Lady Knight

Lady Knight In the final thrilling installment of Tamora Pierce s Protector of the Small series First Test Page and Squire our sturdy young heroine Keladry of Mindelan a k a Kel has finally been knighted N

In the final thrilling installment of Tamora Pierce s Protector of the Small series First Test, Page, and Squire , our sturdy young heroine, Keladry of Mindelan a.k.a Kel , has finally been knighted Never one to rest on her laurels, Kel champs at the bit, ready to tackle the horrific magic killing devices she was shown in the Chamber of the Ordeal during her knighthooIn the final thrilling installment of Tamora Pierce s Protector of the Small series First Test, Page, and Squire , our sturdy young heroine, Keladry of Mindelan a.k.a Kel , has finally been knighted Never one to rest on her laurels, Kel champs at the bit, ready to tackle the horrific magic killing devices she was shown in the Chamber of the Ordeal during her knighthood initiation The huge, insectlike machines, made of iron coated giants bones, chains, pulleys, dagger fingers and toes, and a long whiplike tail, feed on the souls of dead children and are systematically killing off the citizens and warriors of Tortall Thoroughly disgusted to discover that not only is she not going to be assigned a combat post, but she has been placed in charge of a refugee camp instead, Kel, in her usual noble, stoic way, swallows her disappointment and sets out being the best refugee camp commander possible Of course, destiny has a way of sneaking up on a young woman like Kel, and soon she is fulfilling the ordeal the Chamber set out for her and then some Tamora Pierce once again draws her legions of fans into her story, blending humor, pathos, exhilarating battles, and gripping drama with a very real, very appealing protagonist It s easy to make war appear black and white, a matter of good versus evil Pierce finds the shades of gray Ages 12 and older Emilie Coulter

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Lady Knight

  1. Hey, folks I just discovered that apparently I have given some very popular books single star ratings except I haven t How do I know I haven t Because I haven t read those books at all So before you go getting all hacked off at me for trashing your favorites, know that I ve written GoodReads to find out what s going on.I return to my regularly scheduled profile Though I would love to join groups, I m going to turn them all down I just don t have the time to take part, so please don t be offended if I don t join your group or accept an invitation I m not snooty I m just up to my eyeballs in work and appearances Also, don t be alarmed by the number of books I ve read When I get bored, I go through the different lists and rediscover books I ve read in the past It s a very evil way to use up time when I should be doing other things Obviously, I ve read a lot of books in 54 years I was born in South Connellsville, PA My mother wanted to name me Tamara but the nurse who filled out my birth certificate misspelled it as Tamora When I was 8 my family moved to California, where we lived for 6 years on both sides of the San Francisco peninsula.I started writing stories in 6th grade My interest in fantasy and science fiction began when I was introduced to The Lord of the Rings by J R R Tolkien and so I started to write the kind of books that I was reading After my parents divorced, my mother took my sisters and me back to Pennsylvania in 1969 There I went to Albert Gallatin Senior High for 2 years and Uniontown Area Senior High School for my senior year.After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, I wrote the book that became The Song of the Lioness fantasy quartet I sold some articles and 2 short stories and wrote reviews for a martial arts movie magazine At last the first book of the quartet, Alanna The First Adventure was published by Atheneum Books in 1983.Tim Liebe, who became my Spouse Creature, and I lived in New York City with assorted cats and two parakeets from 1982 2006 In 2006 we moved to Syracuse, New York, where we live now with assorted cats, a number of squirrels, birds, raccoons, skunks, opossums, and woodchucks visiting our very small yard As of 2011, I have 27 novels in print, one short story collection, one comic book arc White Tiger A Hero s Compulsion co written with Tim, and a short story anthology co editing credit There s to come, including a companion book to the Tortall verse So stay tuned

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  1. I m going to make a statement which I probably will contradict in the future because I ll forget and which likely contradicts something I ve previously said and forgotten.Keladry of Mindelan is my favorite Tamora Pierce heroine.I thought for a long time while reading this book about that statement, and how true it was, and eventually decided that it was accurate I love them all, of course, but with most of them there is an aspect I just can t sympathize with Mostly Sandry, Tris, Daja, Alanna, Da [...]

  2. If Alanna is Dana Scully petite, sharp tongued, redheaded quick with a weapon, and with a penchant for shadowy corners and impossible quests , Kel is a much less exuberant Leslie Knope hardworking, dedicated to civil service, willing to put in the work to make a difference in her community I ll always love Alanna, but there was something particularly special about this latest comfort re read of Kel s story I ll never be as selfless or stoic as Kel, as willing to stubbornly pursue injustice and s [...]

