First Test by Tamora Pierce
Keladry (Kel) has always wanted to be a knight. When the kingdom of Tortall changes the laws so that females can train for knighthood, Kel jumps at the chance. She knows it will not be easy, but it is harder than she thought. Most people do not like the idea of Lady Knights and will do anything to stop Kel from completing her training. Even the training master has prejudice against her and puts her on probation for the first year.
It seems that only Nealan will be Kel's friend. Can Kel prove her worth to everyone before the season ends and she is sent home?
**Book 1 in The Protector of the Small Quartet**
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