Lady Knight (2020)

Lady Knight Tamora Pierce Lady Knight Keladry of Mindelan has finally achieved her lifelong dream of being a knight But it isn t turning out as she imagined at all With the land of Tortall at war with the Scanrans she has been assigned t
  • Title: Lady Knight
  • Author: Tamora Pierce
  • ISBN: 9780375814655
  • Page: 270
  • Format: Hardcover
Lady Knight Tamora Pierce Keladry of Mindelan has finally achieved her lifelong dream of being a knight But it isn t turning out as she imagined at all With the land of Tortall at war with the Scanrans, she has been assigned the enormous responsibility of overseeing a refugee camp To add to her burden, Kel has had a vision in the Chamber a vision of the man behind the horrific battle machinesKeladry of Mindelan has finally achieved her lifelong dream of being a knight But it isn t turning out as she imagined at all With the land of Tortall at war with the Scanrans, she has been assigned the enormous responsibility of overseeing a refugee camp To add to her burden, Kel has had a vision in the Chamber a vision of the man behind the horrific battle machines that her fellow knights and friends are now fighting without her She is torn between a duty she has sworn and a quest that she feels could turn the tide of the war.
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  1. Kogiopsis

    I m going to make a statement which I probably will contradict in the future because I ll forget and which likely contradicts something I ve previously said and forgotten.Keladry of Mindelan is my favorite Tamora Pierce heroine.I thought for a long time while reading this book about that statement, and how true it was, and eventually decided that it was accurate I love them all, of course, but with most of them there is an aspect I just can t sympathize with Mostly Sandry, Tris, Daja, Alanna, Da [...]

  2. Catie

    If Alanna is Dana Scully petite, sharp tongued, redheaded quick with a weapon, and with a penchant for shadowy corners and impossible quests , Kel is a much less exuberant Leslie Knope hardworking, dedicated to civil service, willing to put in the work to make a difference in her community I ll always love Alanna, but there was something particularly special about this latest comfort re read of Kel s story I ll never be as selfless or stoic as Kel, as willing to stubbornly pursue injustice and s [...]

  3. Rachel E. Carter

    Buddy reread w Monica 2 1 15 2 4 15.This book was a beast.You cannot top Tamora Pierce in YA fantasy I don t care what anyone says, they are wrong Now you can argue which series of hers is best or even which protagonist the constant debate between Monica I Alanna or Kel but you cannot argue her brilliance.This final book had almost zero romance Which would normally make me cringe, but in true Tamora fashion you are so involved with her characters you just don t care I rooted for each and every o [...]

  4. Beth

    It s been a very Tamora Pierce week I reread all the Kel books, two of the Alanna books, and now I m filling in the gaps between post earthquake Tortall and Kel s Tortall with the first Daine book Anyway, I don t have a lot to say about this I first read it years ago, and it was never my favorite Kel book There are really great moments, like when Raoul gets angry at Wyldon little character asides that rise to the heights of previous books but mostly this is a book where Kel is beloved by everyon [...]

  5. Bookbuyer

    Sadly this book is not my favorite of the series But it deserves an extra half a star or so since the series in general is strong.I love Kel and her compassion for the small I love her nickname Protector of the Small I always am incensed when I read about the No Name Man and Stennum I can t believe that so many people are willing to condone the deaths of children to win a war I find the amount of war a bit tedious in this volume I don t mind the fighting but it s just got a bit repetitive I m sa [...]

  6. Kim Clifton

    Given the past week s events, it s been especially nice to escape into a fantasy realm where knights risk their lives to defend refugees.Side note I wish had a way to track re reads of books, because I ve been returning to this one since sixth grade.

  7. Erin

    This book was pretty unputdownable pretty action packed from beginning to end Thinking back, there actually wasn t that much action at the beginning per se, but there s a sort of divine prophecy that starts to book off, so even when not much is happening there s still this level of expectation I had so much empathy for Kel and everyone around her throughout the story Jeez, why is no one sending her backup when she s got hundreds of civilians to defend and weekly raids from the enemy The little s [...]

