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Terrier (The Provost's Dog)
Series: The Provost's Dog
Volume: 1
Genre: Fantasy
ISBN: 037581468X
Publisher: Random House
Price: 17.95
Reader Rating: 9 out of 10
Votes: 16
Terrier by Tamora Pierce

Description: Takes place hundreds of years before Alanna drew her first sword. Beka Cooper is a rookie with the law-enforcing Provost's Guard, commonly known as "the Provost's Dogs," in Corus, the capital city of Tortall. To the surprise of both the veteran "Dogs" and her fellow "puppies," Beka requests duty in the Lower City. The Lower City is a tough beat. But it's also where Beka was born, and she's comfortable there. Beka gets her wish. She's assigned to work with Mattes and Clary, famed veterans among the Provost's Dogs. They're tough, they're capable, and they're none too happy about the indignity of being saddled with a puppy, for the first time in years. What they don't know is that Beka has something unique to offer. Never much of a talker, Beka is a good listener. So good, in fact, that she hears things that Mattes and Clary never could-information that is passed in murmurs when flocks of pigeons gather.......murmurs that are words of the dead. In this way, Beka learns of someone in the Lower City who has overturned the power structure of the underworld and is terrorizing its citizens into submission and silence. Beka's magical listening talent is the only way for the Provost's Dogs to find out the identity of the brutal new underlord, for the dead are beyond fear. And the ranks of the dead will be growing if the Dogs can't stop a crime wave the likes of which has never been seen. Luckily for the people of the Lower City, the new puppy is a terrier!

Also in this series are Bloodhound, Elkhound Return to the Tamora Pierce page.

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