Squire (Protector of the Small #3)
When Kel is chosen by the legendary Lord Raoul to be his squire, the conservatives of the realm hardly think she’s up to...more
09/10: oh my god raoul, there aren't enough heart-hands IN THE WORLD. he is so good and smart and funny and amazing! he has such faith in kel and in the system, and i mean, seriously, people with stupid amounts of honor are such a turn-on for me, and hfurevhreu RAOUL.
neal telling kel w...more
Luckily, she is proven...more
Parents, you really do want your girls to read this whole series. It promotes equality for girls and boys and shows the pluses and minuses of one's reception when pursuing a dream. There are good and bad people in this series, just as there is in real life and Pierce provides plenty of examples of some good ways t...more
So here goes.
Morality - or, to be honest, a complete lack of. For only being fourteen years old, Kel already has a lot of knowledge that she shouldn't, if you know what I mean - and is harboring a crush on three, nay, she culled it down t...more
Squire is basically everything I could ever want in a Tamora Pierce book, and if this series ended here, I would be okay with that. Kel really is a wonderful heroine, and I loved getting to see her finally achieve her dream in this novel.
Things about Squire:
- I was very happy that the trial for Lalasa's attackers wasn't forgotten, and I really liked the way that played out.
- King Jonathan is a great character, and it's been really interesting to see how he has grown and changed over time throu
I'm not sure why I'm being so snarky about this, the book was lovely. At this point in the series, I'm not sure if there's any more apt of a word to describe Kel than to say she's 'steadfast.' She not only survives her (3-4?) years as a squire -- and she squires for no less of a knight than Raoul of Goldenlake, the commander of the King's Own, protectors of the realm...more
Ah… I love this. Just as I love everything by Tamora Pierce. WE got more details in this one, which was my main complaint about the plot of Page. Kel is Raoul’s squire (Raoul!) And since he’s the commander of the Kings Own, her squiredom was (Apparently) not very conventional, but it was fun and I loved it. We also finally went on the Grand Progress, and I enjoyed that very much.
Kel: I feel like her character keeps on improving with each book. Well… I suppose that’s the p...more
I discovered Tamora Pierce when I was the target YA audience and read and adored Alanna. Every so often I would re-read these and then I went on to read the Trickster books (and re-read them).
Kelandry is the first girl to try for her knighthood since it was declared possible. I liked how the author dealt with similar elements (bullying, acceptance) that both Alanna and Kel...more
A lot of things happen in this book, but what fascinates me most is the stuff about the Chamber of the Ordeal. Throughout the book, Kel goes to touch the door of the Chamber, and it shows her something different each time--whatever her greatest fear is at that moment. When she finally goes in for her turn, (view spoiler)[it plays on her fear of heights and her fe...more
It has a lot of action,it's funny,and there is a lot of
challenges she must face, especially becoming a knight.
With a fear of heghts Kel must climb the highest part of the
palace to rescue her friend (who is actually her maid)and her dog,Jump,from unknown kidnappers, and many more challenges that come with being the leader of "The kings own" squire.
Now I need the last book, Knight.
I appreciated the realism of Kel's crushes on Cleon and Dom and how she struggled to figure out how to handl...more
What I admire is that Kel...more
Both First Test and Page are good books if a little short. So far, Squire has them beat in terms of length as this one is quite a bit longer. My biggest problem with the writing style is that there is too much reiterating, too much summary of what has already happened. I think it's a bit insulting - like saying we can't follow along...more
Other than that, I did like the book. Her...more
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Though I would love to join gro...more