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Tamora Pierce [ epub / Pdf ] Terrier AUTHOR Tamora Pierce

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Ougher as Beka's limited ability to communicate with the dead clues her in to an underworld conspiracy Someone close to Beka is using dark magic. I am late to the Tortall party and though this book had a bit of a slow start I found it grew on me as I became familiar with the characters and the essentially England analogue worldBeka Cooper is a Puppy training to be a guardsman known as a Dog Once trained a Puppy becomes a Terrier Beka s very shy but competent at her training She s also able to hear ghosts who hitch rides on pigeons and a cat who seems to be so much has moved into her lodgings and follows her everywhereGuardsman are paired with Puppies so they can mentor the young trainees Beka is assigned to a pair of very competent Dogs and the story covers how the three work together and how Beka s relationships and abilities are useful as they investigate someone kidnapping children and someone killing several peopleI enjoyed this much than I as expecting to I m not generally a fan any longer of the standard fantasy set in a European like setting Beka Cooper was a terrific character and I really liked her growing relationship with Clary and several other female characters I also liked the way Tamora Pierce told the story through Beka s diary entries I am definitely reading book 2 in this series

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To profit from the Lower City's criminal enterprises and the result is a crime wave the likes of which the Provost's Guard has never seen befor. Take this reading slump I was able to finish this with time to spareWas tossing between a 3 or 4 stars and then decided that Mrs Pierce DESERVES a 4 because she is just that goodI ll give a thorough review when I ve got the time but I just wanted to put down a uick thought about this book and her authorTamora Pierce s world building is so fluid and concise that it s like you re trying to immerse yourself into an actual country It s hard going at first learning the dialect and the way the people think and act and feel but by the end of it you feel like a mot yourself going about your day Beka Cooper was a great character with great supporting cast Two thumbs way up

Tamora Pierce ☆ 8 review

Beka Cooper is a rookie with the law enforcing Provost's Guard and she's been assigned to the Lower City It's a tough beat that's about to get t. Tamora Pierce s Beka Cooper series Book One Terrier I m beginning to finally recognize patterns in Tamora Pierce s heroines When I was a kid I identified with her books so strongly I couldn t possibly step back as a writer to see her tricks Now with the benefit of age and distance I read this book with new eyes Her main characters always have some kind of fatal flaw in Beka s case it s fear of public speaking and chronic shyness for Alana it was cold and spiders for Kel it was heights and so forth At some point in each series the heroine will be made to face her fear On the other hand she also has an eually strong good trait or two for Alanna this was stubbornness and whit for Kel a stoically strong leadership for Beka it s dogged determination For all of them it s surrounding themselves with supportive friends There is always one major issue or problem in each book for each girl that only she sees and proverbially must be responsible for the solution In Beka s case it s a problem of people disappearing and since these people are her people the poor and destitute she undertakes their protectionI like Pierce best when she s writing YA with a warrior girl main character The Wild Mage series are my least favorite Tortall books and I gave up on her non Tortall Circle series early But with Beka we re back to my favorite kind of read I can t believe it took me so long to pick up this book Pierce successfully weaves almost Noir police procedural with gritty crime and punishment in a fantasy setting It reminded me ever so slightly of Vimes and the Night Watch of Ankh Morpork Pierce is also using Beka to explore for what feels like the first time the commoners of Tortall the neglected layfolk and the street people So often fantasy novels are about nobles and uests it was delightful to see what the underlings thought of the nobles The use of Lower City slang and lingo pervades the book but not so much I was uncomfortable with it Like peopling her books with excess characters Pierce has such a light touch you hardly notice the overload And her editors let her get away with it they might not with a less seasoned YA author Her wide cast of characters includes animals and the return of one of my favorites of all time the Wanderer the Cat AKA spoiler alert Faithful Yay I remember crying so hard in the last Alanna book when he returned to the Goddess So to have him back in all his cheeky glory is truly wonderful I would have bought this book on that fact alone if I had known So what are my final thoughtsIf you have a pre teen girl in your life you owe it to the world to put Tamora Pierce in front of her Beka is an excellent way to start although Alanna will always be my favorite Pierce is a master of strong tough young women Women who know what they want stand up for what they believe hold a moral compass made of personal integrity and still can love and be kind and surround themselves with friends With the gruesome specter of reality TV looming over us someone has to fight the good fight We should all be so lucky as to have a little Tamora Pierce in our lives and in our spirits Read it


10 thoughts on “Terrier AUTHOR Tamora Pierce

  1. says:

    Tamora Pierce's Beka Cooper series Book One Terrier I'm beginning to finally recognize patterns in Tamora Pierce's heroines When I was a kid I identified with her books so strongly I couldn't possibly step back as a writer to see her tricks Now with the benefit of age and distance I read this book with new eyes Her main characters always have some kind of fatal flaw in Beka's case it's fear of public speaking and chronic shyness

  2. says:

    The first time I read Terrier I thought it was some of Tammy's best writing in years and it uickly became one of my favour

  3. says:

    Okay I really have no idea how anyone made it through this book And why anyone would give it such amazing review

  4. says:

    Review and athttpsedwardsghostenginewordpressI still can’t believe I have to rate this one star A Tamora Pierce book too But I found this book so slow with a lot of unnecessary details and not enough necessary details I mean a lot of this was just ramble about the MC’s everyday life and like who came to visit her and what they talked about etcSo basically the whole of this book is about the everyday life and line of duty of “Puppy”

  5. says:

    I love stories about the Tortall Realm I really really do Cross my heart Hope to die Stick a needle in my eye You know I never knew the reason why kids on our country say these things when they want to convince people they're telling the truthThis sounds painfulMaybe that explains the phrase the truth hurts? But anyway por favor This book a

  6. says:

    I am late to the Tortall party and though this book had a bit of a slow start I found it grew on me as I became familiar with the characters and the essentially England analogue worldBeka Cooper is a Puppy training to be a guardsman

  7. says:

    I think this may have been a HORRIBLE place to start in the universe I don't know if all of the books are written in this same format but the jumping around with constant referral to terms and things that had no explanation to a new r

  8. says:

    Take this reading slump I was able to finish this with time to spareWas tossing between a 3 or 4 stars and then decided that Mrs Pierce DESERVES a 4 because she is just that goodI'll give a thorough review when I'

  9. says:

    I wish this had been written as a third person novel rather than as a journal I have many logistical and stylistic issues with journals as a medium I suppose I'm willing to accept that Beka is coming back after a night of grueling exercise and writing thousands of words about her day but I'm less willing to accept the g

  10. says:

    What is one word I can use to sum up the book hmm probably AWESOME Seriously there isn't a lot of books that can do that at least for me Beka Cooper is the most kick butt cool heroine I've encountered in all my reading daysThe book was just as