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  • Title: Bloodhound
  • Author: Tamora Pierce
  • ISBN: 9780375814693
  • Page: 246
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Beka Cooper is no longer a Puppy She s a Dog now a full fledged member of the Provost s Guard, which keeps the peace in Corus s streets Beka s natural skills of observation and tenacity are augmented by her unusual magical talents, which allow her to gather information both from pigeons are from the eddies of dirt and dust that swirl on street corners But even her magBeka Cooper is no longer a Puppy She s a Dog now a full fledged member of the Provost s Guard, which keeps the peace in Corus s streets Beka s natural skills of observation and tenacity are augmented by her unusual magical talents, which allow her to gather information both from pigeons are from the eddies of dirt and dust that swirl on street corners But even her magic isn t very useful when unrest comes to Tortall s capital in the form of counterfeit coins, which turn up in shops all over the city Merchants raise prices to cover their losses, and with winter coming on, hikes in food and fuel costs could spell disaster most of all for the city s poor.The Dogs discover that gamblers are bringing the counterfeits from Port Caynn and that the Port Caynn Dogs don t seem to be doing anything about it Beka and her mentor, Clary Goodwin, are chosen to go undercover in Port Caynn and find out what they can And wherever Beka goes, so do some of her animals Departing from Corus with her are the scent hound Achoo, who has been newly assigned to Beka, and the pigeon Slapper, who carries the voices of the dead.In Port Caynn, Beka and Goodwin delve deep into the gambling world There Beka meets a charming bank courier, who may be involved in the counterfeiting ring Things come to a head just as Goodwin returns home to report in Corus It won t be enough to Beka to be her usual terrier self She ll have to learn from Achoo to sniff out the criminals to be a bloodhound.
    Bloodhound Beka Cooper is no longer a Puppy She s a Dog now a full fledged member of the Provost s Guard which keeps the peace in Corus s streets Beka s natural skills of observation and tenacity are augmented

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    1. The second book in the series takes Beka away from Chorus and her friends and puts her on a case in a strange city giving her a new love interest This book didn t hold me as much as the first or third but it s still worth the slog to know what happens to her there I suggest it also because of the presence of one of the first instances I know, in YA fantasy, of a transgender woman There is a beautiful little scene where Okha Soyan explains what this means to a confused but sympathetic Beka.

    2. I was filled with glee when I got my advance readers copy of Bloodhound I tore my way through Terrier as quickly as possible and I m glad I did , before I started on Bloodhound as soon as I was able.Whilst waiting for Bloodhound to come out and it has been a long wait I would eagerly read all the news from Tammy about the progression of the book I was a little dismayed to learn that Beka would be out of Corus and in Port Caynn, therefore away from all of those much loved characters from Terrier [...]

    3. Uhhhh What should I say I loved it and didn t at the same time Does that make any sense I ll have to explain myself.We get to see the same great action sequences and heart that Beka has Though we only stay in Corus for probably a fourth of the book and I thought the change of scenery did the series good There is a trickle of new characters that come in The most notable her new dog, Achoo This comedian of a dog really made you love dogs even Ok what I didn t like I m pretty sure people thought t [...]

    4. I m not sure if Ms Pierce is prescient or just economically savvy than the rest of us, but this book was chillingly suitable for our times The economic crisis in this book is caused by forgers colemongers, in her inimitable idiom rather than hotshot MBAs and back room financiers, but the general aura of panic and financial woe was dead on.If only a smart, savvy young cop could fix out problems as easily as Beka fixed Tortall s.My only complaint about the book is just that it was all solved rath [...]

    5. Took me twice as long as it ought, but I ve FINISHED IT I have to wonder if Tammy ever finds Beka s Lower City slang creeping into her daily speech I ve been using it to insult the cats when they piss me off lately xD Another great adventure for Beka I liked the change of scenery that was Port Caynn although I will say I called it in regard to certain people being involved in certain unsavory things possibly the second or third time his name cropped up And it was really interesting to meet a thi [...]

    6. really liked the first one and have been waiting for the second installment for a long long time The second book still works My initial quibble of not believing Beka able to write all of the stuff down in her journal still stands even with the explanation of ciphers and reports and how events are chopped down into several installments Still seems a bit far fetched However, I guess if one believes in ghost carrying pigeons and a young woman talking to street dust winds, one has to somewhat allow [...]

