. The books follow the story of Keladry of Mindelan, who wants to follow in the footsteps of the famous Alanna of Pirate's Swoop and Olau. The books detail Kel's way to knighthood. Main article: First Test. The first book follows Kel through her first year of training. She has resently returned from the Yamani Islands

The second book in the New York Times bestselling series from the fantasy author who is a legend herself: TAMORA PIERCE.

The second book in the New York Times bestselling series from the fantasy author who is a legend herself: TAMORA PIERCE. When they think you will fail. As the only female page in history to pass the first year of training to become a knight, Keladry of Mindelan is a force to be reckoned with. More timely than ever, the Protector of the Small series is Anti-Bullying 101 while also touching on issues of bravery, friendship, and dealing humanely with refugees against a backdrop of an action-packed fantasy adventure. Tamora Pierce's books shaped me not only as a young writer but also as a young woman.

This is a list of works by American fantasy author Tamora Pierce. Won – 2005 Skylark Edward E. Smith Memorial Award for Imaginative Fiction.

In Page, Tamora Pierce gets back to the very essence of storytelling - a young hero must prove herself in the face of seeming unbeatable odds to achieve her goal. In this case, the hero is a female page struggling to gain her knighthood. Tamora is not afraid to touch on difficult subjects such as discrimination, abuse, and death.

Young Daine's knack with horses gets her a job helping the royal horsemistress drive a herd of ponies to Tortall. In this final book of the Song of the Lioness quartet, Alanna discovers that she indeed has a future worthy of her mythic past - both as a warrior and as a woman. Fantasy, Young Adult. Up against the traditional hazing of pages and a grueling schedule, Kel faces one roadblock that seems insurmountable: Lord Wyldon, the training master of pages and squires. He is absolutely against girls becoming knights.

Page: Book 2 of the Protector of the Small Quartet.

The adventure continues in book two of the New York Times bestselling series from the fantasy author who is a legend herself: TAMORA PIERCE. A powerful classic that is more timely than ever, the Protector of the Small series is about smashing the ceilings others place above you. When they say you will fai. ail to listen. But Kel’s battle to prove herself isn’t over

In this second book of the Protector of the Small quartet, Kel's hardships continue as she fights the prejudices that come with being a girl while maintaining the .

In this second book of the Protector of the Small quartet, Kel's hardships continue as she fights the prejudices that come with being a girl while maintaining the rigorous training of a page. Kels skills aren't the only things that are developing. Her feelings for her best friend, Neal, are also changin. n a very uncomfortable way. Luckily, Kel has some new allies, including an ugly but lovable dog and an abused young woman whom she teaches self-defense

Kel fights to maintain the rigorous regimen of a page while confronting the prejudices that come with being a female in a man's world and coping with a crush on her closest friend, Neal.

Comments:

Tebei
"First Test" covered just one year, but "Page"-level training takes four years, and they're all here. The less-eventful months are passed over quickly, so the book does not bog down. There are lessons and changes, new friends (including a scarred bull-terrier-type dog who plays a big enough role that he's incuded on the cover of my previous-edition MMPB) and old enemies, and a few true dangers providing action.

I like the realistic way Kel has to handle getting impatient with the timidity of her formerly-abused maid, but eventually winds up liking and caring about her. She also pushes herself to continue facing down her fear of heights, even after she is no longer receiving so many punishment details requiring it, and indeed the final trial Fate (i.e., the author) imposes in the book does involve a terrifying challenge for an acrophobic.

The traditionalist training master is gradually being forced to re-evaluate Kel and his assumptions about girls, and gives Kel his first praise before the book is done, but I like the fact that she reacts to his "If only you'd been born a boy" with the thought that she doesn't *want* to be a boy: she simply wants to be herself, and a knight. After Kel and her friends manage to survive an unexpected life-threatening situation, Lord Wyldon also introduces new methods to prepare *all* his young charges for the realities they're now likely to face, working in cooperation and leadership both with other trained fighters and with local countryfolk, unlike the lone knights of yore who rarely needed such skills.

The story ends at 90% this time. I happened to notice that the Cast of Characters (the first appendix) is not completely consistent: maid/seamstress Lalasa Isran is listed under her first name, which makes sense, but her uncle Gower — also referred to by his first name — is listed as "Isran, Gower", which I'd say requires a cross-reference to find.

