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Page❮KINDLE❯ ➛ Page ❥ Author Tamora Pierce – Bluevapours.co.uk As the only female page in history to last beyond the first year of formal training to become a knight, year old Keladry of Mindelan has an uphill battle to fight In addition to proving herself worth As the only female Page in history to last beyond the first year of formal training to become a knight,year old Keladry of Mindelan has an uphill battle to fight In addition to proving herself worthy of being a Page, Kel spends her time defending first year Pages from bullies, staying on top of homework, conquering her paralyzing fear of heights, and keeping up with Lord Wyldon s grueling physical training schedule Kel s detractors do everything in their power to thwart her progress, from tormenting her friends to sabotaging the Midwinter Festivities to kidnapping her maid and dog on the day of final examinations The tide of resistance begins to turn slightly during the summer between Kel s second and third years, when she leads a team of Pages in defensive maneuvers against renegade bandits coincidentally on the same day that she gets her first period.

Hey, folks I just discovered that apparently I have given some very popular books single star ratings except I haven t How do I know I haven t Because I haven t read those books at all So before you go getting all hacked off at me for trashing your favorites, know that I ve written GoodReads to find out what s going onI return to my regularly scheduled profile Though I would love to join groups, I m going to turn them all down I just don t have the time to take part, so please don t be offended if I don t join your group or accept an invitation I m not snooty I m just up to my eyeballs in work and appearances Also, don t be alarmed by the number of books I ve read When I get bored, I go through the different lists and rediscover books I ve read in the past It s a very evil way to use up time when I should be doing other things Obviously, I ve read a lot of books in years I was born in South Connellsville, PA My mother wanted to name me Tamara but the nurse who filled out my birth certificate misspelled it as Tamora When I was my family moved to California, where we lived for years on both sides of the San Francisco peninsulaI started writing stories in th grade My interest in fantasy and science fiction began when I was introduced to The Lord of the Rings by J R R Tolkien and so I started to write the kind of books that I was reading After my parents divorced, my mother took my sisters and me back to Pennsylvania in There I went to Albert Gallatin Senior High for years and Uniontown Area Senior High School for my senior yearAfter graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, I wrote the book that became The Song of the Lioness fantasy quartet I sold some articles and short stories and wrote reviews for a martial arts movie magazine At last the first book of the quartet, Alanna The First Adventure was published by Atheneum Books in Tim Liebe, who became my Spouse Creature, and I lived in New York City with assorted cats and two parakeets from In we moved to Syracuse, New York, where we live now with assorted cats, a number of squirrels, birds, raccoons, skunks, opossums, and woodchucks visiting our very small yard As of , I have novels in print, one short story collection, one comic book arc White Tiger A Hero s Compulsion co written with Tim, and a short story anthology co editing credit There sto come, including a companion book to the Tortall verse So stay tuned.

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    ☆ Page Kindle ✓ her paralyzing fear of heights, and keeping up with Lord Wyldon s grueling physical training schedule Kel s detractors do everything in their power to thwart her progress, from tormenting her friends to sabotaging the Midwinter Festivities to kidnapping her maid and dog on the day of final examinations The tide of resistance begins to turn slightly during the summer between Kel s second and third years, when she leads a team of Pages in defensive maneuvers against renegade bandits coincidentally on the same day that she gets her first period."/>
  • 290 pages
  • Page
  • Tamora Pierce
  • English
  • 09 March 2019

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  1. Cristina Monica says:

    Keladry is now a page Although she is not on probation any, she still has to prove herself to her training master, teachers, peers and the king himself, seeing that unfortunately women do not become knights in Keladry s world, with the Lioness as the only exception so far But Keladry knows she can do it if she never loses sight of her goal and puts her mind and body to it The training is rough, but she excels because she practices and perseveres Sadly, her strength arouses jealousy in ot Keladry is now a page Although she is not on probation any, she still has to prove herself to her training master, teachers, peers and the king himself, seeing that unfortunately women do not become knights in Keladry s world, with the Lioness as the only exception so far But Keladry knows she can do it if she never loses sight of her goal and puts her mind and body to it The training is rough, but she excels because she practices and perseveres Sadly, her strength arouses jealousy in other classmates and her gender offends non progressive men These same men try everything in their power to ruin Keladry s chances at stepping up Fortunately, she has friends by her side, one of them being her new maid, Lalasa While I enjoyed this one a little less than the first book, Tamora Pierce is so skilled with a pen or keyboard that I simply found pleasure in reading about Keladry s new adventures and misadventures In this sequel, she is growing not only mentally and physically but also in age We follow her as she trains for almost three years I liked that part, but surprisingly, in spite of the fact that the timeline was so long, I felt as though little of much importance happened The storyline is filled with small events and only two or three main ones Even if this series is not a trilogy, I could compare PAGE with many second books, also known as middle books, that are part of a trilogy It s still an essential sequel, seeing that Keladry learns what it means to be a girl and care for someone other than herself, but not one to which I could give the initial high rating I believed it would deserve Excited to learn what will occur in SQUIRE nonetheless Keladry was made to be the heroine of this series and it shows Blog Youtube Twitter Instagram Google Bloglovin

