Mastiff

Mastiff

Book - 2011
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Beka, having just lost her fiance in a slaver's raid, is able to distract herself by going with her team on an important hunt at the queen's request, unaware that the throne of Tortall depends on their success.
Publisher: New York : Random House, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780375814709
Branch Call Number: YA PIE
Characteristics: 593 p. : maps ; 22 cm

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matt0904
Apr 24, 2015

u don't have to be in grade ten i read it in grade 5 and liked it.

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dogsterdog
Dec 18, 2014

I was so sad about Tunstall, loved Gareth, adored Beka and thought farmer was great. made me laugh, cry, and slam it to the ground great ending to a great series

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sfogs
Jul 12, 2014

WOW! OMG! IT'S BRILLIANT~!!!<3<3
TUNSTALL YOU IDIOT!
GARETH YOUR ADORABLE AND WILL MAKE A GREAT KING!!!

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agent391
Aug 25, 2012

This is an great conclusion to the Beka Cooper trilogy. Some parts of the plot were not as good as they could be; but it was still a good book. It is an adventure which touches on serious issues like people's acceptance of unjust situations because 'it's always been like this', and how far a good person will go to have something they want.

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greentiger1016
Aug 20, 2012

The first two were great and I was wondering if Tamora Pierce could make the third like that and she does. She goes beyond great. I absolutely loved the ending and everything about this book. It was a great way to end the trilogy!

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whyschild
Aug 10, 2012

How I adore Tamora Pierce and all her books! I couldn't pick a favorite heroine, but Beka Cooper is certainly vying for the position! This final book in her trilogy does not disappoint. From its startling beginning to its thoroughly satisfying ending, fans of fierce women will love this book!

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06Lindsey
Jul 20, 2012

I've been a fan of Tamora Pierce for a long time but without a doubt this is my favorite Tortall character so far. All the books in the series were great and I found this one to be no exception. The ending of this book did feel somewhat rushed after all that happened within it, but as a conclusion to Beka's story overall I did enjoy it. It was definitely worth waiting as long as I did.

yd12 Jul 09, 2012

One of Tamora Pierce's best books. By far one of my favourite series because of the action, amazingly intricate plot and believable characters! The perfect end to an awesome trilogy that kept me guessing. I wanted so badly to skip and read the ending, but I was so intrigued, I could pry my eyes away for a minute.

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hollyheartsYA
Jul 09, 2012

I can remember back in 9th grade when I spent all my free time at the school library browsing the shelves discovering all the new-to-me books now that I was in high school. Also one of my best friends was just like me and readily recommended titles. One of those was Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce. Let's just say it was the beginning of a wonderful love affair. I tore through the Song of the Lioness quartet, then the Immortals quartet, The Circle of Magic quartet, and the first couple books of the Protector of the Small quartet. Then came the dreaded waiting between books being published, but I've loved seeing Kel become a Lady Knight, the Circle's magic developing in The Circle Opens quartet as well as The Will of the Empress, and mayhap most of all, watching Beka Cooper grow from a Terrier to a Mastiff.

The wait was long but so worth it! The third and last book in the Beka Cooper Legend of Tortall was magnificent! Although the initial time jump of three years since the end of Bloodhound threw me a bit, I eagerly jumped back in with all the familiar characters, not caring that I hadn't re-read the first two books. The hunt in this book jumps to royal proportions and the consequences pile up. I don't want to give away any plot here though. What I admire so much about Tamora's heroines is that despite being mixed up with gods and destinies, these girls forge their own paths. They are strong and make their decisions on their own terms, in friendship, love, and battle.

I especially squealed with joy at the very last few pages of the book. Fans of Tamora Pierce will know what I'm talking about! Basically, when I finished Mastiff, I immediately wanted to go back to the beginning of Terrier and start all over again. I'm still contemplating doing just that :)

Now I need to get my hands on Pierce's short story collection, Tortall and Other Legends! I cannot recommend her books more highly. Go out and get them all!

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busydizzylizzy
Jun 01, 2012

It's a good finish to the Beka Cooper series, but it's not as strong as the first two. Regardless, I enjoyed following Beka through to the end.

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JessicaMo
Aug 06, 2011

Beka and her friends will face their greatest and most important challenge ever when the young heir to the kingdom vanishes. They will be sent out of Corus on a trail that appears and disappears, following a twisting road throughout Tortall. It will be her greatest Hunt—if she can survive the very powerful people who do not want her to succeed in her goal

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