Lady Knight (Protector of the Small #4)
Keladry of Mindelan has finally achieved her life-long dream of being a knight. But it’s not turning out as she imagined at all. With the land of Tortall at war with the Scanrans, she has been assigned to oversee a refugee camp. But Kel has had a vision in the Chamber—a vision of the man behind the horrific battle machines that her fellow knights...more
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 De...more
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 more 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...more
Keladry of Mindelan grew up in a diplomat's household and overcame a debilitating fear of heights to become a lady knight, the second such in Tortall's recent history. Really good/fun series that I plowed through in a couple of days straight. if you like Pierce's writing, you'...more
Some of my favourite things:
1) Kel doesn't fall in love. She does have a few teenage crushes (didn't we all), as well as a sincere though short-lived relationship with Cleon, but at no time do these experiences either become central to the plot or to her development as a character. They are simply one aspect of the many that make Kel who she is...more
Well I'm sad that this series has come to an end. And I've already read the Daughter of the Lioness series...since I didn't know that it came after the Protector of the Small series! (Daughter, by the way, is more oriented to a young adult audience with the much more 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 atte...more
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...more
Kel is different than most of the heroes who populate Tamora Pierce's novels. She is a leader who understands strategy and who inspires loyalty. I love Kel's friends - Neil, Owen, Toby, Dom. I was so glad...more
The first three books in the Protector of the Small series share most of their themes in common, dealing as they do with Keladry's journey to knighthood, the sexism and discrimination that she faces along the way, and her growing social consciousness and awareness of the issues that face the common people of Tortall. Lady Knight, however, is a very different sort of book. It's a book about war.
This is the first time that Tamora Pierce shows us a truly ugly side of life in Tortall. We've seen war...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
kel 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 i...more
I like a strong heroine in any book. And Kel lives up to it. She's headstrong and stubborn in her believes of what's right and wrong. She doesn't mold to what everyone think or do.. And that's what makes her so great. That's what set great people from the average everyday. The ones that stand by what they believe and will fight Til the end. We see that in our history.. The author did a good job of setting the pace and balances with all the character. Kel is strong minded and tota...more
Anywho, a fantastic (final, I'm pretty sure) novel for the Protector of the Small series. K...more
In a lot of ways this could have been a repeat of Alanna's series. Girl wants to be a knight, finds a way to be a knight, and has to deal with bullies and challenges. However, Kel is such a different character and faces different challenges that it really didn't feel similar at all. The biggest difference is that Alanna's major challenge was to hide that she's a girl and Kel's is to prove that being a girl doesn't mean she c...more
On the first hand, we have seen for the preceding three books that Kell is essentially a self-selected elite, the best of the best for her class of knights and specifically train ed for command. To not have her on the frontline comm...more
I return to my regularly scheduled profile:
Though I would love to join gro...more