  3. Buddy reread w Monica 2 1 15 2 4 15.This book was a beast.You cannot top Tamora Pierce in YA fantasy I don t care what anyone says, they are wrong Now you can argue which series of hers is best or even which protagonist the constant debate between Monica I Alanna or Kel but you cannot argue her brilliance.This final book had almost zero romance Which would normally make me cringe, but in true Tamora fashion you are so involved with her characters you just don t care I rooted for each and every o [...]

  4. It s been a very Tamora Pierce week I reread all the Kel books, two of the Alanna books, and now I m filling in the gaps between post earthquake Tortall and Kel s Tortall with the first Daine book Anyway, I don t have a lot to say about this I first read it years ago, and it was never my favorite Kel book There are really great moments, like when Raoul gets angry at Wyldon little character asides that rise to the heights of previous books but mostly this is a book where Kel is beloved by everyon [...]

  5. Sadly this book is not my favorite of the series But it deserves an extra half a star or so since the series in general is strong.I love Kel and her compassion for the small I love her nickname Protector of the Small I always am incensed when I read about the No Name Man and Stennum I can t believe that so many people are willing to condone the deaths of children to win a war I find the amount of war a bit tedious in this volume I don t mind the fighting but it s just got a bit repetitive I m sa [...]

  6. Given the past week s events, it s been especially nice to escape into a fantasy realm where knights risk their lives to defend refugees.Side note I wish had a way to track re reads of books, because I ve been returning to this one since sixth grade.

  7. This book was pretty unputdownable pretty action packed from beginning to end Thinking back, there actually wasn t that much action at the beginning per se, but there s a sort of divine prophecy that starts to book off, so even when not much is happening there s still this level of expectation I had so much empathy for Kel and everyone around her throughout the story Jeez, why is no one sending her backup when she s got hundreds of civilians to defend and weekly raids from the enemy The little s [...]

  8. Okay, let s see if I can explain how much I love this book without giving away the plot.I frequently tell people that I can t choose a single favorite book in this quartet each is dear to me in its own way, for its own reasons each is different enough that, really, I can t quite compare them Lady Knight is one of my favorite novels not for the kickass fight sequences which are awesome or for the fact that it s the ending of the quartet and, as you ll know if you stick around me long enough, I te [...]

  9. Wow What a finale for such an amazing series Lady Knight had to be my favorite book in the Protector of the Small series although Squire was right up there too The rest of the series interlaced the positive with the negative, offering the ups and downs of a kingdom on the brink of, and eventually in the midst of, war with the Scanrans Tortall s barbaric neighbors in the north Yet Lady Knight was the darkest read of the entire series, offering an eye opening view of the war and its casualties I w [...]

  10. Kel goes through her Ordeal, and comes out a knight but a knight with a mission She s been given a vision of the abominations being created to attack Tortall, and she wants to pursue the vision immediately Instead, she s ordered to command a refugee camp She hardly knows where to begin, but her years with Lord Raoul pay off, and she quickly gains the respect of the soldiers, refugees, and convicts through her organization, quick thinking, and hard work But Kel can t stay off the front lines fore [...]

  11. Kel is a knight And as her first glorious duty, she is sent off into the field of babysitting As the war with Scanra blooms into all out strife, Kel is sent to the borders to head a refuge camp Not her favorite place in the world, but then again, Kel is anything but a complainer.Taking the reins as old friends come back, and new friends join the mix, this adventure might prove to be just too much for Kel Just how much is she prepared to lose in the face of the ultimate evil Can she even come ba [...]

  12. What a way to end a series.but as I finish, I want of Kel and Neal and Owen and Jump and Peachblossom and Merric and Tobe and all the others in this series.I know they are grown now but I just feel that something is missing like the rest of Kel s story Does she ever find love Or does she spend her life with the commoners and the children as her family I would love to read about her even if she only shows up in another series like Alanna did in this series.

  13. All there really is to say about this is that every time I reread this book which is usually about once a year I cling desperately to the last ten pages and senselessly hope for another book While this closes Keladry s quartet quite nicely, I always, always want .

  14. I really enjoyed the first book in the series I really got into it worrying about the main character, getting outraged on her behalf, being amazed at her maturity The first book took place over one year so we really got to experience a lot of Kel s life and understand her feelings By the second book the timeline sped up several years went by and by the end of the book Kel was ready to be a squire The next book went by in the same manner Then the last book took place in about a year again So the [...]

