First Test is about Keladry of Mindelan, the first girl who wishes to become a knight since Lady Alanna. She has been accepted for knight training, however, unlike the boys she will study and train beside, she has been given a First Test, one year to prove to the conservative training master that she is able to withstand the rigors of page training.
The storyline of this book progresses in a very good yet predictable way. There are boys who try to force Keladry to leave through bullying her, and there are her staunch and stalwart friends. She also befriends the animals, which have become smart since Daine came to live at the palace in the Immortals series.
I like this book because it gives you the opportunity to see characters we have grown to love, from previous series, as they are when they have grown up.
I would recommend First Test to anyone who likes the rest of Tamora Pierce’s books, or well written fantasy books.