Wednesday, April 24, 2013

OSW Readalong April: Terrier by Tamora Pierce

Old School Wednesdays Book Club

The OSW Readalong:

Old School Wednesdays is a weekly feature on their blog where Ana and Thea review books at least 5 years old.  Due to the overwhelming response in March to the idea, the Readalong was created.  At the beginning of each month a poll will go live with 5 books as suggestions for the next month's book, at the end of 2 weeks they will announce the title chosen by the readers for the next month.

April's chosen book is Terrier by Tamora Pierce, the first book in the "Beka Cooper" trilogy detailing an ancestor of George Cooper's (Alanna's friend in the "Song of the Lioness" quartet) who influenced Tortall in big and small ways 200 years earlier.

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.

The Book Smugglers Discussion Post
Tamora Pierce's Beka Cooper Page
FYTortall Tumblr (really good resource)
Tamora Pierce's Livejournal
Tamora Pierce's Blog