  2. Emma Larkins says:

    Everyone should read Tamora Pierce Not just fantasy readers, not just young readers, but anyone who enjoys a good tale And who doesn t If you ve read Tamora Pierce, then you already know what I mean.Tamora never tries to win an award for the most confuscated use of the English language She never lets language get in the way of her story She writes her books in a simple, honest way to hook her readers into a fascinating tale And she succeeds brilliantly in doing so.In Page, Tamora Pierce ge Everyone should read Tamora Pierce Not just fantasy readers, not just young readers, but anyone who enjoys a good tale And who doesn t If you ve read Tamora Pierce, then you already know what I mean.Tamora never tries to win an award for the most confuscated use of the English language She never lets language get in the way of her story She writes her books in a simple, honest way to hook her readers into a fascinating tale And she succeeds brilliantly in doing so.In Page, Tamora Pierce gets back to the very essence of storytelling a young hero must prove herself in the face of seeming unbeatable odds to achieve her goal In this case, the hero is a female page struggling to gain her knighthood Tamora is not afraid to touch on difficult subjects such as discrimination, abuse, and death She creates strong, unique female heroines who fight against oppression, and yet the appeal of her books is not limited to a female audience Who among us has not felt held down by seemingly unbeatable odds Who has not wished for the strength to pursue an impossible seeming dream Tamora s characters pursue their dreams with strength and grim determination, and in doing so, make us believe that we too can achieve our dreams if we stick by them.I read Tamora s books as a child and found myself unable to put them down, and even a decade later I get the same thrill as her characters fall in love, escape from danger, or rush into battle Rare is the author who can so completely captivate a reader s attention.It s no wonder that Tamora s books have all recently been re released And to boot, Tamora is kind to fans and frequently appears at conferences, book signings and conventions If you re looking for a new author to love, look no further

  3. Kayla Edwards says:

    Oh these books, every time I read them it s like visiting a best friend I adore Kel today as much as I did when these books were first published I will forever be grateful to Tamora Pierce for creating this fantastic heroine because bless her , she is real Kel doesn t have the Gift or any wild magic to help her She gets everything only through grimy, hard work and persistence just like the rest of us and I admire her so much for it I reread these books ALL THE TIME because I need that Oh these books, every time I read them it s like visiting a best friend I adore Kel today as much as I did when these books were first published I will forever be grateful to Tamora Pierce for creating this fantastic heroine because bless her , she is real Kel doesn t have the Gift or any wild magic to help her She gets everything only through grimy, hard work and persistence just like the rest of us and I admire her so much for it I reread these books ALL THE TIME because I need that I need to know that I can crawl out of the mud and be my own hero no magic required

