Friday, July 10, 2009

Protector of the Small: First Test, by Tamora Pierce

Anyone who has not read Tamora Pierce's Tortall stories needs
to read at least one. She is a brilliant author and has created a
wonderful world in which to set her books.

Keladry (Kel for short) is the first girl to try and become a knight
since the king decreed that girls were allowed to try. She is
determined and brave, but many of the boys she is learning with
are certain that no girl can ever become a true knight.

The writing is good, characters interesting and fresh, plot
consistent and without holes, what more could you want? Those
fully wishing to dive into the world of Tortall may want to start
with The Song of the Lioness series, but you can start here if you
5 stars,

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