Kel has finally achieved her lifelong dream of being a knight. But it’s not turning out as she imagined at all. She is torn between a duty she has sworn to uphold and a quest that she feels could turn the tide of war. . . .“Unrelentingly realistic in its depiction of the horrors of war . . .... show more
Kel has finally achieved her lifelong dream of being a knight. But it’s not turning out as she imagined at all. She is torn between a duty she has sworn to uphold and a quest that she feels could turn the tide of war. . . .“Unrelentingly realistic in its depiction of the horrors of war . . . Pierce provides exquisite details of the weaponry, topography, and culture of her world, and her control of a voluminous cast of characters is masterful.”—VOYA
Publish date: August 24th 2004
Pages no: 464
Edition language: English
Series: Protector of the Small (#4)
Absolutely love this series. Great for both young girls and boys.
[spoiler] First Test What I didn't like: What the hell was up with the sparrows? No seriously, what was with the sparrows. Every time they were mentioned, I had to roll my eyes. The only reason they were there was to lead Kel to the spidrens. They literally served no other purpose to the story. They...
I love Keladry's series so much. This is a review of the whole quartet. In a lot of ways this could have been a repeat of Alanna's series. Girl wants to be a knight, finds a way to be a knight, and has to deal with bullies and challenges. However, Kel is such a different character and faces differen...
The final book in the Protector of the Small quartet finds Kel newly knighted and off to her first assignment, a command post nonetheless. The fact that her first assignment makes her a commander makes her more upset than anything else, first because she's nervous the more experienced knights and so...
While I still love the book, I guess this is my least favourite of the quartet. Not that it's not well written, it just gets repititious at times, and could probably easily have been 50-100 pages shorter. Long fight-scenes just aren't my cup of tea.Still charming though - I don't think Tamora Pierce...