Terrier is book one in the Rebekah Cooper trilogy by Tamora Pierce. It centers around The book is about Beka’s first weeks as a puppy, or trainee, in. Satisfying fantasy crime drama for tweens. Read Common Sense Media’s Terrier: Beka Cooper, Book 1 review, age rating, and parents guide. Pierce returns to the Tortall Realms for a new series, a kind of prequel to those of her popular “sheroes” Alanna, Kel and Aly. Her latest heroine.

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Assigned to two terruer the best Dogs veteran officers in the Jane Street kennel, Beka trerier distinguishes herself, assisted by winged informants pigeons who carry the ghosts of murdered children and whisper only to Beka and her aide-de-camp, Pounce, the purple-eyed cat who will be familiar to Alanna devotees.

I’m going to let my original rating stand. I really look forward to reading the second book of this series and see what happens to Beka next.

The only area that is different is the Lower City, where the Day Watch is less active as well. I remember crying so hard in the last Alanna book when he returned to the Goddess.

She has a small magic, and a huge determination to help people who grew up in the same life she led. The Lower City is filled with pickpockets who are fast as lightning, murderers stalking the streets, and rogues who will knock xooper teeth out with a smile.

To ask other readers questions about Terrierplease sign up. They go to the Court of the Rogue to collect the Happy Bag slang for a sizeable bribe, which the underpaid Dogs live on.


Second book in fantasy series is more mature than first. View all 9 comments.

Satisfying fantasy crime drama for tweens. As ofI have 27 novels in print, one short story collection, one comic book arc “White Tiger: Sir Tullus has red hair, and a unibrow, plus a fair number of scars.

It was published simultaneously to the hardcover edition and is available terrer CDs as well as for download. Beka Cooper has been a great story.

The people that live there try their best to scrape enough to move up and away or they disappear into the darkness. We are experiencing technical difficulties. Naughty I am attempting to read all the tortall books in Chronological order. From the Book description: The Song of the Lioness. The world is so detailed, so real, there is so much life and death going on in the Lower City that if a single plot thread were to be eliminated to cram the story into a movie, it would be a shame.

Aug 18, Jodie rated it it was amazing. I was greatly surprised that the kindly grandmother was the child killer!

Terrier: Beka Cooper, Book 1

Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Is it good enough to read? Now, with the benefit of age and distance, I read this book with new eyes. Beka Cooper, Book 3. Maybe I should upgrade to 5 stars after re-reading? Beka Cooper is another such young heroine. Protector of the Small. Pounce is totally my favorite character. Beka Cooper, Book 1. Fantasy Books for Kids. Also, the tone was strange. After one installment, Beka is well on her way to being one of my favorites of Tammy’s characters although I highly doubt I could pick a favorite of her leading ladies, they all kick ass so hard and it’s fantastic.


Beka was unique because of her shyness! So what are my final thoughts? In most districts, the best of the Guards Dogs are put on Day and Evening Watch, when there is the most activity on the streets. Legend of Beka Cooper v. Just when I thought there wasn’t much more to be done in Tortall, I heard about this book’s release.

Pierce successfully weaves almost Noir police procedural with gritty crime and punishment in a fantasy setting. It also allows for some special formatting like ink splatters or cat paws on pages. This is the worst district in the city. Review quote “With its rollicking adventures [and] appealing characters.

And now with little kids vanishing left and right pointing to a Boogeyman the authorities don’t even believe in, mysterious magical rocks popping up where they shouldn’t and one old criminal lord stirring up trouble, the pot is reaching boiling point.

Maybe that explains the phrase, the truth hurts? Seriously there isn’t a lot of books that can do that at least for me. All the Dogs should be working to stop a ring of cat burglars or something!

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