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Author: Tamora Pierce

ISBN: 9780375829062
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 399
Published: 25 October 2011
Dimensions (cm): 20.68 x 14.25 x 2.46
After becoming a squire to Lord Raoul, commander of the King's Own, Kel of Mindelan must face a terrifying test in the Chamber of the Ordeal before she can be a knight.

About the Author

In the sixth grade, Tamora Pierce was encouraged by her father to start writing and she immediately got hooked. Once she discovered fantasy and science fiction, she tried to write the same kind of stories she read, only with teenaged girl heroines who were usually missing from the 1960s stories.

Before her junior year at the University of Pennsylvania where she studied psychology, Pierce rediscovered writing when she wrote her first original short story since tenth grade. She sold her first story a year later and then enrolled in a fiction writing course during her senior year. When her teacher suggested that she tackle a novel, her childhood ideas came back to her and she began her first sword and sorcery novel.

Pierce then worked as a housemother in an Idaho group home for teenaged girls, who loved hearing Alanna's story from the in-progress quartet, Song of the Lioness. As Pierce continued to write and send out manuscripts, she moved to M...

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