  8. Connor

    Okay, let s see if I can explain how much I love this book without giving away the plot.I frequently tell people that I can t choose a single favorite book in this quartet each is dear to me in its own way, for its own reasons each is different enough that, really, I can t quite compare them Lady Knight is one of my favorite novels not for the kickass fight sequences which are awesome or for the fact that it s the ending of the quartet and, as you ll know if you stick around me long enough, I te [...]

  9. Courtney Reads A Lot

    Wow What a finale for such an amazing series Lady Knight had to be my favorite book in the Protector of the Small series although Squire was right up there too The rest of the series interlaced the positive with the negative, offering the ups and downs of a kingdom on the brink of, and eventually in the midst of, war with the Scanrans Tortall s barbaric neighbors in the north Yet Lady Knight was the darkest read of the entire series, offering an eye opening view of the war and its casualties I w [...]

  10. Wealhtheow

    Kel goes through her Ordeal, and comes out a knight but a knight with a mission She s been given a vision of the abominations being created to attack Tortall, and she wants to pursue the vision immediately Instead, she s ordered to command a refugee camp She hardly knows where to begin, but her years with Lord Raoul pay off, and she quickly gains the respect of the soldiers, refugees, and convicts through her organization, quick thinking, and hard work But Kel can t stay off the front lines fore [...]

  11. Becca

    Kel is a knight And as her first glorious duty, she is sent off into the field of babysitting As the war with Scanra blooms into all out strife, Kel is sent to the borders to head a refuge camp Not her favorite place in the world, but then again, Kel is anything but a complainer.Taking the reins as old friends come back, and new friends join the mix, this adventure might prove to be just too much for Kel Just how much is she prepared to lose in the face of the ultimate evil Can she even come ba [...]

  12. Carol (StarAngel"s Reviews) Allen

    What a way to end a series.but as I finish, I want of Kel and Neal and Owen and Jump and Peachblossom and Merric and Tobe and all the others in this series.I know they are grown now but I just feel that something is missing like the rest of Kel s story Does she ever find love Or does she spend her life with the commoners and the children as her family I would love to read about her even if she only shows up in another series like Alanna did in this series.

  13. Connor

    All there really is to say about this is that every time I reread this book which is usually about once a year I cling desperately to the last ten pages and senselessly hope for another book While this closes Keladry s quartet quite nicely, I always, always want .

  14. Danielle

    I really enjoyed the first book in the series I really got into it worrying about the main character, getting outraged on her behalf, being amazed at her maturity The first book took place over one year so we really got to experience a lot of Kel s life and understand her feelings By the second book the timeline sped up several years went by and by the end of the book Kel was ready to be a squire The next book went by in the same manner Then the last book took place in about a year again So the [...]

  15. Whitley Birks

    This was my favorite book out of the Protector of the Small series, and I think it was wonderfully crafted The characters, the conflict, Kel s frustration as she is forced to try and decide between her destiny and her orders All wonderful.I gave it five stars, but I think others should be wary This is one of those books where I m fully aware that while I like it, there s stuff in here that others might not like A huge chunk of this book follows Kel as she sets up a refugee camp and has to work o [...]

  16. Kirsty (Amethyst Bookwyrm)

    This and my other reviews can be found at amethystbookwyrm Kelladry conquered her fears in the Chamber, and has been made a Lady Knight War has been declared on the Scanarans, and Kelladry s first assignment is as the commander of a refugee camp She is also in charge of her friend, Neal and lots of civilians and criminals serving out their sentences as labourers and soldiers on the front lines She gains a new servant, Tobe, a young boy she befriends When the Killing Devices descend upon her camp [...]

  17. lisa

    the electrician i was working with today insisted on mocking me for rereading a book i have read a dozen times, and i kept responding by saying but it s one of my favorites i don t know why people don t understand rereading books, but whatever this book makes me incredibly happy, so sometimes i reread it when i need a pick me upl really comes into her own as a commander and an adult in this book she accepts the things she cannot change with dignity and a resolve to do her best, which is one of t [...]

