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Of appeal for new readers as wellBeka 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 You know the I think about this book the less I like it I was bored for the first 400 pages then it got good for about 100 then it got horrifically bad then it ended then there was a stupid epilogueI don't usually post negative reviews especially of authors who had a major role in shaping me as a reader and writer Tamora Pierce's Tortall books the first two uartets at least singlehandedly turned me into a lifelong reader Maybe that's why I was so disappointed in MASTIFFMy biggest complaint obviously was the Tunstall betrayal I didn't buy it I still don't The character at the end of this book is not the same character we've loved for 1200 pages You can't just take a shining upstanding character and turn him into a traitor You have to lay groundwork You have to explain the betrayal before the reader realizes it's happening otherwise it's just going to come off as a cheap desperate plot device Secondly this ENTIRE SERIES including the beginning of MASTIFF has been leading up to some sort of resolution between Rosto and Beka We're cheated out of it Rosto appears on maybe three pages and instead we're given a relationship that is satisfying but WAY too fast and again not really authentic I could go on about the mediocre pacing the occasional anachronistic language and the general lack of energy but honestly I think my time is better spent finding something better to read Letters of Fyodor Dostoevsky to his family and friends usually post negative reviews especially of authors who had a major role in shaping me as a reader and writer Tamora Pierce's Tortall books the first two An Amish Family Christmas uartets at least singlehandedly turned me into a lifelong reader Maybe that's why I was so disappointed in MASTIFFMy biggest complaint obviously was the Tunstall betrayal I didn't buy it I still don't The character at the end of this book is not the same character we've loved for 1200 pages You can't just take a shining Die Ermordung einer Butterblume und andere Erzählungen upstanding character and turn him into a traitor You have to lay groundwork You have to explain the betrayal before the reader realizes it's happening otherwise it's just going to come off as a cheap desperate plot device Secondly this ENTIRE SERIES including the beginning of MASTIFF has been leading Ludwigs Zimmer up to some sort of resolution between Rosto and Beka We're cheated out of it Rosto appears on maybe three pages and instead we're given a relationship that is satisfying but WAY too fast and again not really authentic I could go on about the mediocre pacing the occasional anachronistic language and the general lack of energy but honestly I think my time is better spent finding something better to read

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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 go I did enjoy this book though it was somewhat disappointing Beka makes a good protagonist though not uite as good as Kel but my favorite character in this series is still Pounce The almost total absence of characters like Erskan Goodwin and Beka's rogue friends lessens the books ability to provide a satisfying conclusion to the series Tunstall's betrayal caught me off guard but not in the pleasant Oh ho Now I see what you were doing you clever author kind of way More like the Hey This isn't consistent with my understanding of the story kind of way I felt like there wasn't enough of a lead up to it and it at least partially undermined the attachment to the character Pierce builds for us in the earlier books He deserved better than to be killed off as a clumsily tragicclimactic plot device Also I was irritated by Master Farmer Not that the mage's character was unpleasant or poorly developed; I've just been a firm supporter of Team Rosto from book one Having a new wonder man pop out of nowhere just when we'd gotten Dale safely bundled off felt a great deal like cheating Pierce's mages are generally also overpowered since they can heal AND evoke AND still wear armor As a DM who works hard in keeping his games balanced I do not approve I also think that the flashy magic distracted from the grittier and interesting aspects of Dog work and Beka's own powers That said Pierce always spins a good yarn Like Achoo one wants to follow the trail to its finish The cameo appearances by the Black God and George Cooper were also appreciated MacArthur: America's General (The Generals Series) uite as good as Kel but my favorite character in this series is still Pounce The almost total absence of characters like Erskan Goodwin and Beka's rogue friends lessens the books ability to provide a satisfying conclusion to the series Tunstall's betrayal caught me off guard but not in the pleasant Oh ho Now I see what you were doing you clever author kind of way More like the Hey This isn't consistent with my Es war einmal ein Mord understanding of the story kind of way I felt like there wasn't enough of a lead Bruder Kemal up to it and it at least partially Řídících Márinka (Řídících Márinka, undermined the attachment to the character Pierce builds for あばれんぼハニー (Abarenbo Honey) Vol.02 us in the earlier books He deserved better than to be killed off as a clumsily tragicclimactic plot device Also I was irritated by Master Farmer Not that the mage's character was Labors Giant Step unpleasant or poorly developed; I've just been a firm supporter of Team Rosto from book one Having a new wonder man pop out of nowhere just when we'd gotten Dale safely bundled off felt a great deal like cheating Pierce's mages are generally also overpowered since they can heal AND evoke AND still wear armor As a DM who works hard in keeping his games balanced I do not approve I also think that the flashy magic distracted from the grittier and interesting aspects of Dog work and Beka's own powers That said Pierce always spins a good yarn Like Achoo one wants to follow the trail to its finish The cameo appearances by the Black God and George Cooper were also appreciated

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The Legend of Beka Cooper gives Tamora Pierce's fans exactly what they want a smart and savvy heroine making a name for herself on the mean streets of Tortall's Lower City while offering plenty You know I finished this a couple days ago and I'm still upset about the 'twist' that both completely blindsided me and threw me out of the story altogether The only reason I can really give this book as many stars as I did is Farmer sad to say I have finally found a character to rival George Cooper in my affections The cheap shock value of the twist is going to color my subseuent re reads of the series I justI think Ms Pierce did the character in uestion a huge disservice and I was left feeling rather hollow and disbelieving Not to mention I would've liked the final novel of Beka's series to include of the cast we've come to love I expected Rosto at least to play a bigger role than he did And I don't feel this novel was uite as character driven as it could have been Plusthe fact that Beka had a fiance and a fiance who was verbally abusive to boot why on Earth would she put up with that still doesn't uite jive with me perhaps due to the way the relationship was presented to usI know I'm making it sound like I didn't enjoy the book I did Very much in fact But the problems are hard to ignore unfortunately Labor's Giant Step: The First Twenty Years of the Cio: 1936-55 upset about the 'twist' that both completely blindsided me and threw me out of the story altogether The only reason I can really give this book as many stars as I did is Farmer sad to say I have finally found a character to rival George Cooper in my affections The cheap shock value of the twist is going to color my subseuent re reads of the series I justI think Ms Pierce did the character in Confessions of a Slacker Wife uestion a huge disservice and I was left feeling rather hollow and disbelieving Not to mention I would've liked the final novel of Beka's series to include of the cast we've come to love I expected Rosto at least to play a bigger role than he did And I don't feel this novel was Deep Listening: A Composer's Sound Practice uite as character driven as it could have been Plusthe fact that Beka had a fiance and a fiance who was verbally abusive to boot why on Earth would she put The New Bohemians: Cool and Collected Homes up with that still doesn't Price of Privilege uite jive with me perhaps due to the way the relationship was presented to The Apprentice usI know I'm making it sound like I didn't enjoy the book I did Very much in fact But the problems are hard to ignore Pius XII en de vernietiging van de Joden unfortunately