Lady Knight: Book 4 of the Protector of the Small Quartet by Tamora Pierce

Lady Knight: Book 4 of the Protector of the Small Quartet

byTamora Pierce

Kobo ebook | December 18, 2007

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The stunning conclusion to the New York Times bestselling series from the fantasy author who is a legend herself: TAMORA PIERCE.

Victory is not always what it seems.

Keladry of Mindelan has finally achieved her lifelong dream of becoming a knight—but it’s not quite what she imagined. In the midst of a brutal war, Kel has been assigned to oversee a refugee camp. She’s sure it’s because Lord Wyldon still doesn’t see her as equal to the men. Nevertheless, she’s learning the importance of caring for people who have been robbed of their homes, wealth, and self-respect. Perhaps this battle is as important as the war with Scanra? When Kel has a vision of the man behind the horrific killing devices that her friends are fighting without her, will she honor her sworn duty . . . or embark on a quest that could turn the tide of the war?

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

Author Tamora Pierce was born in South Connellsville, Pennsylvania on December 13, 1954. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Her first book, Alanna: The First Adventure, was published in 1983 and she became a full-time author in 1992. She writes fantasy books, mainly involving young heroines, for...
Title:Lady Knight: Book 4 of the Protector of the Small QuartetFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:December 18, 2007Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0307433528

ISBN - 13:9780307433527

Appropriate for ages: 12


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Recommend to YA readers I read this series as a kid and admired Kel so much for her strength and gall. A great read for a young person.To this day I wonder what happened after this final adventure.
Date published: 2016-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it Great conclusion to Kel's story. She's a fascinating character, and her adventures are wonderful.
Date published: 2016-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible I love how the story is so realistic. You can imagine yourself there with Kel and feel all the hardships she's going through. Such a good story.
Date published: 2016-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The finale This book showcases Kel as even more of a leader than ever before. She is as amazing as Tamora Pierce (my favourite writer). A wrap up of her story that will make you crave more Tortal legends! It's a good thing there are so many!
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The End of a Good Series This was a good end to a good series. We saw Kel all the way through her trials, and now we got to see how she handled herself as an adult and as a knight after all her trials. Her title and the series' title, the Protector of the Small, finally makes sense here, although it can be seen throughout the other books clearly. The way she handled her demeaning role as leader of a refuge camp, being kept safe inside Tortall's borders, was great; we got to see how she handled herself in a leadership role, how she behaved as a lady knight, and how she used all the skills she had learned up until now. The way she gained respect from everyone in Haven, from the soldiers to the convicts, from the staff to the refuges, was believable and increased her honour and worth. Her fight to the end was enjoyable all the way through, making the slow trip there completely bearable. I didn't like how the "final boss" was dealt with so easily, however. It almost cheapened her effort, but the way she fought hard for the outcome was worth it in the end as she wasn't deemed a traitor and she saved the children and what was left of her people. The humour in the book was good, too. Tobe was a nice addition to the cast, and having Neal and Dom around was a nice touch. The pacing was great, and not a single scene felt out of place; everything flowed well. It wasn't the excitement I was expecting, but it suited Kel's end nicely. Our farewell to Kel was a good one. We left her in a valiant state where she proved herself and upheld her ideals no matter what the consequences were, and that is a great message to be left with. She was a great character to follow and her journeys were always fun to read, making this a series I would definitely revisit (again) in the future. #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Epic ending to my favourite TP series! I've been a Tamora Pierce fan for a long time, re-reading her books even though I'm well past my teen years. Out of all of her characters, Kel is my favourite. With no magic and in a male-dominated field, Kel still manages to rise above her peers through dedication, determination, compassion, and a commitment to justice. Lady Knight is, without a doubt, a stunning book that demonstrates both how much Kel has developed as a character and how much she stays true to herself and her core principles. An incredible and poignant conclusion to the Protector of the Small series!
Date published: 2016-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Worthy Conclusion It's always a nerve-wracking experience when you reach the conclusion of a beloved series. The Protector of the Small books have been a cherished series of my childhood, one that I appreciate as an adult now. When I reach the end of a series, I'm always concerned, "Is it going to end the way I hope? Is it worthy of the characters? Am I going to like it?!" Thankfully, Tamora Pierce did a STAND UP job! Kel's journey goes in an unexpected direction, now as the first official Lady Knight of the realm. War is upon them and she is ready to serve the crown, but she is instead sent to protect refugees. While this galls her, Kel knows that other knights may not be as understanding or kind to commoners as she would. Along the way, she meets Toby, an abused young stable hand who follows her faithfully through her journeys. Her loyal friends are still by her side, and we finally see Kel find her place among the knighthood. I loved the conclusion of this series, and hope to have a peek of more of Kel's adventures.
Date published: 2016-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Holds up It's always awful to pick up your favorite books from your teenage years only to realize they aren't so good now that you're grown. This is not a problem with Tortall. These books hold up well and are a pleasant fantasy read.
Date published: 2013-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing, as always Tamora Pierce was always one of my 10 most favourite authors (she still is) and I think all her books are amazing! I don't know how she does it, but I am in University and still re-reading her books. I loved listening to the audiobooks produced with "Full Cast Audio", its like re-reading the books again because they had a different voice for each character. In summary, Tamora Pierce is absolutely amazing, no doubt about it!
Date published: 2008-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lady Knight When I picked up this book for the first time, I couldn't put it down. In less than 2 hours, I had read it! Now I have read it four or five times, and I am still loving it!
Date published: 2006-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lady Knight This book is awesome everybody should read it!
Date published: 2005-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent read This series is rather exceptional, Tamora Pierce has done it once again. From First Test to Lady Knight I found myself captivated and wanting to read faster just so I could get to the end. If you like fantasy in the midevil world this series is for you.
Date published: 2005-02-05