  4. Beth says:

    I need to take a moment to point out that Kel, at eleven, is five foot three in other words, taller than I ll ever be Anyway No stranger, looking at her, would have thought this disheveled girl was the sort to cause a storm of argument at court.This is interesting, because Kel is sheltered from this stuff, at least through this book Pierce drops this in, but doesn t go anywhere with it yet This book starts off with two projects for Kel, and on this reread, I thought that was convenient V I need to take a moment to point out that Kel, at eleven, is five foot three in other words, taller than I ll ever be Anyway No stranger, looking at her, would have thought this disheveled girl was the sort to cause a storm of argument at court.This is interesting, because Kel is sheltered from this stuff, at least through this book Pierce drops this in, but doesn t go anywhere with it yet This book starts off with two projects for Kel, and on this reread, I thought that was convenient Very convenient First Jump, then Lalasa, and obviously both have bearing on the final big conflict Eh Eventually they re woven into the fabric of the series I really like Lalasa s arc , but here they re Chekhov s guns there because they re necessary.Quick commercial break to bring up a Neal comment, apropos of nothing Neal, will the Wildmage take him Daine Of course, he replied She s here I saw her last night Ask her after supper Did you maybe want to go with me she offered gingerly No, he told Kel nobly, and sighed It just tries my heart, to see her with that old man NEAL S THE BEST Also, do we think Pierce got some angry feedback on Daine and Numair She made a crack about the age difference in First Test, too.Roald of Conte was a fourth year page, quiet and contained, with his father s very blue eyes and black hair that could have come from either of his parents He was so polite that he appeared stiff, and he made friends with difficulty, but when he spoke, he was listened to.I m not even going to comment on when he spoke, he was listened to of course people listened, he s the prince I m guessing this was supposed to link him to Jonathan as a boy, and that authority Jon had even when Alanna first met him, but eh Oh, look, I ended up commenting on it What I really want to say, though, is that I love how two outspoken people like Jon and Thayet produced a very quiet son In fact, I really like Roald, and I wish he d been in Kel s booksI know he couldn t have been, because Kel s story has to be different from Alanna s somehow and it is STILL There s a comment later, when the pages confront Joren and Co for making life a misery at Midwinter, that says he s every bit as stubborn as his famous parents, and I just wish we d gotten to see thatSide note When Imrah of Legann chooses Roald to be his squire breaking with tradition, blah blah do we think Jon told Imrah he wanted to do things differently How else did Imrah know to approach Roald what does he call Roald Technically, Roald s in his service And does Roald wear Legann colors VERY IMPORTANT SIDE NOTE Gary gives Kel a note to bring to the king atop Balor s Needle, even though it could wait until morning ONLY GARY Balor s Needle, though I liked that plotline a lot, even though it s a bit of a Chekhov s gun, too Somehow, Neal mentioning they can t be late to the exams and that a page once jumped off Balor s Needle doesn t feel as heavy handed as Lalasa and Jump showing up within three pages of each other And Kel s fear of heights is already established, and Gary casually makes her go up there maybe it s just good writing, the way it s all intertwined The king gets Kel off the tower by taking her mind off what her body is doing that s an interesting spell, and probably a powerful one and one that we never see again, speaking of Chekhov s guns It reminded me of the Imperius Curse, this time around.Archery class followed weapons, then tilting None of the pages ever expected anything new In the fourth week of Kel s third year, however, Lord Wyldon turned creative What does it say about me, that I read this thinking, Hmmmm, not so conservative after all, huh Time passes strangely in this book The first book focused on a year this goes through the remaining three years of Kel s page training, and it s only slightly longer than First Test.But I like the description of the training I like it a lot, even though there s a lot of Kel is better than everyone her age I especially like it when Wyldon finds out Kel s been using weighted training weapons and has no idea how to react That s some of the Kel is better than everyone else stuff that s actually earned Joke s on you, Joren The archery master, in the middle of introducing their exciting new arrows, abruptly asks Quinden to name their three dangerous neighbors I read that thinking about Legally Blonde and Emmett saying the professors use the Socratic method Random references abound in this review On Joren he tries to be friendlier lol, Neal being I myself have noticed my growing resemblance to a daffodil and yet he does so by assuring Kel that really she wants to get married, because all women do I mean, obviously he s hopeless, and obviously we re supposed to take this as a sign he hasn t changed, because it s so stupidly sexist, but also it s so stupidly sexist I wish Joren was a slightlynuanced character.All these are miscellaneous points I don t have any particular thoughts on the overarching plot, mostly because I think the plot is next to irrelevant and it s the character development that s important That said, I do have one question on the plot view spoiler How did Joren think he d get away with it Obviously everyone would testify that there were extenuating circumstances a kidnapping, for crying out loud that kept Kel away from the exams, and obviously she d be allowed to take them later How stupid is this guy, anyway hide spoiler Anyway, despite sundry niggling concerns, I liked this a lot, because I like these people a lot Cannot wait to reread Squire.

