Beka Cooper, the heroine of Terrier, is no longer a Puppy.She's a Dog now—a full-fledged member of the Provost's Guard, dedicated to keeping peace in Tortall. But there's unrest throughout land. Counterfeit coins are turning up in shops all over the capital city of Corus, and the nation's economy... show more
Beka Cooper, the heroine of Terrier, is no longer a Puppy.She's a Dog now—a full-fledged member of the Provost's Guard, dedicated to keeping peace in Tortall. But there's unrest throughout land. Counterfeit coins are turning up in shops all over the capital city of Corus, and the nation's economy is on the brink of collapse.The Dogs discover that the counterfeit money seems to originate in Port Caynn. So Beka heads upriver to investigate, traveling with her mentor, Goodwin; Achoo, a hound whose nose is as sharp as her claws; and the pigeon Slapper, who carries the voices of the dead.In Port Caynn, Beka delves deep into the gambling world, where she meets a charming banking clerk named Dale Rowan. Beka thinks she may be falling for Rowan, but she won't let anything—or anyone—jeopardize her mission. From the Silversmith's Guild to the Provost's House to the city sewers, it won't be enough for Beka to be her usual Terrier self. She'll have to learn from Achoo how to sniff out the criminals—to be a Bloodhound. . . .
Publish date: May 25th 2010
Publisher: Random House, Inc.
Edition language: English
Series: Beka Cooper (#2)
Good to see another bit of Tortall. Good character development
This was fun, full of action and suspense, Beka Cooper is an interesting character.
Set roughly a year and a half after Terrier, Beka Cooper's adventures continue in Bloodhound: The Legend of Beka Cooper #2. Beka is now a full Dog but she has problems keeping her partners -- unfortunately, no one can quite meet the standards that Beka keeps to in patrolling the Lower City and keepi...
12/13 ** re-reading.5/31/13 ** I'm so impressed with the way that Tamora Pierce is able to weave political commentary that fits with the current issues of the day into her books. When Alanna came out 20 (or 30?) years ago, it was women being able to choose who their sexual partners would (or wouldn...
Tamora Pierce only gets better as an author with each book, and this one, her latest, is no exception. I really like Beka, and the world she inhabits, and this book stands out for me as being based on a mystery about forgery, and by showing the nation-shattering damage (inflation, starvation) it can...