"She had trouble nodding off that night. She couldn't get rid of her anger with Vinson and with a world in which servants didn't matter. It wasn't right."
In a week when dealing with clients who can't entertain the fact that a woman could hold any other office than event organiser or secretary (not that there's anything wrong with those roles), it seemed the perfect time to get stuck into some Tamora Pierce. Book 2 of the Protector of the Small Quartet, sees Keladry of Mindelan beings her training as a Page as an integral path to becoming a knight.
She'll fight misogyny, her fear of heights and the ban on owning pets to find her own path to success.
Whether talking to sparrows, fighting bandits or rescuing servants, Kel's adventures make for an entertaining read. I have to confess to finishing this and immediately starting on the next one. Stay tuned, so far it is brilliant also.
No-one writes a strong, resilient heroine in a fabulous fantasy realm like Pierce does. Thank goodness my friend, Nicki is such a great source of books to borrow and also great at providing new and exciting series to get hooked on.
5 out of 5 - I feel the same about heights as Kel.