  5. Sarah Ames-Foley says:

    1 First Test 2 Page 3 Squire This review can also be found on my blog.cw past abuse, attempted assault For the first time she could understand how someone in a rage might do murder How dare you touch an unwilling woman she asked.This book follows Kel through her second, third, and fourth years as a page I was surprised that this was all to be packed into one book, but it made sense that there was only so much to be covered once the probationary period was out of the way 1 First Test 2 Page 3 Squire This review can also be found on my blog.cw past abuse, attempted assault For the first time she could understand how someone in a rage might do murder How dare you touch an unwilling woman she asked.This book follows Kel through her second, third, and fourth years as a page I was surprised that this was all to be packed into one book, but it made sense that there was only so much to be covered once the probationary period was out of the way We get to see the return of all Kel s friends along with meeting some new ones, including her new maid Lalasa Lalasa is a great character in her own right, a young woman who has suffered from great abuse at the hands of men She is timid when she first enrolls in Kel s service, but quickly comes into her own with the page s encouragement We get to see Lalasa develop alongside Kel in a mirror image of sorts It s really nice to see this friendship between women blossom in such a male centric environment.Kel also has to deal with the beginnings of puberty while undergoing her trials as a page One thing I love about Tamora Pierce is that she s not afraid to write the real stuff She s blunt and honest without being crude Kel begins to grow breasts, experiences several jumps in height, and gets her first period If only we also lived in a world where a magical talisman was the solution, but I guess we have birth control It s also really great to see Kel further dealing with her phobia As revealed in the first book, her terror of heights came out of previous emotional abuse she experienced from her brother While resistant at first she knows that overcoming, or at least confronting, these fears are key to her becoming a knight As someone who has dealt with severe anxiety, I think it s really important to see strong characters who struggle with it as well Overall, I continue to adore Kel as a character and find her story fun to follow I usually don t tend to like lawful good characters as I find them a bit boring, but Tammy is a master of developing people you love to read about I mean, how can you not love a girl knight to be taking down abusers I d definitely recommend this book, and the series, to any lovers of Tamora Pierce as well as readers of YA fantasy

  6. AziaMinor says:

    After being in a reading slump for ONE FREAKING MONTH this book was my breath of life Tamora s books are beautifully written with amazing characters that you love or love to hate Definitely going to get books 3 and 4 ASAP

  7. Sophie says:

    WHYYY isn t Squire waiting at the library for me yet MUST READ NOW.I continue to love this series This one was the Puberty Book, in which Keladry grows breasts, gets her period, and starts attracting male attention She s kind of oblivious to it, though, which is amusing I hope she and Neal get to make out at some point.Anyway, Kel gets a dog and a maid on the same day The maid is Lalasa, a timid woman who slowly learns how to defend herself thanks to Kel s persistent teachings The femini WHYYY isn t Squire waiting at the library for me yet MUST READ NOW.I continue to love this series This one was the Puberty Book, in which Keladry grows breasts, gets her period, and starts attracting male attention She s kind of oblivious to it, though, which is amusing I hope she and Neal get to make out at some point.Anyway, Kel gets a dog and a maid on the same day The maid is Lalasa, a timid woman who slowly learns how to defend herself thanks to Kel s persistent teachings The feminist threads woven through these books are a constant source of delight for me It might be cheesy, feel good feminism, but I don t care I love it Even Lord Wyldon, Kel s sexist training master, begins to respect her after she shows him several times that she s awesome.The dog is Jump, and Kel rescues him from certain death by the butcher s axe after he s caught stealing sausages She tries to give him to Daine, but Jump is having none of that and keeps coming back to her Once again, it might be cheesy, but I can t get enough of the animals in these books, either Pierce knows how to hit all my favorite buttons At the end, when view spoiler she has to save Lalasa and Jump from the tower instead of taking her exams, I totally expected Wyldon to be like you already passed your exams by proving you are an awesome knight who rescues people in need But that would have been too easy The entire point of the exams is for everyone to SEE that Kel is ready to become a squire I m glad she ends up taking them after all hide spoiler There were a lot of great humorous moments in this book Lalasa trying to figure out a tactful way to tell Keladry that she s grown breasts was hilarious And I loved Owen introducing Lalasa later as someone who is good at sewing and knows a lot of ways to hurt you I m still convinced that Alanna is behind the anonymous gifts Kel continues to get, and I m having a lot of fun imagining George s network of spies reporting back to him about how Kel is doing.NEXT BOOK PLEASE

