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First Test (Paperback) (Tamora Pierce)

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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.
In the medieval and fantastic realm of Tortall, Keladry of Mindelan (known as Kel) is the first girl to take advantage of the decree that permits females to train for knighthood. But Kel is not a girl to underestimate. . . .
“Part school story . . . part fantasy . . . part animal story . . . this is a splendidly rousing feast.”—Booklist
Number of Pages: 216
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Historical / Medieval
Series Title: The Protector of the Small
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Random House Childrens Books
Age Range: Teen
Author: Tamora Pierce
Language: English
Street Date: August 1, 2004
TCIN: 12004813
UPC: 9780375829055
Item Number (DPCI): 248-32-4685
$8.99

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