Eagerly awaiting the next installment of Tamora Pierce’s The Legend of Beka Cooper series? It’s finally time to begin re-reading the first two books, Terrier and Bloodhound, in preparation for book three, Mastiff, which will be released on October 25th.
The series tells the story of Rebekah Cooper, a famous ancestor of the brave and daring George Cooper from Pierce’s series, Song of the Lioness. Unlike any of Pierce’s other Tortall Legends, Beka Cooper paints Beka’s adventures through journals, mostly from Beka, but littered with other characters’ journals to provide several viewpoints. In contrast to her descendent, Rogue George Cooper, Beka enters the Provost’s Guard to enforce law in a troubled city. Her eventual fame, lasting for hundreds of years, is due to her unique ability to listen to gossip from more than just humans.
Beka’s hard work and determination is inspiring and exciting. She strives to prove herself to those who continually doubt her, and confidently works to obtain her dream job. Any lover of Tamora Pierce will find Beka’s story to have refreshing new characters while maintaining the same charm as the other Tortall Legends. Start your countdown for the arrival of Mastiff now!