  8. Paranormal_Madness says:

    What I liked Keladry She grows on me with each book I read She s just such a normal girl trying so hard to prove to everyone that she can be as good as any boy, and she ll stop at nothing until everyone sees it She trains harder and longer than the others, and it really shows how dedicated she is to the life of a hero And in this book, Kel shows that she really thinks those below her should be treated with respect Lalasa She begins the book as a timid little mouse, and she slowly begins t What I liked Keladry She grows on me with each book I read She s just such a normal girl trying so hard to prove to everyone that she can be as good as any boy, and she ll stop at nothing until everyone sees it She trains harder and longer than the others, and it really shows how dedicated she is to the life of a hero And in this book, Kel shows that she really thinks those below her should be treated with respect Lalasa She begins the book as a timid little mouse, and she slowly begins to open up thanks to Kel and Kel s friends She really grows, and that character growth doesn t seem fake or rushed I really believed that Lalasa was becoming her own woman Secondary characters Neal is a personal favorite of mine, but I also like Merrick, Wyldon, and Daine when she makes her little appearances throughout the series They add some humor to the series, and they all shape Kel and help her grow as a person I also love Neal and Kel s relationship with one another despite the age difference, they re like best friends, and it seemed only natural that Kel would develop feelings for him eventually The ending It was perfect It showed that not everyone is being won over by Kel s perseverance and dedication and that there are still people who want her to fail I knew that Kel would do the right thing, and I think her willingness to save Lalasa was the final thing that proved to Wyldon that Kel had earned her place at the palace.What I disliked Pace There were chunks of this book where it seemed like not a lot happened, but I was pretty easy to overlook since there was always some interesting character interaction or training segments.Overall, this was a pretty awesome book and I would definitely recommend it to anyone with a love of fantasy, magic, strong female heroines, and Tamora Pierce It has action and character development and drama, and I ve reread this series several times, and I ll probably reread it again 4.5

  9. Sakina (aforestofbooks) says:

    I don t even think I have words to describe how I am feeling right now Kel was always my favourite, having been the first set of books I read by Tamora Pierce, but rereading this series for the 3rd time I think , I m just in love with everything The characters, the writing, the plotthe funny banter between the pages and the squires But most of all, Keladry She s so strong, and resolute, intelligent and calm, and she has the makings of an incredible leader I just want to read Lady Knight I don t even think I have words to describe how I am feeling right now Kel was always my favourite, having been the first set of books I read by Tamora Pierce, but rereading this series for the 3rd time I think , I m just in love with everything The characters, the writing, the plotthe funny banter between the pages and the squires But most of all, Keladry She s so strong, and resolute, intelligent and calm, and she has the makings of an incredible leader I just want to read Lady Knight now cause I m so excited for her leadership skills to fully show Neal kills me as always with his flowery long speeches about love He s such a romantic and I love that about him cause it s totally the opposite of who Kel is and who I am Cleon definitely grew on me in this book and I absolutely love his terms of endearment hahahaI spent so much of this book just laughing constantly, mostly because Tamora Pierce is amazing at adding lightness to a somewhat darker story Owen is adorable He s so cute and chubby and I just want to squeeze his cheeks and give him a hug The ending was something I had been waiting for since my reread of First Test and I wasn t disappointed It was horrifying and maddening I seriously want to kill someone but I won t name him because of spoilers Also, Raoul made an appearance and so did Jon and I died a little inside seeing Jon being so caring and fatherly Lalasa s character arc was amazing Her backstory is just so sad, but I m so glad she s found a friend in Kel I think that s all I m going to say cause I don t want to spoil anything

  10. Connor says:

    It s no secret that Keladry of Mindelan is one of my all time favorite fictional characters, nor is it a secret that I reread these books almost every year sometimesAll I can say is this whenever I think I can pick a favorite book of this series, I am proved wrong when I start rereading there is not a single chapter in this series that I dislike.Page has long been a favorite, and remains so after this most recent re read I first read it in seventh grade finished it during a boring L It s no secret that Keladry of Mindelan is one of my all time favorite fictional characters, nor is it a secret that I reread these books almost every year sometimesAll I can say is this whenever I think I can pick a favorite book of this series, I am proved wrong when I start rereading there is not a single chapter in this series that I dislike.Page has long been a favorite, and remains so after this most recent re read I first read it in seventh grade finished it during a boring Language Arts class by keeping it under my desk I remember subtly or maybe not so subtly sorry, Mr Hudson turning pages and trying not to cheer as I read the scene with the bandit fight in hill country I remember being so engrossed I physically could NOT put the book down thus the reading during class, which I had never previously done So, yes, I love this book I have for over ten years More than even that, though, this book reminds me WHY I can t pick a favorite Kel novel, and that s down to the characters Every dynamic is thoughtfully created, and I always look forward to remembering why I love them Kel s relationships with Neal, Owen, Lalasa, Wyldon, her mother they re all carefully written and made, and each one fills this book with a certain joy it s hard to find elsewhere.ANYWAY TL DR DO YOURSELF A FAVOR AND READ TAMORA PIERCE S PROTECTOR OF THE SMALL SERIES and then come talk to me about them because they are very near and dear to my heart

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