Narrated By: Sarah Ovens
Duration: 9 hours and 56 minutes
What to expect
The adventure continues in the final instalment of the New York Times bestselling series from the fantasy author who is a legend herself: Tamora Pierce.
A powerful classic that is more timely than ever, the Protector of the Small series is about smashing the ceilings others place above you.
Duty or glory: which will she choose?
Keladry of Mindelan has finally achieved her lifelong dream of becoming a knight – but it’s not quite what she imagined. In the midst of a brutal war, Kel has been assigned to oversee a refugee camp.
Others are sent to fight.
Though certain she has been given this inglorious and difficult task because Lord Wyldon continues to deny she is equal to her male peers, Kel is learning the importance of caring for people who have
been robbed of their homes, of self-respect and of safety.
Perhaps this is the most important battleground in the war?
But when Kel discovers truths behind the monstrous killing devices that her friends are fighting without her, will she honour her sworn duty . . . or embark on a quest that could turn the tide of the war?
In a landmark quartet published years before it’s time, Kel must prove herself twice as good as her male peers just to be thought equal. A series that touches on questions of courage, friendship, a humane perspective – told against a backdrop of a magical, action-packed fantasy adventure.
‘I take more comfort from and as great pleasure in Tamora Pierce’s Tortall novels as I do from Game of Thrones’ – Washington Post
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‘Tamora Pierce didn’t just blaze a trail. Her heroines cut a swath through the fantasy world with wit, strength, and savvy. Pierce is the real lioness, and we’re all just running to keep pace.’
LEIGH BARDUGO, #1 New York Times bestselling author
‘Tamora Pierce creates epic worlds populated by girls and women of bravery, heart, and strength. Her work inspired a generation of writers and continues to inspire us.’
HOLLY BLACK, #1 New York Times bestselling author
‘Tamora Pierce’s books shaped me not only as a young writer but also as a young woman. Her complex, unforgettable heroines and vibrant, intricate worlds blazed a trail for young
adult fantasy—and I get to write what I love today because of the path she forged throughout her career. She is a pillar, an icon, and an inspiration.’
SARAH J. MAAS, #1 New York Times bestselling author
‘I take more comfort from and as great a pleasure in Tamora Pierce's Tortall novels as I do from Game of Thrones.’