The Secret Library: The Tale of the Noble Knight (2024)

The Secret Library: The Tale of the Noble Knight
Season 3, Episode 21
The Secret Library: The Tale of the Noble Knight (1)
Air dateJune 28, 2016 (Disney Junior app)
July 1, 2016 (Disney Junior)
July 3, 2016 (Disney Channel)
Production Code323
Written byLaurie Israel
Rachel Ruderman
Storyboards byChris Otsuki
Eugene Salandra
Holly Forsyth
Directed byJamie Mitchell
Mircea Kyle Mantta
Songs in this EpisodeA Knight Such As I
Episode Guide
Previous Episode
"Beauty is the Beast" (production order)
Elena and the Secret of Avalor (chronological order)
Next Episode
"Cauldronation Day" (production order)
"The Bamboo Kite" (airing order)

"The Secret Library: The Tale of the Noble Knight" is the seventy-third episode of the Disney Junior animated series, Sofia the First. It premiered on July 1, 2016, and is the twenty-first episode in the third season.

On June 28, 2016, the episode was made available on the Disney Junior app before making its television premiere.

This episode is the third installment of the Sofia the First Secret Library Story Arc, preceded by "The Secret Library" and "Olaf and the Tale of Miss Nettle".


  • 1 Overview
  • 2 Plot
  • 3 Cast
  • 4 Song
  • 5 Gallery
  • 6 Videos
  • 7 Trivia
  • 8 Goofs
  • 9 Transcript


When Sofia visits The Secret Library, she learns The Tale of A Noble Knight seeking the Ice Fire Shield.


While taking Minimus out for a ride, Sofia's amulet starts to glow blue. She is needed at the Secret Library once again. She arrives at the library, just in time to catch the book that has the next story she needs to finish. It is called "The Tale of the Noble Knight", which tells the story of Brazendell, a faraway kingdom where people and dragons lived in harmony until one day, for reasons unknown, the Dragons began setting fires all over the land. The King of Brazendell declared that whoever could stop the dragons would be named First Knight, leader of all knights. Sir Oliver, the strongest and bravest of all knights, vowed to defeat the dragons and become First Knight. To do this, he has to seek the magical Ice Fire Shield, which had the power to freeze dragon fire. As the story goes, the shield can only be found by following a trail of riddles and clues. However, a rival knight named Sir Jaxon also wants the shield, so he sets out to trap Sir Oliver. Sofia's task is to help the noblest knight find the Ice Fire Shield.

Sofia and Minimus set out to Brazendell and soon find Sir Oliver. Upon meeting him, they find Sir Oliver to be very conceited and arrogant. Sofia and Minimus begin to show disapproving faces, especially when he openly looks down on them after saying they have come to assist him on his quest. Suddenly, Sir Oliver's arrogance gets himself caught in a trap, despite Sofia's warning. She helps Sir Oliver out of the trap, and then see Sir Jaxon waiting for them. Sir Oliver draws his sword and the two knights engage in a fight. Sofia tries to get them to stop, but neither one of them listens, until she stands in the way when Sir Jaxon has Sir Oliver defenseless. She manages to get the two knights to call it a truce, but as they shake on it, Sir Oliver goes back on his word and locks him up. He then proceeds in searching for clues that will lead them to the Ice Fire Shield, but then he gets distracted by admiring his reflection in a mirror, so Sofia looks for the clues herself. She finds a stained glass window hidden behind a portrait. She discovers a riddle on it as well, and following her own line of reasoning, it instructs them to look through a hole in the window where they can see a rock across the valley made out of gold. They head out immediately and leave Sir Jaxon trapped in the tower, despite Sofia's concerns. Arriving at the golden rock, Minimus and Sofia are beginning to dislike Sir Oliver, but since the book says he is the noble knight, Sofia has to help him. While searching for clues, Sofia and Minimus find another riddle carved in the rock. According to Sofia, the riddle instructs them to look through a hole that shows a cave across the valley, where the Ice Fire Shield is hidden.

Just then, they spot Sir Jaxon coming in their direction. Sir Oliver decides to wash him away by opening a nearby dam, despite Sofia's objections. He releases the water and Sir Jaxon makes a run for it. While Sir Oliver proceeds to the cave, Sofia and Minimus decide to rescue Sir Jaxon. They arrive just in time to airlift him to safety. Afterwards, they are cornered by the dragons of Brazendell, and Sofia tells Minimus that she won't let the dragons hurt them. But to her surprise, Willawing, the orange dragon, tells her that she and the other dragons saw the dam open and thought she and Sir Jaxon need help. Willawing takes an instant liking to Sofia, and thinks the little princess is so adorable, that she picks her up and strokes her chin, causing her to laugh, "That tickles!" It turns out that the dragons are very friendly and friends of Sir Jaxon's. Sofia also discovers that the reason the dragons have been setting fires to the kingdom is because Sir Oliver had been starting fights with them just to make them look bad and make himself look like a hero. That way, the King would name him First Knight. This makes Sofia realize that Sir Jaxon is the noble knight that she is supposed to help, not Sir Oliver. Sofia says that Jaxon should get the Ice Fire Shield, and the dragons agree with her. But if Sir Oliver gets it, he'll succeed in driving the dragons away for good. Together, they fly to the cave in wondering of stopping Sir Oliver. But they are too late, as Sir Oliver has already found the shield. The dragons attack him with their fire breath, but Sir Oliver uses the shield to block their attacks and turn their flames into ice. Sir Jaxon goes in to distract Sir Oliver, giving Sofia the chance to swipe the shield from his clutches. Sir Oliver has been beaten and the King of Brazendell arrives.

