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Author: Tamora Pierce Narrator: Susan Denaker Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Beka Cooper Series Release Date: April 2009 ISBN: 9780739364192
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A #1 New York Times bestseller from the fantasy author who is legend herself: TAMORA PIERCE. In this second book in the Beka Cooper Trilogy, Beka uses her unique magic and street smarts to solve dangerous mystery!

Is Beka ready for her first real mission?

Beka Cooper is having trouble settling into the Provost's Guard. In just five months as a full member, she's already gone through four partners. But now she's teamed up with the renowned Dog Goodwin and an even more famous dog--a scent hound named Achoo. Part of a team at last, Beka is sent on a special mission to Port Caynn. Once there, she delves deeper into the dark underworld of Tortall and learns that corruption extends beyond the Rogue's Court of criminals. It would be risky to continue to investigate, but Beka's not one to give up the scent. Even if it means ending her career . . . permanently.

The Beka Cooper Trilogy introduces an amazing young woman who is the ancestor to one of Tamora Pierce's most popular characters: George Cooper. Here, Pierce gives fans exactly what they want--a smart, savvy heroine making a name for herself on the mean streets of Tortall's Lower City--while offering plenty to appeal to new readers as well!

"Tamora Pierce's books shaped me not only as a young writer but also as a young woman. She is a pillar, an icon, and an inspiration. Cracking open one of her marvelous novels always feels like coming home."
--SARAH J. MAAS, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"Tamora Pierce didn't just blaze a trail. Her heroines cut a swath through the fantasy world with wit, strength, and savvy. Her stories still lead the vanguard today. Pierce is the real lioness, and we're all just running to keep pace."
--LEIGH BARDUGO, #1 New York Times bestselling author Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • Tamora Pierce creates epic worlds populated by girls and women of bravery, heart, and strength. Her work inspired a generation of writers and continues to inspire us. HOLLY BLACK, #1 New York Times bestselling author
  • Few authors can slay so effectively with a single sentence—I mean fist-in-the-air, shouting-at-my-book slay—as Tamora Pierce. All these years later, I still draw strength from her words. MARIE LU, #1 New York Times bestselling author
  • Tamora Pierce is a seminal figure in the fantasy field of writing, turning out one terrific book after another. TERRY BROOKS, New York Times bestselling author of the Sword of Shannara trilogy
  • It’s impossible to overstate Tamora Pierce’s impact on children’s literature. Her tough, wise, and wonderful heroines have inspired generations of readers. RAE CARSON, New York Times bestselling author
  • In the world of YA fantasy, there’s before Tamora Pierce, and then after her female heroes started kicking down the doors (and walls, and other barriers)! BRUCE COVILLE, New York Times bestselling author
  • Tamora Pierce is a trailblazer for so many fantasy writers, hacking through the old tropes with her narrative machete and showing us that girl-centered adventures are not just possible but amazing. RACHEL HARTMAN, New York Times bestselling author
  • Tamora Pierce’s writing is like water from the swiftest, most refreshingly clear, invigorating, and revitalizing river. GARTH NIX, New York Times bestselling author
  • Tamora Pierce is gloriously unafraid to give her readers joy and laughter along with adventure and struggle, to let us love her characters wholeheartedly and find the best of ourselves in them. NAOMI NOVIK, New York Times bestselling author
  • Tamora Pierce and her brilliant heroines didn’t just break down barriers; they smashed them with magical fire. KATHERINE ARDEN, author of The Bear and the Nightingale
  • Tamora Pierce’s bold, courageous heroines illuminate the journey to womanhood. CALLIE BATES, author of The Waking Land
  • Tamora Pierce is the queen of YA fantasy, and we are all happy subjects in her court. JESSICA CLUESS, author of A Shadow Bright and Burning
  • Tamora Pierce’s novels gave me a different way of seeing the world. ALAYA DAWN JOHNSON, award-winning author of Love Is the Drug
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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amelia | 2/5/2014

    " PG-13. I like so much of Tamora Pierce. But many of her characters experiment with sex before marriage. This has it. Beka is left hurt after her fun and perhaps ready to settle for the one who's wanted her all along. But this complexity of feelings and sexuality makes this not the book for younger readers. Great adventure and mystery. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lindsay | 1/17/2014

    " Another great Tamora Pierce book. I was re-reading this one to prepare to read the new book in the series, but it was just as riveting as the first time I read it. I'm excited to go read the third now! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Colin | 12/25/2013

    " Shockingly, I have to say I thought this one was just okay. A far cry from the usual praise I heap upon Tamora Pierce I know, though I still liked it. First the good stuff: I loved that she had a queer couple and a trans person just in there matter-of-factly, though her whole "cursed by the gods to be trapped in the wrong body" explanation didn't make me that happy. Still, it's very rare that a trans character shows up in ya fiction at all, especially when it's not specifically about being trans or queer. So I love that. Also, I love it when her characters have really special relationships with animals, so this series is satisfying in that regard. The bad stuff: The romance part drove me nuts, it was so Harlequinny. EW. I kept waiting for Fabio to show up. EW. I thought she did a better job this time with the journal entry style, but it's still not my favorite, and while I appreciate that she's trying a more complicated genre with the crime-detective-procedural, 200 pages of set-up was too much for me. I didn't get really into the book until the last third, which is rare for me with Pierce. I'll definitely be reading the next one, because I'm excited for Cooper to be paired up with Tunstall, but this is my least favorite Tamora Pierce series so far. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abby | 11/30/2013