  18. Hannah

    Reasonable finish to the series Not quite the perfect ending that Pierce usually delivers for her heroines, but perhaps slightly realistic The final test also seemed unreal like a confusing dream sequence , and the neat pairing off of the side characters, while Kel seems to have walked away empty handed, was a bit anti climatic That s nit picking, though, but that aside, the one thing that truly annoyed me was the extent to which Kel seems to have won everyone s hearts and magically transforme [...]

  19. Monica

    2 4 15 buddy re read with RachelI loved this It was the most engrossing for me personally out of the series because it perfectly executed and blended all of the elements needed in a truly great book Kel is such a strong character, and her world and perspective provides so much thoughtful commentary on many important themes The ending was a bit too easy, but still well enough developed to be forgiven The epilogue type thing that follows than erased any critical thoughts from my mind.I have had s [...]

  20. Jeanna

    I like Pierce overall, but one thing really annoys me about her writing Her main characters assumed moral superiority over anyone who doesn t conform to her ideas of sexuality The main character in this quartet assumes that anyone who objects to homosexuality, sex before marriage, and several others things is just ridiculous and uneducated Without ever really explaining why just that they must be backward Fortunately this topic comes up very little in the books, so it wasn t overwhelming.Rating [...]

  21. Sharee

    It wasn t too bad I didn t like how she got rid of the love interest And it still seems a bit wishy washy to me how she keeps switching feelings for different guys, though if I m honest, she s being honest It s not like we as humans don t move on when something falls through in the area of love D I wish there was time in the book to get back on that track, but I guess there wasn t I thought the climax was a bit too short, but then again, it was in the middle grade section of the library DAh well [...]

  22. Allison

    Added 2018 I still think this is largely true The first Alanna book is just perfect, but as a series this is stronger There s also a lot of really good stuff about the practical realities of being a woman in command.These are much better than the Alanna series Better written, really solid on the horrors of war the problems with the setup of the Tortall universe, and it s interesting to see Pierce go back to Alanna and Jonathan and show that they are imperfect, not necessarily likeable people.

  23. Sakina (aforestofbooks)

    There is no possible way for me to write a review that will give this book justice If I could give this a billion stars, I would cries for eternity Kogiopsis who left a review here summarizes my thoughts and feelings perfectly I feel like I m an emotional wreck right now I never cry while reading and this book doesn t change that, but my heart right now throbs This is the third time I ve read this book and the feelings never change Kel is and always will be my favourite I want to say , but I m g [...]

  24. Sean Williams

    A brilliant end to a brilliant series I want to start from the beginning all over again And, just like the first book, it made me tear up in a good way.

  25. Kathy Davie

    Fourth and last in the Protector of the Small fantasy series for children My TakeWell I m sad that this series has come to an end And I ve already read the Daughter of the Lioness seriesnce I didn t know that it came after the Protector of the Small series Daughter, by the way, is oriented to a young adult audience with the much elevated writing Pierce incorporates An excellent series as are all of Pierce s that I ve read, so far grin.I love it When ol Valestone attempts to browbeat Kel into g [...]

  26. Emma (howlsmovinglibrary)

    I just forgot how ordinary Kel s heroism is Although her story of becoming a female knight is full of moments of badassery, there s nothing outlandish or even particularly badass about her career as the knight she becomes, even in a time of war Like, she just builds and successfully runs a refugee camp It isn t a task she does for glory, or even out of selflessness it s a job that she s been given to do And she does it well This book is wonderful because it shows the harsh but also boring realit [...]

  27. Kier (Myn Kobayashi)

    I was sad because I felt that the first three books got better and better but then the fourth dropped off It was a good story but there was not a lot of character development or really a lot of development of relationship It was just her and her mission central which wasn t my cup of tea My no means a bad conclusion but not as bad as could be also there was something I was waiting for that never happened Which I see why but still I wanted it.

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