Series: Beka Cooper #3

Book Review: Tamora Pierce’s Mastiff

Book Review: Tamora Pierce’s Mastiff

Third and last in the Beka Cooper fantasy series (and third in the overall Tortall series) for middle grade readers and revolving around a young woman Dog, a policewoman of her day. This particular day begins with June 6, 249 H.E. — it’s been three years since Bloodhound, 2. My Take This was absolutely brilliant! Pierce is such an excellent writer, you really can’t go wrong in having your children read anything by Pierce. Trust me on this. There are, however, two things I hate about Mastiff. One is that it’s the last I’ll get to read about Beka Cooper and the second is its ending. It’s been an odd journey, reading about people as Dogs, that’s the police to you and I. Pierce has never made any fuss about the “police” in Corus before, so it’s an alien-seeming focus. It’s almost odder that this series has been about Tortall, as it hasn’t seemed to have a connection to the later Tortall subseries I’ve read. It does make me want to re-read from the beginning to see where that change comes about. I’m thinking that the Gentle Mother religion took hold somehow. It does not make it any less excellent. […]

Posted January 25, 2015 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews, Middle-Grade readers / 0 Comments