Series: Protector of the Small #1

Book Review: Tamora Pierce’s First Test

Book Review: Tamora Pierce’s First Test

First in the Protector of the Small fantasy adventure series about the second girl to ever train to become a knight in the kingdom of Tortall. You may want to read the previous quartet subseries in the overall Tortall series before starting this one; if you’re interested, there is a chronological listing of the Tortall books on my website. My Take I was back to being confused as to whether I was in Valdemar or Tortall! Truly, this is an excellent series for kids as it promotes the fact that girls can and should be encouraged to follow their dreams and that their sex should not be a hindrance. It’s about loyalty, friendship, honor, and teamwork. Kel does develop an interesting relationship with her horse Peachblossom. I love it when Kel tells her that she’ll tell Stefan on her and Peachblossom immediately behaves. She certainly does have quite a bit of her own growing up to do as she tries to incorporate her brother Anders’ advice on getting along at school with her own sense of honor. An honor that is challenged early on. Kel has a nice response when the boys challenge her on her bully patrol. ‘If we […]