Protector of the Small

Protector of the Small Ten year old Keladry of Mindalen daughter of nobles serves as a page but must prove herself to the males around her if she is ever to fulfill her dream of becoming a knight Omnibus edition collecti

  • Title: Protector of the Small
  • Author: Tamora Pierce
  • ISBN: 9780739446980
  • Page: 266
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Ten year old Keladry of Mindalen, daughter of nobles, serves as a page but must prove herself to the males around her if she is ever to fulfill her dream of becoming a knight.Omnibus edition, collecting First Test, Page, Squire, and Lady Knight.

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    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

    2. This is my favorite of Tamora Pierce's Tortall series, the one I re-read when I want a book that I know will make me happy. I really love Keladry and her friends. I love that, and it's said in the book, while Alanna from the Lioness series of books had magic and the hand of the goddess on her, Keladry is just a determined girl who wants to right injustices. This series is exciting and engaging, with suspense and victories that the reader can rejoice in. When I was reading this series, I hated to [...]

    3. I do not usually write reviews, but I felt this was important.Some forums have condemned the morality of the characters in this book, but I could not disagree more. Ms. Pierce does not shy away from issues that face many young adults nor does she presume to make decisions for her readers. Her message comes through Kel's mother during a turning point in the story: No matter what you decide, you should approach the issue with personal responsibility. In her time of confusion, Kel acts with care an [...]

    4. Originally published on everydayreads.wordpress~I first stumbled across Kel's story when I was just a shy, awkward eleven year old girl lacking in both a spine and a voice - though not in curiosity. It was 2010, and my local library had just ordered copies of the Protector of the Small Quartet and brazenly laid the glossy-covered books out on display. As a sheltered child kept strictly unaware of the Feminist Agenda, the closest I had ever come to reading about a strong female character were pam [...]

    5. "I've been shot at. I can bear it. I'm crying because my friend is unhappy and everything is changing.""Is that what you're supposed to do?" Tobe asked. "Cry for your friends, though they ain't dead? Cry when things change?""If the changes are hard ones," Kel replied. "If they take away the things you knew were good." I haven't read much of Tamora Pierce's works before, only a book with Daine (the name I cannot remember at the moment) for a school project when I was in elementary school. With my [...]

    6. Kel is an amazing heroine - I loved reading about her tenacity and drive to become a knight and stand up for those who need help. I actually didn't realize until I finished the book that this is set in a world Tamora Pierce had already established in previous works. You definitely don't need any background information before you dive right into this set of books; everything is nicely explained and I didn't feel lost at all. If you're not ready to commit to all 800 pages of this series, at least [...]

    7. I wasn't quite sure how to rate these books. They were fun stories, well-written. But then in the third book, the mother starts telling her daughter it's okay to sleep around if she wants to. Um. Not to say that every book I read is perfectly moral, but this is a book for young adults (young teens, really) and is this really the moral we want them to pick up from books? And it wasn't like it was stuck in the book in a subtle way. It was a blatant message and that really bothered me. But Kel is a [...]

    8. I think I’ve read every novel she’s written, and while some are more to my taste than others, she’s a great writer.

    9. It turns out that Ruth and I both grew up with Tamora Pierce novels! But since she's a bit younger than me, she had a wider selection at that age when they're the best thing ever. So I read and loved the original Lioness quartet and The Immortals, but by the time this series came out, I was in high school and it was Very Important to not be reading books about 11-year-olds. You know the drill.Anyway, I liked these a lot as an adult, and if I'd had them as a preteen I'd have been fucking apeshit [...]

    10. Tamora Pierce is great. These books tell the story of Kel, the first female knight since Lady Alanna, but her path isn't easy. The characters are vividly drawn and imagined. The conflicts and fights are exciting and scary. Kel is easy to root for and an incredibly dynamic character. You don't have to have read the other series, but if you have, you'll enjoy seeing old characters pop up.

    11. Reading these all together makes it a really big book. (close to 800 pages) And for a such a big book it doesn't have enough to offer, IMO. *yawn* I guess it's just not my interest and I am outside the target age group. I started liking T.P. because of Terrier, Beka Cooper #1 and I guess I assumed I would like all here work but it's proving not to be so.

    12. Like Tamora Pierce's other heroines, Keladry grows up over the course of these excellent books. Each is longer — and deeper — than the one before. I'm not a parent, so I'm not sure at what age the series should be recommended to a child (since now that it's complete, it might be read in one fell swoop), given the mature themes of both war and romance being addressed by the end. However, I do not hesitate to say that Ms. Pierce writes great, realistic role models.I just acquired the first two [...]

    13. Very good; we saw different parts of the page/squire training program than we did with Alanna. As the only acknowledged girl in over 100 years, Keladry has a lot to overcome and a lot to prove. She is smart, imaginative and determined, and she gains allies who help her achieve her goals.

    14. I love this book. I have always enjoyed books about knights in shining armor and this is best of all because the knight is a female character. I the relationship with the animals is a great addition to the story and brings out Kel's character more. One of the best books I have ever read.

    15. As with all the other Tortall series, I simply could not set this down (and even if I did, my mind was still occupied with the story). Go read it, if you want exciting plot, interesting characters and enough suspense to keep you reading until you reach the end :)

    16. I love this series. Kel is such an excellent character for young girls and preteens to read about. My favourite book has to be Squire, but really they're all delightful.

    17. I read this in my early teens and it was great revisiting it! Keladry is a great character - capable, determined, amazingly stoic thanks to her Yamani (Japanese) training, and a leader with a heart for people, especially the downtrodden and vulnerable. I think having Kel grow up in the Yamani Islands was brilliant - it explained her self-control, her open-mindedness and gave her interesting skills (prior combat training, use of the glaive) and connections. She's a far more realistic character th [...]

