Lady Knight by Tamora Pierce

Lady Knight by Tamora Pierce
Series: Protector of the Small #4
Format: Paperback

Interestingly enough this is probably the longest book of Pierce’s quartets and yet it does not cover that much time, less than a year.  The fact that the story is so continuous is part of the reason I just read it in one sitting.  Tortall’s newest lady knight makes her way north to the border and is given a post, but the message from the Chamber of Ordeals is a constant presence on her mind.  The harshness of war cuts a terrifying image in this book, but I am also moved every time by the strength of the characters created in particular the young people Kel takes under her wing.  As much as I love Pierce’s romance I enjoy the stark contrast of this one.

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