    7. Beka Cooper is now a full member of the Provost s Guard, who are charged with keeping the peace and upholding the King s laws But after a terrible injury, she s sent to Port Caynn, to keep out of the way of her enemies and find out where the counterfeit silver coins flooding Tortall are coming from At the port, she finds that the guards are led by an ineffectual and cowardly man Alanna s ancestor and the port s Rogue is greedy and selfish, even by criminals standards The writing is noticably smo [...]

    8. True to form, Tamora Pierce presents another intriguing Tortall legend and a satisfactory continuation of Beka Cooper s adventures In her afterword, Pierce expresses doubt about the subject of counterfeit money being exciting enough for her readers However, I found the subject engaging and timely The description of food riots and other societal consequences of a damaged economy were appropriate topics based on the current world situation Also, I continue to be impressed with Pierces fictional po [...]

    9. I don t think I was ever so excited to get my hands on an ARC Advanced Reader s Copy of anything than I was to get this I d already been waiting years for this to come out, and even waiting a few months until the release date at the end of April was making me fidgety I loved the first in this series and had devoured it and had been looking forward to Beka Cooper ever since I ve been selling the first Beka Cooper novel to anybody that will listen to me ramble about how great it is, so it was a [...]

    10. While I didn t love Terrier the first book in the Beka Cooper series I absolutely adored this one Achoo and Pounce are still my favorite characters, and I think Beka is really coming into her own This volume felt very fast compared to Terrier, and I m excited to move onto the third book in the trilogy very shortly

    11. re read on June 6, 2013, the occasion of this review I read this through steadily and am going to read the third right away, but I m still not as thrilled as I feel I really ought to be Maybe I am just growing old and boring and hard hearted, and I don t have the unquenchable nostalgia for Pierce s recent books the way I do for the Lioness and Immortals quartets sad My review of Terrier was short and trivial I m going to be comprehensive with Bloodhound, but I ll save the analysis, if any, for [...]

    12. This is a fair sequel to Terrier, a YA novel about a young woman who enters what is effectively the police force in the capital of a pre industrial kingdom As with all Pierce s books, there are wonderfully strong female characters She does a good job with realistic characters, which is well since they re the ones who carry this particular novel It s also nice to see positive depictions of a variety of lifestyles and sexual orientations in a YA book.From the acknowledgments, it s clear Pierce was [...]

    13. What I love about Beka is her insane method of dealing with trouble Does she carefully and methodically pussyfoot her way around a problem Oh no, she heads right directly into the source of the issue, whatever is the most dangerous, and then, when fleeing that inevitable catastrophe, she promptly heads into the next most dangerous situation, which by then, of course, has proven to be even dangerous than the first This is book 2 in the Beka Cooper books, but actually book 16, I believe, in the e [...]

    14. This is the second book of a series set in Tortall s distant past if you consider Alanna, Daine, and Kel to be the present I m impressed with how Pierce, whose books always seemed slightly formulaic to me even as I ate them up, has transitioned to the journal format and a hardscrabble plot.

    15. ARGHHHH Person who has the next book on audiobook at the library and HASN T TURNED IT IN YET SO IT S OVERDUE Get your life together I NEED the next book

    16. Reading along with Mark Does Stuff, I ve just finished rereading what might be my favorite Tamora Pierce book, Bloodhound Predictably, the stuff I thought was the most awesome was precisely the stuff that bored some other people, and the stuff that irritated other people did not irritate me at all, and the few things that I did dislike basically bugged only me.Whatever I still think Bloodhound is fabulous The main plot is about counterfeiting, which I think is amazing because economics are aweso [...]

    17. I liked this significantly than the first book, but it s still burdened with the problems of its predecessor The journal and the cant are both writing devices that I could do without, and in this book Beka s fatal flaw shyness is only hastily remembered when convenient But I found the plot much engaging, and couldn t tear myself away from the chase scenes I really liked that this was set in a different city with its own unique history, too This still feels like the most formulaic Pierce series [...]

    18. Yay, Beka Cooper I had seen several friends rate the first book highly and this book much lower, so I was a little concerned going in but I have to say that I respectfully disagree I liked this just as much as Terrier.

