First Test by Tamora Pierce(54 ratings)
|Series||Protector of the Small|
|Submitted by Sarah |
Genius. Fantastic. Fast Moving. Intriguing. Real. Genuine. All of these traits are phenomenally added together into a glorious fantasy of a girl wanting to be a page, squire and eventually a knight.
|Submitted by Book Worm |
Wow! This book ROCKS!!! Without-a-doubt, Right-as-rain, Sure-fire, Happily-everafter This book classifies as them all. It begins in the middle of a disputation. the fight is over a certain law that states that girls can try for their shield (become a knight)right along with the boys. The problem is that now a girl named Kel wants to test the law, but a certain teacher who happens to be against it, is threatening to resign if the King allows it to actually happen. I say let the guy go but King Johnathan decides that (having just finished the immortal war and being a little short on knights)they need the teachers help. So they reach a compromise, Kel can give it a shot, but only if the first year is a probationary term and the person to decide in the end whether Kel stays or goes is the teacher. And that's not all!!! Alanna can't interfere!!! When Kel finds out that she won't be given the same fair treatment as the law states, she isn't so sure that she wants to participate at all. After all, their the ones that need the knights. But she decides that she isn't going to prove her stuff by refusing. So she, Kel, sets out on a mission, a mission to prove that Girls are just as good (if not better)than boys, a mission to prove that those idiots at the capital city of tortall don't know what their up against, a mission to become the protector of the small.
|Submitted by Coleen|
"First Test" is the story of Keladry of Mindelan, better known as Kel. When Kel goes to Corus, the capital of Tortall, to become a page, everyone makes fun of her and tells her that girls shouldn't become knights. She befriends Nealan of Queenscove, Prince Roald, and many others who all believe she can do it. Later, she becomes respected by just about everyone, except the training master. In time, they all see that she is a very powerful player in the game of life or death......