By Tamora Pierce

Random House Books for Young Readers, Paperback, 9780375829079, 288pp.

Publication Date: August 24, 2004


Kel fights to maintain the rigorous regimen of a page while confronting the prejudices that come with being a female in a man’s world and coping with a crush on her closest friend, Neal.
“Pierce makes Kel sweat for her success through perseverance, hard work,
and skill. Readers will appreciate this true example of grrrl power.”
—School Library Journal

About the Author
Tamora Pierce has published more than twenty fantasy novels, including the New York Times bestsellers Lady Knight and Trickster s Choice. She lives in Syracuse, New York, with her beloved spouse creature, Tim Liebe (who can be heard on this recording as both a Stormwing and a Kraken!), and a variety of cats and birds. You can visit her on the Web at