"An involving police procedural wrapped in fantasy clothing, this novel provides both crackerjack storytelling and an endearingly complex protagonist. (Fantasy/mystery. 12 & up)"
"After all, the detail-oriented, plodding movement of the story—much like Beka's own method—builds to a well-established, satisfying revelation. (Fantasy. 11-14)"
In this second volume in Pierce's historical Tortall trilogy, Beka Cooper is now a junior Dog (police officer) in the Corus slums.
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