Page: Book 2 of the Protector of the Small Quartet by Tamora Pierce

Page: Book 2 of the Protector of the Small Quartet

byTamora Pierce

Kobo ebook | December 18, 2007

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The second book in the New York Times bestselling series from the fantasy author who is a legend herself: TAMORA PIERCE.

When they think you will fail . . . fail to listen.
 
As the only female page in history to pass the first year of training to become a knight, Keladry of Mindelan is a force to be reckoned with. But even with her loyal circle of friends at her side, Kel’s battle to prove herself isn’t over yet. She is still trying to master her paralyzing fear of heights and keep up with Lord Wyldon’s grueling training schedule. When a group of pages is trapped by bandits, the boys depend on Kel to lead them to safety. The kingdom’s nobles are beginning to wonder if she can succeed far beyond what they imagined. And those who hate the idea of a female knight are getting desperate—they will do anything to thwart her progress.

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
Title:Page: Book 2 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 - 10:0307433617

ISBN - 13:9780307433619

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from An excellent read! I enjoyed the story as well as having the display of women empowerment. One really gets the sense from this story the struggles that come with developing your sense of justice, skills, and leadership, not just as a person but as a woman, and seeing the unique struggles that come with accomplishing this was interesting and exciting. Would definitely recommend it!
Date published: 2017-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Series for Tweens I read this series as a kid and admired Kel so much for her strength and gall. A great read for a young person.
Date published: 2016-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! This continues to be a great series, with a great heroine!
Date published: 2016-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love love love I can't say enough good things about Tamora Pierce and all her books. They are all amazing and this one is no exception!
Date published: 2016-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best kind of fantasy This series is wonderful! Every teenage girl should read it for the role models alone. The fantasy is just the best and the world continues into other series'.
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good Mix Between Exploring Fantasy and Becoming a Woman This was yet another enjoyable book in the Protector of the Small series. I didn't enjoy it as much as the first book, but it was still a good read and it wasn't boring at any point in the story. I won't talk about the world and the characters because I've already discussed that in my review of the first book, so my review of this novel will be mostly about the plot. This story is where we truly see how Kel develops her sense of justice and need to protect those who can't protect themselves. Lalasa really brings this out in her, and it really comes to light at the end of the novel where Lalasa gets kidnapped and Kel, remembering how the woman had told her, at an earlier point in the story, that she knew she would come for her, decides to help her at risk of redoing her page years or giving up becoming a knight altogether. We also see how she gets over her fear of heights through her efforts and that final task, and it's very satisfactory to see that she succeeds in being able to take her tests as a reward for her hard work and her valiance. Kel's fears, hopes, and dreams are believable ones, and it's nice to see how she succeeds and fails based on the actions she takes because of the things she believes in. The way the author brings up things from the first book for the reader to remember isn't boring, and had I not delved into this book so soon after reading the first I would've welcomed the reminders. What I also liked was how Kel began to develop into a woman and how it was dealt with, but I would've preferred a few more mentions about her adjusting to her period (although I can see why that might bore some readers). Again, feminism wasn't beaten over my head and I was glad that Kel fought to deserve a place beside the boys instead of claiming equality as though she should get by in the same way others could. Having Wyldon assist her along the way properly, and without hindering her or making it easy for her because she was a girl was a nice touch, and it was great to have such a firm character be likeable even though his ideals aren't the ideal ones. I didn't like how puberty was blamed for her "sudden" feelings for Neal, though. Her becoming attractive to so many people felt a bit forced, but the biggest problem for me was that it was as if Kel didn't mentally like Neal as much as she physically did – in the sense that her womanhood had forced it onto her instead of it being something she saw in him. The small things with Joren and Cleon are well played, though, and it was nice to see how time changed people – and how quickly three years had gone by. This is perhaps the slowest and least eventful book in the series, but it's a great book to see where Kel really begins to bloom in her leadership skills – such as when she faced those bandits and continued to fight first year page hazing – and in other aspects, and it's a great segue into the next book where we get to cheer her on and see how she uses all the skills she's developed as a page into something meaningful and worth all her efforts. #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This book is my favorite. It is full of adventure.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Story Full of Magic!!! well fiction!! Wow this book is really good!! I was left amazed!! The author discribes all her characters very well well i dont really noe wut else 2 say but it is a awsome book!! Cant wait until i read squire!!
Date published: 2005-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fascinated Book!! Wow!! This book is amazing!!! I thougth that first test (book 1) was really good 2 but this one is even better!!! i luved it!!! Cant wait until I read Squire!! EXCELLENT JOB TAMORA PIERCE!!!
Date published: 2005-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent book I first fell in love with the Song of The Lioness Quartet, and is sure up there with it.. excellent job Tamora Pierce.. excellent job!
Date published: 2005-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great book I thought this book was really good! I love most of Tamora's books, but i think this is one of the best.
Date published: 2004-07-15