I didn't catch a single spelling or grammar typo, but one formatting error did annoyingly occur in a handful of places: the scene changed without *any* scene-break spacer to indicate it, causing a bit of a "Huh?" moment each time, especially since *all* the paragraphs use the typical e-style of no indent.

Well, I got these first two volumes on a Kindle sale, but I don't want to stop here. I guess I'll have to get out my print version of the concluding volumes, where Kel becomes truly a "young adult" (not merely the pre-adult which that genre term has come to mean).
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I almost wrote "for young adults" in the title for this review, because it is a great series for them, but I also think it's a great series for adults. One of the many things that I like about Pierce's characters is their humanity: they have flaws, they work hard to overcome difficulties, and they don't always succeed--at first; but they do learn, they do persist and they do grow.
In this series, Kel, has come to the palace to learn how to become a knight. Although there has been one other woman who has succeeded, she still faces many hurdles--often from those who are training her, as well as those training with her. This book covers the second and third years of that preparation, including battles with bandits and with beings from the Immortal Realm who threaten the kingdom.
Pierce's writing is great: her characters are vibrant, the plot is exciting, and the setting is marvelous! Grab the first book and read it. Then grab this one and read it too!
Linn
Second in the Protector of the Small fantasy series for children revolving around Kel of Mindelan, only the second girl to want to become a knight of Tortall.

My Take
We get all the rest of the years Kel spends as a page in this one story. She matures and has all the complications which that entails including coping with falling in love with Neal and some of her school friends starting to see her in a more romantic vein.
Kel continues to set the moral tone with support from her friends. Well, those who haven't graduated into squires and gone off with their teaching knights.

The Story
Kel certainly fulfills the series' promise as it begins with Kel rescuing a dog from one of the kitchen apprentices about to lay into him with a meat cleaver when he steals a string of sausages. Nor does it seem that Joren and crew have stopped their harassment of the younger ones. Although Vinson seems too interested in Lalasa. Interested enough that Kel insists her maid learn how to protect herself. Her study group continues and the younger ones are starting to come to Kel for weapons training.

The hazing has spread to Kel and her friends, particularly at the banquets when the pages are serving. It's enough to result in punishment details and a compromise. The summer camping trips result in Kel's taking command during a surprise attack--it sure frosts Wyldon that Kel is so competent! Although he does takes advantage of Kel's fear of heights as he intensifies her training. And Kel continues to lead and win. In spite of the nasty tricks, the kidnappings...

The odd bit, Joren starts sucking up to Kel...and Kel's mysterious benefactor continues to send the most amazing gifts.

The Characters
Keladry "Kel" of Mindelan is our heroine and she has survived her first year as a probationer in spite of Lord Wyldon' s restrictions. Nealan "Neal" of Queenscove was one of her first friends at the school. Other friends include Seaver, Cleon of Kennan of the poetic address, Merric of Hollyrose, Faleron of Kin's Reach, Esmond of Nicoline, Prince Roald, Owen of Jesslaw, Iden of Vikison Lake, and Warric of Mandash.

Baron Piers and Ilane are her parents. Adalia and Oranie are her older sisters. Innes is her second oldest brother and he takes Cleon on as his squire.

Joren of Stone Mountain is a fellow student; he and his cronies hate Kel, partially because she refuses to accept their particular brand of hazing. The cronies include Vinson of Genlith, Zahir ibn Alhaz who seems to be moving past this childishness, Garvey of Runnerspring, and Quinden.

Salma Aynnar is in charge of the pages' wing. Lord Wyldon is the training master in charge of the school and tried very hard last year to prevent Kel from being admitted as a student. Gower is the servant in charge of cleaning her rooms and fetching her water; Lalasa is his niece and he requests Kel hire her for her personal servant to keep her safe from the other servants and pushy nobles. Hakuin Seastone and Eda Bell are combat instructors. Now that she's old enough, she's serving in the banquet room--Master Oakbridge is the master of ceremonies. Sir Myles is their history and law instructor. Lindhall Reed. Numair Salmalín. Stefan Groomsman continues to manage the stables.

Daine has a cameo appearance. Queen Thayet and King Jonathan give Kel a bit of help. Uline of Hannalof is one of Kel's admirers and Neal's first crush.

The Title
The title is short and succinct as it covers Kel's years as a Page.
Froststalker
Really good series. I have enjoyed the first and this one, Page, second in the Protector of the Small series. I believe there are 4. I wish there were more. Ms Pierce is a good writer. This series might have been written for the young adult audience, but I am enjoying these books, too.

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