  15. This was my favorite book out of the Protector of the Small series, and I think it was wonderfully crafted The characters, the conflict, Kel s frustration as she is forced to try and decide between her destiny and her orders All wonderful.I gave it five stars, but I think others should be wary This is one of those books where I m fully aware that while I like it, there s stuff in here that others might not like A huge chunk of this book follows Kel as she sets up a refugee camp and has to work o [...]

  16. This and my other reviews can be found at amethystbookwyrm Kelladry conquered her fears in the Chamber, and has been made a Lady Knight War has been declared on the Scanarans, and Kelladry s first assignment is as the commander of a refugee camp She is also in charge of her friend, Neal and lots of civilians and criminals serving out their sentences as labourers and soldiers on the front lines She gains a new servant, Tobe, a young boy she befriends When the Killing Devices descend upon her camp [...]

  17. the electrician i was working with today insisted on mocking me for rereading a book i have read a dozen times, and i kept responding by saying but it s one of my favorites i don t know why people don t understand rereading books, but whatever this book makes me incredibly happy, so sometimes i reread it when i need a pick me upl really comes into her own as a commander and an adult in this book she accepts the things she cannot change with dignity and a resolve to do her best, which is one of t [...]

  18. Reasonable finish to the series Not quite the perfect ending that Pierce usually delivers for her heroines, but perhaps slightly realistic The final test also seemed unreal like a confusing dream sequence , and the neat pairing off of the side characters, while Kel seems to have walked away empty handed, was a bit anti climatic That s nit picking, though, but that aside, the one thing that truly annoyed me was the extent to which Kel seems to have won everyone s hearts and magically transforme [...]

  19. 2 4 15 buddy re read with RachelI loved this It was the most engrossing for me personally out of the series because it perfectly executed and blended all of the elements needed in a truly great book Kel is such a strong character, and her world and perspective provides so much thoughtful commentary on many important themes The ending was a bit too easy, but still well enough developed to be forgiven The epilogue type thing that follows than erased any critical thoughts from my mind.I have had s [...]

  20. I like Pierce overall, but one thing really annoys me about her writing Her main characters assumed moral superiority over anyone who doesn t conform to her ideas of sexuality The main character in this quartet assumes that anyone who objects to homosexuality, sex before marriage, and several others things is just ridiculous and uneducated Without ever really explaining why just that they must be backward Fortunately this topic comes up very little in the books, so it wasn t overwhelming.Rating [...]

  21. It wasn t too bad I didn t like how she got rid of the love interest And it still seems a bit wishy washy to me how she keeps switching feelings for different guys, though if I m honest, she s being honest It s not like we as humans don t move on when something falls through in the area of love D I wish there was time in the book to get back on that track, but I guess there wasn t I thought the climax was a bit too short, but then again, it was in the middle grade section of the library DAh well [...]

  22. There is no possible way for me to write a review that will give this book justice If I could give this a billion stars, I would cries for eternity Kogiopsis who left a review here summarizes my thoughts and feelings perfectly I feel like I m an emotional wreck right now I never cry while reading and this book doesn t change that, but my heart right now throbs This is the third time I ve read this book and the feelings never change Kel is and always will be my favourite I want to say , but I m g [...]

  23. A brilliant end to a brilliant series I want to start from the beginning all over again And, just like the first book, it made me tear up in a good way.

  24. Fourth and last in the Protector of the Small fantasy series for children My TakeWell I m sad that this series has come to an end And I ve already read the Daughter of the Lioness seriesnce I didn t know that it came after the Protector of the Small series Daughter, by the way, is oriented to a young adult audience with the much elevated writing Pierce incorporates An excellent series as are all of Pierce s that I ve read, so far grin.I love it When ol Valestone attempts to browbeat Kel into g [...]

  25. I just forgot how ordinary Kel s heroism is Although her story of becoming a female knight is full of moments of badassery, there s nothing outlandish or even particularly badass about her career as the knight she becomes, even in a time of war Like, she just builds and successfully runs a refugee camp It isn t a task she does for glory, or even out of selflessness it s a job that she s been given to do And she does it well This book is wonderful because it shows the harsh but also boring realit [...]

  26. I was sad because I felt that the first three books got better and better but then the fourth dropped off It was a good story but there was not a lot of character development or really a lot of development of relationship It was just her and her mission central which wasn t my cup of tea My no means a bad conclusion but not as bad as could be also there was something I was waiting for that never happened Which I see why but still I wanted it.

  27. Graded By RosemaryCover Story So ShinyBFF Charm Single White FemaleSwoonworthy Scale 1Talky Talk Real As It GetsBonus Factors Leadership, Cameos, Found FamilyRelationship Status My Knight In Shining ArmorRead the full book report here.

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