First Test

  • by Tamora Pierce
  • Narrated by Bernadette Dunne
  • 5 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In the medieval and fantastic realm of Tortall, Keladry of Mindelan (known as Kel) is the first girl to take advantage of the decree that permits females to train for knighthood. Up against the traditional hazing of pages and a grueling schedule, Kel faces only one real roadblock: Lord Wyldon, the training master of pages and squires. He is absolutely against girls becoming knights. So while he is forced to train her, Wyldon puts her on probation for one year. It is a trial period that no male page has ever had to endure and one that separates the good-natured Kel even more from her fellow trainees during the tough first year. But Kel is not a girl to underestimate, as everyone is about to find out.

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What the Critics Say

"A splendidly rousing feast." (Booklist)
"This is smooth storytelling and a satisfying read." (School Library Journal)

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Great book

Tamora Pierce continues to be fantastic reading for pre-teen and teen girls everywhere. Bernadette Dunn has an American accent but is clear to listen to. Can we have more of the back catalogue of Pierce's books soon, please?
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 18-10-2007
  • Publisher: Listening Library