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Protector of the Small

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Protector of the Small

The Protector of the Small quartet of books tells the exciting and adventurous tale of Keladry of Mindelan. Kel has just one dream: to become a knight. Her hero is Alanna the Lioness, the first woman to ever become a knight in the kingdom of Tortall. Kel has one advantage over her idol: Alanna had to disguise the fact that she was a girl throughout her training, but now the King has decreed that any nobly-born girl can enter the palace school.

Protector of the Small

Books in this series

by Tamora Pierce

When Alanna became the King's Champion, it was decided that girls would henceforth be allowed to train for the knighthood. But ten years have passed, and no girls have come forward. Now, however, someone is about to change all that. Her name is Kel.

by Tamora Pierce

Keladry of Mindalen, the first girl to train as a knight since Alanna, is officially a page now, but she's got three more years before she'll be a squire. And those three years are not going to be easy. Kel has to stand up against bullying boys, cruel older sisters, and, as always, the training master, Lord Wyldon!

by Tamora Pierce

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. Does Kel have what it takes to survive?

by Tamora Pierce

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...