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First Test - Book 1 of the Protector of the Small Quartet

Tamora Pierce

Kel will not allow this first test to be her last. Her adventure begins in the New York Times bestselling series from the fantasy author who is a legend herself: TAMORA PIERCE. Keladry of Mindelan is the first girl who dares to take advantage of a new rule in Tortall-one that allows females to train for knighthood. After years in the Yamani Islands, she knows that women can be warriors, and now that she's returned home, Kel is determined to achieve her goal. She believes she is ready for the traditional hazing and grueling schedule of a page. But standing in Kel's way is Lord Wyldon. The training master is dead set against girls becoming knights. He says she must pass a one-year trial that no male page has ever had to endure. It's just one more way to separate Kel from her fellow trainees. But she is not to be underestimated. She will fight to succeed, even when the test is unfair. More timely than ever, the Protector of the Small series is Anti-Bullying 101 while also touching on issues of bravery, friendship, and dealing humanely with refugees against a backdrop of an action-packed fantasy adventure. "Tamora Pierce's books shaped me not only as a young writer but also as a young woman. She is a pillar, an icon, and an inspiration. Cracking open one of her marvelous novels always feels like coming home." -SARAH J. MAAS, #1 New York Times bestselling author "Tamora Pierce didn't just blaze a trail. Her heroines cut a swath through the fantasy world with wit, strength, and savvy. Her stories still lead the vanguard today. Pierce is the real lioness, and we're all just running to keep pace." -LEIGH BARDUGO, #1 New York Times bestselling author

Kel will not allow this first test to be her last. Her adventure begins in the New York Times bestselling series from the fantasy author who is a legend herself: TAMORA PIERCE. Keladry of Mindelan is the first girl who dares to take advantage of a new rule in Tortall-one that allows females to train for knighthood. After years in the Yamani Islands, she knows that women can be warriors, and now that she's returned home, Kel is determined to achieve her goal. She believes she is ready for the traditional hazing and grueling schedule of a page. But standing in Kel's way is Lord Wyldon. The training master is dead set against girls becoming knights. He says she must pass a one-year trial that no male page has ever had to endure. It's just one more way to separate Kel from her fellow trainees. But she is not to be underestimated. She will fight to succeed, even when the test is unfair. More timely than ever, the Protector of the Small series is Anti-Bullying 101 while also touching on issues of bravery, friendship, and dealing humanely with refugees against a backdrop of an action-packed fantasy adventure. "Tamora Pierce's books shaped me not only as a young writer but also as a young woman. She is a pillar, an icon, and an inspiration. Cracking open one of her marvelous novels always feels like coming home." -SARAH J. MAAS, #1 New York Times bestselling author "Tamora Pierce didn't just blaze a trail. Her heroines cut a swath through the fantasy world with wit, strength, and savvy. Her stories still lead the vanguard today. Pierce is the real lioness, and we're all just running to keep pace." -LEIGH BARDUGO, #1 New York Times bestselling author
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Kel will not allow this first test to be her last. Her adventure begins in the New York Times bestselling series from the fantasy author who is a legend herself: TAMORA PIERCE. Keladry of Mindelan is the first girl who dares to take advantage of a new rule in Tortall-one that allows females to train for knighthood. After years in the Yamani Islands, she knows that women can be warriors, and now that she's returned home, Kel is determined to achieve her goal. She believes she is ready for the traditional hazing and grueling schedule of a page. But standing in Kel's way is Lord Wyldon. The training master is dead set against girls becoming knights. He says she must pass a one-year trial that no male page has ever had to endure. It's just one more way to separate Kel from her fellow trainees. But she is not to be underestimated. She will fight to succeed, even when the test is unfair. More timely than ever, the Protector of the Small series is Anti-Bullying 101 while also touching on issues of bravery, friendship, and dealing humanely with refugees against a backdrop of an action-packed fantasy adventure. "Tamora Pierce's books shaped me not only as a young writer but also as a young woman. She is a pillar, an icon, and an inspiration. Cracking open one of her marvelous novels always feels like coming home." -SARAH J. MAAS, #1 New York Times bestselling author "Tamora Pierce didn't just blaze a trail. Her heroines cut a swath through the fantasy world with wit, strength, and savvy. Her stories still lead the vanguard today. Pierce is the real lioness, and we're all just running to keep pace." -LEIGH BARDUGO, #1 New York Times bestselling author

Language:

English

Narrators:

Bernadette Dunne

Length:

5h 48m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:31


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:49


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:22


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:48


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:34


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:14


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:28


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:22


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

02:45


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:50


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:39


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:15


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:50


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:14


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:53


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:18


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

02:58


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

01:38


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:07


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:24


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:44


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:57


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:47


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:39


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:39


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:59


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:07


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:53


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:45


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:42


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:14


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

02:34


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:48


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:56


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:02


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:05


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:46


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:07


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:19


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:56


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:53


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:32


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

02:56


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:13


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:30


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:58


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:58


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:07


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:48


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:02


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:22


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:50


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:08


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

02:32


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:56


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:30


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:15


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:37


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:48


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:56


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:33


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:10


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:59


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:50


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:05


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

02:37


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:32


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

01:17


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:33


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:27


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:41


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:30


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:31


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

03:27


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:44


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:19


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:13


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

03:24


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:15


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:27


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:26


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:01


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

03:49


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

03:03