Sofia and Sir Jaxon tell the king about Sir Oliver's deception, and Oliver unintentionally admits that his foes are right. Disgusted by this, the king banishes Sir Oliver from the kingdom and rewards Sir Jaxon with the Ice Fire Shield as well as the title of First Knight. Another unfinished story is given a happy ending.


  • Ariel Winter as Sofia
  • Eric Stonestreet as Minimus
  • Blair Underwood as Sir Jaxon
  • Kevin Michael Richardson as Sir Oliver
  • Cary Elwes as Basil
  • Fritz Sperberg as King of Brazendell
  • Monica Richardson as Willawing
  • Hugh Bonneville as Narrator


  • "A Knight Such As I"



Sofia the First - The Secret Library - The Tale of the Noble Knight - Disney Junior UK

Sofia the First - A Knight Such As I


  • It is revealed that Sofia is ticklish. When Willawing stroked Sofia under her chin, she is shown to be laughing.
  • The episode was renamed The Tale of the Noble Knight.
  • This is the third installment of the Secret Library story arc, preceded by "The Secret Library" and "Olaf and the Tale of Miss Nettle".
  • This and the following episodes have their plots after Elena and the Secret of Avalor.
    • Because of this, Sofia's amulet is shown in pink.
  • This episode was previously scheduled for July 3, but for some unknown reason, this statement was incorrect.
    • That would be when the episode had its premiere airing on the Disney Channel.
  • Starting with this episode, the title sequence is changed and the main title theme is re-orchestrated.
  • This is the second Secret Library episode to have a plot twist, the first being "Olaf and the Tale of Miss Nettle".
  • Basil, Sir Oliver's Horse, is the second character Cary Elwes voiced on the show. The first was Prince Roderick.
  • Sofia didn't wear her new dress in the whole episode.
  • Moral: True nobility means being kind, honest, and brave.


  • Sofia didn't have the key when she was in the Secret Library.


The Secret Library: The Tale of the Noble Knight/Transcript

Season 1
Just One of the Princes | The Big Sleepover | Let the Good Times Troll | Cedric's Apprentice | A Royal Mess | The Shy Princess | Blue Ribbon Bunny | The Princess Test | Baileywick's Day Off | Tri-Kingdom Picnic | The Little Witch | Two to Tangu | Finding Clover | The Amulet of Avalor | The Buttercups | Make Way for Miss Nettle | The Amulet and the Anthem | Tea for Too Many | Princess Butterfly | Great Aunt-Venture | The Baker King | Holiday in Enchancia | Four's a Crowd
Season 2
Two Princesses and a Baby | The Enchanted Feast | The Flying Crown | Mom's the Word | The Silent Knight | Enchanted Science Fair | King for a Day | When You Wish Upon a Well | Gizmo Gwen | Sofia the Second | Mystic Meadows | Princesses to the Rescue! | Ghostly Gala | The Emerald Key | Scrambled Pets | The Princess Stays in the Picture | Baileywhoops | Winter's Gift | The Leafsong Festival | Substitute Cedric | Clover Time | In a Tizzy | A Tale of Two Teams | The Littlest Princess | Buttercup Amber | Carol of the Arrow | Sidekick Clio
Season 3
Cool Hand Fluke | Minimus is Missing | Cedric Be Good | Princess Adventure Club | Minding the Manor | The Secret Library | New Genie on the Block | The Fliegel Has Landed | The Princess Ballet | All the Sprite Moves | Sofia in Elvenmoor | Stormy Lani | Lord of the Rink | The Secret Library: Olaf and the Tale of Miss Nettle | Gone with the Wand | Bad Little Dragon | Bunny Swap | Her Royal Spyness | Best in Air Show | Dad's and Daughter's Day | The Secret Library: The Tale of the Noble Knight | The Bamboo Kite | Beauty is the Beast | Cauldronation Day | Camp Wilderwood | Royal Vacation | Hexley Hall | The Princess Prodigy | One for the Books
Season 4
Day of the Sorcerers | The Secret Library: Tale of the Eternal Torch | The Crown of Blossoms | Pin the Blame on the Genie | The Mystic Isles: The Princess and the Protector | The Royal Dragon | The Mystic Isles: The Mare of the Mist | Through the Looking Back Glass | Princess Jade | Ivy's True Colors | Too Cute to Spook | Pirated Away | The Mystic Isles: The Falcon's Eye | The Mystic Isles: The Great Pretender | The Mystic Isles: A Very Mystic Wassalia | The Birthday Wish | In Cedric We Trust | The Mystic Isles: A Hero for the Hoodwinks | The Mystic Isles: Undercover Fairies | A Royal Wedding | The Royal School Fair | The Lost Pyramid | Return to Merroway Cove | The Elf Situation
Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess | Sofia the First: The Floating Palace | Sofia the First: The Curse of Princess Ivy | Elena and the Secret of Avalor | Sofia the First: The Mystic Isles | Sofia the First: Forever Royal
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