First Test (Protector of the Small, Book 1) by Tamora Pierce
October 27, 2011
This series by Tamora Pierce is for all girls who love stories about knights in shining armor, but wish they could be the knights. Keladry is the first girl officially allowed to train as a knight and the four part series begins with her first year of training. Filled with adventure and great characters, The Protector of the Small series is a wonderful story of working for a dream. Especially great for an older young adult audience (16-18).