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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

TBR Tuesday: Terrier

TBR Tuesday: Showcasing all the books that are currently staring at you from your "Why aren't you reading me?" pile....

On my TBR

Terrier by Tamora Pierce
592 pages
Published October 24th 2006 by Random House Books for Young Readers
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.

I'm a big Tamora Pierce fan. There are some authors you just trust inherently, and she is one for me; I will buy her books without even knowing what they're about. (When I can afford to, that is.)  So I bought Terrier - though not right away because, hello? Those original covers with the bands across are hideous - but I haven't picked it up yet.  Part of me is waiting for the whole series to be out because I know from my love of her writing and from what friends have said, that I'm going to want to devour the whole series at once.  But part of me also really likes anticipation and having time to get excited about the next book, so I keep getting these urges to pick it up. Even though it's like a bajillion pages long.  
Which is probably the only reason I haven't picked it up yet.  I mean, good lord, this thing is a doorstop.  But I know when I do pick it up, it will be a damn good doorstop...

So, any of you read this, or fans of Tamora?  And if you haven't heard of her or picked anything up by her, can I take this opportunity now to force you with the power of my mind and my winning personality to go DO IT, DO IT NOW.  

*sheepish grin*

What's creeping up your TBR mountain this week?


  1. You really should read it, though it is a bit different to Pierce's normal style - it's written in diary/journal format, which took me a while to get used to. I really enjoyed it. Also, all three of the Beka Cooper books have been published (in the US) so you should be able to get all of them through amazon or the book depository.

  2. Hmm, why was I thinking there were going to be 4 books? Here I was waiting for another to come out...
    I guess because she usually does quartets.

  3. I have never read anything by Tamara Pierce but I would like to! Thanks for the recommendation! x


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