was a dream come true, almost.
Kel had become the first female
page in the Kingdom of Tortall in over a century, and for 4 years she had
struggled to prove herself in a court that thought her unworthy because
of her sex.
Her dream was to become a lady
knight, but first she had to be chosen as a squire and it seemed like that
would never happen. But then the Lord Raoul Goldenlake, the Giant Killer,
Knight Commander of the King's Guard, made her his choice.
But Kel's jubilation was short
lived. Her testing would now begin in earnest. It would take all her courage,
skill with animals, and persistence to succeed. And if she did what waited
for her was the ultimate trial--The Chamber of Ordeal. The hall through
which all squires must finally pass to realize their dream of becoming
Would Kel realize her dream?
Squire by Tamora Pierce
(by Tom Reynolds of the Sno-Isle
Library System for Evergreen
Young Adult Book Award, , 2003-2004.)