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4.0001026114617 out of 54.0001026114617 out of 54.0001026114617 out of 54.0001026114617 out of 54.0001026114617 out of 5 4.00 (19,491 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tamora Pierce Narrator: Bernadette Dunne Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Protector of the Small Series Release Date: September 2009 ISBN: 9780739379738
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The stunning conclusion to the New York Times bestselling series from the fantasy author who is a legend herself: TAMORA PIERCE.

Victory is not always what it seems.

Keladry of Mindelan has finally achieved her lifelong dream of becoming a knight—but it’s not quite what she imagined. In the midst of a brutal war, Kel has been assigned to oversee a refugee camp. She’s sure it’s because Lord Wyldon still doesn’t see her as equal to the men. Nevertheless, she’s learning the importance of caring for people who have been robbed of their homes, wealth, and self-respect. Perhaps this battle is as important as the war with Scanra? When Kel has a vision of the man behind the horrific killing devices that her friends are fighting without her, will she honor her sworn duty . . . or embark on a quest that could turn the tide of the war?

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 Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Tamora Pierce creates epic worlds populated by girls and women of bravery, heart, and strength. Her work inspired a generation of writers and continues to inspire us. HOLLY BLACK, #1 New York Times bestselling author
  • Few authors can slay so effectively with a single sentence—I mean fist-in-the-air, shouting-at-my-book slay—as Tamora Pierce. All these years later, I still draw strength from her words. MARIE LU, #1 New York Times bestselling author
  • Tamora Pierce is a seminal figure in the fantasy field of writing, turning out one terrific book after another. TERRY BROOKS, New York Times bestselling author of the Sword of Shannara trilogy
  • It’s impossible to overstate Tamora Pierce’s impact on children’s literature. Her tough, wise, and wonderful heroines have inspired generations of readers. RAE CARSON, New York Times bestselling author
  • In the world of YA fantasy, there’s before Tamora Pierce, and then after her female heroes started kicking down the doors (and walls, and other barriers)! BRUCE COVILLE, New York Times bestselling author
  • Tamora Pierce is a trailblazer for so many fantasy writers, hacking through the old tropes with her narrative machete and showing us that girl-centered adventures are not just possible but amazing. RACHEL HARTMAN, New York Times bestselling author
  • Tamora Pierce’s writing is like water from the swiftest, most refreshingly clear, invigorating, and revitalizing river. GARTH NIX, New York Times bestselling author
  • Tamora Pierce is gloriously unafraid to give her readers joy and laughter along with adventure and struggle, to let us love her characters wholeheartedly and find the best of ourselves in them. NAOMI NOVIK, New York Times bestselling author
  • Tamora Pierce and her brilliant heroines didn’t just break down barriers; they smashed them with magical fire. KATHERINE ARDEN, author of The Bear and the Nightingale
  • Tamora Pierce’s bold, courageous heroines illuminate the journey to womanhood. CALLIE BATES, author of The Waking Land
  • Tamora Pierce is the queen of YA fantasy, and we are all happy subjects in her court. JESSICA CLUESS, author of A Shadow Bright and Burning
  • Tamora Pierce’s novels gave me a different way of seeing the world. They were like nothing I’d encountered before. Alanna stormed her way into my thirteen-year-old heart and told me that I could write gorgeous, complicated novels about vibrantly real people in fantastic situations, and to be honest, she’s never left. ALAYA DAWN JOHNSON, award-winning author of Love Is the Drug

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 colleen | 7/24/2017

    " Lady Knight is by far the most violent of the Protector of the Small but a good listen all the same "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angel | 2/2/2014

    " Fantastic series. I enjoyed reading every moment of it. The characters show a lot of growth and the plot is interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katy | 2/2/2014

    " I found the Protector quartet a little disappointing but really nothing could have lived up to the Immortals. Kel is another of Tamora's excellent female protagonists with a strong and disciplined approach to the hardships that befall her. The plot is gripping and suspenseful as all Pierce stories and it I was driven to finish the series, but it didn't capture my imagination quite as much as her earlier quartets. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Underword | 1/29/2014

    " it was great i wish she would continue her story "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abby | 1/12/2014

    " OK, now I'm going to have to buy the Tamora Pierce books I'm missing, sigh. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Thea | 12/20/2013

    " So much we can learn from Kel about dealing with adversity, self-respect/worth and life. I hope Pierce chooses to revisit this character. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lily | 12/13/2013

