First Test (Protector of the Small #1)

Author: Tamora Pierce

First Test

Summary

Keladry of Mindelan is the first and only female to set her sights on Knighthood since the legendary king’s champion; Alanna the Lioness. Will she be able to prove herself not only to the stubborn training master who has the power to crush her dreams but to her fellow co- workers that she can fight? Through trials and travails Keladry must stand strong, but will it be enough?


Rating

5 Stars
Throughout the past few years I have read a variant amount of books by this author and have loved each and every one of them – this was no exception. I found it so easy to slip into the characters’ minds and I found myself thinking as if my mind was theirs, what I would do in they’re place. This book by far deserves each and every star and I would without a doubt rate it higher if I could.


Likes and Dislikes

There were many things that I liked about this book and, as far as I’m concerned, nothing that I disliked.
I think that the plot and storyline are extremely well worked, the characters’ abilities, personalities and roles evenly spread and the characters’ problems realistic. One of the most annoying things that I find in books is if the complications in the novel are unrealistic.


Preferred Character

I find Nealan of Queenscove the most interesting character in the novel. He is extremely entertaining, knows seemingly everything and cannot back off from a challenge – verbal or otherwise. Nealan is far older than all the other pages but instead of feeling insulted about it, he merely jokes about the situation. He may seem like a know-it-all but he has a kind heart and simply wishes to express his opinion on things, though sometimes he doesn’t know when to stop.


Recommendation?

Keladry of Mindelan is the first and only female to set her sights on Knighthood since the legendary king’s champion; Alanna the Lioness. Will she be able to prove herself not only to the stubborn training master who has the power to crush her dreams but to her fellow co- workers that she can fight? Through trials and travails Keladry must stand strong, but will it be enough?

I recommend this book to anyone who is interested in historic fiction. Though it is based in a land of the author’s imagination the situations, characters and scenery can be clearly pictured.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s