    " Actually I listened to this book while sewing. A fine entertaining tale featuring capable women, both good and not so good along with Ms. Pierce's impeccable world building. Makes me kinda sad as there isn't a third book in this series as I would have loved to read more about Bekka as she grew into a woman and more into being a member of the Provost's guard... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Klymene | 11/16/2013

    " Bloodhound was okay. I did like all of Tamora Pierce's other books better, though. I wish she'd write more books like the Wildmage series, and the Protector of the Small. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eva | 11/13/2013

    " The second installment of the Beka Cooper series is just as absorbing and atmospheric as the first. Beka, Goodwin, and the hound Achoo are all vivid characters, and the world-building is first-rate. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peggy | 10/22/2013

    " Liked it at least as well as Terrier if not better. Ms. Pierce doesn't disappoint. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rachel | 9/5/2013

    " okay. getting tired of the social asides and preachiness to the stories. I think I'm done with Tamora. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 2/8/2013

    " The cover does nothing for me, but I actually quite liked this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 1/4/2013

    " Not as good as the first but still loved it! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Liz | 4/26/2012

    " Tamora Pierce's handling of a shy character annoyed me, as did her unneccessary preaching on subjects that weren't related to the story in any way, shape or form. This was too long for a TP book, and I was bored for the first hundred pages. Gave up. I'm sticking to her older work. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kaley | 1/26/2012

    " I LOVE THIS BOOK! By far the best series Tampra Pierce has written yet! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristen | 9/30/2011

    " not as good as the first book. They made her much more sexual and giddy which made this book dual with itself, and her nature. I will read it again and I hope to see more books added to this series. I just can't ever imagine being done with characters from Tortall. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lu | 7/16/2011

    " Beka never disappoints! I like how dedicated she is to her job, and how the author shows her having some mishaps. Makes her more human. Tamora Pierce does a great job of keeping the reader interested. It's sort of like reading a murder mystery, only it's not about murder, but conterfeiting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jamie | 5/6/2011

    " Maybe this book wasn't as exciting as the previous one, but it was still amazing. I found myself missing Tunstall a bit, but the new characters were good too. I like the journal format, as that brngs a different experience, but still reads like a story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 ~Blade~ | 4/27/2011

    " Great sequel! The adventure may have seemed average but the author sure did rock it!!!! That is the best kind of book. I am glad my friend had referred me to read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andi | 4/25/2011

    " I enjoyed reading this book. It took awhile for the story to get going and it was still fairly slow until the last few chapters. But I do like the characters and would love to read more about them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alex | 4/20/2011

    " yay for books that you can read in 24 hours! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Seth | 4/20/2011

    " Outstanding second book in the series. One of Pierce's best. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Keamy | 4/18/2011

    " Pretty good more like 3 1/2, but lacked the flair that came with the first book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Riannon | 4/7/2011

    " Not a bad book, but much less exciting than the first one. It dragged in spots. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alex | 3/27/2011

    " I love Tamora Pierce! She creates such a wonderful land, story, and characters. The only thing that kept this book from five stars was all the canoodling. There was too much for my liking. Otherwise, great book! Cannot wait for the next one! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Foggygirl | 3/21/2011

    " An excellent follow up to Terrier, loved it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 3/15/2011

    " I enjoyed this one even more than the previous book, and Rosto was hardly in it! Either Beka grew up or I was just much less sick while reading. I laughed out loud quite a lot while reading. Great spring break read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jasmine | 3/12/2011

    " it is just awesome. i love thecharacter i feel i know her, as a person.she has possitive and negative traits that make her human to me. I love pierce and cant wait for the next book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kenna | 3/6/2011

    " The was less Rosto in this book and was, therefore, less good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenna | 3/5/2011

    " Not a dead dog book. I was awfully scared it would be one. "

About the Author

Tamora Pierce has published more than two dozen novels, including the New York Times bestseller Bloodhound. She has authored eighteen novels set in the fantasy realm of Tortall, winning her much acclaim. Emperor Mage was named an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. She is the winner of the Romantic Times Book Reviews Career Achievement Award, the Skylark Edward E. Smith Memorial Award for Imaginative Fiction, and the Margaret A. Edwards Award for her “significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature.”

About the Narrator

Susan Denaker is an actress and Earphones Award–winning narrator. Her extensive theater credits include numerous plays in the West End of London, national tours, many English rep companies, including a season with Alan Ayckbourn’s company in Scarborough. In the US, she has appeared in Our Town and Sweet Bird of Youth at the La Jolla Playhouse and Breaking Legs at the Westport Playhouse.