Tamora Pierce begins a new Tortall trilogy introducing Beka Cooper, an amazing young woman who lived 200 years before Pierce's popular Alanna character. For the first time, Pierce employs first-person narration in a novel, bringing readers even closer to a character that they will love for her unusual talents and tough personality.
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 tougher, 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 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 before.
About the Author
Tamora Pierce has written over twenty novels for young readers, including the wellloved Protector of the Small and Circle of Magic quartets. A former radio actress, Tammy herself narrates this full cast recording and says, In the studio I came as close as I can to shaking hands with characters who had once leaped into my mind, as if they d waited all along to talk to me. I don t think a writer can get a better gift. You can visit her on the Web at www.tamora-pierce.com.
Starred review, School Library Journal, February 2007:
"With its rollicking adventures [and] appealing characters . . . Terrier will be in strong demand by Pierce's fans. It will keep readers on the edge of their seats."