    19. My Response It s not easy to find the excitement in counterfeiting, but Pierce puts forth an admirable effort that pays off in the long run The gradual yet uncontrollable effect that the coles counterfeit coins have on the Tortallan economy, beginning in the poorest neighborhoods and spreading outward, is truly horrifying, and Pierce does a good job of making the stakes understandable Her cast of supporting characters is lively, and her descriptions of the Port Caynn docks, gambling dens, and ea [...]

    20. I ve been waiting for this book for three years I loved Terrier the first book in Tamora Pierce s Beka Cooper trilogy and I looked forward to spending time in her company I ve been a Pierce fan for a long time now and with this series it was literally like coming home being back in Corus, the capital of Tortall It was also a nice change of pace to have the story set a few hundred years before Alanna s time, and revolve firmly around the lower classes Unlike Alanna s day, Beka s Tortall is a pla [...]

    21. I still hold firm to the belief that Tamora Pierce is flawless.This, like Terrier, was a reread However, unlike Terrier, I have only read Bloodhound once before, and that was perhaps two years ago So now, picking it up again I knew nothing but the basic plot There were many twists and turns that had completely escaped my memory This is why I enjoy letting books sit for a while before picking them up again the story seems a little new when you can t quite remember it.Honestly, there isn t much to [...]

    22. I was really flip floppy on what to give Bloodhound I still like Beka but felt she wasn t as Go get em as in the first book Terrier I felt the hunt was interesting and its done it true Pierce style It didn t have so many twists as the first The first part of the book is all that I had expected from Pierce Beka is in her element the lower city and she is still a Terrier Then a sent comes of where the fake silver might be coming from and so Beka has to go hunt it out in another city She is taken o [...]

    23. Achoo s previous handler should die a slow death in a pile of crap Anyone who turns a hand against an animal is worse than crap But aside from that bit of unpleasantness I really enjoyed learning about Achooo and seeing Beka get to know her I missed Pounce, but I guess even constellations need to go home every once in a while Added details I still wish for poor Achoo s previous handler s deaths I m always amazed at how 99.9% of dogs can bounce back so quickly from abuse like that I envy their ab [...]

    24. 4.5 5 starsAbsolutely loved this But the ending was bittersweet.My only complaint is that Hanse just didn t seem like he d be in on the colemongering Even if he had been a part of it, I was expecting something minor, maybe he was forced tricked into doing what Pearl wanted, etc Hanse s ghost also conveniently telling Beka what Pearl s plan wasumm I don t know about that, but okay Slapper dying thoughI hope Jurgi got the oil and died a painful death.I can t believe Goodwin is leaving I m guessing [...]

    25. If, like me, you re planning on reading this second installment without having re read Terrier since it was first released don t Bloodhound relies too much on the knowledge you gleaned from the first book for it to be enjoyed purely of its own accord I found myself often confused, especially as regards to characters and Beka s job routines, although once she had moved to another city on a special mission, where there were new things to discover and new characters to meet rather than struggling t [...]

    26. Unfortunately, I did not think Bloodhound was nearly as good as Terrier I felt the book got off to a slow start and it took a while for the action to pick up I also felt that compared to the Shadow Snake, that counterfeiters were a little lame If anything, the counterfeiters should have been in the first book and then progressed to the Shadow Snake Tamora Pierce set a standard for herself and then didn t meet it I also felt that in Terrier I didn t know who the bad guy was until the end of the s [...]

    27. A second adventure with Beka Cooper, and just as well written and amazing as the first It is not written in the same way as the first book, which is good, because a similar plot with different circumstances gets boring That is NOT what Tamora Pierce has done Tamora Pierce has brought Beka to a different part of Tortall, and her character development is perfect There is still the right amount of magic, mystery and friendship building, but Now there is a little bit of romance, some action, and an [...]

    28. Fantastic The story was strong a police procedural mystery that doesn t choose a less complex route just because it is set in a fantasy world and the characters are even stronger, developing not only from book to book, but within the book as well This has kept me from doing a lot of other things I should have been doing today I better tackle some of them before I start the third book or I ll never get them done

    29. Once again, Ms Pierce knocks it out of the park Fast paced with the perfect balance of worldbuilding I didn t know counterfeit could be so exciting

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