    " AWESOME!! not as good as the first three but still GREAT! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike The Pirate | 12/13/2013

    " re-read January 11 2011 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ally | 12/12/2013

    " This is probably my favorite book. Ever. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Olivia | 10/12/2013

    " This is a great conclusion to this series! I loved it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adelaide | 9/17/2013

    " Amazing! I loved the way it ended! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becca | 9/17/2013

    " Awesome! I have no other words except that I have come to love Tamora Pierce's characters. They have become vital to me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ellie Didden | 5/31/2013

    " kels so great...no romance though...GO KEL!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Birdie | 5/13/2013

    " This whole series was great. The characters were easy to understand and the plot was exciting and I couldn't put it down. It was a quick read but I dont mind when the story is good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cecilia | 3/29/2013

    " Love love love this book. Didn't want the series to end. Totally redeemed Pierce after The Immortals which was a disappointment. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 1/31/2013

    " I have really enjoyed listening to Tamora Pierce's Protector of the Small quartet and I'm kind of sad that I'm going to have to choose something else for my daily commute. I'll miss you, Lady Knight Keladry of Mindelan! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Louise | 9/12/2012

    " Loved it! I haven't read Tamora Pierce since I was in middle school, and then it was just the Alanna books... I'm glad I got the chance to read more! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Odette | 9/2/2012

    " Kel comes into her own as a full knight, defending the border. I enjoyed this almost as much as Squire, which is my favorite of the Protector of the Small quartet. There's a lot of action, and I appreciate the fact that Kel doesn't really need to have a man in her life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nadine | 6/11/2012

    " I love how we meet all our old friends here. Dane and Numair, Lord Raoule...and most importantly Domitan. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine | 3/10/2012

    " Nice ending to the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Madison | 2/25/2012

    " Still a great writer for both quality and quantity. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mia | 7/21/2011

    " I thought that this one was really cool and i wish there was another after this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lostinliteraryheaven | 4/1/2011

    " Even better then the last one! Full of action, and danger, with a refreshing feminist twist, this book was definately worth it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anne | 3/23/2011

    " A compelling conclusion to the Protector of the Small series which I hated to see end. Highly recommended for all lovers of fantasy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Foggygirl | 3/21/2011

    " Tamora Pierce excels at writing strong young characters that will remain favorites of readers for years to come. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zaza | 3/6/2011

    " Another great book from this author...I was sad about the lack of romance but Kel and her friends never dissapoint. Monsters with the spirits of dead children, small evil masterminds in foreign countries, and Kel's new friend, Tobe, kept me reading until the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica2live.com.au | 1/9/2011

    " i think this is one of the most amazing book i have ever read. its very descriptive. it show kel's true character very well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Evamaria | 12/20/2010

    " Having loved Alanna and Danae since I was a girl, I came to really like Kel as well - yet another type of strong female character that we get to follow as she grows up and finds her own way. Tamora Pierce's Tortall remains one of my favorite YA worlds! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jesse | 12/14/2010

    " Dissapointed that the series is over.. this last one is also not as good as the previous novels. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gwyn 4th | 12/11/2010

    " I like Kell soooo much she is a lot like me. Loves to save innocent children, and animals. Peachblosm must have some part mule in him. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Darceylaine | 12/6/2010

    " What a great heroine. And it wouldn't be a Pierce book without a kidnapping and a heroine who passes out after a battle. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mallory | 11/22/2010

    " Tobe is so cute, and I think that This is what Kel was always meant to do! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shelley | 11/22/2010

    " The first 2/3 of the book were pretty slow- nothing new and exciting. The last 1/3 was quite good! "

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About the Author
Author Tamora Pierce

Tamora Pierce was raised in rural Pennsylvania and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania. She had a brief career in teen social work and spent some time writing for radio, but she held true to her childhood crusade, and published Alanna: The First Adventure, the first in a quartet about a valiant, young, female warrior. Pierce’s heroine struck a chord with readers across the country and quickly earned her a loyal following. Pierce is now a #1 New York Times bestselling author and has written more than twenty books. She lives in upstate New York with her husband Tim, three cats, and two birds.

About the Narrator

Bernadette Dunne is the winner of seventeen AudioFile Earphones Awards and has twice been nominated for the prestigious Audie Award. She studied at the Royal National Theatre in London and the Studio Theater in Washington, DC, and has appeared at the Kennedy Center and off Broadway. She lives in Brooklyn.