Author: Tamora Pierce
Three Sentence Summary: It’s been about two years since the events of Terrier, and Beka Cooper is a full-blown Dog. She gets her first hunt away from home when a lean winter collides with a sudden and very large outbreak of coles (counterfeit coins). Now, in the very different environment of Port Caynn, Beka must survive the opposition of the city’s Rogue (who’s acting really suspiciously), a carefree and flirty gambler who calls her his ‘luck’, and a cowardly Deputy Provost who thinks that ignoring problems will make them go away to Dog her biggest Rat yet: A counterfeiter bent on totally destabilizing Tortall’s economy.
Six Word Review: More than worthy sequel to Terrier.
I started reading because: Given how much Terrier had proved itself to me, I was excited for its sequel. I wanted to see what Beka could do as a full Dog, and how she got the Bloodhound title (all the titles of the Provost’s Dog series are nicknames she gets from the events of the book).
I kept reading because: It lives up to my expectations. Bloodhound introduces a whole slew of wonderful characters at Port Caynn, like Dale, the generous gambler and ladies’ man who flirts with Beka, Nestor of Haryse, sergeant and a very honest Dog in a very dishonest city, Okha/Amber Orchid, a beautiful singer (and Nestor’s lover) who knows more about Rogue business than she cares to tell, and Pearl Skinner, the ruthless and greedy Rogue of Port Caynn. Continue reading