First Test (Paperback)
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Tamora Pierce returns to the land of Tortall with a heroine who refuses to quit in this first book in the #1 "New York Times" bestselling Protector of the Small series.
Ten years after knighthood training was opened to both males "and "females, no girl has been brave enough to try. But knighthood is Keladry's one true desire, and so she steps forward to put herself to the test.
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. So while he is forced to train her, Wyldon puts her on a probationary trial period that no male page has ever had to endure. Further set apart from her fellow trainees, Kel's path to knighthood is now that much harder. But she is determined to try, and she's making friends in the most unlikely places. One thing is for sure, Kel is not a girl to underestimate.
"From the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
Beloved author Tamora Pierce has written a great number of books, including The Song of the Lioness quartet, The Immortals quartet, The Circle of Magic quartet, The Protector of the Small quartet, The Circle Opens quartet, the Trickster series, "The Will of" "the Empress", "Melting Stones", and the Beka Cooper series. She lives in New York and can be visited at TamoraPierce.com.