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Monday, 22 January 2018

Review: Protector of the Small Book 2

Having survived her first year as a probationary trainee knight, Keladry of Mindelan returns the the royal palace to face new trials.

More disconcerting than the enemies who would do anything to have her expelled, are Kel's rapidly changing body and her unexpected feelings for her best friend.

While her newly acquired maid, cantankerous horse and slightly magical army of pets trigger her strong protective nature, her growing circle of friends keeps her grounded.

When Kel and her fellow pages are trapped by bandits, her companions turn to Kel for leadership. Without a steady head, they will all be killed.

Tamora Pierce's Page is another page-turner as it further develops themes from First Test and ramps up the action, danger and intrigue.

This seemingly innocuous second part to the classic Protector of the Small series embedded in me a passion for strong female characters and the power they have to change the world.

Keladry of Mindelan is no ordinary girl. She takes us on an extraordinary journey.


Title: Protector of the Small Book 2: Page
Author: Tamora Pierce
Publisher: Scholastic, $19.99
Publication Date: 24 August 2004
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781862917187
For ages: 12 years +
Type: Young Adult


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