At the age of 14 and standing 5 foot 10, Keladry of Mindelan is a squire. A squire serves and learns from a seasoned knight for four years, then faces a final test. That final test is the Ordeal, which takes place in a magical room called the Chamber. There, a squire encounters the parts of him... show more
At the age of 14 and standing 5 foot 10, Keladry of Mindelan is a squire. A squire serves and learns from a seasoned knight for four years, then faces a final test. That final test is the Ordeal, which takes place in a magical room called the Chamber. There, a squire encounters the parts of him or herself that the Chamber deems to be the most difficult to face – be they fears, failings, or unrepented wicked deeds. Does Kel have what it takes to survive?
Publish date: 2001
Publisher: Random House
Pages no: 399
Edition language: English
Series: Protector of the Small (#3)
Broadly speaking there isn't much I can say in this review that I haven't already said in the last two. I'm still loving Kel and all her supporting characters. The challenges Kel faces keep getting bigger and badder, both in her personal life and her squire duties. She begins a new romance, fights b...
[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...
When we started out in First Test, Keladry was a little girl aspiring to train as a knight. Page, which covered three years, took her through puberty. Now Squire, covering her four years of training as a squire under Sir Raoul of Goldenlake of the King's Own, she grows into a young woman looking anx...
I am a lady in my mid-thirties and I am blown away by how much I still love these books! Pierce really captures the magic of strong heroines, great storyline and true fantasy. The result is a set of books I can't seem to put down!This is a great third book in the series, Pierce does a great job of...
Squire is my favorite of the series - I love Raoul, who is so much fun as Kel's mentor, and I love how Kel's skills have grown and seeing Wyldon respect her.