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*'''Lord Gershom of Haryse''' – The Lord Provost, in command of Corus's city guard, and Beka's benefactor.
 
*'''Lord Gershom of Haryse''' – The Lord Provost, in command of Corus's city guard, and Beka's benefactor.
   
*'''[[The Cat|Pounce]]''' – A black cat with purple eyes, Beka's foundling pet, whom only she can hear speaking like a human being. It has been suggested by some characters that Pounce is a constellation (called [[The Cat]]) that has come to live on Earth.
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*'''[[Acton of Fenrigh]]''' – [[Watch Commander]] of the Jane Street Kennel, where Beka is posted.
 
*'''[[Acton of Fenrigh]]''' – [[Watch Commander]] of the Jane Street Kennel, where Beka is posted.
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Revision as of 10:10, December 23, 2009

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The Provost's Dog trilogy is an ongoing series of young adult fantasy novels by best-selling author Tamora Pierce. The series is a prequel to Pierce's first quartet, The Song of the Lioness, and is set in the kingdom of Tortall two hundred years earlier. It details the adventures of Beka Cooper, a sixteen-year-old recruit of the Lord Provost, originally from a lower city family and now in service to the Provost's Guard.

Series

  • Terrier (October 2006)
  • Bloodhound (April 2009)
  • Mastiff (to be published in 2010; the book was originally titled "Elkhound", but Tammy didn't find it fitting to the content anymore, so it was changed around the time Bloodhound was published)[1][2]

Characters

  • Rebakah "Beka" Cooper – A young, up-and-coming member of the Provost's Guard and protegée to the Lord Provost. Ancestor of Eleni and George Cooper. Beka has magic that allows her to hear restless spirits on the backs of pigeons and dust spinners. She is sometimes referred to as Fishpuppy, a reference to her first night as a "Puppy", when she was tripped while chasing a cutpurse and landed in a pile of fish guts. She is also sometimes referred to as "Terrier", due to the fact that she "sticks her teeth in and never lets go", a reference to how she never stops until she has brought criminals to justice. She is also the object of Rosto's flirtations; although she discourages him.
  • Lord Gershom of Haryse – The Lord Provost, in command of Corus's city guard, and Beka's benefactor.
  • Pounce – A black cat with purple eyes, Beka's foundling pet, whom only she can hear speaking like a human being. It has been suggested by some characters that Pounce is a constellation (called The Cat) that has come to live on Earth.
  • Rosto the Piper – Thief, comic relief, and potential romantic interest. He is a Scanran Rusher who encounters Beka. Originally she is not attracted to him, but as they meet and when he eventually moves into her boarding house with Kora and Aniki, they become slow friends. As the Shadow Snake case becomes more serious, their relationship grows. With the book's progression, his appearances in the book and importance to the plot increase as well. Rosto is described as a twenty two year old who stands at five feet and ten inches. He is skinny but well muscled. Extremely pale with nearly white hair but black eyes. On his left eyebrow he has a sideways forked scar. At the end of Terrier, he has become the new King of Rogues.
  • Aniki Forfrysning – Scanran rusher and swordswoman, friend of Kora, Beka and Rosto.
  • Phelan Rapp – A second year Dog, friend of Ersken and Beka, Verene's lover.
  • Tansy Lofts – Crookshank's grandson's wife and Beka's childhood friend. Tansy's son, Rolond, was killed by a mysterious "Shadow Snake".
  • Annis Lofts – Crookshank's daughter-in-law, mother of Herun Lofts, and Tansy's mother-in-law.
  • Kayfer Deerborn- King of the Rogues in the Lower City before Rosto kills him.
  • Deirdry Noll- A Lower City baker who has several stands throughout the Lower City's markets.

Terminology

  • Birdie – Provost's Guard nickname for informants
  • Bugnob – a person with little brains
  • Cages – holding cells for prisoners of the kennel
  • Cityman – a person who is noble
  • Cove – male
  • Cracknob – a madman
  • Cuddy – slob
  • Dog – member of Provost's Guard
  • Douse – to murder
  • Doxie – female prostitute
  • Ducknob – a person with little intelligence
  • Filcher – small-time criminal
  • Foist – master pickpocket
  • Gixie – girl
  • Hobble – to tie up or arrest
  • Kennel – prison/police station
  • Mot – female
  • Puppy – trainee of Provost's Guard, not yet a full Dog
  • Rat – Provost's Guard nickname for criminals
  • Spintry – male prostitute

References

  1. http://www.tamora-pierce.com/books.html
  2. http://www.randombuzzers.com/forums/topic/90910/#post_90910

External links

See also

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