    18. This is a series that I can come back to again and again. The writing is stronger than in the Lioness Quartet, and the storyline more compelling than The Immortals. Only the Trickster books surpass it in quality. Even so, I return to Kel more often than to Aly; beginning as they do with a younger, less complicated character, they're simply an easier read, well-suited to days when I just want to wrap myself in a favorite fantasy world without distraction. This isn't to say that Kel isn't a well-r [...]

    19. Now, this series was written pre-Harry Potter era, which means it targets only young adults, has a small universe, the volumes are smaller and don't end on cliff-hangers.Having said, it is one of the most refreshing reads I have come across in a long time. Despite having a medieval fantasy background, it is a coming of age story of young girl Kelandry Mindelan. Our protagonist Kel is born in a noble family and refuses to follow the time tested career path of being a noble wife. She, instead, dre [...]

    20. Naturally, this is a review of the Protector of the Small Quartet as a whole, as all of them are important in getting the entirety of Kel's story. The books together create one of the best fantasy constructions for young adults I've ever read. In First Test, 10-year-old Keladry of Mindelan defies what it means to be a woman at the time by training to become the first female knight. Alanna the Lioness became a knight before her, but only because she disguised herself as a boy. Kel begins the diff [...]

    21. Enjoyed this series immensely, after having read the Wild Magic quartet. Tamora Pierce is quickly becoming one of our favorite authors for audobook entertainment. This series follows Kel, who wishes to become a knight and has to put up with more difficulties in her path toward knighthood than she expected. She bears it all with a grace and without much "why me?" which I think presents an excellent model for young people who may face analogous unfair situations in life be it from bullying or othe [...]

    22. This series genuinely influenced my life. I read this when I was close to Kel's age at the start of First Test (I think I was 11 at the time) and I have loved her and this series ever since. The story telling in this is compelling, the characters unique and the growth throughout the series is incredible. This story tackles everything from being a woman in a male dominated field (in this case the battle field), bullying, violence against women and economic divides, and does it in a way that is in [...]

    23. This is my favourite of all Pierce's series. I first started reading it when I was about 11, and have reread it over and over for the last 16 years. Kel's sense of honour, duty, fairness, and loyalty have hugely influenced my own moral compass. Kel is kind, compassionate but best of all, she's strong. She stands up for herself when it's practical, but she believes that violence should only ever be employed to help those who can't protect themselves. Although Alanna the Lioness was the first seri [...]

    24. Awesomeness in four parts. Though if there's anything that doesn't appeal to me about Ms Pierce's writing (and there isn't much), it's how she handles romance. I know it's more realistic, particularly pertaining to the time period, but still. Probably the only romance I enjoyed out of all her Tortall series was the one in the Immortals series. But that's another review, and we're talking about Kel here.I LOVE Kel. She is probably one of my favourite heroines of all time. She isn't beautiful, but [...]

    25. Heroes--- or in the authors case, she-roes come in all shapes and sizes and they all have their strengths and gifts. In this book, Keladry enters the world of knighthood a place that is normally all male. But! She has unique allies animals that can 'talk'.The Cheshire cat of Wonderland can speak-- so can Puss 'n Boots-- and a host of other famous animal characters throughtout bookdom. But in this series.als stay animals-- and yet they can speak without words. Honestly, it's hard to make comments [...]

    26. This would be a four-star but I knocked one off for some questionable morals. I really enjoyed the story and kept reading about Kel. She captured my thoughts. Not that I ever wanted to be a knight or anything like it and getting everything associated with it - the fighting , competition with boys, war. But it was her sense of chivalry, idealism, that she would see injustice ad do something about it, and take chage of and protect those that are weak, and teach them to defend themselves too. The l [...]

    27. I read this series so many times in my teenage years, I nearly wore out the library copy. I was never over-impressed with Pierce's writing, but Keladry's quiet strength got under my skin and fascinated me. So many literary heroines are more after the Alanna the Lioness mold: hot-tempered, outgoing, feisty. So as a quiet bookish girl, a heroine who was soft-spoken and even-tempered, and who was also an iron-willed warrior, was delightfully refreshing. Other stories may have done more to spark my [...]

    28. Best Tammy Pierce series, no question. I'd recommend reading Song of the Lioness first, because this is such a strongly tied spiritual successor. You get more feels if you've read Alanna's story firstSO I just have to keysmash about the parallels but differences between Alanna and Kel's journeys. SPOILERS for both series:I just love how Alanna embodies everything that makes a hero, and she has a goddess behind her. Kel instead embodies everything that makes a KNIGHT and she has the Chamber behin [...]

    29. I like Kel. I like her because she's not Alanna or Daine, she's just normal, unmagical Kel. She in a way reminds me of an early Bitterblue simply because she doesn't have magic on her side and still manages to be completely badass in a world full of magical people. When I was in middle school I remember going to go hear Tamora Piece read an excerpt from Squire and thinking A. that it was the coolest thing ever to hear an author read from their own book and B. that it was really amazing how many [...]

    30. This quartet follows the next girl to attempt a knighthood after Alanna’s success, and the first girl whose gender is known from the start. In contrast to Alanna’s temper, Keladry is controlled and polite. And utterly incapable of not standing up for someone who needs help. This means Kel gets herself into trouble on someone else’s behalf, rather than on her own.I loved her character. Someone unassuming, who’s always looking out for others? She’s like my ideal person. Kel’s circle of [...]

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