By Tamora Pierce
Tamora Pierce returns to the land of Tortall with a heroine who refuses to surrender during this first ebook within the no 1 New York Times bestselling Protector of the Small series.
Ten years after knighthood education used to be opened to either men and females, no lady has been courageous sufficient to aim. yet knighthood is Keladry's one precise wish, and so she steps ahead to place herself to the test.
Up opposed to the normal hazing of pages and a grueling agenda, Kel faces one roadblock that turns out insurmountable: Lord Wyldon, the educational grasp of pages and squires. he's completely opposed to ladies turning into knights. So whereas he's compelled to coach her, Wyldon places her on a probationary trial interval that no male web page has ever needed to undergo. additional set except her fellow trainees, Kel's route to knighthood is now that a lot tougher. yet she is decided to attempt, and she's making pals within the very unlikely locations. something is needless to say, Kel isn't really a lady to underestimate.
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Extra info for First Test (Protector of the Small #1)
3 THE perform COURTS the following morning Kel heard the chatter of birds. She crept over to her open window and peered open air. It was once approximately sunrise, with the barest contact of sunshine coloring the sky. earlier than her used to be a small courtyard with a unmarried bedraggled tree transforming into at its heart. On it perched apartment sparrows, drab of their russet brown and tan feathers, the men with stern black collars. a number of birds pecked on the circle of earth round the tree. Kel watched them because the pearly air brightened. bad issues, she suggestion, they’re hungry. In her clothespress she had stowed the final of the fruitbread Mindelan’s prepare dinner had given her for the adventure south. Kel retrieved it and broke it up into crumbs, then dumped it at the courtyard stones. She was once looking at the sparrows consume it while the 1st bell rang and an individual rapped on her door. She opened it and acknowledged a contented strong morning to the servant who stood there with a glass of sizzling water. "Good is pretty much as good does, web page Keladry," he acknowledged, his lengthy face glum. He put his burden on her table. "I’m Gower. I’m to seem when you. " He started to sweep out the fireside as Kel took the water into her dressing room. a brand new fireplace was once laid while she back to the most room, her face washed and her tooth fresh. "If you’ve something exact you require, cleaning soap or cloths or such, inform me," Gower acknowledged sorrowfully. "Within cause, in fact. " Kel blinked at him. She’d by no means met someone this gloomy. "Thank you, Gower," she answered, intimidated. "I don’t want whatever simply but. " "Very sturdy, miss," he acknowledged, then shook his head. "I suggest, web page Keladry. " She sighed with aid whilst he left, and moved quickly to decorate. Undiscouraged via Gower, she wanted Neal an outstanding morning whilst she discovered him within the mess corridor. He checked out her via bleary eyes and mumbled, "There’s not anything solid approximately it. " Kel shook her head and ate breakfast in silence. The day flew through. it all started underground, the place the palace shops have been stored. A tailor took Kel’s measurements. Then his assistant dumped a load of clothes into her fingers. She obtained 3 units of perform outfits, stable tan cotton and wool clothing to be worn throughout the morning. She additionally obtained 3 adjustments of the pages’ formal uniform—red blouse and hose, gold tunic—to be worn within the afternoon and at royal gatherings. footwear to compare her formal equipment have been further; her kin had provided boots for driving and wrestle perform. Neal took the cloaks and coats she was once given for chilly climate. as soon as she had stowed her issues, Neal took her for one more journey. They spent the morning inside of, traveling the school rooms, libraries, indoor perform courts, and provide rooms just like the pages’ armory at the first point underground. After lunch, Neal took her to the open air perform courts and stables; the gardens, the place she could wait on visitors; and final of all, the royal menagerie. That evening she dreamed the hooting calls of the howler monkeys from the Copper Isles and the chittering of brightly coloured finches. tomorrow she woke to not the gaudy finches’ calls or the songs of Yamani birds, yet to the pleasant gossip of the courtyard sparrows.