Terrier (Beka Cooper #1)
In 246 H.E., the Provost's Dogs guard Tortall's capital city. Beka Cooper is one of their newest trainees - a Puppy wet behind the ears but eager to learn. But Beka will have to learn faster than she bargained for because ...more
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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 heig ...more
- Firstly: Terrier is written in first person, which is the first of Tammy's novels to be written thus (Note: Tammy has written short stories in first person).
- Secondly: it is writ ...more
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 truth.This sounds painful.Maybe that explains the phrase, the truth hurts? )
But anyway ... por favor .
This book almost bored me to death. The only reason why I finished this one was because I have a high respect for Pounce . I think it tells a great d ...more
The book was just as good the second time around. At first I was wary of reading it again thinking it might not be as enjoyable this time around. Obviously I was wrong. I even caught myself looking ahead to see what happened, and then I would remind myself that I al ...more
7/29 - Still trucking through. The story is good, but something about the narration is slowing me down, perhaps because it's in the form of a diary, and that seems cumbersome. Not only that, but here are the epistolary laye ...more
'Cause you see, the Lower City is a crack pot of gamblers, smugglers, slavers, thieves and every ot ...more
I have a love-and-hate relationship with Tamora Pierce's Tortall books. I found the Alanna quartet poorly written, enjoyed The Immortals, absolutely adored Protector of the Small ( so much so that Kel is now one of my favorite fictional characters ever), liked the Trickster's duo but also found it extremely problematic in certain respects. And then I moved onto Terrier which I'm sorry to say is my least favorite Pierce book that I've read so far. Pierce depa ...more
So I feel like I didn't enjoy this as much this time around, and I'm wondering if it's because I listed to it in audiobook form rather than reading it? Or maybe it was just my mood. I'm going to let my original rating stand. But I might skip the rest of the prequel trilogy and skip to the Alanna books which I've only read once about 8 years ago.
3rd Read: 5/22/2015
2nd Read: 2/1/2012
Original Read: 2/3/2011
This isn't great literature, but it is an imaginative world that kept me entertained for several months. Tamora Pierce likes to write books in couplet ...more
The imagination of Pierce proves to be limitles as she decribes Tortall. It has knights, magic, beggars, Dogs, slaves, mages, etc. There is ...more
Tamora Pierce is one of my favorite authors. Her heroines are always so honest and well-rounded people who inspire and subtly encourage young women. When I was 10, I found Daine and Alanna, and they opened a whole new world to me of characters who looked like me, and did things maybe I could do. They were flawed but not fatally, and they grew up as I did.
Beka Cooper is another such young heroine. She grew up poor, no stranger to the ravages of fate. She has a small magic, and a huge de ...more
I greatly admire that each ...more
Such a good start to a trilogy! I love Beka's character so much, plus she's so relatable - especially if you're someone who is super shy and hates talking in front of crowds and gets all nervous. I loved that about her and I loved how she doesn't just get over it in a couple chapters. It's part of her character and she struggles with it and I liked seeing that.
Rosto, though...I think I might be in love! The only thing I wasn't a huge fan of was the ending...SPOILERS...
When he kisses ...more
^^If don't understand that sentence ^^, 'I'D RATHER WATCH PAINT DRY'
Do not get out this book unless you are looking for torture. The chapters are a million pages long, and most of which are boring. I reckon I got up to about page 30 and then I had to stop, for the story was doing my head in. Whoever told me that was a good book, don't tell me anymore, cuz' obviously your eyes have incinerated and all that's left is the eye socket. SERIOUSL...more
That being said "Terrier" was a change of pace for me. Its th ...more
I loved this opening of another Tamora Pierce series! The journal and first-person format were pretty interesting, as well as the framing of Beka as an ancestor of George from Alanna's time. Let's see how Tortall fared in the past...
First of all, Goodwin is MY HERO (much as she ...more
Terrier features Beka Cooper, a streetwise young woman training to become a Provost's Dog -- policemen with the investigatory skills of Sherlock Holmes and the fighting prowess of Batman. Although her Training Dogs are reluctant, Beka soon proves herself a capable champion of the law in the dangerous Lower City streets. But Beka has more gifts than just quick hands and quicker mind -- she can catch whispers of deception and murder that no one else hears. Sinc ...more
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